Community Healthlink

Child and Family Clinician (Early Childhood)

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

Overview

Community Healthlink is a partner in the Massachusetts Multi‐City Young Children’s Mental Health System of Care (SOC) Project, a new SAMHSA‐ funded grant bringing together the Commonwealth’s three largest cities – Worcester, Springfield, and Boston. The goal of this project is to expand and strengthen the systems already serving young children, as well as to place well‐trained early childhood mental health (ECMH) teams in each city to provide appropriate intervention for children up to age 6 and their families.  The SOC ECMH Clinician employed by Community Healthlink will work alongside a Family Partner (FP) to provide coordinated, culturally‐competent support services to families of young children (0‐6 yrs) with behavioral health needs, bringing developmentally‐appropriate mental health support and services to underserved populations. The Clinician will primarily provide intensive care coordination and dyadic (caregiver‐child) interventions in primary care, mental health, and community settings, as well as in families’ homes.

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: Master’s Degree or higher in social work, psychology, or related field (License Preferred)
  • MUST be licensed (LMHC, LICSW, LCSW, Independent Psychologist) or license eligible.
  • Bilingual/bicultural 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 registered and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients
  • 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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