Early Intervention Mental Health Specialist

Rockville, MD
May 11, 2021
May 29, 2021
Full Time
The Lourie Center seeks to hire an experienced Early Intervention Mental Health Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. The Child Development Specialist (CDS) works with children ages birth to four with developmental delays and their families as part of the Montgomery County Infants & Toddlers Program (MCITP).

As a Child Development Specialist, you will:
•Assist in scheduling eligibility and family assessments
•Provide family counseling and training to address the social emotional need of children utilizing a family coaching model
•Educate families about MCITP services and obtain background information as needed for assessment report
•Participate in eligibility and family assessments and assist in the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
•Administer social emotional assessment tools, interpret results and write reports.
•Conduct clinical observations in homes, child care centers and the community.
•Provide service coordination to families and collaborate with other professionals on multidisciplinary teams
•Collaborate with community partners such as Child Welfare Services and Early Head Start regarding support for children and families
•Work with families from various ethnic and socio-economic groups
•Collaborate with other professionals on multidisciplinary teams

•Master's degree in social work, counseling, or related field
•Minimum of two years' experience with children, preferably birth-four years old
•Experience with the Child Welfare System
•Minimum licensure of LGSW or LGPC; LCSW or LCPC preferred
•BLS- CPR Licensure strongly preferred
•Knowledge of typical child development
•Solid understanding of family centered practice and family coaching model preferred

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee Parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, Business Hours

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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