Position Title: Mental
Health Clinician, Early Childhood
Position #: 2741
Location: Greeley, CO
Employment Status: Full-time
North Range Behavioral Health - Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible
Program: This is a unique clinical role that provides Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) consultative supports as well as clinical interventions. The ECMH consultant works collaboratively with Early Childhood Education staff, programs, and families to improve their ability to prevent, identify, treat, and reduce the impact of mental health problems among children from birth through eight years of age. Ultimately, early childhood mental health consultation seeks to achieve positive outcomes for infants and young children in early childhood settings by using an indirect approach to fostering their social and emotional well-being. The ECMH consultation team works primarily in community, child care centers and home settings supporting the adult caregivers of young children.
Position Summary: Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy and case management services. Develops strength-based service plans, monitors treatment progress, documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild to severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Coordinates with internal as well as external supportive services to deliver needed services to clients. Collaborates with clinical supervisor, other team members and psychiatrist regarding treatment.
Mental Health Clinician Minimum
- Master's Degree in psychology, social work, or other behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university required
- Colorado clinical licensure in appropriate discipline highly desired (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LP)
- Bilingual highly desired
- Infant Mental Health Endorsement is desirable or must be able to complete within two years
- Valid Colorado driver's license and driving record that meets with agency insurability requirements as set forth for someone that must transport clients
Mental Health Clinician Experience
- Experience providing consultation or working with early childhood care settings (centers, homes and home visiting agencies)
- Experience providing therapeutic intervention with families and young children
- Experience or exposure to evidence based interventions and practices with young children
- 2 years' experience in the Behavioral Health Field preferred
- Experience in coordinating mental health intervention plans and services with other agencies
Mental Health Clinician Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of very young children's social and emotional development and general understanding of overall development of young children.
- Ability to provide psycho-education and consultation to adult caregivers and families on how to create a home environment that supports healthy social and emotional development
- Ability to assess strengths and challenges within the early childhood setting/environment and support early childhood staff in creating a more prosocial learning environment
- Skills to support early childhood staff with classroom management strategies Intervention (Children Exhibiting Challenging Behavior)
- Train early childhood staff in creating and implementing individualized behavior support plans
- Ability to conduct home visits with families and offer effective strategies for addressing challenging behaviors
- Work with early childhood programs to work with children who have challenging behaviors
- Mild to severe mental health and/or substance use disorders/disabilities and the recovery process.
- Professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by the State of Colorado.
- Basic and routine computer keyboarding, programs and software.
- Basic, routine, and advanced records maintenance and filing practices
- Basic, routine, and advanced office management practices and operating procedures.
- Workplace policies and professionalism.
- Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
- Effective de-escalation techniques.
- Identify and support appropriate diagnostic assessment using current diagnostic system.
- Coordinate mental and/or behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies.
- Plan and use effective interventions with clients.
- Provide treatment and case management in routine and crisis situations.
- Plan, organize, time manage and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments. Use effective follow through. Endure periods of heavy workload.
- Visually assess responses to mental illness or reaction to substance abuse medications.
- Read, analyze, and interpret related professional periodicals, journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
- Communicate effectively and positively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies, including when under emotionally charged and stressful situations.
- Work with diverse populations and be culturally sensitive.
- Maintain confidentiality.
Mental Health Clinician Responsibilities:
- Adhere to utilization, quality improvement and corporate compliance policy and standards.
- Provide services to clients as assigned by administrative/clinical supervisor. May work with specific age group and/or level of care based on program assignment.
- Provide person-centered assessment, goal planning, and treatment for mental health and/or substance use issues. Provide screening, intakes, and assessment of clients utilizing required instruments and formats within appropriate time lines.
- Develop strength-based written treatment plans/updates and continuing care plans and make appropriate referrals. Complete written discharge summaries and correspondence within established time lines.
- Observe clients in a variety of situations. Assess diagnosis and mental status of clients, evaluate current level of functioning, and develop and implement treatment/service plan to address clients' needs.
- Collaborate with other clinicians, law enforcement, external providers, and psychiatrists to provide services to clients.
- Maintain close and cooperative relationships with community agencies and other public agencies in carrying out treatment/service plans.
- Collaborate continuously with assigned clients to devise safety planning, provide symptom management, identify support systems, reduce and mitigate risk factors. May deliver services to clients in their homes or other settings in the community.
- Assist individuals in improving their well-being and quality of life by training in behavioral skills; educate clients to make informed choices; develop clients' coping skills; help clients to problem solve and negotiate tasks of daily living.
- Learn, utilize, and support fidelity of any evidence-based practices within assigned program to ensure effective interventions with clients.
- Perform case management services as needed to assist clients to meet their goals as stated in his/her service and/or treatment plans. Refer clients to internal and external supportive services such as vocational, medical, social services, and housing authority as well as residential, respite, and inpatient treatment.
- Maintain electronic health records in accordance with agency standards. May include entry into partnering agency electronic systems (i.e. integrated care).
- Advocate for clients in many different forums including at the federal, state and local court systems, with family, and/or school system.
- Facilitate counseling groups as assigned. May provide intake, inpatient admissions and Medicaid authorizations.
- Attend staff meetings, clinical supervision and other meetings as assigned.
- May instruct and supervise students serving internships and/or provide clinical supervision of other staff, based upon appropriate credentials.
- May be called upon to occasionally make formal presentations or participate in public speaking engagements as representation for NRBH.
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Coordinator.
Services may involve travel to offsite locations for assessments, service provision, and crisis management. Service delivery environments and conditions may vary based on program assignment. Work hours can vary, and may require some on-call scheduling including weekends, evenings, and holidays per program requirements.
Compensation dependent upon qualifications and experience. Salary placements generally occur near the minimum to midpoint of the range. North Range Behavioral Health offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more! Bilingual skills compensated additionally.
North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development.
- Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
- Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
- Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.
North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at http://www.northrange.org/employment/careers/ to learn more.
North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.