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Mental Health Consultant

Company: Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana
Location: Monroe
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Date:----------------------7/23/2019--Title:----------------------------------------------------Mental Health Consultant Reports to: ------------------------------Executive Director ----Hours:----------------------------------------------40 Hours Per WeekPurpose:--Provides mental health consultation to childcare providers as part of a state funded initiative to increase the quality of early childhood professionals, including center-based providers and family child care (FCC) homes in the state of Louisiana. Provides program-centered and child-centered consultation as needed for at least seven FCC and/or early education centers per each 6-month period. This includes, but is not limited to, bi-monthly interactive didactic seminars with staff, bi-monthly classroom observations, in-vivo modeling of appropriate caregiving techniques for children ages 0-6 years, meetings with children's parents, and making appropriate referrals to outside agencies. Position may include sharing duties with existing MHC staff as determined by supervisor. Consultant should be able to clinically conceptualize a wide variety of cases including young children with challenging behaviors, attachment problems, developmental delays, and/or other mental health problems and make appropriate referrals. Consultant should also be able to clinically conceptualize relationship difficulties that may occur between staff and children, staff and parents, and between staff members and to competently work with the individuals involved. Consultant is accountable for appropriate documentation and confidentiality of all services and contacts with early childhood professionals and is responsible for responding to MHC program director and supervisor requests in a timely manner. Consultant will collaborate with Family Child Care Specialist and CCRR colleagues as appropriate.--***This position is grant funded for one year.--Continuation of this position will be dependent on continuation of funding.***Education and Experience:-------------------------Ph.D. or Master's degree in clinical counseling, school, or applied developmental psychology, clinical social work or closely related field and appropriate licensure or eligibility for licensure in Louisiana. -----------------------Completion of specialized training in infant mental health or capability to complete training in infant mental health as provided by agency.-----------------------At least two years of experience in a clinical setting working with children and adults (e.g., mental health clinic, private professional practice, etc.).-----------------------A working knowledge of child development and childcare classroom practices PREFERRED.Communication/Language Skills:--Ability to document services, write reports and other business correspondence. Ability to produce manuals. Ability to effectively communicate information verbally and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, clients, and the general public.--Ability to form working relationships with childcare center staff, children, and families.--Ability to organize and manage time independently.--Ability to be flexible to allow working with childcare providers' schedules and day to day operational conflicts that may arise as required.--Computer Knowledge and Skills:--Must be able to utilize Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.Reasoning Ability:--Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.------RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF APPLICATIONS.--Applications are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. at 117 Hall Street Monroe, LA.--Applications AND resumes can be submitted to the 117 Hall Street location or emailed to nwright@childrenscoalition.org.--?***Due to the heavy volume of employment applications received, Human Resources is unable to verify the status of employment applications.--Applicants will only be contacted by Human Resources only if they are selected for an interview.***Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.----Closing date of presented position:--7/30/2019 or until filled.

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