Supervisor - District Mental Health Clinician

Milpitas Unified School District - Milpitas, California - Full time


The District Mental Health Clinician, Supervisor will be responsible for providing and coordinating mental health support and services to students and families via delivery of individual and group counseling, presentations at designated district location(s), and supervising School Mental Health Counselors and Fieldworkers collecting hours towards licensure. The District Mental Health Clinician, Supervisor will also provide consultation services to staff to support the overall district mental health goals within the district’s adopted Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks. 


Provide mental health support services to district educational teams including case consultation regarding students’ status, diagnosis, and treatment in order to identify and provide intervention strategies for students and their families. 

Provide clinical supervision to School Mental Health Counselors and Fieldworkers. 

Assist in developing, planning, and implementing new and enhanced mental health programming (on-boarding, handbook, supervision resources, progress monitoring, medical, service delivery etc). 

Regularly meet with Program Manager of Mental Health to discuss ongoing services. 

Provide direct mental health services when needed to include intake assessment, individual/ family/ group therapy, school-home communication, and case management. 

Complete treatment plans, treatment plan updates, consent for mental health services, release and exchange of information, and all documentation requirements when appropriate. 

Perform threat/risk assessments with students when warranted, to determine the level of risk of harm to self and others, and determine the need for hospitalization or other intensive mental health services. 

Provide classroom, school-wide and district presentations intended to promote the academic, behavioral, and social emotional development of all students. 

Regularly participate and collaborate in all assigned meetings. 

Participate in the collection of mental health information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided. 

Provide complete and timely documentation to support services rendered. 

Participate in consultation, implementation and monitoring of PBIS Tier I, II and III supports for students with identified attendance, behavioral, and social- emotional challenges aligned to the school’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks. District 

Serve as member/ consultant to the assigned school’s PBIS team and district MTSS team. 

Serves as member of district crisis planning team. 

Commits to continuous growth and learning through consultation, training and inservice opportunities. 

Consults with outside agencies, psychologists, psychiatrists, and physicians. 

Assists with district-wide social emotional and behavior programs and support systems. 

Assists with mental health resource allocations and billing. 

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Master's or Doctorate Degree from an accredited graduate school in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or other equivalent human services degree. 

Previous experience working effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse groups. 

Previous experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Previous experience and/ or familiarity working within an educational, school-based setting. 

Previous experience supervising. 

Licensed for a minimum of 2 years with supervisory course work completed. 

Previous experience in school-based counseling preferred. 

Familiarity with Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), preferred. 

Prior experience in special education field, preferred. 

Successful experience in areas of conflict resolution, preferred. 



Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral, mental health, collaborative, and/or other consultation models and methods for effective planning and decision-making processes at the individual, group, and system levels. 

Knows biological, cultural, developmental and social influences of behavior and mental health, behavioral and emotional impacts on learning and life skills. 

Knows how, in collaboration with others, to develop appropriate behavioral and/or social-emotional goals for students of varying abilities, disabilities, strengths, and needs. 

Has knowledge of implementing interventions, including consultation, behavioral/intervention and counseling to achieve the above goals. 

Has knowledge of evaluating the effectiveness of such interventions and goals, and developing/ utilizing progress monitoring tools. 

Demonstrates knowledge of principles and research related to resilience and risk factors, and mental health services in schools and communities. 

Demonstrates knowledge of multi-tiered prevention and evidence-based strategies for effective crisis response. 

Demonstrates knowledge of principles and research related to family systems, strengths and diversity factors for children, families, and schools, including factors related to culture, context, and individual and role differences. 


Use strategic and analytic thinking skills and the ability to apply deductive reasoning and draw valid conclusions in order to solve problems and facilitate decision-making processes. 

Ability to continuously seek quality service and process improvements in order to support a mission and strategic vision. 

Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, program personnel, parents, co-workers, and the public. 

Communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing. 

Understand and be sensitive to those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Understand and carry-out assigned work with minimal supervision. 

Take responsibility to use good judgment in recognizing scope of authority. 

Prepare and maintain statistical records and reports for the purpose of evaluating services and reporting outcomes. 

Learn and use technology and computer software applications as appropriate to the work environment. 

Learn, plan, formulate and execute federal, state, District and departmental policies, procedures and directives in accordance with assigned duties. 

Maintain confidential clinical records, including intake assessments, treatment goals and plans, progress notes and case closure. 

Ability to use a consultative approach to resolving work-related issues. 

Ability to communicate in English and another language, preferred. 



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Typically indoor work environment; subject to driving to off-site locations to conduct work.  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. 

Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions. 

Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use the telephone, computer, calculator and office machines at required speed and accuracy. 

Vision sufficient to read handwritten, printed materials, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines. 

Hearing sufficient to communicate in person and hold telephone conversations in normal range (approximately 60 decibels). 

Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distances on the telephone and when addressing groups. 

Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach overhead.

Physical stamina sufficient to sustain light physical labor for up to 8 hours, sit and/or walk for prolonged periods of time. 

Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment (office, District, school site to site) for sustained periods of time on hard flooring, climb slopes, stairs, ramps and to respond to emergency situations. 

Physical strength sufficient to periodically lift and/or carry 25 pounds of materials or supplies; occasionally lift 80 or more pounds with assistance. 

Occasionally push and/or pull a variety of tools, equipment, or objects weighing 80 or more pounds. 


Current Licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or California Board of Psychology, including Licensed Psychologist (PsyD, PhD), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Possess a California driver’s license and be insurable. 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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K12 School Operations

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