Under the supervision of the Special Education Director, the LPC - Counselor, as a part of the primary care team, is responsible for providing standardized counseling/talk therapy, for identified students/families within the member districts of the WilMac Special Education Unit with mild to moderate mental health conditions and/or behavioral issues who are referred by building administrators and special education coordinators. The LPC- Counselor will work to address other social needs of students and will utilize area referral sources for needed specialty care, hospitalization, or advanced psychiatric assessments and treatments.
Education and/or Experience:
Participate in the assessment of the mental and behavioral health status of referred students
Provide individual centered therapy using effective treatment modalities
Formulates differential diagnosis of mild to moderate mental health conditions.
Formulates short-term and long-term therapeutic plans for students under care.
Consults with medical community and other providers regarding complex students and regarding prescription medications prescribed by providers.
Identify students with urgent mental health and make appropriate referrals to available emergency or psychiatric treatment facilities.
Provide written document of counseling sessions, assessments, interventions, and recommendations.
Provides group and family therapy session as indicated.
Assist member districts in developing protocols for WilMac counseling services and criteria for outside referrals for advanced/emergency psychiatric care.
Completion of an accredited program with certification and licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of North Dakota.
A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor- (LPC) At least two years of full-time experience in outpatient mental health counseling preferred.
Current/ability to obtain CPR training
Current/ability to obtain Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training
Valid/ability to obtain North Dakota Driver’s License
Must possess current/have the ability to obtain North Dakota licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor
Must be willing to travel between WilMac member districts
Additional Salary Information: Dependent upon education and experience adhering to the negotiated agreement
Internal Number: LPC
About WilMac Multidistrict Special Education Unit
Wilmac originated as the Williams County Special Education Program. The program was in place at the County level until June 30th 1980. WilMac Multidistrict Special Education Unit was established as a state political subdivision.
A special education unit works in collaboration with local school districts to provide special education services for students with disabilities (ages 3 to 21) in an effort to ensure that all special education students in North Dakota receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The Special Education Unit is committed to improving educational results for students with disabilities, through statewide leadership and support to schools, educators, students, families, and other stakeholders.
Additional responsibilities include the oversight of statewide compliance with all federal and state special education laws and regulations, development of programs and services, management of federally required data reporting and analysis, and administration of state and local special education budgets.