Job Description

  • Mental Health Advocate JobID: 61041
  • Position Type:
    Professional/Technical

  • Date Posted:
    11/15/2021

  • Location:
    613-Student Success

  • Date Available:
    12/06/2021

  • Closing Date:
    11/28/2021

  •   Additional Information:

    Mental Health Advocate
    1.0 FTE - 190 day work year
    Professional/Technical - Salary Range: 1 ($53,149 - $79,723)


    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.

    Summary:
    This position provides prevention and intervention for at-risk students with academic growth, behavior and or truancy issues. They provide integral support to student achievement, social emotional/behavioral development, and crisis intervention. They will collaborate with families and consult with staff to improve student success while supporting the district policies surrounding its mission, vision and goals to support students completion of their education.

    Responsibilities:
    -Provide direct services to students with social/emotional and behavior concerns.
    -Coordinate, strategize, advocate and implement strategies with district and school staff, students and parents a resolution for behavioral/attendance concerns.
    -Complete home/work visits as necessary, make appropriate school/community referrals and monitor student progress of students.
    -Plan and customize intervention strategies with school administration for students. Develop and consult with staff on creating and implementing behavior support plans.
    -Completes risk assessments in accordance with district policies and train staff on completion of risk assessments and trauma informed practices.
    -Consult with school staff and provide ongoing coaching and training related to social emotional behavioral concerns and trauma informed care.
    -Compile and submit school plans and reports as required. Collect and report information on students achievement, attendance, and behavior.
    -Refer families to community resources and organizations as appropriate and collaborate with community partners to provide supports for students, families, and staff.
    -Participate in professional development on best practices in working with students with adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed schools/practices.
    -Follow state legal requirements and district and building policies and procedures.
    -Some evening activities and home visits
    -Train and assist staff in the implementation of policies and procedures dealing with abuse. Lead or participate as a member of the district crisis/trauma response teams.
    -Oversee the Sources of Strength, EFFEKT and Kaiser programming in accordance with the City of Boulder’s Substance Use and Education Awareness grant.
    -Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:
    Required:
    -Bachelor's degree with a major pertinent to the position requirements: Criminal Justice, Social work, Education or Human Services Foundation
    -Minimum of one year of experience in: Working with at-risk families related to above mentioned areas
    -Communicate (read, write, and speak) in English
    -Completed and submitted BVSD online application

    Preferred:
    -Masters with a major pertinent to the position requirements: Psychology, Social Work, Counseling
    -Experience working in diverse settings with high regard for cultural diversity
    -Computer literate, preferably in Google
    -Bilingual Spanish/English

    Salary Information:
    -Salary Placement varies according to experience and education.

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    -Apply on-line at http://bvsd.org (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number).
    -If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.
    -Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.

    The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html




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