Student Mental Health Services

March 2, 2023
Application ends: March 20, 2025

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Job Description

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Position Overview

The Director of Student Mental Health Services provides the leadership and direction for all student mental health services through the multi-tiered system of support framework. The Office for Student Mental Health Services is responsible for ensuring the overall coordination and implementation of evidence-based programs and services delivered by the school Unified Mental Health Teams (UMHT) in the areas of counseling, social work, psychological services including suicide prevention, student assistance support and substance abuse prevention, crisis counseling and intervention, and restorative practices.


Roles and Responsibilities

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:

  • Provides leadership and supervision for the Office for Student Mental Health Services to ensure effective implementation and integration of evidenced-based practices and services.
  • Serves as liaison to several Loudoun County Human Service agencies, community, and university partners; ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements for student mental health to include oversight and direction for the data collection and auditing of related state reports.
  • Evaluates, provides leadership and oversight for Supervisors within the Department of Student Support Services who are responsible for student assistance specialists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and applicable services/initiatives.
  • Provide oversight of crisis counseling and intervention protocols for students and staff as outlined in the LCPS Emergency Management Plan. Develops and coordinates policy and procedures for bullying prevention and other related Student Services school board policy.
  • Coordinates and monitors the implementation of professional development of school-based mental health supports, and parent/guardian education that includes the LCPS Mental Health and Wellness series and annual conference.
  • Coordinates the development of the budget for all areas within the Office of Student Mental Health Services, approves expenditures and provides fiscal management oversight.



Below are the qualifications for this position:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Pupil Personnel Services license with Postgraduate Professional License, school administration and supervision preferred
  • Minimum of six years of experience in public school education, with progressively responsible experience as an administrator in programs that support the provision of student mental health support, programs, and initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring budgets
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal statutes, regulations, and ability to advise interested parties of the provisions of the laws
  • Demonstrated knowledge of upstream prevention and student leadership programing such as youth mental health first aid, and Sources of Strength
  • Ability to keep and maintain accurate records and to meet deadlines
  • Possesses strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with administrators, students, parents, staff, and community partners


Physical Requirements

The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. The employee must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.


FLSA status: Exempt

Months/Days/Hours: 12 months, 248 days, 8 hours per day

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent, Student Services

Salary Range: $123,078-$190,239 yearly