The Infant Early Mental Health Consultant will provide an array of services that promote the healthy development of social emotional skills in young children that includes technical assistance, observations and assessments, training, etc.
¨ 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 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 written Plan of Action for families and child care 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 Pyramid Model training to child care professionals throughout Baltimore City.
¨ 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
¨ 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
¨ Knowledge of the Pyramid Model.
¨ Strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills.
¨ Strong data base skills.
¨ Knowledge of Maryland child care delivery system.
¨ Knowledge of city-wide early intervention services.
¨ Ability to communicate effectively with child care 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.
¨ 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.