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Job Opening--Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition

  • January 04, 2019 10:10 AM
    Message # 6983234

    The Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition is searching for individuals to fill twelve month Clinical Instructor positions with the Coalition project. The Coalition is a multidisciplinary collaborative project among Boone County MO’s six independent school districts, two private schools, the University of Missouri's College of Education (COE), the  Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology,  School Counseling (ESCP), the Missouri Prevention Center (MPC) and the School of Social Work (SSW).   The project promotes a coordinated, multidisciplinary, collaborative initiative by: (a) implementing a scientifically-based model of prevention and intervention, (b)  reducing contextual risk factors and promoting existing protective factors, and (b) providing access for in-risk youth and their families to comprehensive mental health assessment and wrap-around case management services. 

    Job Duties: Clinical Instructors will:

    1.    Implement evidence based practices, progress monitoring, screening, and youth evaluations. 

    2.       Support youth case management, crisis intervention, triage, and linkages to other agencies. 

    3.       Provide ongoing consultation to school-based problem solving teams grades K-12.

    4.       Coordinate and implement data collection, analysis, and monitoring of fidelity to evidence-based practices in school settings.

    5.       Support school-based clinical practicum placement, training, and supervision of graduate students.

    This position will be housed in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (ESCP).


    Minimum Qualifications

             Masters level, Specialist, or Doctoral degree in School Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling or a related field

    ·         Experience working in schools, implementing evidence-based assessment and interventions, and coordinating clinical services for youth

    Candidates are evaluated on the following factors:

    ·         Ability to implement and coordinate clinical services in schools

    ·         Ability to communicate across multiple disciplines within the school context

    ·         Communication, organizational, and management skills

    ·         Provide clinical supervision to graduate students

    ·         Ability to provide service to the program, department, college, and the profession

    Certification or Licensure in specialization area

    Application Materials

    Visit the MU Human Resources website under Academic positions and access job #26423, Clinical Instructor in School Psychology.

    Upload (a) a letter of application and describe in detail your qualifications for the position, and (b) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application.  Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.   

    Please contact Dr. Lou Ann Tanner-Jones with questions about the position.

    Application Deadline

    Beginning Review Date:  Formal review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Other Information

    About ESCP: ESCP offers doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology. Master’s and Specialist degrees are offered in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling, and Career Counseling. More information on the department can be found at:

    The program is affiliated with the Missouri Prevention Center, the Coalition for Cultural Competency as well as the MU Career Center.

    About SSW: The MU School of Social Work (SSW) offers accredited Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs. In 2002, the Journal of Social Service Research ranked the school among the top 25 in the nation, based on faculty research accomplishments. SSW also holds the distinction of being one of only seven schools of social work that is a public, original land-grant, AAU, Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution. The full range of academic programs – BSW, MSW, and PhD – are offered on campus with off-campus programs also available for obtaining the MSW degree. The SSW is administratively housed within the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES).

    About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 72 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

    Benefit Eligibility

    This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

    Diversity Commitment

    The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

    To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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    Columbia Missouri Information

    About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1867, MU became one of the first public universities in the nation to establish an academic program specific to teacher preparation.  Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Department, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at:

    MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 120,000 that has been rated by Money Magazine, Men’s Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 30,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Research University with very high research activity. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

    This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts.

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