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Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES School Mental Health Counselor in Buffalo, New York

School Mental Health Counselor

Tapestry Charter School

65 Great Arrow

Buffalo , NY 14216

Certified - Teaching - Guidance/School Counselor {GUID}

Job Number 3300035648

Start Date 08/01/2022

Open Date 06/30/2022

Closing Date

POSITION: School Mental Health and Wellness Clinician

REPORTS TO: Director of Family and Community Engagement

WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt/10 month + 10 Summer Days

Mission: Educating and inspiring a diverse community of K-12 learners by engaging them in rigorous real-world learning experiences which prioritize intellectual, social and emotional growth.

Vision: Tapestry is a vibrant, sustainable school that empowers learners and leaders to make a positive impact in our communities and beyond.

Values : Perseverance, Integrity, Respect & Responsibility

Job Summary

Under the leadership of of the Director for Family and Community Engagement, provide coordination and oversight of school-based mental health and wellness services as a member of a school team within the Tapestry Charter School district's continuum of care; provides direct mental health and wellness services and case management to students and families; ensure the delivery of a clinically sound comprehensive mental health program

School-Based Mental Health and Wellness Services

Provides mental health and wellness services and programs that foster pro-social skills and appropriate behavior; identifies the mental health and behavioral needs of students; develops and implements treatment plans; conducts clinical interviews, assessments, observations and writes clinical reports; provides individual, group and family therapy services; reviews referrals of students who need intensive mental health services; makes recommendations for behavioral health therapy services; provides support in the development of behavior support plans; maintains and facilitates communication with and between families, mental health staff and providers; supervises family interventions facilitated by other agencies; implements a system of universal screening in coordination with the school wide system of social-emotional supports for early identified of students at risk; conducts crisis and/or risk assessment and response; provides other specialty mental health and wellness services including case management; maintains documentation regarding students served and services provided; provides training to students, parents and staff in behavioral and social-emotional related preventions, interventions and curricula; collaborates with school team to identify and manage students in need of mental health related services; prepares formal statistical reports, case histories, assessments and intervention records

Program Support

Serves as a member of the school team and integrates within the school-wide culture and system; provides behavioral health support within a multi-tiered intervention framework and engages in prevention and intervention activities; provides mental health and wellness related support services to district staff and educational teams, include case consultation and advice concerning student status, diagnosis and treatment; serves as a technical resources to school site staff regarding mental health services; assesses the need and delivers training to members of the educational team, parents, guardians, caregivers, community agencies as appropriate; develops and maintains collaborative and effective working relationships with students, families, community agencies and building support teams.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Behavioral changes theories and practices, including early intervention positive behavior supports; tiered intervention practices; brief counseling techniques and crisis intervention

  • Child development and school related behavioral health needs

  • Mental health and wellness related community resources

  • Health regulations and ethics related to school-based mental health services including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Documentation and billing requirements for behavioral health services

  • IEP process and special education programs preferred

Education, Training & Experience

  • Masters degree in Social Work (MSW), Mental Health Counseling (MHC) or Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

  • Possession of valid NYS Board of Education License (LMSW, LMHC, LMFT)

  • Experience working with students in need of mental health services

  • At least two years experience with experience in urban setting preferred

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups from varied educational and cultural backgrounds

  • Previous experience with school information systems, powerschool preferred

  • Commitment to maintaining accurate records, data and statistical information

  • Commitment to working with a diverse urban student population

Tapestry is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Building/Location 65 Great Arrow Ave, Buffalo NY 14216

Appointment Status Permanent

Position Status Full time

Contact Person's Title HR

Contact Person's Phone 7162045883

Contact Person's Email