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Issue Date:  Monday, January 07, 2019
Advertisement Period:  Monday, January 07, 2019 - UNTIL FILLED
Application Deadline:  5:00 PM, Monday, January 21, 2019
Advertised No.: 1

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  NEW POSITION
TITLE Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)
Student Services
M-F
GENERAL INFORMATION Region V Systems is a collaborate partner working with Educational Service Units 4, 5, and 6 to employ an LIMHP who will work with students, ages 5 – 21, to provide therapeutic consultation. Consultations will be designed to focus on the student, with recommendations given for behavioral health skills development and potential treatment of critical behavioral health issues that will allow the student to participate and function successfully in academics and career preparation in their natural school environment.
DUTIES

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1.  Observe and assess the student in their natural school environment, including a diagnosis as needed.

2.  Involve the student and family/caregiver as an equal partner on the interdisciplinary team.

3.  Facilitate and/or participate in interdisciplinary meetings, involving the student, family, and school personnel, as well as other participants, as applicable, to develop and implement strength-based interventions and creative strategies to  overcome obstacles, using a family-driven, multi-disciplinary approach that acknowledges the student and family as equal partners.

4.  Consult with current treating clinician, if applicable.

5.  Engage with students who have emotional disturbances and their families to identify their strengths and needs for treatment and resources.

6.   Interview educators, school staff, and the family or caregiver, as well as other participants as applicable who have relevant knowledge about the student. Interview other key individuals identified by the interdisciplinary team and/or family/caregiver.

7.   Document clinical contact note for each student encounter.

8.   Review relevant and appropriate documentation, with prior written consent from the student’s parent/guardian.

9.   Coach and mentor educators and school staff on implementing the student’s behavioral health plan in the school environment, as needed.

10.  Service provision and recommendations that are strength-based, trauma-informed, and culturally/linguistically sensitive strategies, utilizing evidence-based practice(s), promising practice(s), or best practice(s) that promote the student’s social-emotional development, interpersonal growth, and self-management skills.

11.  Continue consultation, through subsequent follow-up at regular intervals (e.g., 30 days, 90 days, etc.), as needed.

12.  Enter required data into the national System of Care evaluation database.

13.  Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job.

* FULL JOB DESCRIPTION IN DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in social work or counseling; Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP); 2-4 years of experience working with children and adolescents who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) as diagnosed by DSM-V; experience should also include trauma-informed care, social emotional development, behavioral interventions, resiliency, medications, crisis mitigation and response. PREFERRED: Dually licensed practitioner for children or adolescents with a dual diagnosis of both serious emotional disturbance and substance abuse; 5-8 years of experience working with children and adolescents who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) as diagnosed by DSM-V; experience should also include trauma-informed care, social emotional development, behavioral interventions, resiliency, medications, crisis mitigation and response; Experience working in an educational setting with our identified population.
SALARY RANGE $62,000-$74,000, Commensurate with education and experience.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING Deliver, mail or email ESU 6 application, cover letter, resume, and copy of license to: Educational Service Unit 6; Attn: Nichole Hall, Director of Human Resources; 210 5th St.; Milford, NE 68405; Email: nichole.hall@esu6.org. All applications will be reviewed. Materials received after the application closing date may be given full consideration depending upon the number of applications received and other factors.
Position Begins: March 4, 2019. Benefits Include: Health/Dental Insurance, Vision Service Plan, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Payflex (FSA), 403b, Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System (NPERS), Wellness Program, Paid Sick, Personal and Bereavement Leave.
Documents you will need to apply for this job:
ESU 6 Employment Application - DOC download
ESU 6 Employment Application - PDF download
LIMHP Job Description download

Educational Service Unit 6 is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Milford Office: (main office) | 210 5th St | Milford, NE 68405 | Ph: 402-761-3341 | PH: 800-327-0091 | Fx: 402-761-3279
Geneva Office: 225 N. 17th St | Geneva, NE 68361 | Ph: 402-759-3143 | Fx: 402-759-4864