Coordinator of Mental Health-Mental Health Integrationist

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Lansing School District
Position Details: 

Notice of Vacancy

Coordinator of Mental Health

Mental Health Integrationist

Pre-K through 8th grade Schools | Lansing School District

Job No: #12401                                                     Posting Timeline: September 9-18, 2019


Position: Coordinator of Mental Health – Mental Health Integrationist

Location: Various Pre-K through 8th grade Schools                       

Starting Date: ASAP

Work Weeks: 52 Weeks

Work days per Week: 5 days

Hours per Week:  40 Hours

Bargaining Units: Meet & Confer

Salary: Per appropriate placement on the Meet & Confer Master Agreement Salary schedule



  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, sociology, marriage and family therapy, counseling or related human services field is required;
  • Possession of appropriate State of Michigan Credential in the mental health field. Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Evidence of mentorship and continued development of mental health interns;
  • At least 5 years of successful work with urban schools on projects aimed at supporting underserved populations; 
  • Experience supervising and overseeing a federally funded grant;
  • Demonstrated experience supporting a clinical project with clinical staff;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with At-Risk students: specifically, root causes of behaviors that interrupt student learning;
  • Ability to identify and assess the origin of problem behaviors and work with school staff to identify systems level strategies to improve student mental health and behavioral health outcomes;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the use of appropriate strategies and resources for reducing behaviors that place students at risk of not successfully completing school;
  • Ability to provide professional development training to school personnel and administrators in areas of mental health and capacity building;
  • Knowledge and experience with Trauma Informed Schools;
  • Ability to create logic models, implementation plans and actions steps, to assist with school-wide mental health integration, specifically trauma sensitivity and practices;
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule which includes community-based parent meetings, and afterschool programming;
  • Knowledge of community programs and interventions that support student growth, socio-emotional wellness, and academic success;
  • Ability to synthesize systemic strategies to implement district level initiatives focused on mental health and social emotional development.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee multi-school implementation of Layer 1; Layer 2 and Layer 3 strategies to reduce prevalence of violence and impact of violence on students in targeted schools;
  • Initiate and sustain linkages between schools and public mental health, social services and family / youth services agencies;
  • Organize and implement events / professional development programs provided through the Office of School Culture;
  • Identify and target sustainable practices focused on improving school culture and integrating mental health;
  • Facilitate communication between stakeholders, including partner schools administration, program partners, teachers and program staff;
  • Schedule training sessions and seminars in accordance with department goals, specifically PEACETalks;
  • Prepare and distribute evaluation materials to assess progress of program and solicit feedback from participants;
  • Supervise district level clinical and mental health staff in supporting student wellness and mental health;
  • Oversee the collaboration of community partners and schools to integrate mental health and referral processes and procedures;
  • Oversee the implementation of evaluation materials to assess progress of program and solicit feedback from participants;
  • Attend and participate in school and community based coalitions and task groups that focus on social emotional health;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear;
  • Sitting for long periods of time;
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds;
  • Regularly required to use close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. Must also have the ability to adjust focus.



Only those applications assigned to a specific Job Number will be considered;

a general application does not satisfy the application protocol.


The Lansing School District accepts on-line applications only. Applicants are to submit a (1) Complete and detailed LSD Application (educational background, specialized/technical training, work experience, most recent performance evaluations), (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Letters of Recommendation, (5) Seniority Date, if applicant is an LSD bargaining unit member.


In the event the applicant cannot upload or scan the additional required documents, they can be submitted by mail or in person on or before the posting expiration date. The applicant shall indicate on the packet of information the position for which the materials are intended using the following statement:  Please attach this packet of additional information to my on-line application for job # (insert #), (insert job title). I have submitted an on-line application under the name, (insert your name) and assigned it to the job number indicated.  


Lansing School District, Attn: Human Resources Department, 519 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI  48933 

Phone: 517-755-2000      Fax: 517-755-2009


The Lansing School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its educational policies or practices on the basis of religion, race, color, sex, national origin, or handicap of any individual. For more information on employment opportunities with the Lansing School District visit our website at


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