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Eliot Community Human Services Bilingual Early Childhood MH Consultant in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Description

MSPCC a division of Eliot, is seeking a license eligible Clinician with 3-5 years’ exp. providing mental health services to children & families. Bilingual in Spanish and English Required.

MSPCC’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program works with early education and care programs, out of school programs and families to respond to the social-emotional, behavioral and mental health needs of young children. Early assessment, through classroom observations, standardized tools and family meetings, facilitates the implementation of strategies that aim to improve social-emotional development. Strengthening the collaboration between parents and childcare providers ensures the best results for children in both the home and school environments. Increasing leadership engagement at early childhood centers and addressing barriers to implementation of strategies help to build high quality learning environments that promote school success for all children

Responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health assessment, treatment and care coordination services to children, adults and families.

  • Ensure compliance and maintain standards of care stipulated by Agency policies and procedures, program specifications, Medicaid, Managed Care Organizations, DEEC, CBHI, DPH and other applicable regulations.

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required and regularly meet with supervisor in accordance with Agency policies and to carry out supervisory directives to ensure quality and efficient practice.

  • Effectively participate and/or facilitate in care planning meetings with other professionals, agencies and collaterals for the delivery of coordinated client care according to program specifications.

  • Conduct telephone and on-site consultation to childcare program staff and parents/guardians.

  • Observe children in their childcare settings to assess social-emotional functioning.

  • Administer and interpret social-emotional assessment and behavior screening tools.

  • Facilitate meetings with teachers/providers and parents/guardians to provide observation feedback.

  • Provide social-emotional resources to support children’s social-emotional skill development.

  • Develop behavior support plans for children.

Schedule: M-F

Salary: $45,000 for MA license-eligible and $47,000 for licensed (+6% for fluent English/Spanish speakers)

Qualifications

Skills

Required

  • Bi-lingual Spanish: Advanced

Education

Required

  • MA or better in Social Work

Experience

Required

  • 3 years: Experience providing mental health services to children and families
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