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NOW ACCEPTING - Licensed Mental Health Practitioner


This is a five year, grant funded position. 

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a Human Services related field
  • A valid and current certification in the area of Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP), Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP), or Licensed Psychologist
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written, ability to communicate well with school personnel, staff district office staff, students, families and the community.
  • Attention to detail, self-starter, and able to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to problem-solve, mediate, and multi-task.
  • Experience working with individuals in crisis or need of assistance.
  • Display professional work ethic, including willingness to work non-traditional hours when necessary.
  • Ability to drive and provide own transportation to meet the requirements of the job.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct mental health services to include intake assessment, individual/group therapy, and crisis interventions to assigned student.
  • Assists school counselors with coordinating interventions with students, acting as intervention specialist.
  • Maintains regular contact with the parent/guardian of each client.
  • Provide follow-up and assist in implementation of reintegration plans for students who are returning to school from hospitalization and/or facility stays.
  • Furnishes complete and timely required reports and/or documentation to NDHHS, legal system, and other involved agencies, as appropriate.
  • Participates in meetings as necessary (trainings, IEP’s, community forums, etc.)
  • Provides consultation for school staff regarding mental health issues including classroom observation and appropriate service determination as appropriate.
  • Enhances the awareness of mental health needs, services and promotes, community understanding of mental health and enhances community response mental health problems.
  • Provides appropriate in-service training to school staff.
  • Develops support groups for students, as needed.
  • Participates n the collection of mental health information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided and program development.
  • Is familiar with disciplinary guidelines and student code of conduct in each district that is served.
  • Understands special education regulatory requirements and assists with process as appropriate.
  • Fosters effective communication with students, parents, and other staff members.

  •  Complies with all federal and state regulation for privacy and confidentiality to student information.

  • Maintain required data and confidential records.

  • Complete required information or any Medicaid eligibility, funding, or compliance paperwork.

  • Follows and supports ESU policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Ethical Considerations:

1) Refrain from discussing school problems, confidential matters, including personalities, and administrative decisions with non-ESU team members.

2) Respect the dignity and self-worth of all students/co-workers.

3) Serve as a positive role model for appropriate personal interactions and communication.


Email resume & letter of application to Dr. Ted DeTurk at tdeturk@esu2.org

Application deadline:  Until filled

E O E / Veteran Preference applies.

NOW ACCEPTING - Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

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