CEIS Clinical Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 10, 2020
May 02, 2021
Full Time
Job Description:

The Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Clinical Specialist provides highly advanced therapeutic & behavioral consultative services in a K-12 environment across the school division. This position will support division efforts to provide pre-referral interventions for students without disabilities through the MTSS process. The Clinical Specialist will provide expertise in the areas of mental health, trauma, developmental behaviors, and school-based interventions. The Clinical Specialist will provide high quality consultation to school-based providers by providing therapeutic guidance, treatment planning and modeling of therapeutic techniques.


Education: PhD or PsyD degree in Psychology (Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license or Virginia Department of Health Professions license.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in behavioral strategies and evidence based interventions for children and adolescents.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in application of evidence-based strategies to enhance social skill development and emotion regulation within the school setting.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience programming for or working directly with clients in public or non-public school settings.
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited university or LCSW credential.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide consultative support to offer preventative strategies and interventions related to emotional and behavioral problems of students and provide ongoing support to school teams to resolve student behavior problems.
  • Provide training and consultative support as an early intervening measure through the MTSS process to address concerns related to behavior.
  • Collaborate with the Eligibility Specialist to support the pre-referral and MTSS process.
  • Co-lead individual and group counseling as a model for school-based providers to select and ensure fidelity of evidence-based interventions that address the social-emotional needs of students and to support their success in school.
  • Consult on treatment plans for counseling using a variety of research-supported theoretical approaches and techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, short-term solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, systems therapy, etc.
  • Research resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.
  • Evaluate data and recommend specialized behavioral techniques or changes based on the interpretation of data.
  • Analyze academic, personal, social and environmental conditions to better understand the variables that may impact the behavior of the learner.
  • Assist and support building and division staff and parents in the development, implementation and monitoring of MTSS functional behavior assessments (FBA) and student support plans (SSP).
  • Effectively communicate and maintain collaborative relationships with all stakeholders involved on a school-based team.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable laws and regulations at the federal, state and local level.
  • Compile information from a variety of sources (e.g. teachers, nurse, probation officer, mental health agencies, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of providing information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations to MTSS teams.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift Type:

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