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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant  

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LOWER ELWHA KLALLAM TRIBE

Job Description

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

OVERVEIW: Responsible for providing weekly clinical consultation and services to Lower Elwha Early Childhood program staff and clients.

Work Location: Lower Elwha Head Start

Supervised: Head Start Director

Position Status: Consultant

Salary Grade: Grade 18, DOQ

Work Schedule: Weekly consultation

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION OF JOB:

  • Provide Mental Health interventions to children both individually and/or in small groups with parent permission
  • Provide Mental Health interventions to staff and families as initial support
  • Consult with staff regarding behavioral and emotional interventions and support services
  • Review all developmental, health, sensory, and behavioral screenings
  • Be available to provide staff assistance in the planning of mental health activities and interventions in the classroom
  • Provide consultation to staff to support their ability to perform their job duties
  • Performs observations, consultation, screenings, and trainings
  • Participates in staff meetings and follow through on staffing recommendations for participants
  • Provide written documentation of observations, services, and referrals within two weeks of activity in accordance with agency, tribal, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Provides advocacy, support services, information, and referrals for necessary mental health services
  • Collaborates with clients and providers, as appropriate
  • Maintains professional boundaries with clients and staff, while integrating into the community in a collaborative, trustworthy manner
  • Maintains a professional image within the community at all times
  • Abides by the ethics set forth by the American Counseling Association code of ethics

MINIMUM REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in a social service or behavioral health field
  • A current Washington State Counselor credential or professional license
  • Meets the standard for either Mental Health Professional designation, Child Mental Health Specialist designation, or Minority Mental Health Specialist designation
  • Documented training in play therapy
  • At least two years of experience providing consulting services, counseling, and/or group services to young children and their families
  • Experience working with multi-ethnic populations
  • A working knowledge of mental health treatment modalities in Clallam County
  • Experience developing behavior plans and interventions to promote development of social and emotional skills in children ages 5 and under

OTHER PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES AND SKILLS: (Abilities)

  • Ability to maintain confidences and handle highly confidential materials with absolute adherence to privacy laws
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with clients, other service systems and community members
  • Ability to manage dual relationships
  • Knowledge of community resources and referral/follow-up processes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer proficiency

OPENING DATE: 8/23/2019

CLOSING DATE:

CONTACT: Human Resources

2851 Lower Elwha Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363

360-452-8471

 
Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Independent Contractor  
Shift  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 8/22/2019  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
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