Mental Health Trainer Expulsion Prevention and Continuity of Care
We offer competitive wages, great benefits including but not limited to Sick Time, PTO, Health, Dental and Retirement.
Provides training and technical assistance on Expulsion Prevention and Continuity of Care. Uses mental health services consultative stance and services to build the capacity of those caring for young children in DES contracted childcare settings. Mental health professionals partner with early care and education providers to enhance the social emotional health of children in early care and education programs. They work to address the social/behavioral/mental health needs of children in childcare with a focus on providing early intervention and prevention services in relation to Expulsion Prevention and Continuity of Care to improve emotional well-being, coping skills, general adaptive functioning, and social competence of children and teachers, according to the agency mission and philosophy and department goals.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides program services in a manner that reflects the philosophy of the department.
Uses a framework of promotion, prevention, and early intervention to promote mental health and resilience and prevention of behavioral difficulties for those at risk
Acts as a resource regarding early childhood development with an emphasis on emotional and behavioral health and the importance of the relationship between the participant and child/family
Completes technical assistance plans to support participants, children, and staff
Provides observations and recommendations regarding the social-emotional environment to assist in identifying children in need of support with behavioral, emotional, or developmental concerns
Develops intervention strategies utilizing a team approach to assist staff in developing positive behavior support strategies to promote optimal social-emotional development
Collaborates with child care providers, families, directors, managers, and other team members to build their knowledge and skills to support the needs of children and families
Provides group and individual training on overall social and emotional wellness with specific topics related to child development, trauma-informed care, attachment, self-care, and other related topics
Partners and supports early care and education providers to support ongoing communication with parents regarding mental health, behavioral, or developmental concerns of their children
Adheres to all data and program requirements
Knowledge of community resources and referrals in the community
Uses independent judgment and discretion in setting daily priorities to complete tasks
Demonstrates sensitivity towards and provides services that honor linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and role differences among persons and families served
Provides services that are family-centered and relationship-based
Adheres to EBF Core Values, the Codes of Ethics of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the programs Implementation Manual and Service Delivery Plan, and the funders Standards of Practice
Conducts trainings in person during the week and on weekends as needed
Applies adult learning principles and practices of multi-method instruction
Uses a training approach that is skills based and interactive for participants
Ensures attendees complete evaluation forms after completion of each training and technical assistance session
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships in the community
Provides technical assistance in 3 hour increments to Group Homes, Child Care Centers, Home Based Providers, Tribal Nations, and Homeless Shelters holding a registration agreement with ADES
Develops and implements a plan to deliver Technical Assistance that includes a written agreement between Easterseals Blake Foundation, the recipient of Technical Assistance, and the Director or Program Administrator
Completes and submits required monthly program reports and billing forms
Attends meetings as required by Supervisor
Functions as an effective team member with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships and to achieve program goals and objectives.
Develops positive and constructive working relationships with staff, participants, and team members
Maintains established work schedule, is punctual, keeps appointments, willing to adapt schedule to meet unexpected needs and changes, and utilizes time effectively
Supports the decisions of the associate director and management team to staff, participants, and the community
Maintains, keeps clean, utilizes efficiently and safely the agency/departments physical facility and equipment
Supports integrated team process for service delivery, engages in collaborative activities with other TAPs working in a childcare center
Communicates accurately, clearly and professionally.
Communicates in a positive, respectful, and courteous manner
Interacts with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships to support the achievement of service goals
Understands and maintains confidentiality related to private and sensitive information within the confines of need-to-know parameters
Composes emails, minutes, forms, and reports using various writing styles and formats to produce a document that effectively communicates the purpose and intent
Proofs and revises work for correct grammar, spelling, and format
Submits accurate and complete reports as per program guidelines and according to program timelines
Uses supervision effectively, takes initiative to secure professional development opportunities, and applies relevant information in the work setting.
Actively participates in supervision that is regular, reflective, and collaborative in nature. As appropriate, takes the initiative to seek supervisory input
Accurately identifies areas of mastery and areas targeted for personal growth and development. Seeks assistance and guidance when needed
Incorporates constructive direction from supervisor to improve job performance
Accepts responsibility for the quality of job performance and makes changes as needed
Maintains awareness of current professional information in the fields of activity, undertakes regular and ongoing efforts to maintain competencies in the skills used and incorporates new knowledge and skills on the job
Shares pertinent information with supervisor and team members regarding work progress, successes, barriers, concerns and other information that may have an impact on the departments service or image
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a masters degree that leads towards licensure from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Experience working with young children in classroom settings
Clearance from the Background Check for Employment through the Central Registry as required by Arizona Department of Economic Services-Child Care Administration (ADES-CCA)
Current State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card
Current First Aid and CPR cards
Specialty Instructor Status in the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry
Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, goggles, and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.
Minimum of two years experience working with children birth to twelve years and their families
Experience working in a classroom setting and/or consulting with teachers
Experience working with economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse populations
Knowledge of special education procedures and the special needs of young children with disabilities and their families
Bilingual preferred-English and Spanish
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with families, ADES-CCA Resource Specialist, participants, SWHD staff and community partners
Ability to use initiative and judgment in selecting proper course of action in unusual or emergency situations
Must have an Arizona drivers license and an insured, reliable vehicle
Ability to lift 35 50 pounds.
Ability to stoop, bend, and squat to a childs eye level for appropriate amounts of time.
Ability to get up and down from the floor without assistance.
Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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