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Manager, School-based Mental Health

Company: KIPP Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionKIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.Job DescriptionAbout the OpportunityThe Manager of School-Based Mental Health will strategically support schools to foster healthy and safe environments for students to reach optimum achievement and wellness, serving as a thought partner, problem solver, and change agent to internal and external stakeholders with steadfast commitment to action. This person will play a significant role in ensuring that our instructional vision is lived inside of our classrooms and schools by supporting school leadership teams with program implementation, instructional coaching, aligned data-analysis practices and aligned professional development opportunities, while also leading School-Based Mental Health Services teams to ensure that all students have the tools they need to learn.Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage the operations of KIPP Texas' School-Based Mental Health Program:
  • Ensure research-based interventions for students with mental, behavioral, and physical impairments are evident and supported at the school based level.
  • Provide operational leadership, management and direction to Mental Health Services.
  • Plan, organize and lead collaborative departmental meetings.
  • Coordinate and manage partnerships with community health and wellness agencies.
  • Maintain and update policies and procedures and operating guidelines for School-Based Mental Health Services teams in collaboration with the Senior Director of School-Based Mental Health.
  • Manage, respond, and support School-Based Mental Health program compliance.
  • Develop and lead crisis prevention and response efforts at the school and regional levels.
  • Support Mental Health/Social Service faculty:
  • Coordinate and provide high quality professional learning for continuous growth of individual Student Wellness service providers, including but not limited to counselors and social workers.
  • Conduct on-site visits to strengthen program implementation.
  • For School-Based Mental Health staff, provides coaching to ensure fidelity of Mental Health programming and consultation around mental health best practices.
  • Forge, cultivate and maintain healthy relationships with multiple KTX teams:
  • Responsively follows-up and follows-through with students, families, and faculty members.
  • Through impact and influence, stimulates others to take action and accomplish goals, even when no direct reporting relationship exists.
  • Builds coalitions to garner support by aligning proposals/ideas with the needs and priorities of others.
  • Develops mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships based upon trust, respect, and achievement of common goals.
  • Gains the trust of key stakeholders by active listening and seeking to understand their views and needs.
  • Performs other related job duties and training as assigned.QualificationsKnowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, curiosity, gratitude, growth mindset, and a sense of humor
  • A passion for and commitment to being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven organizational culture
  • Ability to evaluate and implement SEL and mental health programs aligned to our vision
  • Strong communication skills and follow-through
  • Demonstrated initiative in prioritizing amidst complex needs and strategically planning to get results
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task within an ambiguous, fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment while also driving toward clarity and solutions
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to grow and learn quickly
  • Knowledge of mental health, learning theory, and current educational trends
  • Experience planning and leading engaging and effective professional development for adults
  • Experience in leading and collaborating with high-performing teams and managing
  • programs and/or staff, while providing constructive and instructive feedback to team members
  • Maintains an articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Exercises excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to synthesize knowledge and present it to stakeholders, including parents, students, and administrators, in a comprehensive manner
  • Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details
  • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development
  • Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)Required Education and/or Experience:
    • Master's degree in a mental health, counseling, social work or related education field
    • Minimum 3 years of exemplary experience providing mental health direct services to child and/or adolescents
    • Minimum 1 year exemplary leadership coaching and management experienceRequired Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
      • Must possess at least one of the following certifications or licenses:
        • LPC-I, LPC, LPC-S
        • LMFT Additional InformationCompensation and Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc. Funding: The Manager, School-based Mental Health will be funded directly from the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants awarded by the Texas Education Agency under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (ESSER II) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ESSER III). This position will be funded solely (100%) from the ESSER II and III allocation for direct expenses through September 30, 2023, and may continue to be funded through September 30, 2024, depending upon the availability of ESSER grant funds. At the end of the grant period this position may be eliminated unless other sources of funds are secured to maintain this position or a similar position. The employee must sign this job description acknowledging receipt of the job description and signing their acknowledgement that this position is grant funded and is temporarily aligning with the terms of the grant period.

Keywords: KIPP Texas, Austin , Manager, School-based Mental Health, Executive , Austin, Texas

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