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Ensure that the Child Mental Health performance standards are met in Head Start and Early
1. Support timely and effective identification of and supportive intervention to family
and staff concerns about a child’s mental health.
2. Work with teachers, home visitors, parents/guardians, and program support staff to
use observations, screening results, and other systematic ways to identify and
address children’s mental health needs.
3. Track and monitor social emotional screenings to ensure compliance with the 45-
day requirement; ensure follow-up as needed.
4. Observe and visit classrooms on assigned caseload according to a consistent
schedule in order to understand program needs, to be recognized by center staff
and families as an approachable team member, and to provide effective
individualized supportive interventions to children with identified mental health
behavioral and mental health concerns of an individual child or group of
behavior or development;
5. Schedule regular on-site mental health consultation involving program staff and
parents on how to:
and parent education on mental health issues; and
6. Work with center staff, support staff, and parents to design a supportive intervention
program based on observation, staff input, parent input, and screening results.
7. Participate in case management meetings and file reviews for assigned center.
8. Identify and work with available mental health resources in the community; refer
families for further supportive and clinical services as needed.
9. Support the implementation of the University Practicum Student program within the
Head Start programs.
10. Coordinate with local mental health service providers as needed.
11. Work with Family Advocate and Center Manager to arrange for further, formal,
evaluation of a child when appropriate.
12. Complete postpartum depression screening (PPDS) with pregnant women within 2
weeks of delivery.
13. Assist with and attend Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) meetings.
14. Assist with providing mental health training to teachers throughout the year and
during preservice training.
15. Assist with summer screenings at assigned centers.
16. Keep informed of current professional knowledge and strategies for socialemotional
development through participation in workshops and by reading
17. Maintain documentation in Child Plus on a weekly basis.
18. Assist with Program Information Report (PIR) data at the close of each school year.
19. Keep supervisor informed of relevant information related to the safety and wellbeing
of the child and family while maintaining compliance with ECS’s policies and
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties
performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)
This position reports to the Social Emotional Services Manager
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Licensed or Certified Mental Health Professional with knowledge of and
experience in serving young children and their families highly preferred
*consideration will be given to candidates who are eligible for licensing and hold a
current intern license in the state of Florida and a development plan in place to
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
practice, human behavior/social environment, psychology, research methods
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a
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