Under the direction of the SELPA Director, the Coordinator of Educationally-Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) serves as a resource to schools, families, and students from Preschool through Adult Transition and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality mental health services to students within Butte County SELPA schools. The Coordinator oversees all facets of the ERMHS program including planning, implementation, and monitoring of services, budgets, and staffing.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (May include, but are not limited to the following)
1. Provide pre-referral consultation for students needing a higher level of social emotional supports
2. Screen referrals to and host the SELPA Collaboration and the Continuum of Supports Advisory Committee of the SELPA which determines whether students meet referral criteria prior to ERMHS service provision or consideration of a more restrictive placement need
3. Conduct social emotional evaluations for ERMHS, as needed, and prepare written reports utilizing appropriate formats and instruments for students referred to or placed in residential treatment facilities
4. Coordinate, and as needed, participate in the assessment for students requiring consideration for ERMHS
5. Attend IEPs as appropriate for students newly receiving ERMHS services to present recommendations for ERMHS services based on generated reports
6. Provide monthly clinical supervision for ERMHS Clinicians, and conduct or arrange for staff development as appropriate
7. Conduct SELPA staff development as appropriate in the areas of mental health development, emotional function and regulation, Crisis Prevention Intervention protective safety strategies, social skills development, parent intervention strategies, and other appropriate topics
8. Train and consult with LEA staff on development of appropriate proposed social, emotional, behavioral goals and on determination of appropriate special education counseling, behavior support services, guidance services, and/or
9. Coordinate with SELPA directors and program operators to effect student transitions from special day classrooms to more intensive settings such as non-public school or residential placement, or to less intensive settings within the LEA
10. Responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations as well as local policy and procedures regarding ERMHS
11. Provide coordination with outside agencies that provide ERMHS, including County Mental Health, private non-profit agencies, and residential agencies in order to maintain legal compliance and ensure high quality services are in place for students
12. Coordinate with local agency efforts to serve and maintain students in the least restrictive environment as much as possible, through participation in interagency placement committee meetings which include County Mental Health, probation and child welfare agencies, regional center, and other private providers
13. Assist the SELPA Director with ERMHS service delivery plans and development of memoranda of understanding for necessary services
14. Assist in the supervision of and personnel evaluations for ERMHS Clinicians
15. Provide consultation services to district staff, parents and agencies on ERMHS services
16. Attend SELPA Directors’ Council and Governing Board meetings as appropriate to speak on issues related to mental health services
17. Assist the SELPA Director with development of policies and procedures regarding ERMHS for students
18. Maintain current records on students receiving ERMHS through the SELPA
19. Provide annual reports on the scope and effectiveness of ERMHS service provision
20. Coordinate LEA Medi-Cal billing for all ERMHS services provided through the SELPA.
1. Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, behavior intervention strategies, ERMHS best practice strategies and educational strategies to assist students
2. The biological, behavioral, and environmental aspects of emotional disabilities
3. The scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies and other available community resources
4. Principles and techniques of consultation within the educational community
5. Development and maintenance of cooperative, constructive, relationships with clients, school staff, parents, members of other professional disciplines, and agencies
6. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations pertaining to Special Education and regular education
7. Knowledge of systems and placement in the various residential treatment facilities for students
Experience and Training:
1. Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in School Psychology required
2. California licensure as a MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), or Licensed Psychologist highly desirable
3. Three or more years’ experience working in K-12 schools providing psychological, mental health, and/or special education services to K-12 students, and preferably providing clinical supervision for staff
4. Administrative Services Credential, preferred
5. Valid California Driver’s License
Occasional (less than 25%)
Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel Ability to lift 40 pounds
Ability to carry 25 pounds
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Often (25 – 50%)
Sufficient mobility to move about the work environment Ability to drive to various sites
Very Frequent (76%)
Sufficient mobility to move a classroom to observe students and staff Ability to stand and move around an office
Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations.
Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing staff Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand Ability to operate office equipment
Ability to reach in all directions
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.
1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
2. FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED and completed upon offer of employment.
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