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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Company: Eliot Community Human Services
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

$3,000 Sign-on BonusMSPCC, a division of Eliot, is seeking a license eligible Clinician or candidate with a Masters degree in a related field with 3-5 years experience providing mental health services to children & families. Bilingual in Spanish and English Required.MSPCC's Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program works with early education and care programs, out of school programs and families to respond to the social-emotional, behavioral and mental health needs of young children. Early assessment, through classroom observations, standardized tools and family meetings, facilitates the implementation of strategies that aim to improve social-emotional development. Strengthening the collaboration between parents and childcare providers ensures the best results for children in both the home and school environments. Increasing leadership engagement at early childhood centers and addressing barriers to implementation of strategies help to build high quality learning environments that promote school success for all childrenResponsibilities:Provide mental health assessment, treatment and care coordination services to children, adults and families.Ensure compliance and maintain standards of care stipulated by Agency policies and procedures, program specifications, Medicaid, Managed Care Organizations, DEEC, CBHI, DPH and other applicable regulations.Attend staff meetings and trainings as required and regularly meet with supervisor in accordance with Agency policies and to carry out supervisory directives to ensure quality and efficient practice.Effectively participate and/or facilitate in care planning meetings with other professionals, agencies and collaterals for the delivery of coordinated client care according to program specifications.Conduct telephone and on-site consultation to childcare program staff and parents/guardians.Observe children in their childcare settings to assess social-emotional functioning.Administer and interpret social-emotional assessment and behavior screening tools.Facilitate meetings with teachers/providers and parents/guardians to provide observation feedback.Provide social-emotional resources to support children's social-emotional skill development.Develop behavior support plans for children.Schedule: Full time, 40 hours/week, Monday- Friday, 8a-4p or 9a-5pSalary: MA degree /non-licensed:$49,670.40. Licensed Clinician: $52,187.20/year. Bi-lingual 6% increase.Location: Typically on-site at various schools and childcare settings. Two main office locations are available in Malden and Lawrence if needed. Eliot mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, please discuss the requirements with the hiring manager during the interview process. Eliot is committed to identifying and dismantling barriers that prevent people with marginalized racial identities from actualizing their full employment potential, assuming leadership roles, or from fully engaging at all levels in the workplace.ExperienceRequired3 year(s): Experience providing mental health services to children and familiesEducationRequiredMA or better in Social Work or related fieldSkillsPreferredBi-lingual Spanish

Keywords: Eliot Community Human Services, Lawrence , Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Healthcare , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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