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Job posting: Student Assistance Professional, ESD113

Capital Region Educational Service District 113 is hiring a Student Assistance Professional.

The job of Student Assistance Professional is done for the purpose/s of providing prevention, intervention, treatment, and referral services to students and their families who are impacted by behavioral health conditions; and assisting in the development of a safe and drug free learning environment for learning and teaching. Read the full job posting.

A video about the position can be found here: https://www.truenorth113.org/jobs/

Here is the link to apply via Ed Jobs NW.

Job posting: School-Based Mental Health Counselor, The Health Center, Walla Walla

The Health Center (THC) is an independent, non-profit school-based health center located in Walla Walla, Washington.  THC is seeking to hire an experienced mental health counselor.  See the full job description here.

The Health Center works to advance the success of students by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs. We provide bi-directional integration of care through medical and mental health services, free of cost to students. We currently have multiple clinic locations in Walla Walla. Each counselor is based at a single clinic location.

We are looking for an experienced mental health counselor who approaches student care with an innovative lens. You will be working collaboratively with school staff, students, THC colleagues, and parents to provide the needed support for students to attain their healthiest self. 

General Description: The Mental Health Counselor will provide individual and group mental health counseling sessions for students/clients of The Health Center. This position is approximately 30 hours per week. We follow the Walla Walla Public Schools schedule, which includes summers off, snow days, and work days between 8am-3pm.

Job posting: School-Based Behavioral Health Meany Middle School, Seattle

Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC) is seeking to hire a passionate and mission-driven Mental Health Therapist that will be based at Meany Middle School Health Center.  See full job posting here.

Job Summary: The Middle School Behavioral Health Specialist provides mental health services within the School Based Health Center utilizing a variety of evidence-based modalities and practices to achieve tangible objectives. This position emphasizes promotion of healthy development and prevention or long-term intervention and consistent support, utilizing a collaborative care model, which may include students and their families, primary care providers, consulting psychiatrists, and mental health specialists; as well as school administrative, faculty, and support staff.

 

National webinar on Dec 14: “COVID-19 and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: School-Based Strategies for Support”

Upcoming webinar: “COVID-19 and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: School-Based Strategies for Support” on December 14th, noon-1pm PST.  Register here.

Before the pandemic, one out of thirty adolescents ages 13 to 17 experienced homelessness without a parent or guardian. These vulnerable youth face unique barriers to accessing school and health care, including COVID-19 vaccines and testing. While federal law protects homeless youths’ educational access and stability, state law determines the ability to consent to routine medical care and testing. With increasing numbers of school districts and states considering student vaccine mandates, it is critical to understand how to support youth who do not have parents or guardians who can consent to their vaccination and/or testing. This webinar will help the school-based health care field and their partners understand who these youth are, their educational rights, and how to support their health and safety during the pandemic.

The School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with SchoolHouse Connection, invites you to join our discussion with a distinguished panel of experts concerning the experience of homeless youth and strategies to best offer them support during the COVID-19 crisis.

Register here.

Panelists:

  • Patricia Julianelle, JD, Senior Strategist for Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, SchoolHouse Connection
  • Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection
  • Levi Bohanan, Special Assistant, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

SBHC Coffee Connections event this Friday, December 10

We will be having our next SBHC Coffee Connections event at 9am this Friday, December 10.  Please register here.

As a reminder, this school year we are hosting regular Coffee Connections events for Washington school-based health centers (SBHCs). This series provides an informal platform for you to connect with SBHC colleagues working across Washington state. Each session will have a guiding topic and some prompts for small group discussion. Mainly though these events will be a time for collective learning, sharing, and networking.  We look forward to having you join us this Friday, December 10. Please feel free to invite your SBHC colleagues who may have missed the original invite.  

Prompt for this Coffee Connection, meant simply to get the conversation started in small groups:  While we’ve recently seen approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 and booster shots becoming more widely available for adults, new concerns have arisen about the Omicron variant.  How are you personally living with / adapting to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic?