EdAdvance has been awarded an $8.7 million U.S. Department of Education grant to increase school-based mental health services in 30 schools, grades K-12, in Northwestern CT over the next five years. This multi-pronged approach aims to increase the number of credentialed school-based mental health providers and service in small rural schools in northwestern Connecticut.
“EdAdvance’s mission has always been to promote the success of school districts and communities. We’ve been given a unique opportunity to have a profound impact on the well-being of students and schools in our region and are so pleased to lead this initiative,” shared Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Executive Director of EdAdvance.
EdAdvance is currently seeking to recruit and hire 15, diverse credentialed School Based Mental Health Professionals to provide mental health services at schools in 20 communities. The Regional Educational Service Center is prioritizing a competitive salary, health insurance, life insurance, paid sick, and personal time for benefit eligible hires. Special benefits include up to $5,000 annually for tuition loan repayment or tuition reimbursement; up to $2,000 for relocation or travel stipend; and professional development opportunities, including National and State professional conferences.
Schools that will be participating in the initiative include:
Explorations Charter School
Mary P. Hinsdale
Housatonic Valley Regional High School
Nonnewaug High School
North Canaan Elementary
Northwestern Regional High School
Northwestern Regional Middle School
Shepaug Valley School
The Burnham School
Wamogo Regional High School
Wamogo Regional Middle School
Woodbury Middle School
Mental health professionals can learn more about working at EdAdvance and apply to the School Based Mental Health Professionals position here.