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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Company: Solvista Health
Location: Canon City
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:


Sign on Bonus $2,500.00

General Purpose
The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMHC) provides consultation services in homes and childcare centers.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides consultation in early care and learning settings that include reflective practice.
  • Providesconsultations at both the program and child-specific service levels.
  • Provides services while embedded in a program or because of a request for a consultation.
  • Offers follow-up to ensure the family has the support they need to connect with the providers.
  • Addresses child's needs to center staff in meeting the social-emotional needs of the child.
  • Consults with interagency teams, schools, and community organizations.
  • Develops and executes training in specialty areas.
  • Provides coordination and consultation services.
  • Provides direct service for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
  • Maintains data regarding numbers of children served through various systems.
  • Accurately, quickly, and courteously receives and documents incoming calls.
  • Accurately and quickly utilizes Electronic Health Record system for scheduling appointments.
  • Serves as an information resource to general public.
  • Participates in job-related training sessions and seminars.
  • Attends required staff meetings.
  • Maintains prompt and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Duties (if any)
    • None

      Job Qualifications
      Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
      • Expertise in adult and child mental health theory, practice, and services; early childhood, child development, and family systems.
      • Knowledge of, and skills to address, circumstances that affect children's behavior and mental health.
      • Knowledge of developmental science and milestones.
      • Knowledge of a consultative model of practice; and available resources and services to children and families to alleviate family stress.
      • Possesses excellent organizational skills.
      • Knowledge of specific medical/psychiatric illnesses, procedures and treatments.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation skills necessary to work within a team.
      • Ability to provide rapid clinical psychosocial assessments and brief, short or long-term treatment.
      • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated competency in age specific behaviors.
      • Knowledge of community agencies/resources.
      • Ability to advocate/negotiate systems for/with patients.
      • Ability to prioritize decisions based upon multiple criteria and identifiable standards.
      • Ability to multitask under stressful situations.
      • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office Software.
      • Ability to work in a busy, high-stress environment.
      • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records.
      • Ability to interpret rules and regulations and read and understand client records.
      • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with all constituents.
      • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
      • Ability to maintain objectivity and confidentiality.
      • Able to drive for transportation needs or local travel.
      • Able to go into the community for service visits, in-home visits.

        Education or Formal Training:
        • Master's degree in social work, psychology, or related field with a focus on early childhood mental health.
        • Licensed preferred.

          Experience:
          • Two years of clinical experience in mental health; or combination of training, education, experience, and licensure that is equivalent and provides the required knowledge and abilities.

            Working Conditions and Other Conditions of Employment
            Working Environment:
            This job operates in a fast-paced, professional office environment and routinely requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers. The position may require travel to conferences, meetings and branch locations on a regular or intermittent basis. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. In the health center environment, there is potential for contact with blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases, as well as potential for contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals. There could be interaction with persons who are mentally ill, disabled, elderly and emotionally upset.

            Physical Activities:
            These are representative of those which must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

            This is a largely sedentary role but can involve standing or sitting for extended periods of time, bending at the waist, and using hands and fingers to handle and file papers or operate assigned equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Employee may also have to lift 10 to 25 lbs. unassisted.

            Conditions of Employment:
            • Annual TB, federally required drug screening, and Influenza vaccination or compliance with policy and procedure.
            • Required possession of a valid state driver's license.
            • Successful candidate must submit to and pass, post-offer drug screen.

              In accordance with the Colorado Board of Health regulations, 6 CCR 1011-1, Chapter 2, Part 12, all Solvista Health employees, direct contractors, and support staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. * 12101 et seq..), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. * 2000e et seq.), the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (C.R.S. * 24-34-401 et seq.), and any other relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

Keywords: Solvista Health, Colorado Springs , Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Healthcare , Canon City, Colorado

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