Job Description

  • 21/22 SY - Project AWARE Supervisor JobID: 2181
  • Position Type:
    Administration

  • Date Posted:
    1/7/2022

  • Location:
    District Office

  • Closing Date:
    UNTILL FILLED

  •    TITLE: Project AWARE Supervisor

    CLASSIFICATION: District Office Administrator

    REPORTS TO: Director of Social Emotional Learning

    SUMMARY: The Project AWARE Supervisor works closely with district decision makers to develop and implement policies, programs, procedures and practices that advance comprehensive school based mental health system. The Project Supervisor coordinates, supervises and reports on all aspects of the AWARE program funded through the Arizona Department of Education Department/ Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. The program is intended to build or expand district’s capacity to: (1) Build and support a sustainable infrastructure for comprehensive school mental health systems with established pathways to community-based supports and services for school age youth and their families; (2) Create sustainable engagement strategies with students’ families and community partners to promote mental health, wellbeing and resilience by increasing community/student involvement in policy development and decision making; and (3) increase knowledge skills and abilities of school staff families and the community to identify respond and support students experiencing a mental health and wellness need. At a minimum attend quarterly meeting with the state-level coordinators to ensure programmatic implementation at the site-level and appropriate submission of required data.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    1. Develop, coordinate and supervise district’s school-based mental health programs.
    2. Conduct outreach and engagement with school-aged youth and their families to increase awareness and identification of mental health issues and to promote positive mental health.
    3. Supervise and monitor systems that connect families, schools, and communities to increase engagement and involvement in planning and implementing school and community programs for school-aged youth.
    4. Support the district and school mental health professions in assisting PK- Grade 8 students in developing skills that will promote resilience and promote pro-social behaviors; avert development of mental and behavioral health disorders; and prevent youth violence.
    5. Supervise project activities within schools that immediately respond to the needs of youth who may be exhibiting behavioral/psychological signs of a severity indicating the need for clinical intervention.
    6. Supervise project staff activities in developing an infrastructure to sustain and expand mental health and behavioral health services and supports.
    7. Regulary coordinate with district decision makers to develop and implement policies, programs, procedures, and practices that advance comprehensive school based mental health system.
    8. In collaboration with Director of Social-Emotional Learning provide supervision and support to District Lead Social Worker and Counselor as it relates to mental health.
    9. Develop reports and submit data metrics to ADE AWARE team.
    10. Provide Training to School and District Administration in Mental Health related topics.
    11. Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

    EDUCATION: A Master’s degree and license in mental health-related field and experience working within school settings, with ability to obtain the clinical licensure within two years.

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: A valid driver’s license. Licensure or eligible for clincal licensure.

    EXPERIENCE: Five years post-masters experience providing social/emotional/behavioral/mental health interventions within a school setting and/or mental health treatment setting.

    SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:
    • Reasonable knowledge of Mental Health Services
    • Skilled in team building that encourages cooperation, collaboration and communication
    • Experience in collecting, analyzing and reporting on various types of data
    • Ability to communicate effectively with various audiences and conduct professional presentations
    • Ability to keep current on changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing concerns of mutual interest with others in the field
    • Possess excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Good understanding of the organization’s overall business and its objectives
    • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the building-level staff
    • Regular travel to schools and required training
    • Ability to implement and follow all District health and safety policies

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, standing, bending, repetitive motion, vision to monitor, and may require some lifting.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12-month, District Office Administrator Salary Schedule, employee benefits in accordance with Board policies. Grant funded position contingent on continued external funding.

    EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of administrative staff.

    This is an outline of the position’s duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list and may change from time to time to meet the needs of the District.



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