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2020-21 Prevention Counselor (Title 1 Grant Funded)

District Wide, Maricopa, Arizona

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Date Posted August 06, 2020
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

POSITION TITLE: Prevention Counselor

COMPENSATION: Salary based on Board Approved Certified Compensation Plan (Grant Funded)

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning or Administrative Designee

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Prevention Counselor will be responsible for providing services related to the delivery of mental health care to assigned clients at the designated school location and will provide consultation services to the school staff to support the overall mental health goals of the school.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides direct mental health services, individual/group counseling services, and crisis intervention to assigned students 2. Maintains regular contact with the parent/guardian of each student (if appropriate) 3. Furnishes required reports to CPS, legal system and other involved agencies, as necessary 4. Participate on the District Crisis Team 5. Classroom presentations 6. Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings 7. Provides consultation for school staff regarding mental health issues of clients (as appropriate) 8. Conducts group counseling as necessary 9. Participates in the collection of mental health information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided. 10. Provides complete and timely documentation to support services rendered 11. Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

Must possess a strong knowledge of the common diagnoses and treatments for school-aged children and possess the skills necessary to facilitate positive change in a school environment.

  1. Knowledge of FERPA, HIPPA and special education 2. Knowledge of brief therapy theories and interventions based off the strengths perspective

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Required - A Master’s degree from an accredited University or College in the field of Psychology, Social Work, Counseling Education or Human Services field. 2. Preferred - Licensed in the State of Arizona to provide mental health services (LPC, LSW, LCSW, etc.), preferred

CLEARANCES:

(A prospective employee must have the following clearances before servicing students.) Required - Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Valid Arizona Driver's License

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Travel is required to the schools. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to deal effectively with students, staff and outside agencies.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Maricopa Unified School District 20 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. The Maricopa Unified School District 20 is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972 and Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Applications and documentation requirements can be accessed from our website at www.maricopausd.org

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