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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Company: Southwest Human Development Inc
Location: Sun City West
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking to hire experienced Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants -who are looking for an expanded role as an early childhood mental health consultant to provide consultation services within early care and education settings.--- Smart Support is a nationally recognized program comprised of mental health professionals who work within early care and education settings including center-based and home-based childcare centers, school district preschools and home visiting programs throughout our state. We partner with early childhood educators to enhance their understanding of and capacity to meet the mental health needs of young children living in urban, rural, and tribal communities. Watch this short video to learn more about the role.
We support a work/life balance, weekly reflective supervision, comprehensive onboarding experience, manageable caseloads, monthly professional book clubs, and we are devoted to the ongoing advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in our work. Smart Support is committed to hiring a diverse team that will meet the needs of the providers we serve. - We are seeking both bilingual (English/Spanish) and non-bilingual candidates. -
Job Duties:

  • Help providers understand the effects of stress and trauma on families and consider all levels of influence to support young children and their caregivers
  • Through classroom observation assist providers in the identification of behavioral or emotional needs of young children and provide community resources as needed to the families they serve
  • Using a team approach collaborate with childcare staff, directors, and families to generate suggestions and trauma informed strategies to promote optimal mental health in all children

    • Engage in relationship-based work that supports healthy caregiver-child attachment relationships and encourage responsive, nurturing learning environments

      • Demonstrate sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and role differences among persons and families served
      • Provide training on overall social and emotional wellness with specific topics related to child development, emotional regulation, communication, self-care, and other related topics


        • Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related.
        • Degree must be eligible for licensure through the AZ Board of Behavioral Health
        • Knowledge and utilization of attachment theory, trauma informed approach and adult mental health principles is preferred
        • Valid Drivers License and Auto Insurance
        • Working with children ages birth to five and their families
        • Post master's clinical experience

          SWHD takes the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve very seriously. We strongly believe vaccination is a critical safety measure to protect each of us and the communities we serve. The COVID vaccinations have proven to be highly effective at protecting people from getting COVID-19 or from getting severely ill from it.
          All candidates must meet SWHD vaccination standards, including the COVID vaccine, for their program.
          Compensation: DOEExperienceRequired
          • Degree must be eligible for licensure through the AZ Board of Behavioral HealthPreferred
            • 1 year(s): Knowledge and utilization of attachment theory, trauma informed approach and adult mental health principles is preferred
            • 1 year(s): Working with children ages birth to five and their families
            • 1 year(s): Post master's clinical experienceEducationRequired
              • Masters or better in Counseling or related fieldLicenses & CertificationsRequired
                • Auto Ins Certificate
                • Driver's LicensePreferred
                  • Psychologist
                  • Marriage & Fam Therapist
                  • Clinical Social Worker
                  • Assoc M & F Therapist
                  • Associate Counselor
                  • Professional Counselor
                  • Non-IVP Card Level 1SkillsRequired
                    • Relationship Building
                    • Active Listening
                    • CommunicationEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Southwest Human Development Inc, Sun City West , Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Healthcare , Sun City West, Arizona

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