This position will provide school based behavioral health counseling services as part of the Neighborhood Strategies (NS) division within Public Strategies. Neighborhood Strategies is part of a larger place based initiative focused in Northeast Oklahoma City (NEOKC) and collaborates with schools in this area to provide consistent on site counseling services to students. We primarily serve children between the ages of 6 and 18 who are currently receiving or eligible for Medicaid (Soonercare) Title IXX benefits. Our emphasis is on reducing behaviors that lead to extended time out of the classroom, time spent in the principal’s office, or suspended from school. By working with the schools and the family of our clients we can have a positive impact on educational outcomes for our clients and other students affected by this behavior.
This position has the critical role of being both an advocate for the families of our clients within the school and working with teachers and administrators to address behavioral issues that negatively impact the classroom and learning environment. The Therapist will be a consistent presence in the school to help our clients deal with their challenges when and where they occur and be a consistent resource to assist in their educational success. Because we work at schools throughout this community the Therapist will be in a unique position to collaborate with other NS staff to provide comprehensive support to the children and families in NEOKC with the most relevant insight and information helping to inform treatment options and approach. We hope to have long term positive impact on our clients by working with them from the start of grade school to the completion of high school.
Essential Job Functions
Provide assessment, evaluation and timely indication on subsequent documentation of clients and/or situations
Provide service planning and monitoring
Address all issues/problems identified upon client assessment
Incorporate all needed referral sources addressed in identified client needs
Be developed jointly among the client, family and the mental health provider
Be incorporated into the treatment plan
Coordinate, participate and provide assistance within the continued development, crisis intervention and outreach services as identified by the individual need of clients and/or situations, upon assessment
Regular contact and assistance with clients provided and documented accordingly, as needed
Collaboration of services with the educational institution
Regular meetings with school personnel as needed on a case-by-case basis
All contacts with school personnel will be made and documented accordingly
Participate in any/all required trainings related to the education institution
Reasonable efforts to contact each client face-to-face at least once a month to monitor progress and/or provide assistance
Provide a minimum of 15 hours of billable services in a typical 5 day work week
Other duties as assigned
Requires a Master’s Degree in a human services field.
Must be eligible and under supervision for licensure and comply with certification standards. Must be willing and able to obtain Case Management Certification if not currently certified.
Prefer at least 2 years’ experience in human services field.
Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Comfortable working in an elementary, middle, or high school environment.
Essential Physical Requirements
Sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility. Ability to be mobile throughout the community.
Public Strategies, Inc. - 2 years ago
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