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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

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Job Description

Position Summary: Provide prevention based mental support and early intervention to very young children (ages 0-3) and their caregivers in homes and clinic.

Essential Job Functions

1. Assess, evaluate and provide appropriate psychotherapy services to children ages 0 to 3 and their families. This includes providing services to pregnant and/or post partum women struggling with mood, relationship or other concerns that can impact the mental health of their infant.

2. Support caregivers regarding typical emotional development and provide guidance regarding challenging behaviors.

3. Facilitate social/emotional groups for infants/young children and their caregivers.

4. Provide psycho-education and support groups for families/caregivers.

5. Consult with providers about environmental/behavioral changes which will support positive behavioral health, and social/emotional development in all children.

6. Provide case management services, including referral assistance, advocacy and support to families in accessing community resources.

7. Collaborate with families, community agencies and other resources to develop strengths based intervention plans for children.

8. Maintain accurate and timely documentation, electronic tracking of daily activities, and accountability expectations.

9. Participate in team meetings, in-services and supervisory sessions as required.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


Education:

Masters (MHT II) or doctorate in psychology, social work, or other related human services field.

Experience:

Minimum of two years experience working with children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers in a mental health setting.

Skills:

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

Job Snapshot

Post Date 3/31/2015
Location Denver, CO
Other Pay excellent benefits package
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID FB- 1 877
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