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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: School Mental Health Program Manager
Salary: $46710.56 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

The School Mental Health Program Manager is responsible for coordination, planning, and implementation of the school mental health services in collaboration with USD 259. This position will provide clinical and administrative supervision of QMHP staff providing goal-directed, medically necessary services, and support to individuals with mental health disorders.  Individual participates in program planning, development, and evaluation. Individual is part of the management team for Rehab Services and participates in program planning and problem solving as part of this broader team. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.


Essential Job Functions:

Coordination of Program

  • Builds and maintains relationships with district staff including administration and district mental health teams.
  • Coordinates cooperative agreements, grants, and/or contracts with district, and other entities to ensure MHIT compliance.
  • Acts as a liaison between the district and COMCARE as the point person for communication between the two groups.


  • Ensures clients have treatment plans for all services recommended to meet individual needs.
  • Identifies gaps in services between COMCARE and the school district and develops proposals for meeting identified needs.
  • Monitors customer satisfaction with program and services.  Includes internal and external customers.
  • Monitors potential barriers to treatment for prospective clients and develops strategies for reducing barriers and ensuring access to needed services.
  • Ensures technical competency of staff by providing consultation and training as needed.


  • Participates in recruiting, screening, interviewing, and orientation of new staff members.
  • Delegates or provide coverage for absent team members to ensure continuity of care for clients.
  • Meets with assigned staff for regularly scheduled, individual supervision, group supervision, and maintains documentation regarding the content of the supervisory conference.
  • Coaches, provide feedback to staff, and monitors performance improvement plans.
  • Meets with assigned staff to create professional development goals and approve staff use of designated professional development funds.
  • Reviews and approve timesheets, planned employee absence requests, employee mileage reimbursement forms, business card orders, and cell phone reimbursement requests.
  • Completes quarterly and annual performance evaluations for assigned staff members and submit to COMCARE human resources on time.



Collaboration & Cooperation:  Builds constructive working relationships with clients/consumers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral and listening skills.

Detail Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures. Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise. Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions completed.

Resilience & Adaptability:  Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.

Leadership:  Communicates a vision and inspires motivation; engages with others (direct-reports and peers) in team process to solve problems; works to find a win/win resolution of differences; is aware of how management style impacts staff productivity and development; modifies leadership style to meet situational requirements; helps team stay focused on major goals while


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:    Must be an individual who meets the criteria for an approved mental health service provider (QMHP).

Years of Experience:   Minimum of 2 years of experience in supervising others preferred or any combination of experience and training that would allow candidate to perform successfully in the program.

License, certifications, etc…   Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LPC, or LP. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Master’s degree or higher

Years of Experience:  2

License, certifications, etc…   May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory board as a LCP, LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and using measurement devices.


Testing/Screening Requested:

• KBI & DCF Background Screens • Driver's License Screen • Pre-employment Drug Screen



General office equipment, fax, copier, computer, multi-line phones


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some evenings

Location of work:  Various USD 259 schools

The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).  Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20010507

Open Date: 11/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/21/2018 11:59:59 PM