Website Wellness Together

About Organization: Wellness Together, a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partners with schools statewide to increase access to mental health services for students and families. By collaborating with universities and graduate programs, Wellness Together provides cost-effective “turn-key” social-emotional interventions on school campuses across California.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under supervision, the Mental Health Specialist provides mental health services including individual and group counseling, case management, parent and staff consultations, referrals and treatment plans for students identified as having mental health needs. This position conducts mental health training for students, staff and families.

  • Conduct intake assessments and develop treatment plans

  • Provides individual and group counseling

  • Provides case management and communicate available services and resources

  • Provide crisis intervention and perform risk assessments

  • Develop and deliver student, parent and staff training w/school site personnel

  • Provide care coordination for referred students

  • Consult with school staff including administrators, counselors, and teachers to coordinate care for referred students

  • Attend SSTs, Section 504 meetings and related student meetings

  • Participate in crisis response to events that occur on campus

  • Document and store individual and group counseling logs and notes of mental health treatment provided

  • Participate in monthly staff meetings

  • Participate in required staff training

  • Participate in individual and group supervision as scheduled and required by the BBS

  • Other duties as necessary

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Regulations of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

  • Evidence-based treatment modalities

  • Evidence-based counseling interventions

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V)

  • Crisis management and crisis intervention techniques

  • Effective verbal and written communication strategies

  • Conflict resolution

  • Community referrals and resources

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Mandated reporting policies and procedures (Child Abuse/Tarasoff)

  • Confidentiality and Ethics requirements

  • Correct use of English language including grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate program transcript required if currently enrolled.
  • Must be in practicum/internship.
  • Experience working with “at-risk” youth is preferred, but not required.
  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License

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