Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist

Rockville, MD
Oct 12, 2018
Nov 05, 2018
Customer Service
Full Time
Lourie Center

If you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. The CDS works with children ages birth to four with developmental delays and their families as part of the Montgomery County Infants & Toddlers Program (MCITP). The CDS provides family counseling and training to address the social emotional need of children utilizing a home-based family coaching model.
2. Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Job Responsibilities (in order of importance) Percentage of Time
1. Assist in scheduling eligibility and family assessments. 20%
2. Provides family counseling and training to address the social emotional need of children utilizing a family coaching model. 15%
3. Educates families about MCITP services and obtain background information as needed for assessment report. 15%
4. Participates in eligibility and family assessments and assist in the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). 15%
5. Administers social emotional assessment tools, interpret results and write reports. Conduct clinical observations in homes, child care centers and the community. 15%
6. Provides service coordination to families and collaborate with other professionals on multidisciplinary teams. 15%
7. Collaborates with community partners such as Child Welfare Services and Early Head Start regarding support for children and families. 5%

List required competencies in order of importance to the job. If including “Preferred” competencies in addition to required, mark each as preferred and list them last.
1. Ability to work with families from various ethnic and socio-economic groups.
2. Ability to collaborate with other professionals on multidisciplinary teams.
3. Solid understanding of family centered practice and family coaching model preferred.
4. Knowledge of typical child development.

5. Required Qualifications: Education and Experience
Master's degree in social work or related field.
Experience Minimum years of experience required, and what type of experience qualifies Minimum of two years' experience with children, preferably birth to four years old.
Supervisory/Management Experience Minimum years of supervisory/management experience required None required
Certification and/or Licensure Any required certifications or licensures required Minimum licensure of LGSW or LGPC; LCSW or LCPC preferred.
Other Any additional background requirement
Work Schedule:

This is a 32 hour/week position. It requires four 8-hour days or five 6.5 hour days.

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