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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS SKILLS TRAINER

Corvallis SD 509J (learn more)

Corvallis, OR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3098215
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: May 24, 2019

Job Description

Mental Health and Wellness Skills Trainer

Hours:
4-8 hours (see notes below)
Calendar: 200 Days (see notes below)
Contract Status: Regular/Probationary
FLSA: Non-Exempt Classified
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Salary: $17.13 per hour (see notes below)
Notes: There are four full time positions available. The salary rate is based off our 2018-19 salary schedule as our 2019-20 salary schedules are yet to be determined. There may be a need for additonal days to be worked throughout the summer. This position is open until filled with earliest review of applications on May 17, 2019.

PURPOSE:    This position will be working with innovative, trauma informed, and community connected models of care to support students across the needs spectrum. Assist licensed staff with providing skills training and coaching for youth and adults.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide skills training and coaching for youth and adults. Coaching and training will focus on problem solving, educational participation, emotional regulation, and prosocial skills. Skills training will occur in both individual, group and family context.
  • Complete treatment goals as prescribed by the Mental Health Therapist. Work closely to coordinate services and follow directions of building mental health therapist.
  • Complete documentation following clinical requirements under the mental health therapists guidance for client records
  • Provide supports both in the school and community environments (homes, parks, community destinations, etc.) based on individual youth and family need.
  • Works in close consultation with building administrators, school counselors, social workers, and mental health therapists to identify students’ needs and respond with a variety of interventions.
  • Works to provide rapid response to identified needs on a daily basis.
  • Provides information to classroom teachers, paraprofessionals and other school employees to fully support students with disabilities in general education activities, both instructional and non-instructional.
  • Provides staff training in crisis prevention strategies and personal safety, under the direction of licensed staff.
  • Maintains high standards and expectations for students in a manner that encourages independent learning and personal growth.
  • Assists with gathering information and data related the student evaluations of behavior, mental health, and education plans.
  • Works as a team member with licensed specialists and under the direction of a building mental health therapist.
  • Standard Red Cross First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain certification within two months of hire, may be required.
  • Provides other related services as assigned.
 
GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Perform duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students, and the public in the Corvallis School District and enhances learning.
  • Observe laws, district policies and procedures, and professional standards for the position.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel, parents, students and the public; work collaboratively as a team member.
  • Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedule.
  • Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency conditions.
  • Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff, and parents.
  • Support students and staff in the district’s career-related learning standards to encourage the development of independent work skills through career exploration and community involvement.
  • Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position.
  • Maintain personal appearance and hygiene appropriate to the position as defined by the district.
  • Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in mental health, education or social service field.
  • Experience in crisis de-escalation and management.
  • Experience providing professional supports to a broad variety of populations and backgrounds.
  • Ability to shift between the social demands of multiple settings in a smooth and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of relationships between communication, behavior, and programmatic structures.
  • Ability to obtain and utilize the latest research information and teaching techniques in the field of behavior support.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and understand medical and education documentation.
  • Ability to collect, record, store, retrieve, assimilate, organize, and utilize information and records efficiently.
  • Ability to work with a team and independently.
  • Ability to understand and implement the school/program’s student discipline policy and manage student behavior effectively.
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, organize and carry out work assignments, and to plan and direct the work of students and others associated with the program.
  • Ability to effectively perform multiple, simultaneous tasks with numerous interruptions.
  • Proficient in use of classroom/program equipment and technology.
  • Ability to obtain specialized training as required.
  • Ability to travel among district facilities as needed; if driving, the ability to meet district driving standards.
  • Standard First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain certification within two months of hire, may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequent or prolonged standing, sitting and walking.
  • Crouching to work with younger students.
  • Possibly moderate to high noise level.
  • Frequent and prolonged talking/listening in conversations/meetings.
  • Requires accurate perceiving of sound.
  • Requires handling and working with variety of materials and objects.
  • Requires close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work may occasionally involve lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds, possibly up to 50 pounds. 
  • Possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student injury or illness.
  • Possible exposure to bodily harm due to student behaviors.
  • Will be required to be trained in physical intervention with students who are in mental health crisis and may be required to engage in clinically indicated physical intervention.
  • Occasionally drive between schools.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position is primarily performed indoors in school buildings, although some outdoor instruction and supervision are required.
  • This position involves working in close proximity to groups of children and adults.
  • The noise level in the work environment could be usually low to occasionally moderate.
 
NOTE:  This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The school district may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.
 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Health
  • Contact Information

    • Karlie Adkins, HR Specialist
    • 1555 SW 35th Street
    • Corvallis, Oregon 97333
    • Phone: 5417575840
    • Fax: 5417573898
    • Email: click here

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