Early Mental Health Consultant
The Family Tree Baltimore, MD
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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide on-site consultation to early care and education professionals regarding the social, emotional, behavioral and developmental concerns of young children.

  • Observe and evaluate program and environment.

  • Determine the need for assessment of individual identified children.

  • Observe and assess individual, identified children.

  • Based on assessments determine the need for referral to clinician or community agency.

  • Provide referral to families and work with family, when necessary, to obtain needed service.

  • Act as an advocate at IFSP or IEP meetings.

  • Establish a written Plan of Action for families and childcare professional.

  • Provide technical assistance to child care professionals modeling SEFEL techniques, developmentally appropriate responses, and overall program improvements.

  • Provide home visitations when required to model intervention strategies.

  • Collaborate with other professionals in order to obtain appropriate services.

  • Collect and accurately record data in the On-line Monitoring System.

  • Compile and provide monthly project reports to project manager.

  • Provide the MSDE approved SEFEL training to childcare professionals throughout Baltimore City.

 EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood with special needs course work acceptable

  • Additional studies in child development and early childhood education

    EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in the early intervention or early care and education field

  • Experience in developing and implementing training programs for adults

    SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of the principles of SEFEL.

  • Strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills.

  • Strong database skills.

  • Knowledge of Maryland child care delivery system.

  • Knowledge of city-wide early intervention services.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with childcare providers, peers, and other professionals.

  • Ability to represent BCCCRC state-wide early intervention meetings.

  • Knowledge of software operation including word processing.

  • Ability to work independently and travel throughout Baltimore City. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position requires some evening and Saturday hours to facilitate professional development classes.  Work hours will be adjusted to maintain a 35-hour workweek.

 

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