School Navigators support children’s mental wellness in their school, partner with families, and help connect families to social support systems, including mental health services in the community.
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Bellefontaine City Schools
Triad Local Schools
Urbana City Schools
How Do Student Navigators Support Students?
The overall purpose of the position is to develop a cohesive collaborative relationship with school staff and families to allow for unified intervention and communication for the sake of overall improvement of the youth’s educational experience.
Provide consultation support to school staff regarding programming, intervention, or behavioral concerns of a student.
Completed SBIRT screening to allow for identification of Level of Care needed. (Verbal or written consent is obtained by parents prior to completing screening.)
Complete SBIRT compiles a summary of outcomes with recommendations to be provided to the parents, and with parent permission, to the school.
May provide brief intervention to a child without becoming enrolled in TCN as a patient.
If ongoing treatment is recommended, the Navigator will assist family in assessing an assessment to engage in treatment with TCN Behavioral Health.
Navigator can provide case management services to support the student with community, school-based, and home needs.
Facilitate groups if there is a number of youths that are struggling with similar issues. This would be developed in coordination with the school staff and permission of the parents.
May attend school staffing, student team meetings, teacher in service as necessary or warranted helpful for the purpose of collaborative communication.
Will advocate for the student and the school in a neutral objective manner.
As a case manager for youth, these duties include;
Linkage to community resources for needs that have been identified,
Support the youth and family in implementing interventions they may have learned in therapy sessions,
Visit the youth and family in natural environments (home, community, and school) to offer support in implementation of plans and interventions,
May be available to school staff if additional support is needed during the school day.