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School Consultation Care Manager

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Greater St. Louis -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1192285
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 6,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties.  As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health also administers the BJC Employee Assistance Program ad Behavioral Health Partners, an administrative services organization.

    BJC Behavioral Health School Consultation Service provides mental health support for St. Louis County school districts from early childhood through high school. Masters-prepared advanced practice nurses and mental health professionals with expertise in c


    Role Purpose

    To provide mental health education, consultation, and clinical assessments to students in the 23 school districts in St. Louis County with advanced knowledge of how health and mental health issues affect one another. Make recommendations to families for specific healthcare assessments. Increase educators and families understanding of behavioral issues identified students have and ability to provide effective ways to address the issues that allow the students to remain in school and be ready to learn. Activities that the nurse specialist engages in include gathering information from treating healthcare providers, educators, and families and explaining in language each understands what the issues, treatment, and goals each has for the identified students and coordinating a plan of action. Also provide education to community groups on children and youth mental health issues and treatment – pharmacological and non-pharmacological.


  • Provide Mental Health Consultation to Schools
    • When requested by educators, provide clinical assessment and recommendations of students whose emotional issues have a significant impact on their educational functioning. This may involve classroom observations and gathering of information from others outside the school setting. Recommendations should assist in identifying strategies and interventions for teachers and students in the classroom
    • Provide consultation and education to parents on their children’s’ diagnoses, medications, other treatments, and community resources
    • Assist in improved collaboration between school staff and community mental health providers and provide referrals to mental health services when indicated.
    • Educate school staff on childhood psychiatric and physical illnesses and the efficacy, side-effects, and interactions between medications used to treat those illnesses. Also help staff distinguish between symptoms of an illness and developmental stages of childhood and adolescence.
    Participate in team care and IEP meetings to support parents and assist teams in the development of goals that are aligned with students’ emotional needs.
  • Provide Mental Health Consultation to Special School Districts’ Therapeutic Classrooms in the different St. Louis County School Districts
    • Attend regularly scheduled (weekly or bi-monthly) Therapeutic Classroom treatment team meetings where student issues, progress, and treatment plan are reviewed. Review referrals for admission to program and participate in IEP planning and reviews. Follow-up outside the meetings on any assignments identified.
    • When needed, provide classroom observation in the therapeutic classrooms to assess how well interventions are working and, if needed, provide coaching on how to better implement interventions.
    • As part of the Therapeutic Classroom treatment team, provide training to teachers and other school staff on who the program is designed to help, admission criteria, and the types of supportive activities that will help the students when not in Therapeutic Classrooms
    • Co-facilitate with NAMI evening support groups for parents.
    • Participate in Special School District’s on-going program evaluations, data review, and program planning to provide quality services based on current student needs.
  • Provide Community Education of Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health
    • Participate in community programs and health fairs with a focus on childhood mental health. Currently provide the medication module for Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for St. Louis County, City, and other police officers as well as health fairs
    • Maintain certification as trainers in child and adolescent Mental Health First Aid. To maintain certification must provide three trainings a year to different community groups
    • Facilitate student and parent education groups. Some recent topics have included Depression, Suicide, Eating Disorders, Substance Use Disorders; and Autism Spectrum.
    • Participate in School Nurse summer conference hosted by another BJC school program.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's


  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree


  • 5-10 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Advanced Practice Nurse

    Clinical - Direct Skills

  • Behavioral/Mental Health - 1 year or more

    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer