CALM’s mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County. We have an immediate opening for a Mental Health Consultant to work at an elementary school in the Lompoc Unified School District. The role supports clients and their families in meeting their mental health goals. The position also supports teachers in the classroom by assisting with observations, providing coaching and offering reflective practice to help teachers consider their responses, beliefs and overall work with children.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Creates a treatment plan with measurable and observable goals in collaboration with supervisor, client, teachers and school administrators.
- Participates in completion of clinical assessment with clients to assess their strengths and needs.
- Provides developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions for children and families in individual, group or family settings
- Coordinates with other therapists, consultants, and partners to implement treatment plans, when appropriate.
- Works with teachers, aides, school site staff, and other professionals in the classroom.
- Coaches teachers on targeted behavior interventions.
- Models appropriate interactions with children and adolescents.
- Provides reflective practice groups for teachers, as needed.
- Supports teachers and staff in restorative approaches.
- Assists teachers in parent conferences and other meetings.
- Organizes and provides trainings for teachers, administrators, school staff, and parents.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- MFT Associate, MSW or Psychology Associate, Graduate Intern from an accredited university or college required.
- Knowledge of HIPAA regulations.
- Experience working with complex issues facing children and families and knowledge of Mental Health Consultation or Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred.
- A minimum of 1 – 2 years related work experience in a behavioral health agency, early childhood or K – 8 client experience helpful.
- Previous experience working in the nonprofit sector highly desirable.
- Experience working in either a private or public school site environment preferred.
- Must have a passion for CALM’s mission and the ability to convey that passion to others.
- Strong computer knowledge, using PC, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Outlook.
- Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.
- Public speaking skills and ability to network within the community.
- Ability to interact with all ages and cultural backgrounds.
- Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Benefits package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience and education. Benefits include 100% Employer-paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance for employees plus partial benefits for dependent family members, 12 paid holidays, vacation time and sick days and a 403(b) 3% matching program.
Qualified, interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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CALM provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or any other protected classification.