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Pinocchio Mental Health Specialist in St. Louis, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 8/23/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $20.24 Masters, non-QMHP; $21.51/ hr QMHP


Pinocchio Mental Health Specialist is a mental health professional based in partnering school districts; working a 9 – 10 month schedule.  They serve as a liaison between children/families and schools, provide early identification and early intervention services to students in K – 3rd  grade screened as being eligible for the Pinocchio Program; and provide Mental Health Consultation to school staff .  

 This position serves the Ferguson/Florissant School District, and follows the district schedule. Monday- Friday 8:30am-3:30pm, or 9:30 am - 4:30 pm during the school year. The position is paid hourly.

 Core Responsibilities:

-  Screen all children in assigned school grades K – 3

-   Provide direct and indirect observation of children screened as eligible for the program

-   Coordinate and complete program eligibility process with appropriate school staff and potential program parents

-   Weekly Pinocchio Sessions: develop a permanent weekly schedule with the school

-    Attend all agency and program meetings at a frequency determined by Supervisor

-    Link families to other Crider services as deemed appropriate

-    Collaborate with families and systems to develop Pinocchio Child and Family Plans

-     Meet with each child eligible for the program weekly; individually for 30 minutes or in a group no larger than 4 students for 45 minutes. 

-     Schedule two parent conferences during the academic school year

- Provide mental health consultation and mental health education to school staff 

- Function as a member of an integrated health team, serving as the liaison 

 among providers involved in the client’s/family’s life.

- Actively work to build and foster an integrated care team around the 


- Provide parenting education when appropriate.  (Family System Model) 

- Seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member.

- Timely, Accurate, Complete documentation

- Maintain agreed upon level of productivity.

- Complete all mandatory documentation to monitor client’s progress towards achievement of individual treatment plan goals.                                        

- Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

- Perform Utilization Review activities as assigned

- Attend all training as required by Crider Health Center, Accreditors and Funders.


The Pinocchio Mental Health Specialist reports directly to the Pinocchio Program Manager/Pinocchio Supervisor.


Job Requirements


Bachelor's Degree Required with at least one year of applicable experience required

Master's Degree Preferred 

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Preferred


Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.