SCHOOL-BASED BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $44,000
Maximum: $50,000
Details: $21.15 - $22.11 per hour unlicensed; $22.11 - $24.00 per hour licensed.

Published

08/06/2018

Address

Richmond
California
United States

Description

BAY AREA COMMUNITY RESOURCES



Job Title: SCHOOL-BASED BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

                                                                                                                                                                      

Bay Area Community Resources is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diverse workforce.


Status: Full-Time

Pay Rate: $21.15 - $22.11 per hour unlicensed; $22.11 - $24.00 per hour licensed.


YOU CAN COLLECT PRE-LICENSURE CHILD/FAMILY HOURS WHILE GETTING PAID!!


Job Purpose: 

Providing a wide range of trauma-informed behavioral and mental health prevention and intervention programs in culturally diverse elementary, middle and high schools in West Contra Costa and Berkeley schools. We are looking for dynamic skilled clinicians who can bring engaged psychological, emotional, and behavioral support to students, their families and integrate into the unique school culture with which they serve.


The communities we serve are rich in diversity and have a wide range of cultural-specific needs. For that reason, we welcome applicants that reflect the cultural and ethnic background of our clients. Persons of color are highly encouraged to apply.


Specific Responsibilities:      

·        Provide trauma-informed, strengths-based individual, group and family mental health services, including therapy, family consultation, case management, and prevention education.

·        Provide relevant school-focused behavioral health services including, but not limited to:

o   Classroom prevention education (e.g. communication skills, Anti-bullying/Be an Ally, mindfulness practices.)

o  Teacher in-services on desired mental health topics

o  Participate on school’s intervention teams (e.g. CARE teams.)

o  Provide crisis intervention and trauma response as needed

o  Participate in and/or lead climate and culture supportive programs, such as Day of Silence, restorative justice practices, etc.

·        Provide family education opportunities as needed

·        Consult with school administration, faculty and staff on specific youth and families and on school mental health issues in general. Participate is SST, IEP meetings.

·        Work with school staff, teachers, administrators and parents to coordinate services. 

·        Complete all paperwork documentation in a timely manner including Medi-Cal documentation where relevant. Participate in monthly CQRT meetings

·        Attend weekly clinical meetings for individual supervision and be an active participant of the clinical team in group case conference.

·        Provide services to clients in an ethical, legal and professional manner, including HIPPA, CAMFT and NASW standards.

·        Be familiar with and adhere to all agency policies and regulations.

·        Competency in cultural issues related to race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, and sexual orientation required.


 Skills and Knowledge:

·        Experience working in schools with in a multicultural, diverse, urban community. 

·        Understanding of trauma-informed practices required.

·        Experience and commitment to collaborating with parents, teachers and school staff. 

·        Experience with Medi-cal paperwork a plus.

·        Spanish language highly desirable.

·        Masters Degree in Counseling, Clinical Social Work or Psychology. 

·        Licensed or close to licensure preferred.

 

Personal Qualities:   

  • A commitment to and strong belief in the mission of the agency
  • Ability to maintain goals and priorities in dealing with varying challenges
  • Ability to be flexible in working with people and organizations with different viewpoints.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Enjoys participating and positively impacting school culture, being a proactive, engaged mental health leader, mediating and advocating on behalf of children and families, enjoys and thrives collaborating in a complex culturally rich community system
  • Open to self-reflection, introspection and exploring areas of self as they pertain to the clinical work. 



Benefits:


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, health and wellness program, Retirement planning, flexible spending account, and generous PTO.



To apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Carmen Ruiz at cruiz@bacr.org.                                




Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, health and wellness program, Retirement planning, flexible spending account, and generous PTO. 

Level of Language Proficiency

·        Spanish language highly desirable.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

cruiz@bacr.org

Email cover letter and resume


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