Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (County-wide)

Located in beautiful Santa Barbara County, CALM is a highly regarded non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County. CALM envisions a community where every family is supported and every child thrives. We are a forward-thinking organization committed to fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and equity.

Santa Barbara, CA

CALM

<strong>CALM&rsquo;s mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County.</strong><br /><br /><strong>CALM has been a leader in developing a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based programs and services that effectively prevent and treat child abuse, promote healing, and strengthen families. Services are provided to all in both Spanish and English, at sliding scale or free of charge if needed; no one is turned away due to inability to pay. CALM continues to be the only non-profit in Santa Barbara County that specializes in the prevention and treatment of childhood trauma.</strong> https://calm4kids.org/

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Full-time, Part-time

$33 - $44.55 per hour DOE

Overview: <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Licensed clinicians are eligible for up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness because CALM is an NHSC approved site.</strong></em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (IECMHC) is responsible for providing mental health consultation services to enhance the capacity of teachers, administrators, and caregivers to respond to the social-emotional and behavioral needs of children and their families. This position works across a broad range of early care and education (ECE) settings where children learn and grow. The IECMHC uses a framework of promotion, prevention, and early intervention to tailor services that address specific goals for children, families, classrooms, or programs. The consultant works within and across systems, integrating mental health practices and trauma-informed care with cultural awareness and sensitivity. The IECMHC seeks to enhance all relationships involved in the care setting to create nurturing and responsive environments and build strong school and home alliances.&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <div data-bind="html: Job.Requirements"> <p><strong>CALM Benefits:</strong></p> <p>Our benefits package includes a competitive salary with hourly compensation ranging from $30 to $44 dependent on experience and education.&nbsp;<strong>Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees</strong>&nbsp;and 60% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for dependent family members, 13 paid holidays, generous vacation time and sick days and a 403(b) 3% matching program. CALM provides employees a variety of training and development opportunities and schedule flexibility when possible.&nbsp;Licensed clinicians are eligible for up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness because CALM is an NHSC approved site.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div data-bind="html: Job.Requirements"> <p><strong>CALM Benefits:</strong></p> <p>Our benefits package includes a competitive salary with hourly compensation ranging from $33 to $44.55 dependent on experience and education.&nbsp;<strong>Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees</strong>&nbsp;and 60% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for dependent family members, 13 paid holidays, generous vacation time and sick days and a 403(b) 3% matching program. CALM provides employees a variety of training and development opportunities and schedule flexibility when possible. &nbsp;Licensed clinicians are eligible for up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness because CALM is an NHSC approved site.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>To Apply:</strong></p> <p>Qualified, interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter.<br /><br /></p> </div> <div class="job-listing-header"><strong>Salary Description:</strong><br /><br /></div> <div>$33 - $44.55 per hour DOE</div> </div>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Guide implementation of mental health best practices in collaboration with families and adults to promote healthy social and emotional development of children.</li> <li>Collaborate with families and providers to assess relationships, routines, and practices that impact the classroom or home climate.</li> <li>Conduct classroom observations to assess and inform classroom culture, daily routines, relationships, transitions, and challenging behaviors.</li> <li>Meet with providers to review observation and assessment data and develop plans to support social, emotional, and relational well-being.</li> <li>Partner with providers to support ongoing communication with families about mental health, behavioral health, or developmental concerns related to their infant or young child.</li> <li>Develop written intervention strategies using a team approach to assist providers with positive behavior-support strategies to promote optimal social-emotional development in infants and young children.</li> <li>Connect and refer children, families, and providers to programs, resources, and supports that will foster their development while addressing barriers to access.</li> <li>Provide group and individual training on social and emotional wellness with specific topics related to infant and early childhood development, trauma-informed care, attachment, self-care, and other related topics.</li> <li>Guide selection, implementation, and interpretation of social-emotional screening and assessment tools, and their findings.</li> <li>Meet regularly with providers and administrators to review information and feedback about outcomes of, and satisfaction with, consultation services.</li> <li>Create a shared understanding of the effects of trauma and adversity, including oppression, discrimination, racism, and gender inequity on the developing brain.&nbsp;</li> <li>Establish and maintain effective partnerships with community agencies.&nbsp;</li> <li>Completes all agency required documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with agency policy and best practice.&nbsp;</li> <li>Maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, families, teachers, and school staff. &nbsp;</li> <li>Participate in regular administrative supervision, clinical/group supervision, reflective supervision, team meetings and agency-wide meetings.&nbsp;</li> <li>Participate in trainings and work toward certification in available modalities, as directed by supervisor.&nbsp;</li> <li>Participate in evaluation efforts and commit to continuous quality improvement by incorporating feedback and outcome data into services.&nbsp;</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> <li>This is a County-wide position servicing Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Requirements: <strong>Education and/or Experience:<br /></strong><br /> <ul> <li>Master&rsquo;s degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field required.</li> <li>At least three years of experience working with children aged birth to five.</li> <li>At least two years of experience working in a mental health profession.</li> <li>Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in child development and early childhood mental health.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Qualifications:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Strong commitment to CALM&rsquo;s mission, vision, and strategic plan.</li> <li>Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.</li> <li>Must have respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity.</li> <li>Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and web-based systems. Proficient in use of Zoom. Able to adapt to using various types of software.</li> <li>Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.</li> <li>Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.</li> <li>Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, time management and computer skills.</li> <li>Comfortable working in busy, noisy, and dynamic settings where children learn and grow.</li> <li>Reliable transportation is necessary to travel to designated sites.</li> <li>Must have a valid driver&rsquo;s license, clean DMV record and criminal record clearance from the DOJ.</li> <li>Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), -OR- registered with the CA Board of Psychology as a Registered Psychologist &ndash; OR &ndash; registered with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.</li> </ul> <br /> <div data-bind="html: Job.Requirements">&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p>