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School Based Mental Health Practitioner

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.

PRIMARY SCHOOL LOCATIONS: Wayne & West Point, NE schools (with possible assignment to other schools)

• 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.

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

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

Send resume and cover letter to:
Shannon Arens, Human Resources Director

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