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Behavioral Health Specialist II (Preschools - Statewide) 

Description

Kamehameha Schools is hiring for a Behavioral Health Specialist to support our KS Preschool haumana (students) statewide!  Strong applicants would have experience in early childhood working with preschool aged keiki, and trained in providing play therapy.  KS is willing to consider applicants residing on any island and will require individuals to have a flexible schedule and the ability to travel to support our preschool keiki and their 'ohana statewide. 

Note:  Work schedule is typically Monday – Friday and may occasionally include weekend or evening hours.

Job Summary

Provides behavioral health services to students individually and in groups.  Provides crisis intervention services following established protocols.  Responsible for supporting overall well-being of student.  Participates on Student Success Team with responsibility for coordinating development and implementation of student support plans for students identified as needing targeted or intensive supports.  Responsible for communicating with families, including home visits, and helping coordinate receipt of off-campus extended professional services with supports at school.  Teaches classes to students and is a resource to employees on behavioral health related topics.

Note: Housing is a condition of employment for those Behavioral Health Specialist assigned to support the campus student residential community.

Essential Responsibilities

Assessment

  • Conducts assessment and provides behavioral health counseling services to students individually and in groups as appropriate.  Develops behavioral health counseling goals, monitors progress, and makes referrals as warranted. 
  • Monitors and assesses behavior, progress, accountability, health, and safety of students and coordinates with school counselor to address academic and educational supports.
  • Provides crisis intervention services following established protocols, which may occur after-hours.  Serves as a designated liaison for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Determines students’ condition(s) based on assessment/evaluation
  • Provide care within approved scope of services to students who are determined to require additional services. 
  • Develop treatment plan tailored to the student’s needs and condition.
  • Identify and communicate with student/’ohana the need for student to receive external services May provide additional therapeutic modalities in which they are trained and as approved by leadership. 

Communication and Support

  • Responsible for supporting overall well-being of students.  Participates on Student Success Team with responsibility for coordinating development and implementation of student support plans for students identified as needing targeted or intensive supports. 
  • Responsible for communicating with and supporting families as related to the well-being of the student, including home visits.  Helps with the navigation and coordination of receipt of off-campus professional services.  Works with off-campus professionals and students on support plans.  Consults with administrators, teachers, and counselors as applicable to provide school-based supports to optimize student well-being.
  • Teaches classes to students and is a resource to employees on behavioral health related topics.  Facilitates workshops for parents that enhance the social and emotional growth of students.

In addition to the Essential Responsibilities listed above, Behavioral Health Specialists assigned to the campus student residential community are also responsible for/to:

  • Provides 24-hour immediate crisis/emergency intervention services in situations that affect the safety and well-being of a boarding student.
  • Consults with dormitory advisors to provide school-based supports to optimize student well-being.  Becomes integrated with the boarding community to support boarding students and the dorm advisors who care for them.
  • Recommends appropriate placement of boarding students to specific dorms to the Director of Boarding and consults periodically with boarding staff.  Travels to the neighbor islands to conduct home visits.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications - An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the requirements listed.

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience
  • State of Hawaii licensure in a clinical field, e.g. LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, psychologist.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group counseling activities and teach classes on behavioral health topics.
  • Ability to provide high quality behavioral health counseling and to identify need for outside referral.
  • High degree of professionalism and genuine concern for the well-being of students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; organized; good public speaking skills; strong listening skills; ability to relate well to a variety of people (e.g. faculty, staff, students, parents, administrators, external professional service providers).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current/valid clinical license e.g. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Hawaiian culture and Christian values.
  • Experience with counseling age appropriate children and working with families.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Frequently sits, perform desk-based computer tasks and grasp light or fine manipulation, talk or hear.
  • Occasionally stand and/or walk, write by hand, and lift and/or carry, push and/or pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach or work above shoulder, or grasp forcefully.

Working Conditions (including Environmental Conditions)

  • This position may involve traveling to various locations, including neighbor islands to conduct business.
  • Work is conducted in an office/school environment and may require work to be conducted in non-standard workplaces.
  • Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours are often required to meet goals and objectives

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required.  The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

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Salary Schedule and Grade A  
Close Date 8/30/2020  
About the Organization Kamehameha Schools offers a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative work environment for growth-minded individuals who embrace culture and diversity. We are deeply committed to shaping a thriving and vibrant future for Native Hawaiians and finding the right people for the right roles, who bring talent and passion to our mission. Our workforce is comprised of full- and part-time, on-call, and seasonal employees who work in various positions at locations across Hawai'i pae 'aina (group of islands), including three K-12 campuses, 29 preschools, and other regional and support offices.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Work Type FT 

Work Year 11.00 

Educational Requirements

Master's Degree (Required)

 

Licenses None Specified 

Special Notes None Specified 

EOE Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location Kawaiahao Plaza  

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