The Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant will provide consultant services to child care professionals and families to promote children's social emotional development. Through observations, assessments, trainings, consultation, and coaching consultants support adults to help children safely express a range of emotions, to engage in positive interactions with others, and experience success in their unique learning environments.
*Provide on-site consultation to child care professionals in Baltimore City to support the social, emotional, behavioral and developmental concerns of young children..
* Observe and assess the classroom environment.
* Support classroom environments using Pyramid Model framework.
* Partner with families and child care professionals to develop strategies to support individual identified children.
* Obtain assessments for individual identified children.
* Model and discuss social emotional learning strategies with child care professionals and families utilizing the Facilitated Attunement Interactions (FAN) model.
* Provide home visitations to discuss and/or model intervention strategies with families.
* Provide referrals and resources to community agencies. Work with the family, when necessary, to obtain needed services.
* Establish a written Plan of Action for families and child care professionals.
* 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.
* Conduct outreach throughout Baltimore City.
* Provide the MSDE approved trainings to child care professionals throughout Baltimore City.
Â¨ Masterâ€™s Degree in preferred
Â¨ Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Family Studies, Early Childhood with special needs course work acceptable
* Minimum of three yearsâ€™ experience working in the early intervention or early care and education field
* Experience working with adult learners.
* Experience in home or classroom visiting
Â¨ Knowledge of the Pyramid Model.
Â¨ Strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills.
Â¨ Strong data base skills.
Â¨ Knowledge of Maryland child care delivery system.
Â¨ Knowledge of city-wide early intervention services.
Â¨ Ability to communicate effectively with child care providers, peers and other professionals.
Â¨ Ability to represent BCCCRC state-wide early intervention meetings.
Â¨ Knowledge of software operation including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Â¨ Ability to work independently and travel throughout Baltimore City.
Â¨ 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 work week.