Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Family Central, Inc. Miami , FL 33196

Posted 2 months ago

Family Central is looking to expand its early childhood mental health services in Miami Dade County and will be looking for Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants to provide early childhood mental health consultation and support to early learning programs in Miami-Dade County.

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements:

Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or related field. Licensure in the mental health field preferred; Minimum of one year experience working with children and families providing similar services. Knowledge of infant mental health and/or early childhood required; Demonstrated experience in working with early childhood settings. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and flexibility are required. Proficient in MS Office. Able to work flexible hours. Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and proof of auto insurance. This is a position of special trust which requires the employee to successfully meet Level 2 background screening requirements. Able to perform in an empowered environment by working collaboratively with other professionals, personnel and direct service providers. Must be familiar and comfortable working with diverse populations.

In this position, you will:

  • Develop and maintain positive working partnerships with staff and teachers in assigned early learning sites.

  • Provide assessments and develop consultation plans with sites.

  • Provide three levels of consultation services to assigned sites to include: program level, classroom level and child/family level.

  • Provide continuous support to child care center staff regarding implementation of evidence-based strategies related to classroom management and social emotional skill development and to referred parents regarding their child's behaviors and skill development.

  • Complete all required documentation timely and accurately

  • Make needed referrals for more intensive or additional services, as needed.

  • Attend regular individual and group supervision sessions, required and recommended training.

  • Immediately informing supervisor of any and all unusual circumstances and abuse cases, maintains familiarity with all services provided within the program that is within supervisory oversight.

  • Work closely with supervisor to achieve positive program outcomes, develop appropriate goals and review to ensure quality and effectiveness of services.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of contractual requirements of assigned contract to assure services are consistently being maintained as best practice for quality and in accordance with said contracts, agency policies, state and or federal regulations governing such policies.

  • Demonstrate professionalism, competence and expertise when representing the agency in the community.

  • Participate in external committees, task forces, community provider meetings, visibility events, as requested to promote the program and maintain knowledge.

  • Take an active role in maintaining national and local accreditation including. all data collection that is needed for the department's quality improvement process, create, maintain and implement COA policies and procedures, and staff training on COA standards.

  • Act as a client advocate at all times.

Family Central offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time Off, 10 Paid Holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance and more!

Family Central is an equal opportunity employer! EOE/AA, M/F, D/.V

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Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

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