REVISED* - Job Opportunity - Head Start Mental Health Consu
Posted on: May 3, 2021
*REVISED** - Job Opportunity - Head Start Mental Health
Consultant - Drager Site JobID: 3279 Date Posted: 5/13/2020 Closing
Date: until filled District: Adrian Public Schools -website
DAYS/HOURS PAY RATE **Revised** $43,339 ADDITIONAL Non Union
Position Eligible for two-person insurance coverage SUMMARY
Responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of
mental health services within Head Start and Early Head Start
programs. Services are for program children, families, and staff,
and include providing mental health assessments, group and
individual training, education, and consultation regarding
children's mental health needs. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP The Mental
Health Consultant reports to the Assistant Head Start Director or
designee. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following is a
list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be
waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine
qualifications. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides
observation, assessment, and evaluation of program children and/or
families related to mental health and social-emotional development
as requested by staff and/or families. Facilitates a
multidisciplinary team approach that includes families to support
mental health and social-emotional development of program children.
Provides services in a classroom, office, and/or home setting as
needed. Participates in and is responsible for program planning,
recording keeping, and reporting as it relates to mental health.
Collaborates with community agencies and organizations to ensure
mental health services are utilized for program children and
families. Provides sufficient and consistent mental health
consultation services to program staff as it relates to children
and families. Assists in the planning and implementation of Staff
Wellness. Organizes workshops and training sessions for parents and
staff, as needed, regarding mental health; parent education; or
related topics. Participates in the Health Services Advisory
Committee. Coordinates required data collection and prepares
reports to stakeholders. Ensures onsite mental health support for
staff, as requested. Maintains positive relationships with parents,
program volunteers, and outside agencies. Develops and maintains
working relationships with peers to promote a positive work
culture. Maintains confidentiality. Follows all Board and Policy
Council policies, state laws and regulations. Provides support to
other positions as required. Performs other duties as assigned by
the Director. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None. REQUIRED
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Master's Degree in Social Work,
Counseling, or related fields. Ability to obtain a valid
professional license in the State of Michigan (LLMSW/LMSW or
LLPC/LPC). Infant Mental Health Endorsement and/or experience,
preferred. Early Childhood Education experience and/or training,
preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish), preferred. Two years'
experience working with a diverse population, preferred. LANGUAGE
SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret program policies and
procedures. Ability to write per program policies and procedures.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with
a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Ability to apply knowledge of current
research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and
the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in
oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of
all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
Knowledge, skill and ability in the use of e-mail, internet,
spreadsheets and word-processing. 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 frequently
required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The
employee must occasionally kneel, lay or crawl around on the floor.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to
adjust focus. The employee is continuously required to interact
with the public, frequently must work irregular or extended hours,
is directly responsible for the safety-well-being and work output
of others and must meet multiple demands from several people. The
employee drives while performing the duties of this job and must
have reliable, consistent transportation. The employee is
continuously required to interact with pregnant women, children and
families which will call for them to participate in physical
activities i.e. jumping, hopping, moving to music, singing, etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. Requires ability to complete
responsibilities which may include climbing multiple flights of
stairs, functioning in a smoking environment, and functioning
without air conditioning. The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderate. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Adrian Public
Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits
discrimination in its policies, employment practices and programs
on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, height, weight,
martial or familial status, gender, disability, or national origin.
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