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Bilingual (Spanish/English) Clinician, Child First

Company: Tennyson Center For Children
Location: Denver
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Be Courageous---Have Grit---Show Compassion---Share Joy---Do What's Best For Kids and FamiliesSound like you? If so, you belong with us! Tennyson Center for Children is in search of a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Clinician for our Early Childhood Program-to help kids and families who may otherwise be forgotten! We need you to join in our vision and passion to serve and positively impact the lives of children across Colorado.The Child First Mental Health and Developmental Clinician partners with a Family Support Partner to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention. Child First's primary goal is to strengthen the caregiver-child relationship so that it serves both as a protective buffer to unavoidable stress and directly facilitates the child's emotional, language, and cognitive growth. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds not just because it's the right thing to do but because it makes our company stronger. Aside from assisting our youngest community, here is what else we offer:*New Hire Sign on Bonus: $1000 after 90 days; additional $1500 after 180 daysSpecialized Training in the Child First model and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)Monthly stipend for session suppliesAgency laptop and iPhone providedMileage reimbursementHigh quality licensed supervisionWork from home base location with periodic travel to Denver based office BenefitsMedical, Dental, Vision Insurance Options (Kaiser, Delta Dental, EyeMed)Health Savings Account (with High Deductible Health Plan)Generous PTO + 13 paid holidaysRetirement Plan with Pension Plan: Tennyson will match up to 4% of annual salaryVoluntary Benefits through Colonial Life: Accident, Cancer, Disability, Critical Illness, Life InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployee Referral BonusProfessional Development AssistanceStaff Appreciation EventsSome positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to DutiesEngage with the Child First family and the Family Support Partner in the collaborative family assessment process and to develop an integration clinical formulation and treatment plan.Provide Child First home-based psychotherapeutic intervention with young children and their caregivers using relational, dyadic psychotherapy (CPP) and other modalities.Help the caregiver gain insight regarding personal history (including trauma history), feelings for the child, and current parenting practices.Avert crisis situations by assisting the family in times of urgent need (e.g., risk of harm to child or caregiver, pending child removal), in consultation with the Family Support Partner and Clinical Supervisor.Provide mental health and developmental assessment and consultation within early care and education settings and to other early childhood providers. Education/Experience/LicensureMaster's or Doctoral level licensed mental health provider (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LMFT, clinical psychologist, other)Experience working psychotherapeutically with culturally diverse children and families, including parent-child therapeutic work and play therapy with very young children (0-5 years), for three years. Past CPP training is highly valued.Knowledge of relationship-based, psychodynamic intervention and early child development; parent-child relationships and attachment theory; effects of trauma and environmental risks on early childhood brain development, especially violence exposure, maternal depression, and substance abuse; and community-level risk factors (e.g., poverty, homelessness).Experience providing mental health assessment and consultation to early care and education sites. Knowledge and experience working with adults with mental health, substance use, and cognitive challenges. Bilingual Spanish requiredWork a Monday-Friday schedule with the capacity to work some evenings and weekends as needed to support families.All candidates must have or qualify to obtain a current Colorado driver's license (Must obtain license within 30 days of employment)All positions require criminal CBI background check, FBI fingerprint check, State of CO child abuse check, DMV driving record check, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical, academic credential verification, and reference check.EEOC Must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Tennyson Center for Children currently does not sponsor work visas. Tennyson Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, military status, conditions relating to pregnancy or childbearing, and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. If you have any questions, please email our team at We appreciate your interest in Tennyson Center for Children. PI188002800

Keywords: Tennyson Center For Children, Denver , Bilingual (Spanish/English) Clinician, Child First, Other , Denver, Colorado

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