Social/Emotional/Behavioral Support - Lexington R-V
Position: Social/Emotional/Behavioral Support
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Early Interventionist/Mental Health Clinician
Job Location: District
Beginning: Aug 07, 2023
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Lexington R-V
Lexington, MO 64067
Telephone: 660-259-4369 EXT 1001
Job Description:
Title: Early Interventionist/Mental Health Clinician
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent/Building Principals
Classification: Classified
FLSA Status: Exempt
Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board
of Education’s policy on the Evaluation of Professional Staff.

Terms of Employment and compensation: Contract length will be determined by the Lexington R-V Board of Education.  Salary will be determined in accordance with the current extra duty and/or teacher salary schedule adopted by the Board for the school year.  Benefits will be determined by the Board.

JOB SUMMARY:  The Early Interventionist/School Based Mental Health Clinician will lead the early intervention/school-based direct services program and is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting the program objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Additional duties may be assigned.
  • Assist school counselor and district based therapist with coordinating early interventions with students, acting as an intervention specialist; Pre.K-4th grades at ECC and LBS.
  • Screen all children in assigned school grades, Pre.K-4th and provide direct and indirect observation of children screened as eligible for the early intervention program.
  • Provide clinical assessments and interventions for students and families. 
  • Collaborate with teachers and families to provide early interventions and family plans, and provide parenting education when appropriate.
  • Meet with each identified child to receive weekly early intervention services in the school setting, individually or in a small group setting with no more than 4 participants. 
  • Provide individual, group and family therapy, based on need (divorce, grief, etc), maintaining a full caseload, based on mental health standards and ethics. 
  • Participate in meetings as necessary (staffings, trainings, IEPs, community forums, etc.). 
  • Enhance awareness of mental health needs, services; and to promote community understanding of mental health and to enhance community response to mental health problems. 
  • Maintain data on students served. 
  • Be familiar with disciplinary guidelines, and at risk student characteristics/ needs, collaborating agency referral guidelines. 
  • Be familiar with special education regulatory requirements and assistance with the special education process as appropriate. 
  • Possess behavioral modification training, and knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. 
  • Foster effective communication with students, parents, and other staff members. 
  • Possess effective organizational and time management skills. 
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervising staff. 
  • Performs essential functions. 

QUALIFICATIONS: The school based clinician must have a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling or social work. Experience working with students and families is preferred. Candidates must possess or be eligible for and working towards Missouri State License as a professional counselor or clinical social worker.
This is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Adopted:  May 17, 2023
Lexington R-V School District, Lexington, Missouri

All interested applicants must complete a district application on our website,, under employment.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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