Provide mental health support, consultation, and intervention services to promote nurturing environments and relationships in early care and learning settings in order to foster mental health and wellbeing among children, families and staff. Provide prevention-based mental health support and early intervention to families and young children aged 0-5 in preschool/early childhood settings. Enhance the knowledge and skills of early care and learning providers through consultation on best practices regarding social and emotional development. Provide case-centered consultation to childcare center staff regarding individual children, including guidance about challenging behaviors. Engage in consultation and outreach to other early childhood serving systems. Provide community trainings on topics relevant to early childhood social emotional health and development.
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Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology with an early childhood specialization. Knowledge of early childhood development, infant/preschool mental health theory and infant/ preschool mental health interventions. Excellent communication and interdisciplinary team skills. Experience in group-settings for children. Knowledge in the use of the DC:0-3R, ASQ-3, and ASQ-SE. Current licensure or license-eligible preferred. Bilingual preferred. Knowledge of or engagement in Infant Mental Health Endorsement process preferred. Basic computer skills such as proficiency utilizing e-mail and EHR database systems.