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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant ($5,000 Hiring Bonus)

Company: CALM
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:This position is eligible for a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Paid at 90-days, 6 months, and 1 year of active service.AND... Licensed clinicians are eligible for up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness because CALM is an NHSC approved site. The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (IECMHC) is responsible for providing mental health consultation services to enhance the capacity of teachers, administrators, and caregivers to respond to the social-emotional and behavioral needs of children and their families. This position works across a broad range of early care and education (ECE) settings where children learn and grow. The IECMHC uses a framework of promotion, prevention, and early intervention to tailor services that address specific goals for children, families, classrooms, or programs. The consultant works within and across systems, integrating mental health practices and trauma-informed care with cultural awareness and sensitivity. The IECMHC seeks to enhance all relationships involved in the care setting to create nurturing and responsive environments and build strong school and home alliances. Requirements:Essential Functions

  • Guide implementation of mental health best practices in collaboration with families and adults to promote healthy social and emotional development of children.
  • Collaborate with families and providers to assess relationships, routines, and practices that impact the classroom or home climate.
  • Conduct classroom observations to assess and inform classroom culture, daily routines, relationships, transitions, and challenging behaviors.
  • Meet with providers to review observation and assessment data and develop plans to support social, emotional, and relational well-being.
  • Partner with providers to support ongoing communication with families about mental health, behavioral health, or developmental concerns related to their infant or young child.
  • Develop written intervention strategies using a team approach to assist providers with positive behavior-support strategies to promote optimal social-emotional development in infants and young children.
  • Connect and refer children, families, and providers to programs, resources, and supports that will foster their development while addressing barriers to access.
  • Provide group and individual training on social and emotional wellness with specific topics related to infant and early childhood development, trauma-informed care, attachment, self-care, and other related topics.
  • Guide selection, implementation, and interpretation of social-emotional screening and assessment tools, and their findings.
  • Meet regularly with providers and administrators to review information and feedback about outcomes of, and satisfaction with, consultation services.
  • Participate in evaluation efforts and commit to continuous quality improvement by incorporating feedback and outcome data into services.
  • Create a shared understanding of the effects of trauma and adversity, including oppression, discrimination, racism, and gender inequity on the developing brain.
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with community agencies.
  • Completes all agency required documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with agency policy and best practice.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, families, teachers, and school staff.
  • Participate in regular administrative supervision, clinical/group supervision, reflective supervision, team meetings and agency-wide meetings.
  • Participate in trainings and work towards certification in available modalities, as directed by supervisor.
  • Maintain active clinical license/registration with California licensing board (BBS or BOP).
  • Other duties as assigned Education and/or Experience:
    • Master's degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or relate field required.
    • At least three years of experience working with children aged birth to five.
    • At least two years of experience working in a mental health profession.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in child development and early childhood mental health. Qualifications:
      • Strong commitment to CALM's mission, vision, and strategic plan
      • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
      • Must have respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity
      • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft office and web-based systems. Proficient in use of Zoom. Able to adapt to using various types of software
      • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
      • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential
      • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, time management and computer skills
      • Comfortable working in busy, noisy, and dynamic settings where children learn and grow
      • Reliable transportation is necessary to travel to designated sites
      • Must have a valid driver's license, clean DMV record and criminal record clearance from the DOJ
      • Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Social Worker (ASW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), -OR- eligible to be registered with the CA Board of Psychology as a Psychological Associate or Registered Psychologist - OR - registered with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board-Certified Behavior AnalystCALM Benefits:Our benefits package includes a competitive salary with hourly compensation ranging from $30 to $44 dependent on experience and education. Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees and 60% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for dependent family members, 13 paid holidays, generous vacation time and sick days and a 403(b) 3% matching program. CALM provides employees a variety of training and development opportunities and schedule flexibility when possible. This position is eligible for a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Paid at 90-days, 6 months, and 1 year of active service and Licensed clinicians are eligible for up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness because CALM is an NHSC approved site. To Apply:Qualified, interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter.Compensation details: 30-40 Hourly WagePIfcbd0cf83760-31181-32783119

Keywords: CALM, Santa Barbara , Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant ($5,000 Hiring Bonus), Other , Santa Barbara, California

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