Counseling - Licensure required
Social Emotional Services Interventionist
Valor Christian High School is a decidedly Christian, college preparatory school whose core values honor a biblical foundation. Valor employees are faith-centered believers active in a local, Christian church. The Social Emotional Services Interventionist appropriately integrates faith into their practice as a mental health counselor based on the needs and goals of the student.
As a member of the Student Experience team, the Social Emotional Services Interventionist directly supports the ongoing development of a multi-tiered system of support and implementation of school-wide social emotional learning and programming, as well as assists faculty and staff in providing interventions for students who need intensive levels of support for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). This goal will be accomplished by working alongside a multi-disciplinary intervention team, with a focus on positive behavior support. The Social Emotional Services Interventionist uses evidence-based strategies and interventions to support the development of the whole student. The Social Emotional Services Interventionist partners with the Deans and Social Emotional Services Coordinator to support the mental health and well-being of Valor students, in order to help them reach their social, emotional, and academic potential and more fully discover who God created them to be.
The Social Emotional Services Interventionist must have a mature faith in Jesus Christ and a deep desire to bring awareness and intercession to these matters in a holistic way, as well as service our student body with individual intervention, community resources and referrals, and delivery of social and emotional curriculum. The Interventionist is a trained mental health professional who understands the developmental needs of adolescents, clinical diagnoses, and mental health conditions and their implications in the learning environment and peer relationships. In addition, the Interventionist is culturally aware, and understands the impact of complex trauma, chronic illness, grief and loss, and life transitions on learning, relationships and adaptive functioning in the home, school and community setting. The Social Emotional Services Interventionist will counsel students with love, hope, grace and mercy.
Possess and Model a Growing Relationship with Christ
- Pursue full devotion to Jesus Christ and live a life that reflects that authenticity
- Model the fruits of the spirit in communications, relationships and daily work
- Demonstrate teachability and a willing heart for service
- Embody others-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions
Demonstrate Trustworthy Commitment to Valor Christian High School
- Accept and uphold Valor’s Statement of Beliefs
- Accept and abide by all affirmations in Valor’s Annual Statement of Commitment
- Be relationally involved in the life/lives of our students with a heart of service and mission
- Seamlessly and deliberately integrate Biblical truth and Christian values into daily work
Establish Partnerships In and Amongst Internal Stakeholders
- Partners with Social Emotional Services Coordinator to provide social-emotional learning support and programming for students.
- Partners with the Dean’s office to provide positive, holistic behavioral support and social emotional interventions.
- Assists administrators and the multi-disciplinary team with the identification of students who need additional moderate or intensive SEL support.
- Serves as a consultant for parents, when it comes to students with mental health concerns
- Provides suicide prevention and intervention education to students
- Assists Social Emotional Services Coordinator with SEL data collection
- Responsible for student social/emotional/behavioral and mental health support plans
- Collaborates with stakeholders for appropriate student behavioral interventions
- Supports and participates in the Green Pastures/ Disciplinary process used by Valor
- Provides teacher support for behavioral/mental health issues
Provide Crisis Services
- Provides resources to students and families in crisis
- Offers short-term, solution-based counseling services for the most vulnerable students
- Partners with Social Emotional Services Coordinator to provide referrals to community counseling services
- Supports students with ongoing emotional/mental health challenges
- Conducts school threat assessments, suicide assessments, mental health assessments, mandatory reporting, abuse and neglect reports
- Coordinates with the Deans and School Resource Officer to provide anti-bullying education/programming to the student body
- Follows established processes and protocols
Serve Wholeheartedly as an Exceptional Teammate
- Uphold and embody Valor’s culture as set forth in the Valor Culture Document
- Model servant leadership, grace and love in all relationships and interactions
- Develop relationships with colleagues with goals of teamwork, relational unity and spiritual growth
- Provide team support regarding all matters, processes and initiatives
- Demonstrate loyalty to teammates in action and word
- Assist Team members to facilitate school-wide wins
Demonstrate a Commitment to Fulfilling Valor’s Vision and Mission
- Assume collaborative responsibility for Operating Plan Goals and Fiscal stewardship
- Be a ‘culture- keeper’
Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth
- Participate in Valor Team meetings, Chapel and weekly meetings with Team/Supervisor
- Demonstrate teachability and receptivity to feedback
- Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
- Participate in the broader ministry of Valor by contributing of time, talent and treasure beyond assigned role responsibilities
- Campus Pastor
- Therapist, counselors
- Athletic Team
- Social Emotional Services Coordinator
- Director of student Experience
- Various Academic Departments
- Other departments as needed
The Social Emotional Services Interventionist will support the overall mission of Valor Christian High School by supporting a flourishing school culture, school safety and well-being while equipping socially and emotionally healthy, resilient leaders that will transform the world for Christ.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
- MA in Counseling or related field, preferably from a Christian college, university or seminary
- Licensed School Counselor with a current Colorado state license preferred
- Credentialed SSP School Counselor
- Licensed School Social Worker
- Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with current Colorado license
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Highly relational
- Excellent administrative, organization, coordination and leadership skills
- Has experience navigating the complexities of counseling services and mental health crisis response within a high school setting
- Previous experience as an educator or classroom teaching experience preferred
The same basic physical demands described here are the same for all employees to successfully perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employees must periodically lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and could occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral/depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics are varied and include classroom, office, and outdoor events while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment noise level also varies.
POSITION TYPE: B, Full-time, Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Social Emotional Services Coordinator