Masters (MHT II) or doctorate in psychology, social work, or other related human services field.
Minimum of two years experience working with children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers in a mental health setting.
1. Knowledge infant & child development within the first three years of life.
2. Knowledge of attachment theory and early relationship development.
3. Knowledge of issues related to infant/early childhood emotional health (e.g., prematurity, failure to thrive, adolescent parenthood, maternal depression, violence and its impact on families, grief and loss, substance use).
4. Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy and disorders of infancy and toddlerhood.
5. Ability to use a variety of therapeutic techniques with young children and their caregivers.
6. Ability to assess crisis/emergency situations and intervene appropriately.
7. Knowledge of and ability to administer early childhood assessment instruments.
8. Ability to keep accurate detailed records and to comply with accountability requirements.
9. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
10. Self direction and ability to work collaboratively in community settings. Ability to work effectively on teams, both interagency and in the community Conflict resolution skills