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Mental Health Specialist - Short Term Assignment at Palo Alto Unified School District

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Job Information

Date Posted: 6/12/2019 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: ASAP/ 8 hours per day
Salary: Range 54 ($48.95-59.56/Hr.) Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Anne Le Email: Ale@pausd.org
Phone: (650) 329-3957
Location: Palo Alto Unified School District
Department: Student Services
Benefits: 100% Employee (self)

Job Summary

Job Summary

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Wellness and Support Services, the Wellness Specialist is responsible for managing the Wellness Centers at Palo Alto Unified School District High Schools, including: program implementation, day-to-day operations, coordinating school-based direct services, partnering with outside agencies and community groups to provide school and family access to wellness and health promotion programming, and spearheading school-wide prevention and education efforts. The Wellness Specialist ensures that students who would benefit from, or are currently accessing mental health services, are receiving the appropriate support at school and/or in the community. The Wellness Specialist assures compliance with laws, codes, and regulations related to student support services; evaluates assigned personnel; promotes alignment of crisis response and postvention procedures and protocols within the district and performs related work as required to ensure that all programs are in alignment with the outcomes for student success as identified in the District’s strategic plan.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

• A Masters Degree or higher in counseling, psychology, social work, or a closely related field, with at least 3 years experience in mental health related activities and case management. • Valid license as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. • PPS credential OR active enrollment in PPSC program (Desired) • Experience collaborating with community-based organizations (CBOs) and other local agencies. • Experience providing case management, facilitating support groups, and counseling. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; experience working with multidisciplinary teams; bicultural, bilingual desired • Knowledge and experience with computers, including: word processing, databases, and Internet. • Knowledge and experience working with the Coordinated/Comprehensive School Health Model. • Prior experience with Wellness/health-related program development, from initiation to replication, is highly desirable



      • A Masters Degree or higher in counseling, psychology, social work, or a closely related field, with at least 3 years experience in mental health related activities and case management. • Valid license as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. • PPS credential OR active enrollment in PPSC program (Desired) • Experience collaborating with community-based organizations (CBOs) and other local agencies. • Experience providing case management, facilitating support groups, and counseling. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; experience working with multidisciplinary teams; bicultural, bilingual desired • Knowledge and experience with computers, including: word processing, databases, and Internet. • Knowledge and experience working with the Coordinated/Comprehensive School Health Model. • Prior experience with Wellness/health-related program development, from initiation to replication, is highly desirable

           


          Application Deadline

          Until Filled

          Date Posted

          6/12/2019

          Contact

          Anne Le
          (650) 329-3957

          Number of Openings

          1

          Salary

          Range 54 ($48.95-59.56/Hr.)

          Length of Work Year

          ASAP/ 8 hours per day

          Employment Type

          Full Time

          Location:

          Palo Alto Unified School District

          Department:

          Student Services

          Benefits:

          100% Employee (self)