**NEW POSITION** Mental Health Specialist

Location: New Orleans, LA
Date Posted: 01-09-2019
The Mental Health Specialist shall provide the following supportive mental / behavioral health services:
  • Provide support to Kingsley House’s Early Learning Services (ELS) staff, primarily classroom teachers and supervisors, to support the behavioral health and well-being of young students. 
  • Conduct classroom observations as requested, and discuss observations with appropriate ELS team members for ongoing quality assurance. 
  • Provide play therapy services for student participants of ELS programs as deemed appropriate. 
  • Inform ELS staff of the techniques used with students in therapy. 
  • Engage parents in all aspects of student care; provide information about therapeutic recommendations; and work with parents to support behavioral health and well-being in the home environment. 
  • Provide filial therapy to parents to support therapeutic approaches used with children, as appropriate.  
  • Utilize counseling strategies and tools assumed effective working with populations that share similar needs as child participants. 
  • Make referrals for collateral or other wrap around services, as appropriate.    
  • Document counseling support activities at least weekly. 
  • Coordinate weekly schedule and maintain contact with the Health Manager or designee by phone, or in-person communication as requested, returning calls and emails in a timely manner within at least 48 hours.
  • Mental health background and licensed play therapist preferred/desirable.  Related fields (e.g. psychology, licensed counselors etc.).
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