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Mental Health Consultant

Company: Child Care Resource Center
Location: palmdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Work where your work matters. Work at CCRC.

CCRC prides itself as a workplace of choice for passionate talent, driven by our mission to cultivate child, family and community well-being. Whether the positon works directly with the public or supports our programs, every position is vital to our mission's success and reputation as a leader. We are not your typical non-profit. We are 900+ people strong and growing!

You could play a key role supporting the Family Well-Being Division!

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Within a team environment, this position will perform the following responsibilities:

* General Classroom Observations, Consultation, & Coaching (40%) * Provide child development information related to social-emotional development and mental health. * Provide guidance and model developmentally appropriate activities for children and effective ways to work with and support young children. * Provide written and oral observations and strengths-based feedback to Head Start staff and families. * Meet with classroom teams to review classroom observations and develop and implement plans as needed.

* Individualized Child and Family Centered Observations and Consultation (30%) * Conduct observations and assessments of individual children assigned or referred for consultation. * Meet with families to consult on child and family needs and create or follow-up on plans to support these needs. * Provide child and family referral and follow-up to community services.

* Staff Training (10%) * Support, coordinate, and provide staff training related to Trauma Informed Care, Social-Emotional and mental health issues as needed.

* Other: (20%) * Provide Trauma Informed Care Consultation in the office, family child care homes, Head Start centers, daycare settings or out in the community. * Provide Trauma Informed training to caregivers, providers and the general public, as needed or at the direction of the Family Well-Being Manager * Participate in Reflective Supervision with Family Well-Being Manager. * Contribute to federal, state, and local reporting requirements. * Comply with CA Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Laws * Complete all related documentation within contract and Agency deadlines. * Maintain proper confidentiality procedures when handling records and information * Develop and maintain well-defined lines of communication and professional boundaries

Non-Essential Duties And Responsibilities

These duties include tasks that are required and comprise less than 5% of daily functions for this job:

* Keep up to date with child development, trauma informed care and mental health literature, research, and trends in the business and politics of early care and education. * Prepare oral and written reports as needed. * Represent CCRC at community events including CCRC sponsored events, community outreaches, Best Start meetings, and Special Planning Area meetings. * Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

Minimum Required

* Education: * Master's Degree in psychology, social work, child development or related

* Experience: * Minimum of 2 years of direct experience in a day care, classroom setting, and/or mental health setting providing prevention services in the form of teaching and/or coaching child care providers and caregivers. * Minimum of 2 years' experience, working with children birth to five and their families in any capacity (teaching, school, center, day care, etc.). * Knowledge of trauma informed care, mental health and developmental issues with children 0-5 years. * Some experience with curriculum, teaching methods, group management, and behavior intervention.

* Professional/Technical Certifications: * Maintain First Aid & CPR certification.

* Technical Requirements: * Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, data entry, and word processing. Proficiency in Windows-based programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

* Professional/Technical Certifications: * Must have current license or be license-eligible in the State of CA (AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW - and registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)); must maintain current CA BBS licensure/registration in good standing for the duration of employment. * Maintain First Aid & CPR certification.

* Bilingual Required: * Ability to converse, write and/or translate in English and Spanish

* Behavioral: * Must have ability to follow oral and written directions. * Must have ability to establish and maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, families, and the community to work as part of a team.

* Travel: * Some travel/business related driving required; automobile, current auto insurance, current California Driver's License and DMV clearance required.

* Work Schedule: * Full time, typically M-F, ability to at times work a non-traditional work schedule including early mornings, late evenings and weekends.

* Work environment: * Mixture of working in an office work environment and working directly with the community

* Background & Health Clearance Requirements: * Criminal Records (e.g. LiveScan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health and Tuberculosis (TB) test clearances required.

At CCRC, passion and meaningful work is rewarded! We offer employees:

* Competitive compensation package * Robust benefit offerings -Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life Insurance * Basic Life Insurance and Long Term Disability paid for by CCRC * Employer Contribution and Employer Match in the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 100% vesting * Generous Time Off Policy-Vacation and Sick Time, Holidays, and Paid Winter Break * Opportunities for learning and professional development, including education reimbursement * Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs * 501(c) (3) designation-You can apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness!

We have doubled in size over the past 10 years. We provide child development and early education, workforce development opportunities, child care financial assistance, Head Start preschool and Early Head Start services and more for close to 50,000 parents, children, and child care providers each month in Northern Los Angeles County, including Antelope Valley, and the entirety of San Bernardino County, including an office in Victorville, serving a total geographic area of 22,500 square miles.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Child Care Resource Center, Palmdale , Mental Health Consultant, Other , palmdale, California

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