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Mental Health Supervisor

  • Supervisory

Salary range: 96

Reports to: Director of Special Education

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.

OVERVIEW

Provide mental health services including counseling, consultation, mental health evaluations, treatment and case management for individuals and families under the supervision of the Director of Special Education; related duties as required. Assist with program planning, assessment, feedback, supervision, mentoring, writing reports and contract administration. Mental health services may be provided at other district counseling centers, in student homes, at school sites and/or in the community.

QUALIFICATION

A Masters Degree or higher in counseling, psychology, clinical social work, or a closely related field.

Valid Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) or Marriage Family Child Counselor (MFCC) Certification/License.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Provide direct mental health services including counseling, consultation, mental health evaluations, treatment coordination, individual/group therapy, collateral and rehabilitation services and case management/brokerage for individuals and families
  • Provide consultative support as a subject expert to teachers, administrators, and parents regarding mental health or behavioral issues, understanding cultures, and substance abuse
  • Provide information and support to teachers and administrators regarding classroom environment and school climate responsive to needs of students
  • Conduct conflict mediation groups to enhance student communication skills
  • Participate in school meetings related to discussion and planning for improvement of individual student's needs
  • Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the administrator regarding assigned functions; participate in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs as requested
  • Operate a computer and assigned software; operate other office equipment as assigned
  • Provide input to program and staff evaluations
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Act as liaison between client, families, school personnel, community agencies and residential schools
  • Train (counseling) program interns. Plan and conduct training and workshops for staff and parents
  • Provide supervision of unlicensed therapists and staff
  • Plan and conduct in-house utilization reviews
  • Provide site supervision as needed
  • Provide feedback to administration regarding program operations
  • Assist in providing case management
  • Co-sign for the work of trainees and interns as appropriate
  • Attend program related meetings, training, and workshops
  • Serve on various committees
  • Participate in inter and intra agency planning and staff meetings related to clients
  • Provide outreach casework and support services including home visits, individual and group counseling, individual and family intervention
  • Provide referrals to appropriate in-district and community resources
  • Maintain appropriate evaluation and treatment records
  • Plan/conduct/oversee additional counseling center activities as required
  • Complete and submit a variety of forms, evaluations and program reports
  • Complete MAA billing counseling logs
  • Plan, provide feedback and assess program
  • Assist with supervising and mentoring staff
  • Visit district sites, group homes, county/agency offices and participants
  • Perform related duties as assigned
  • Establish and maintain records
  • Communicate with administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to providing mental health services and such services in public schools;
  • Psychotherapy principles and practices, including treatment of individuals, couples, families and groups;
  • Interviewing techniques;
  • Familiarity with community agencies and referral resources;
  • Ability to work effectively with children, adolescents and adults, group home and school staff, and agency representatives;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to speak effectively in public;
  • Follow oral and written instruction with a minimum of direction;
  • Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines;
  • Work confidentially with discretion;
  • Analyze and determine appropriate methods and interpret and apply guidelines to accomplish goals;
  • Establish priorities and deadlines;
  • Formulate and implement treatment plans;
  • Analyze and resolve problems with tact and diplomacy.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, turn, talk and hear, and taste and smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to write, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift arms above shoulders to point, reach, touch, pull or lift. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The employee must see to read, interpret and explain policies, programs and reports. Hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Office Environment; Classroom Environment during observances. Occasional home visits to meet with families of students.

Interruptions and sometimes crisis situations. Possible contact with hostile or abusive individuals with unpredictable behaviors, both students and adults.

Revision Date: 03/24/2017

Initial date: 04/17/2015

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.