POSITION: 

Mental Health Advocate and Family Support

TYPE OF POSITION: 

Non-Represented Exempt – Full Time School Year Position 
Hours may vary based on program needs 

REPORTS TO: 

Building Principals  

SUPERVISION: 

None 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

Required:  

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or other mental health related field 

  • Experience working with students with social, emotional and/or behavioral needs 

Preferred:  

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed and Independent Clinical Social Worker, or related mental health licensed practitioner  

  • Experience working with students and families within a PK-12 school setting. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Well-being and Engagement Specialist will work with students and family systems in collaboration with school staff to address and support mental health concerns or behaviors demonstrating a lack of engagement or school success.    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Provides initial or secondary response to students seeking mental health or behavior support. 

  • Ensures that services are respectful of and are sensitive to the ethnic/cultural context and history of the consumer and their support system.   

  • Engages families of students served to mediate concerns impacting student success.   

  • Interviews students or families to obtain information relevant to assessing presenting problems, resources, needs, and appropriate levels of intervention. 

  • Provides information and assists students with access to community services and resources. 

  • Assists with service coordination including, but not limited to, crisis intervention, targeted case management, advocacy, service linkage, and navigation.  

  • Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings to provide feedback related to student school success. 

 

PHYSICAL FACTORS:  

  • Frequent: walking, standing, bending, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing  

  • Occasional: lifting, physical restraints  

All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work. 

It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.