Student Assistance Coordinator (7.0 hrs/day; 195 days/year)

Daviess County Public Schools - Owensboro, Kentucky
March 31, 2021
JOB DETAILS Job Class Description: Mental Health Provider Class Code: 7881 Job Title: Student Assistance Coordinator Supervisory Responsibilities: None Position Type: FULL-TIME FLSA Classification: EXEMPT Reports To: Director of Pupil Personnel *Location: VARIES BASED ON ASSIGNMENT Compensation: Commensurate with salary range on the DCPS certified salary schedule Hours Per Day: 7.0 hours Contracted Days: 191 days QUALIFICATIONS Required: Masters Degree in Psychology, or Masters Degree in Social Work, or licensed Clinical Social Worker, or any Masters level degree equivalentMust be able to counsel without supervision Preferred: Experience working with children/students age 5+ Knowledge Of: · Basic computer skills including use of mouse and keyboard to navigate computer, e-mail, and websites· Subject matter in area of assignment· DSM-V· Short and long-range planning techniques applicable to area of specialty· Training methods/materials, subject matter and methods in area of specialty· Record-keeping techniques· Communication skills· Support group skills· Research methods and report writing techniques· Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities· Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities· Principles of training and providing work direction· Technical aspects of field of specialty JOB DESCRIPTION Job Summary: Promotes the mental health and wellness of students by assuming responsibility for providing evidence-based interventions at the individual and group level for schools; Promotes family engagement, coordinates resources and supports with community partners for the district; Provides training for staff, participates in collaborative problem solving and consultation for school leaders and teachers. Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities: · Ability to work with students Kindergarten – 12 th grade· Provide strategies and techniques to reduce mental health barriers to learning· Provide assistance to students, parents, and faculty as needed in the area of mental health issues· Acts as a resource for student and parent education· Counsel school personnel to identify students of mental health needs and the proper guidelines for referring students for services· Assist groups in planning, developing, and implementing a variety of programs to educate and promote a healthy lifestyle· Maintain contact with students who receive out of school agency treatment; ensure follow-up with students· Maintain a current list of appropriate local mental health and behavior treatment providers· Consult with families regarding preventive therapy resources· Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with team members, administrators, and other staff members to maintain current knowledge of programs and effectiveness within the school district· Assure compliance with federal, state and district policy, administrative procedures and negotiated agreements as applicable to assignment.· Analyze situations accurately and implement an effective course of action· Work independently· Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions· Prepare, deliver or assist with training opportunities as appropriate· Prioritize, plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines· Demonstrate a positive attitude and act as a positive role model for staff and students· Must demonstrate a desire to see all students learn and succeed· Communicate effectively both orally and in writing· Protect confidential information· Perform related duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Human Services Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Location, duties, responsibilities may be altered to meet the needs of the district. Successful completion of post-offer, pre-employment screenings are required as a contingency of employment. *Contracts are with the district of Daviess County Public Schools-not with individual locations. Location assignments are subject to change. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT 1.       Certified employee with year-to-year contract2.       Participates in Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System (KTRS) Employment Type: OTHER