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Pinocchio Mental Health Specialist
Compass Health Network • St. Louis, MO
Posted 15 days ago
Pinocchio Mental Health Specialist is a mental health professional based in partnering school districts; working a 9 – 10 month schedule. They serve as a liaison between children/families and schools, provide early identification and early intervention services to students in K – 3rd grade screened as being eligible for the Pinocchio Program; and provide Mental Health Consultation to school staff .
This position serves the Ferguson/Florissant School District, and follows the district schedule. Monday- Friday 8:30am-3:30pm during the school year. The position is paid hourly.
• Program Coordination 50%
- Screen all children in assigned school grades K – 3
- Provide direct and indirect observation of children screened as eligible for the program
- Coordinate and complete program eligibility process with appropriate school staff and potential program parents
- Weekly Pinocchio Sessions: develop a permanent weekly schedule with the school
- Attend all agency and program meetings at a frequency determined by Supervisor
- Link families to other Compass Health Network services as deemed appropriate
• Direct Clinical Services 25%
- Collaborate with families and systems to develop Pinocchio Child and Family Plans
- Meet with each child eligible for the program weekly; individually for 30 minutes or in a group no larger than 4 students for 45 minutes.
- Schedule two parent conferences during the academic school year
- Provide mental health consultation and mental health education to school staff
- Function as a member of an integrated health team, serving as the liaison
among providers involved in the client’s/family’s life.
- Actively work to build and foster an integrated care team around the
- Provide parenting education when appropriate. (Family System Model)
- Seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member.
• Documentation 20%
- Maintain agreed upon level of productivity.
- Complete all mandatory documentation to monitor client’s progress towards achievement of individual treatment plan goals.
• Other Responsibilities 5%
- Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- Perform Utilization Review activities as assigned
- Attend all training as required by Crider Health Center, Accreditors and Funders.
The Pinocchio Mental Health Specialist reports directly to the Pinocchio Program Manager/Pinocchio Supervisor.
• Masters degree in mental health related field as recognized by the US Department of Education and minimum of three years applicable experience.
• Licensed or License eligible
• Commitment to Service Excellence
• Commitment to Personal Excellence
• Team Oriented and Values Diversity