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Coordinator, Student Health Care Services

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0660 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Student Health Care Services GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the direction of the associate superintendent, Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement (OSFSE), oversees and ensures compliance with Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requirements related to student health services and supports, mental health and substance abuse prevention related services to assure that students may be in regular attendance in school; develops in-service training for school staffs. Liaison to local health MCPS liaison to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Child Protective Services, and MSDE regarding issues of student health care and supports. Coordinates the distribution of all informational communiques related to MCPS school health services program to staff, parents, students and the public.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of student health services programming, behavioral health interventions and substance abuse programming, national and state school health standards; working knowledge of Maryland State school health requirements; Expertise in health and safety regulations; suicide prevention. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement wellness and health related services; Highly skilled in facilitating meetings. Strong meeting and group facilitation skills. Ability to mobilize local resources in response to emerging and crisis events. Ability to work effectively with community, governmental and other organizations to serve students; Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing. Knowledge and application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP/MCBOA) Professional Growth System (PGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree required in education and/or a related discipline with expertise in student health care, psychology, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, and public health strategies. Five years minimum experience leading cross-collaborative teams in response to student crises, such as suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, coordinating key programs and initiatives related to student health care, and leading key social-emotional learning programs. Experience monitoring contractual services and budgets.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Extended day and evening work


Note: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or ability associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the core job elements.)

Reviews and evaluates programs and services within the school district to assure provision of comprehensive health services for students;

Collaborates with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland State Department of Education, and related entities to assure implementation of local compliance with school health requirements and plan local school initiatives.

Leads and assists cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate system-wide health initiatives;

Reviews, evaluates and recommends updates/changes to MCPS policies and procedures in accordance with legislative actions, regulations and best practices in school health services.

Represents MCPS on relevant boards, commissions and committees;

Provides technical assistance and professional development opportunities for school leaders, to support student achievement, including Youth Mental Health First Aid, De-Escalation Techniques ¿ list.

Creates systems and processes to track school system progress in supporting the health and well-being of students;

Utilizes serious incident data to make recommendations for programmatic offerings to schools.

Reviews, updates and assures implementation of required health related training and professional development for district staff.

Collaborates with Department of Health and Human Services and school leaders to report and/or manage the response to communicable disease cases;

Writes grant applications, manages monetary funds, and is well-informed about financial policies and procedures, and systems.

Coordinates and leads implementation of the system-wide response to student crisis events.

Coordinates district support to school when dealing with student health and wellness issues and serves as a resource to schools, students, and families

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 7/2017
Date(s) Revised:
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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