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Dayton Children's Hospital Student Resiliency Coordinator Independent in Dayton, Ohio

Category:Behavioral HealthFacility:Child Health PavilionDepartment:Community Behavioral Services AdministrationSchedule:Full timeHours:40Job Details:Dayton Children’s Hospital is seeking passionate individuals to provide school-based resiliency care coordination services to children and families with mental health, environmental, physical, recreational, and social needs. This program is a part of the Ohio Disaster Response Project serving youth and their families in Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties who have experienced traumatic stressors due to the 2019 tornados. A Student Resiliency Coordinator provides appropriate referrals and interventions to assist in building resiliency assets for students. They also work to enhance relationships among all who interact with students in order to improve outcomes in the school, family and community. The coordinator will provide individual and family support and interventions including coordination of healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and non-healthcare services for students. Candidates should have good communication skills and be able to establish relationships with community agencies and healthcare professionals, including parents/guardians, to aid in identifying each student’s behavioral health needs. Candidates will be expected to provide education on behavioral health issues to students, teachers, parents and other professionals as well as serve as an advocate for each individual student and their family’s needs while respecting their right to make decisions regarding their own care, treatment and services.

Maintains a caseload of approximately 15 students identified as needing resiliency supports.

Provides timely response to students, parents and school personnel

Communicates with school personnel in assessing needs

Completes a collaborative strength-based assessment

Implements best practices that address behavioral health needs and increases resiliency

Actively solicits parental involvement and/or other natural supports and teaches families how to utilize available systems of support

Provides crisis intervention and mediation as needed for those students on their caseload

Provides for student connectedness to individuals, family, community, and child serving organizations/agencies

Aids students in applying learned coping skills from counseling in the school setting

Helps students improve skills in managing feelings, social interactions, problem solving, self-confidence, self-esteem, etc.

Helps students manage/cope with anxieties, fears, nervousness, sadness

Serves as a liaison between school administration, DCH, parents, students, and mental health service providers

Follows HIPPA & FERPA laws and completes needed releases

Meets with school personnel regularly

Educates school personnel on various mental health conditions/diagnoses and assists with effective classroom interventions/strategies

Coordinates and follows through with needed referrals for healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and non-healthcare needs

Follows through with needed referrals for behavioral healthcare and provides regular follow-ups

Works to solve barriers to accessing care, treatment, and services

Communicates regularly with all members of the student’s team

Maintains knowledge, skills and ability needed to perform job effectively

Maintains current licensure with continuing education requirements

Participates in professional development regularly

Reads and keeps up to date on professional/clinical issues and best practices

Monitors and tracks caseload activity

Keeps current data of student and parental contacts, needs, outcomes and other metrics as required

Utilizes metrics including the Behavioral Emotional Rating Scale to provide further indicators of areas of strength and opportunities for growth

Develops timely efficacy reports as required

Maintains ongoing contacts (phone, meetings, conferences) with other professionals involved, including collateral contacts with community resources/services

Education and Experience

Required: Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling: LISW/LPCC

Preferred: 1-2 years experience, school based experience

At Dayton Children's we believe that each moment counts with our patients, families and with each other.

We are moving at a fast pace and are looking for the right talent for our team at Dayton Children's. We want people who embody our values and want to become a part of the Dayton Children's difference. If this is you, apply today!

Our values:

  • Safety--We make safety our first priority.

  • Compassion--We deliver compassionate, family-centered care to all we serve.

  • Ownership--We are the pediatric care experts and act knowing that every patient, visitor and the hospital is our collective responsibility.

  • Collaboration--We work collaboratively to care for children, their families and each other.

  • Innovation--We continuously innovate to make Dayton Children's even better today and into the future.

  • Value Creation--We deliver quality outcomes and excellent service while being good stewards of health care resources.