Status: Full-time position
Location: Denver, CO
Salary: LCSW $20.63 - $24.74 and LPC or LMFT $19.70 - $23.62 and Licensed Psychologist $28.32 - $34
Deadline Date: Until Filled
Date Available: 7/16/13
Job Summary: Provide dyadic, relationship based infant mental health services to very young children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers in an outpatient community mental health clinic.
Masters or doctorate in psychology, social work, or other related human services field. Licensed required: LCSW, LPC or licensed clinical psychologist.
Minimum of two years experience working with children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers in a mental health setting.
English/Spanish bilingual fluency is required. Spanish Bilingual/$2.50 hr. differential
Knowledge infant mental health theory & child development within the first five years of life.
Knowledge of issues related to infant/early childhood emotional health (e.g., prematurity, failure to thrive, trauma, adolescent parenthood, maternal depression, domestic violence and its impact on families, grief and loss, substance use).
Knowledge of methods of dyadic psychotherapy and disorders of infancy and toddlerhood (i.e., DC:0-3R).
Ability to use a variety of therapeutic techniques with young children and their caregivers including CPP and PCIT.
Ability to assess crisis/emergency situations and intervene appropriately.
Knowledge of and ability to administer early childhood assessment instruments.
Ability to keep accurate detailed records and to comply with accountability requirements.
Effective writ! ten and verbal communication skills.
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.
Duties: Assessment of children ages 5 and under including assessing social- emotional functioning and parent-child relationship functioning in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Provide infant-parent, child-parent and family therapy services to children ages 0 to 5 and their families.
Support caregivers regarding typical emotional development and provide guidance regarding challenging behaviors.
Provide psycho-education and support groups for families/caregivers.
Coordinate services with community partners and providers to support positive b! ehavioral health, and social/emotional development in very young children.
Provide case management services, including referral assistance, advocacy and support to families in accessing community resources.
Maintain accurate and timely documentation, electronic tracking of daily activities, and accountability expectations.
Participate in team meetings, in-services and supervisory sessions as required.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Go to http://mhcd.org/jobs/bilingual-infant/early-childhood-mht-1672