Mental Health Consultant
Job Details
BEAVER FALLS OFFICE - Beaver Falls, PA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

REQUIREMENTS:
Academic:

  1. Master’s degree in a counseling related field required.  Must have completed a clinical practicum during Master’s program.
  2. Three years Master level clinical experience required with at least six months of experience working with children/adolescents.
  3. Professional license preferred of LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT or BSL; if not licensed, must have National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification.
  4. Must have experience with:
    • Conducting and interpreting mental health screening and assessments for very young children
    • Evidence based practices
    • Treatment methods that reflect the culture-specific values and treatment needs of clients
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to listen and engage in shared decision making

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must have audio/visual/verbal activity to provide supervision for the clients and to perform essential job function.

Emotional Requirements:

  1. Must have emotional stability to perform essential job functions.

Other Requirements:

  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with agency personnel and community agencies.
  2. Ability to accept supervision.
  3. Ability to adjust hours to job requirements.
  4. Ability to work independently.
  5. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Ability to protect the confidentiality of the clients.
  7. Driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  8. Ability to identify with the agency’s mission statement and support the agency’s core values.
  9. Eligible for PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse History clearance and FBI clearance.
CORE COMPETENCIES:
Consulting with teachers and staff
  • Mental health and behavioral consultation to classroom and management staff in Head Start and Early Head Start Classrooms.
  • Classroom observation based on referrals- The Mental Health Consultant will observe classrooms and children based on referrals made by teachers, instructional coaches or parents.
  • Triage and assess a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns in a school setting and then be able to refer students to appropriate course of treatment or emergency care service
  • Mental Health Consultant will complete psychosocial assessment and intake with each student which will include a combination of observations, assessments/scales, caregiver interviews, and teacher reports. 
  • Functional behavior assessment including data collection, development of Positive Behavior Support Plan, detailed explanation of PBSP components, and modeling of PBSP for classroom staff
  • Administration, scoring and written summary of parent/teacher standardized behavior assessment tools
  • Liaison to Family Service Workers for B/MH referrals and supports
  • Report and action plan- After the psychosocial assessment is completed,  a report must be generated. This report should include an action plan that includes recommendations on how to work with the child in the classroom and any recommendations for families.
  • Participation in child Team Initiated Problem Solving Plan (TIPS) meetings
  • Interdisciplinary meetings- In this meeting the child observation will be discussed with the instructional Coaches, the teachers and the parents or guardians. The report will include recommendations to work with the child inside the classroom and at home.
  • Work with various assessments and  tools as supplemented initial classroom observation, followed by monthly (or as needed) observations to screen for potential social, emotional and behavioral concerns.
  • Prepare and compile reports: based on observations and assessments, to be presented at seasonal interdisciplinary meetings, and/or during in-house conferences and audits.
  • Monthly submission of documentation that identifies the date,  the child, the program, the classroom,  the center,  service rendered and time duration. 
  • Data analysis, interpretation and written summary of Behavior Incident Report (BIR) data
  • Quarterly meetings: to discuss the mental health services and address areas of need and improvement to ensure the best quality of services to children and their families.
  • Will help manage referrals for BCCC to OP clinics and referrals for Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management when needed
  • Will provide professional development for staff on areas identified and requested by BCCC staff
Consulting with coaches and family advocates
  • Providing the program with written documentation and recommendations from all site visits.
  • Assist The program to implement strategies to identify and support children with mental health and social and emotional concerns.
  • Assist Teachers, including family child care providers: to improve classroom management and teacher practices through strategies that include using classroom observations and consultations to address teacher and individual child needs and creating physical and cultural environments that promote positive mental health and social and emotional functioning.
  • Assist Staff to address prevalent child mental health concerns: including internalizing problems such as appearing withdrawn and externalizing problems such as challenging behaviors
  • Help both parents and staff to understand mental health and access mental health interventions, if needed.
  • Assist In the implementation of the policies to limit suspension and prohibit expulsion as described in Head Start Performance Standard
KNOWLEDGE AREAS:
  • Positive Behavioral Supports 
  • Standardized Assessments for mental health and behavioral health
  • Individual, Family, and Group therapy
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Child Protective Services Law
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Behavioral Management
  • DSM V Diagnoses
  • Telehealth knowledge  preferred
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) preferred
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) preferred
POPULATION SERVED:
Early Intervention, Head Start, Pre-K population 0-5 years old  who may or may not be identified as special needs.
 
JOB LOCATION:
Beaver County, PA
 
POSITION TYPE:
Full-Time/Regular
 
WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1854 by the Rev. Dr. William Passavant in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Glade Run has evolved over the years to meet the changing and increasingly challenging needs of children, adults and families throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond. With a focus on education, mental health, autism, and unique therapeutic offerings, Glade Run has a long tradition of linking faith and service. Last year, Glade Run served over 4,000 individuals with impactful, innovative services in school, home, and community settings.
 
What We Offer – Community Mental Health Programs
(Must meet eligibility requirements- see policies/plan documents for complete requirements and eligibility) 
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and 401K offerings with agency match
  • Agency provided life insurance and long-term disability coverage
  • Paid mileage for traveling between client sites and offices
  • Paid training and administrative time
  • Licensure Supervision for FREE!
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus Incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Glade Run is Sanctuary certified – we provide a supportive, respectful environment for our clients and our staff where shared governance, open communication, social learning and responsibility, non-violence, emotional intelligence, and growth and change are paramount in all aspects of our programming
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