Job Description

    23/24 SY - Comprehensive School Mental Health Coordinator JobID: 2623
  • Position Type:
    Social Wellness

  • Date Posted:
    4/24/2024

  • Location:
    Various Locations

  • Closing Date:
    UNTIL FILLED

  •   Additional Information:
    JOB TITLE: Comprehensive School Mental Health Coordinator

    CLASSIFICATION: Classified Exempt

    REPORTS TO: Director of Student Wellness

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    The School Mental Health Coordinator works closely with district decision makers to develop and implement policies, programs, procedures, and practices that advance comprehensive school based mental health system. The School Mental Health Coordinator coordinates 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. Lead and coordinate district project AWARE teams inclusive of site level representatives and teams in the project planning, coordination of activities, engagement of staff, students, students, families/guardians, and the community.
    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 programs during the school day, after school, and attending community events in collaboration with the Student Wellness Department.
    3. Collect and provide aggregate student and staff outcome data to track the impact of comprehensive school mental health. The data should include school culture, climate, absenteeism, behavior incident, and other progress improvements as they align with the outcomes outlined in the AWARE logic model.
    4. Coordinate 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.
    5. Work closely with the Director of Director of Student Wellness to ensure mental health for safe supportive schools is embedded in the district goals and strategic plan.
    6. Support the district and school mental health professionals in assisting 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 through use of district procedures and protocols.
    7. Support and Coordinate project activities, resources, and crisis response 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.
    8. Coordinate project staff activities in developing an infrastructure to sustain and expand mental health and behavioral health services and supports.
    9. In collaboration with Director of Student Wellness and the Community Engagement Department develop and maintain district and site level mental health page(s) to publicly provide the mental health referral policy pathway and partnered community behavioral health service providers.
    10. In collaboration with Director of Student Wellness develop and maintain a district suicide prevention and post-vention policy with written procedures to include training and workforce development for staff, students, and families in suicide prevention and mental health related topics.
    11. In collaboration with the Director of Student Wellness and Business manager submit monthly quarterly reimbursement request to reflect grant expenditures.
    12. Coordinate and maintain Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with community behavioral health provider(s) and youth serving organizations.
    13. 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.

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
    A valid driver’s license. License Master Social Worker or eligible to receive LMSW.

    PREFFERED 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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
    • Skilled in team building that encourages cooperation, collaboration, and communication
    • Experience in collecting, analyzing, and reporting on various types of data budget
    • Experience with grants/budget management
    • 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
    • Work independently and without supervision, and complete work in an efficient manner

    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. T

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    10-month, classified exempt 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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