21-22 Licensed School-Based Mental Health Professional
Company: KIPP Texas Public Schools
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in
partnering with families and communities, 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.
In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and
San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a
nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student
academic outcomes and impacting more students across Texas. As a
unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively
leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial
strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in
order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved
communities across the state.
In the 2 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more
than 31,100 students in 59 schools, placing the district among the
top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what
is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal
of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college
graduation rate for alumni.
The mission and vision of KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core
Values as its cultural North Star:
As a Team & Family, We
- Champion Equity
- Chase Excellence
- Persist with Purpose
- Bring Joy
- Rise Together
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255
college-preparatory public charter schools educating early
childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP
schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is
open to all students. 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 families.
JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY
The primary role of the Social Worker is to identify and assist
student, families and school systems in overcoming barriers that
interfere with learning through the use of assessment, counseling,
consultation, and coordination of school and community resources.
The Social Worker utilizes knowledge of human behavior, social and
emotional competencies, and community systems to guide service
- Conduct assessments of individuals and families with the goal
of improving student social, emotional, behavioral and academic
- Conduct reliable and valid assessments of students and families
to inform the design of interventions to remove barriers to
- Complete assessments of campus needs to prioritize service
- Provide consultation to school personnel, parents/guardians,
and community partners for the purpose of enhancing their
understanding of student needs, developing effective interventions,
and building school capacity.
- Act as a liaison with community agencies to ensure continuity
- Facilitate crisis response and provide follow up crisis
counseling and referrals to appropriate providers.
- Demonstrate the use of evidence informed practices in their
- Utilize data in assessing needs of, planning interventions for
individual students, groups, and/or whole school population.
- Maintain accurate, complete and punctual records, as well as
safeguard the privacy and confidentiality of information as
required by law, District policy, and licensing requirements.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the values and ethics of the
individual's professional code of ethics.
- Meet the minimum professional development requirements as set
forth by the licensing board.
- Adhere to state and District mandating reporting requirements
as they pertain to safety concerns.
- Ensure that students and their families are provided services
within the context of multicultural understanding and
- Utilize evidence-informed practices, skills, and techniques
that reflect the understanding of the role of culture in the
- Empower students and families to gain access to and effectively
utilize school and community resources. Qualifications
This position requires a Master Degree in Social Work, or related
counseling field with a current Texas license as either a Licensed
Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
or Licensed Master Social Worker-Advanced Practitioner (LMSW-AP).
Incumbent is responsible for maintaining active licensure
This position requires candidates to have knowledge of social
services and programs available to meet a range of mental health,
physical health, academic, and social service needs, as well as
knowledge of state, local, and federal laws impacting the lives of
students. Candidates must also have experience in crisis response.
Candidates must have the ability to conduct interventions within a
broad range of settings, in a professional manner and with
Candidates must be able to work independently demonstrating
persistence, self-motivation, and excellent communication,
organization and time management skills. Candidates must work
effectively within a multidisciplinary team, maintain appropriate
boundaries, and serve as a liaison between school and community.
Candidates must be able to manage a student caseload for one single
campus. Candidates must have proficiency in Spanish and English
Compensation 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,
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