Heartland Counseling Services Inc

School Based Mental Health Practitioner



Job Description


MAIN FUNCTION: The School Based/Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner provides mental health and/or substance abuse services, education, consultation, and prevention to clients/students at schools, including crisis intervention.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides direct mental health and/or substance abuse services that include, but not limited to, intake assessment, individual, family, group counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention
  • Completes treatment plans, treatment plan updates, psychotherapy notes, and all other documentation as needed
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, clinical meetings, IEP meetings, and other as needed
  • Participates in collection of mental health/substance abuse information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided
  • Determines the family and community resources available for treatment and/or placement and makes appropriate arrangements
  • Provides crisis intervention and assessment/evaluation, including after hours and on weekends
  • Provide follow up and implementation of re-integration plans for students who are returning to school from hospitalizations and or facility stays
  • Be familiar with disciplinary guidelines and at-risk student characteristics/needs, collaborating agency referral guidelines, as well as be familiar with special education regulatory requirements and assistance with process as appropriate
  • Foster effective communication with students, parents, and other staff members
  • Provide home interventions/visits on a regular basis or as clinically necessary and solicits parents/guardian involvement in program planning and treatment services
  • Assists family to locate and appropriately use community resources, agencies, organizations and team members to coordinate services and monitor progress toward treatment goals
  • May be required to work an altered schedule and provide clinical services in evenings and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned
 
This position has no supervisory duties.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Travel is required, maintain car insurance, and driver’s license
Maintain confidentiality and maintain ethics as dictated by profession
Skill in oral and written communication
Willing to be a team member with all staff
 
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or human services related field. Must have at least two year’s experience.  Must possess or be eligible to obtain a Nebraska license of LMHP, LCSW, LIMHP, LICSW
 
SALARY RANGE: $47,000-$54,000 DOE
 
HOURS PER DAY OR WEEK: 40 hours a week


Contact Information

Business Name: Heartland Counseling Services Inc
Contact: Jennifer Jackson
Street: 917 W 21st Street
City/State/Zip: South Sioux City, NE 68776
Local Phone: (402) 494-3337
Fax: (402) 494-3356
Email: jennifer@heartlandcounselingservices.com
Website Address: http://www.heartlandcounselingservices.org/index.html