Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Bilingual - Mental Health Centers of Denver

Status: Full-time position

Location: Denver, CO

Salary: $20.94-25.11 per hour

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Job Summary: Provide prevention based mental health support and early intervention to young children ages birth to five in preschool/early childhood settings.

Qualifications: Masters degree in psychology, social work, or counseling. Current License in Colorado as an LCSW, LPC, or LMFT. Minimum of two years expeience working with children ages birth to 5 in a mental health capacity.

Duties: Provide case-centered consultation to childcare center staff regarding individual children, including providing guidance about challenging behaviors. Consultant will meet regularly with staff and parents to assess and understand the individual needs of the child and work with the team to develop developmentally appropriate interventions. Observe children in their childcare setting to assess functioning, relationships with caregivers and other children, and “fit” in the program. Meet on-site at childcare program with families to complete assessments, provide developmental guidance and referrals, including linkage to clinical services. Actively assist families in referral process. Meet regularly with the childcare staff and the director to address programmatic concerns, as requested, i.e., inter-staff relations, program-wide concerns/changes, staff turnover, curriculum. Provide consultation to center staff on programmatic issues that affect the quality of care provided to the children, as requested. Facilitate social/emotional groups for young children. Provide individual psychotherapy to young children with clinical disorders. Provide psycho-education and support to families/caregivers. Maintain accurate and timely documentation in adherence with program expectations and accountability requirements. Participate in team meetings, in-services, and supervision as required. Perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: Apply online: For your convenience, you can complete the entire application process online by clicking the "apply now" link below. Fax your application and resume. Alternatively, you can apply by downloading the written application from the "Best Place to Work" page, completing the application, and faxing the completed application and your resume to the fax number 303-758-5793

 

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