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Ensure that the Child Mental Health performance standards are met in Head Start and Early Head Start.
Responsible for the delivery, tracking, and reporting of outcomes of Head Start/Early Head Start Child Mental Health performance standards.
Provide training, support and supervision to Social Emotional Specialists.
Track request and placement of Special Needs Assistants (SNA’s) and ensure ongoing training is provided.
Establish and implement policies and procedures that comply and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of child mental health services.
Utilize information obtained from developmental screenings, observations, evaluations, and parent input to design a program that meets the mental health needs and individual needs of children.
Track social emotional screenings to ensure completion within 45 days of the child’s enrollment into the program; ensure follow-up is provided as needed.
Ensure Social Emotional Specialists have a consistent schedule for center-visits, classroom support, home-based support, and parent consultation.
Ensure compliant documentation for children with identified mental health and behavioral concerns including consent, referrals, behavior plans, and activities for teaching staff.
Ensure compliant documentation in Child Plus for children with identified mental health and behavioral concerns including observations, transactions, and required documentation.
Monitor monthly reports for Social Emotional Specialist to ensure accuracy.
Remain informed of relevant information related to the safety and well-being of children and families while maintaining compliance with ECS’s policies and procedures.
Work closely with the Family Services department to ensure quality mental health support to families.
Work closely with the Education department to ensure classroom teaching staff are adequately supported to best serve children with mental health and behavioral concerns.
Track program supplies and social emotional materials; place orders for supplies as needed and in accordance with the budget.
Track and monitor contracts with community partners; renew as needed.
Collaborate with community partners and resources to establish new mental health contracts and agreements.
Assist with the implementation of the University Practicum Student program within the Head Start programs
Coordinate with Health Services Manager to coordinate case management and file reviews for all centers on caseload.
Assist Family Services department in coordinating summer screenings.
Coordinate mental health trainings throughout the year and during preservice training.
Work with Health Services Manager to coordinate Health Services Advisory Committee meetings.
Ensure Social Emotional Specialists are up-to-date on required trainings and certifications related to licensing.
Assist in mental health initiatives within the agency.
Ensure accurate PIR data is maintained as it relates to health.
(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 Director of Health Services.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Licensed Mental Health Professional with a minimum of three years clinical work experience; knowledge of serving young children and their families highly preferred
Minimum of three to five years of experience working with children 0 – 5 years old; classroom experience highly preferred
Experience using data-based reporting system.
Work experience with vulnerable populations (i.e. families experiencing homeless, living below poverty guidelines, children in foster care).
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of sociology, child growth & development, mental health theory & practice, human behavior/social environment, psychology, research methods
Knowledge of effective methods to improve a child’s emotional stability
Knowledge of social services available to link families with appropriate agencies
Ability to build and maintain good human relations with staff and parents
Ability to work with the public in a tactful and diplomatic manner
Ability to perform tasks with little direct supervision
Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity
Commitment to strengthen families but with ultimate commitment to the well-being of the child
Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products at an intermediate to advanced level
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records and prepare reports
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in fast-paced environment
Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage
Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)
Complete 15 hours of in-service/professional development training hours each fiscal year (July-June)
By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training
Works in early childhood classroom and office settings
Local travel to multiple sites is required
Includes nights and weekend work and some out of town travel
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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