Community Healthlink

  • Child and Family Clinician (Early Childhood)

    Location US-MA-Worcester
    PCN#
    5678
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    1
    Category
    Clinical Children
  • Overview

    CHL's Together For Kids Program (TFK) provides a comprehensive model of mental health promotion, prevention and intervention services that includes: 1) behavioral health consultation for educators and families; 2) trainings for educators and families on a variety of topics related to social-emotional health in young children; 3) child and family therapy and 4) referrals for community based services.

     

    TFK services are designed to promote social-emotional wellness in children, assist educators/families to understand and appropriately respond to challenging behaviors, strengthen home-school partnerships and reduce suspensions and expulsions from early education and care settings. The goal is to assist children to become enjoyable family members, valued friends and successful learners so that they will develop a “foundation for success” in kindergarten and beyond.

    Responsibilities

    • Work with FP to provide family engagement and psychosocial assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in clinic and in their natural environments, including identification and evaluation of complex family risk factors and caregiver mental health screening;
    • Collaborate regularly with FP to develop and implement comprehensive care plan for coordinated services to children and families, including community referrals;
    • Provide child and family interventions and caregiver/teacher/provider ECMH consultation;
    • Facilitate groups and special events for children, caregivers, families, and/or professionals;
    • Conduct outreach to primary care clinics, early education and care settings, and other community‐based child and family‐serving settings

    This position is productivity bonus eligible 

    Qualifications

    • Grade 7- Clinician III: Masters degree in a clinical course of study in behavioral health (social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling or related field) that meet the academic requirements for independent licensure in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the individual is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or is actively working towards licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    • Grade 8- Clinician IV: Masters degree in a clinical course of study (social work, psychology, counseling or related field) and LICSW licensure or licensed Psychologist
    • Bilingual/bi-cultural Spanish speaking preferred.
    • Experience and extensive knowledge of mental health practices with young children and their families;
    • Experience working with low‐income and multi‐cultural communities; sensitivity to socio‐economic and psycho-social stressors disproportionately impacting communities of color.
    • Demonstrated ability to connect and partner with culturally diverse children, caregivers, professionals, and families;
    • Flexibility and ability to work in fast‐paced dynamic environment essential;
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and consultation skills;
    • Experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary care and an ability to work effectively with other professionals including family partners and therapeutic mentors;
    • Willingness to perform home and other outreach visits necessary;
    • Training and/or experience in the early childhood mental health field and trauma‐informed interventions preferred;
    • PC literate with knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet;
    • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered and insured automobile for work related purposes, including travel between work sites 
    • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

      

    Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
    If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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