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Regional Director of Mental and Behavioral Health

Closing date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

High Desert ESD celebrates all cultures and languages and is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The Regional Director of Mental and Behavioral Health provides system-level visionary leadership in the development and implementation of region wide systems of support to meet the mental and behavioral needs of students. The Regional Director will have thorough knowledge of comprehensive and integrated multi-tiered system of supports that align academic, behavioral, and mental health services and the proven ability to coordinate and sustain a professional development system. The Regional Director will facilitate data-informed leadership cohorts who are well-versed in local student data. The Director will lead these cohorts through an equity lens using improvement science principles to ensure on-going system effectiveness. The Regional Director will engage all stakeholders, including families and community based organizations, in the creation and implementation of a shared vision of improving students mental and behavioral health outcomes. The Regional Director will align the work of existing and emerging educational initiatives.

Master’s degree in social work, education, counseling, clinical psychology, or related field. TSPC Administrator license preferred. At least 5 years’ experience in a leadership role, linking large scale multi-disciplinary systems and facilitating organizational change. Highly competent in facilitation and presentation skills with experience in a variety of educational and community settings. Experience in developing and nurturing community partnerships in the creation of a shared vision and services. Knowledge and experience in system wide data analysis and continuous improvement principles and implementation. Extensive knowledge of current research in mental health, behavioral health, and school safety. Must have current professional licensure. Must have access to reliable transportation, and consistent attendance is required. Applicants must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

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