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Bilingual Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant - License Preferred

Company: WellPower
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Wellpower provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
Wellpower values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants provide prevention based mental health consultation to young children ages birth to five in preschool/early childhood settings.
Learn More About Wellpower:
Pay Range & Benefits:
Mental Health Therapist II (Master's): $27.08/hr
LCSW/LPC/LMFT: $30.91hr
Spanish differential - $2.50/hr
Arabic differential - $1.00/hr
Wellpower is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.
All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for MHCD's benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit:.
Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide consultation to childcare center staff regarding individual children, including providing guidance about challenging behaviors. Consultant will meet regularly with staff and parents to assess and understand the individual needs of the child and work with the team to develop developmentally and culturally appropriate interventions.
  • Observe children in their childcare setting to assess functioning, relationships with caregivers and other children, and "fit" in the program.
  • Meet on-site at childcare program with families to complete assessments, provide developmental guidance and referrals, including linkage to clinical services. Actively assist families in referral process.
  • Meet regularly with the childcare staff and the director to address programmatic concerns that affect the quality of care provided to the children, as requested, i.e., inter-staff relations, program-wide concerns/changes, staff turnover, curriculum. This includes meeting regularly with staff to develop and support reflective functioning.
  • Facilitate social/emotional groups for young children.
  • Provide psycho-education and support to families/caregivers.
  • Provide regular trainings to center staff and parents on social / emotional topics.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation in adherence with program expectations and accountability requirements.
  • Participate in team meetings, in-services, and supervision as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements & Qualifications:
    Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or PhD, PsyD. Current License in Colorado as an LCSW, LPC or LMFT preferred.
    Minimum of one year of experience working with children ages birth to 5 in a Mental health capacity preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Arabic required.

  • Experience as a mental health clinician specializing in work with young children (ages 0-5) and their families.
  • Ability to create strong relationships with adults and children with an understanding of, and respect for, culture and diversity.
  • Knowledge of early development, infant/preschool mental health theory and infant/ preschool mental health interventions and trauma informed care.
  • Work experience in group-settings for children.
  • Experience with assessment of young children's social and emotional functioning.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of group dynamics and intervention with adults.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency or English/Arabic proficiency required.

    Why else might you want to consider working at WellPower?

    • Named Top Workplace - we have been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post for ten consecutive years
    • Champion Social Justice Causes - we are committed to ending anti-Black racism in our community
    • 9 Paid Holidays - including Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and more
    • Robust Benefits Package - our benefits start at 30 hours per week and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a retirement match
    • Employee Resource Groups - our ERG's offer a chance to connect, address workplace challenges and get support from individuals who share similar characteristics or life experiences
    • Gainsharing - we offer a bonus to employees if the organization meets certain requirements for the year
    • $52,000/year minimum wage for all employees - we believe that our employees should earn a livable wage conducive to the cost of living in Denver, Colorado
    • Free Licensure Supervision - for LCSWs/LPCs/LMFTs
    • Sports Leagues - we offer a variety of activities for our employees, including bowling, dragon boat racing, volleyball leagues, and more

      Tuberculosis (TB) screening, testing - TB screening and testing, is requiredand must be completed prior to hire ( i.e., preplacement), and maintained during employment

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