There will be a Mental Health Specialist position(s) available within the Olentangy Local School District for the 2023-2024 school year. 


Job Description: 

Provides case management, diagnostic assessments, and therapeutic intervention services to address student needs that are consistent with the district’s mission and mandated requirements.



Hold a graduate or professional degree, hold a valid Ohio social worker or counselor license (e.g., LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, etc.) with an independent license preferred, at least three years of social work, counseling, or related experience, training and/or experience in behavioral management techniques. Alternative to the above qualifications as the superintendent and/or board of education may find appropriate


Required Knowledge and Skills

Ability to work effectively with others, ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, effective, active listening skills, organizational and problem solving skills, knowledge of barriers to learning (physical, mental, behavioral) and strategies and resources to overcome such barriers, knowledge of public school policies and practices, experience teaching and/or coordinating academic programs, ability and skill to operate various computer programs, understanding and patient with staff, parents, and students, ability to access community resources appropriate to the needs of students, experience writing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral management plans, crisis intervention and ability to perform lethality screeners.


Internal candidates (currently employed by the Olentangy Local School District) must submit an internal online application in Applicant Tracking.


External candidates must submit an external online application in Applicant Tracking. In addition, a letter of interest and current resume must be uploaded within the Attachments section of the application.


Positions are posted daily; check our Job Board regularly and apply for each specific position of interest.


Contact Allisha Berendts at for more information regarding this position.


Our mission is to facilitate maximum learning for each student.  Success for Olentangy Schools is integrally linked to how well we value, engage and affirm the rich diversity of our school and community. As such, we actively recruit top talent from diverse backgrounds. This creates an environment of inclusive excellence and global awareness that benefits our students and staff.


Thank you for your interest in the Olentangy Schools!