POSITION TITLE: Non-Physician Mental Health Professional
III Education Center, 1905 Leary Lane, Victoria TX 77904
EEOC CODE: Professional FLSA STATUS: Exempt
AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
The NPMHP must qualify as a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing
Arts (LPHA) as defined in TAC 26. This consists
of a person licensed as one of the following and acting within the authorized
scope of the person's license:
Licensed clinical social
Physician assistant; or
Licensed marriage and
TO: Director of Program Operations
A non-physician mental health
professional (NPMHP) will serve as
a mental health and substance use resource for school districts located in the
region served by our regional education service center (ESC). The NPMHP will serve as a resource regarding child/adolescent
mental health and substance use for school and education service center (ESC)
- Increasing ESC and
school personnel's awareness and understanding of mental health and
co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
- Assisting personnel in
the implementation of initiatives related to mental health or substance use
- Ensuring personnel are
programs and research-based practices
Other public and private
mental health and substance use programs
- Facilitating Mental
Health First Aid trainings
- Facilitating trainings
The impact of grief and
in supporting children with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are
impacted by grief or trauma
intervention programs proven effective in helping students cope with pressures
- Use alcohol, cigarettes, or illicit drugs; or
- Misuse prescription drugs
In addition, the NPMHP meets
multiple deadlines and reporting requirements. May perform other work duties as
assigned by Director. Will represent Gulf Bend Center and the ESC
in a positive, mature, and professional manner at all times and maintain a
positive interface with community providers/stakeholders. Work is performed under the general
supervision of the Director of Behavioral Health Services with considerable
latitude for the exercise of discretion and independent judgement.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
1. Completes a needs assessment related to mental health and substance use and misuse for children, adolescents and families in the targeted ESC area by working closely with:
- Texas Health and Human
Services Commission ? Children's Mental Health Unit Program Specialist;
- The LMHA/LBHAs in the
- The MHFA Outreach
Workers at each of the LMHA/LBHAs;
- The ESC staff;
- The local school
- Other community
2. Research resource information online and through networking.
3. Liaison and collaborate between systems including: LMHA/LBHAs,
ESCs, school districts, community agencies, and state agencies. (Additional
LMHA to include Camino Real and Coastal Plains)
4. Design, implement, and coordinate a calendar of events.
5. Facilitate trainings according to program guidelines.
6. Complete and submit monthly reporting template to LMHA/LBHA
7. Comply with HIPPA and FERPA
8. Establish a system for information
sharing and follow-up
9. Demonstrate leadership and
initiative throughout this process
10. Possess strong Microsoft Office
skills such as creating presentations and a variety of training material and
creating graphs, charts, and tables
with program planning and development as delegated by Director.
Must maintain regular and reliable attendance.
13. Complies with telework/remote
Uses the trauma informed care approach when providing services and
working with others.
the Three E's of trauma-informed care.
the Four R's of trauma-informed care.
the six key principles of trauma-informed care.
SKILLS, ABILITIES, and COMPETENCY:
have computer experience to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
have strong decision making and good organizational skills to achieve multiple
cooperative teamwork with other staff to accomplish the efficient operation of
professionalism by appropriate dress, language, ethics, and work habits.
have good verbal and written communication skills.
Specific Job Competencies
ability to set priorities and work with a high degree of autonomy.
- Comfort with public speaking to
small, medium, and large groups (in-person and virtually).
- Experience working in a school
- Build relationships: Establish and
maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and
externally, to achieve the goals of the program.
- Communicate Effectively: Speak,
listen, and write in a clear thorough and timely manner using appropriate and
effective communication tools and techniques.
- Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve
operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
- Foster teamwork: Work cooperatively
and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions
that enhance the program effectiveness for your area.
- Organize: Set priorities, develop a
work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information,
- Plan: Determine strategies to move
the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and
evaluate the process and results.
- Solve problems: Assess problem
situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information,
generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the
trauma-informed approach to care ?realizes the widespread impact of trauma and
understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of
trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved in the system; and
responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures,
and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.? The six key
principles of a trauma-informed approach include: safety; trustworthiness and
transparency; peer support; collaboration and mutuality; empowerment, voice and
choice; and cultural, historical and gender issues (Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration ).
Three E's of Trauma: Events, Experiences, and Effects.
Four R's: Key Assumptions in a Trauma Informed Approach ? Realization,
Recognize, Respond, Resist Re-traumatization.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
- Computer, telephone, projectors, calculator, printer,
fax machine, and copy machine are used in performance of essential job duties.
- Various forms of paperwork are handled in
performance of essential job duties.
AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE):
Required: Graduated from an accredited college or university with a master's
degree or higher. Ability to pass a
fingerprint-based background check
- Current and valid Texas
Driver's license and a clean driving record with reliable transportation
- Current licensure for
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST:
- Operating Office equipment
- Operating motor vehicle
- Light lifting, under 15 lbs
- Ability to see
- Identify colors
- Light carrying, under 15 lbs
- Hearing (with aid)
- Ability to write
- Climbing stairs
- Ability to count
- Ability to read
- Simple grasping
- Ability to tell time
Work site and environmental conditions that apply to
- Travel by car 30% of time
- Working closely with others
- Working alone
Yes DRIVING REQUIRED: Yes
with employees' contractors, customers, community, family members, referral
sources, governmental sponsoring and funding entities, program auditors,
advocacy groups, and the media.
- Ability to communicate
effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Work behavior must be
compatible with Center value statement and Policies and Procedures contributing
to an environment of problem solving, building trust, conflict resolution, and
customer service. Ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.
- Ability to plan and
schedule work and implement directives without constant supervision.
- Ability to present a
professional appearance and conduct when representing the Center.
- Ability to work
cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals, co-workers, and
groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a strong spirit of
- Ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the
general public using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS
- Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. Liability insurance required.
be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center
vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.
driving record as defined by Gulf Bend Center.
complete all CORE training requirements prior to the due date.
have computer experience to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, and
Outlook. Must have good
organizational skills to achieve multiple deadlines. Ability to type 40 wpm.
maintain regular attendance and reliability which is critical to business
operations. This is a fulltime
position. Days and hours of work
are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm or agreed upon hours 100% of
the time, to ensure consistency and completeness of program's
processes. Evening and weekend work
may be required as job duties demand.
Bend Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants
for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without
regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status,
genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or
expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local
policy applied to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation, and training.
Please note this job description is not designed
to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.