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Bilingual Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (oakland downtown)
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LINCOLN CHILD CENTER
Lincoln Child Center enables vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
JOB DESCRIPTION:Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant - Bilingual (Spanish/English)
PROGRAM:Early Childhood Mental Health
ACCOUNTABILITY:Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Manager
Provide programmatic and child specific mental health consultation and intervention to young children and families in Child Development Centers. Assist with the early identification of at risk children and families, and collaborate with outside agencies as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Provide programmatic and child-specific mental health consultation to teaching staff, center directors, and parents.
•Observe children in their childcare setting to assess functioning, relationships with caregivers and other children, and appropriateness of classroom placement.
•Together with teaching staff and families, plan, implement, and monitor specific interventions for individual children or classrooms.
•Regularly consult and communicate with administrators, teachers and family regarding program and children.
•Provide child specific case consultation to ECE staff to monitor and track the development of young children.
•Administer developmental screenings (ASQ3/ASQ-SE) as needed.
•Assist staff to build and maintain productive and collegial relationships with one another as requested.
•Work collaboratively with clients and other pertinent community partners (i.e. DSS, psychiatrists) to provide assessment, develop treatment plans and coordinate appropriate care.
•Assess and intervene in crisis situations to provide appropriate interventions or referrals as needed.
•Provide training and workshops for staff and parents multiple times throughout the year
•Provides a variety of case management services, including facilitating multiple-agency staffing, participating in collaborations, and developing resources for staff/families
•Document provision of services, assessments, evaluations and treatment goals consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures.
•Provide referrals to outside agencies as appropriate and actively assist families with the referral process.
•Participate in team meetings, required outside trainings, and communicate administrative information as needed.
•Engage in reflective supervision opportunities with supervisor and peers.
•Attend site meetings as appropriate including parent/teacher conferences, IEP and IFSP.
•Maintain up-to-date clinical records and program logs on all services provided
•Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Masters degree (MSW/MFT) or Doctorate degree (Ph.D/Psy.D) in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field.
•Prior clinical experience working with young children (birth-five years) and families.
•Knowledge of early development and experience with assessment of young children's social emotional and developmental needs.
•Prior experience working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
•Experience providing mental health consultation within child care setting preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
•Bi-lingual Spanish/ English strongly preferred.
•Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
•Sensitivity to the community's attitudes and strengths.
•Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
•Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
•Understanding of the concepts underlying young children's social-emotional development, such as attachment, separation, and the ways in which relationships shape development.
•Knowledge of and experience working with trauma, and an understanding of the impact trauma has on the physical and emotional development of young children.
•Ability to integrate mental health activities and philosophies into group settings.
•Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations.
•Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.
•High degree of professionalism.
•Intermediate knowledge of MS Word.
•Understanding of the ECE culture and community.
•Understanding of OUSD school system and RCEB services
•Exposure to ill children and sometimes to bodily fluids.
•May include frequent exposure to persons in distress or mental health crisis including but not limited to unpredictable, escalated, or potentially volatile behaviors.
•Moving furniture, physical action with children.
HOURS EXPECTED TO WORK:
Part-time, 20 hours per week. May need to schedule and participate in meetings after regular business hours or at parent's convenience
COMPENSATION:Commensurate with background and experience.
BENEFITS:Competitive benefits package available.
No phone calls please!
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