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Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator

Job Details

CAM - 555 Northgate - San Rafael, CA
Full Time
$83,200.00 - $100,000.00 Salary/year

Description

Do you have a passion for nurturing the mental well-being of young children and families? Join our team as an Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator and make a meaningful impact on their lives.

Role Overview:

As the Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator, you will play a vital role in providing early childhood mental health services and support to children and families. Collaborate with a dedicated team, contractors, and staff to ensure children and families have access to top-tier education through a Whole Family approach. Your duties will include conducting classroom observations, providing consultation, coaching, and facilitating programmatic coordination and parent training.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. General Classroom Support (40%)

    • Regularly visit and communicate with assigned sites.
    • Offer child development insights related to social-emotional development and mental health.
    • Provide guidance to staff on social-emotional screening and assessment tools.
    • Share expertise on effective ways to work with and support young children.
    • Offer constructive feedback to classrooms and collaborate on improvement plans.
  2. Coordination (10%)

    • Maintain communication and coordination with contracted mental health consultants.
    • Ensure seamless integration with the program team.
  3. Programmatic Consultation (5%)

    • Participate in weekly staff team meetings.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of mental health programs and policies.
  4. Parent Training (5%)

    • Recruit participants for at least one parent training annually.
    • Coordinate and facilitate parent training sessions.
  5. Individualized Child and Family Centered Support (20%)

    • Conduct observations and assessments of individual children.
    • Meet with families to address child and family needs, creating and following up on support plans.
  6. Individual Child Screening, Assessment & Referral (5%)

    • Conduct standardized developmental, behavioral, and social-emotional screens and assessments for individual children.
    • Provide child and family referrals and follow-up with community services.
  7. Home Visiting (10%)

    • Conduct home visits to support the mental health needs of families and children.
    • Offer guidance and model developmentally appropriate activities for children.
  8. Other (5%)

    • Participate in regular supervision sessions with the director and clinical supervisor.
    • Contribute to federal, state, and local reporting requirements.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of infant and early childhood mental health.
  • Knowledge of mental health services across different cultures.
  • Familiarity with child mental health services systems.
  • Experience with clinical documentation and assessment formulation, especially for young children.
  • Exposure to evidence-based practices and curricula in early childhood mental health is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Head Start programs is advantageous.

Skills:

  • Ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with service providers and families.
  • Skill in partnering with diverse teams.
  • Leadership in facilitating provider training and parent education groups.
  • Proficiency in conducting standardized screens and assessments, preferably for young children.
  • Effective task organization and time management.

Education & Training:

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Professional Counseling or equivalent experience. 
  • State of California licensure (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC).
  • A minimum of 2 years of direct experience in a mental health setting, providing prevention services and/or mental health therapy to children and families.
  • Strongly preferred: Bilingual English-Spanish.
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