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Posted 1/17/2017

Early Childhood Therapist

Development Centers, Inc.

Find details here.


Posted 1/17/2017

Job Title
MI-AIMH- Workforce Development Specialist
Location
Southgate, MI
Degree Required
Master’s
Job Type
Contract Part-Time
Position Id
203119
Job Description
As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 50 years. With over 30 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 20,000 people annually.

We have an exciting opportunity for a MI-AIMH Workforce Development Specialist in the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health <x{(}>(MI-AIMH) Program to join our team of talented professionals.

As a Workforce Development Specialist in the MI-AIMH Program, you will be responsible for:

Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health:

  • Managing data collection for MI-AIMH Endorsement®
  • Supporting and communicating with MI-AIMH Endorsement® applicants/potential applicants
  • Staff to IMH Statewide Planning Committee, Membership/Chapter Committee and other committees as assigned
  • Reviewing Endorsement® applications
  • Coordinating bi-level Endorsement® application reviews
  • Assisting in preparation of written materials for MI-AIMH Endorsement®
  • Assisting in the creation and provision of training and supporting to Endorsement® application reviewers
  • Managing Inactive Endorsement® Registry, including applications for Inactive Registry and applications for reactivation
  • Managing IMH Faculty Registry
  • Ensuring that MI-AIMH sponsored trainings align with Competency Guidelines®
  • Completing DWCCMHA report quarterly
  • Meeting with DWCCMHA infant mental health teams annually to gather training needs.
  • Assisting in planning MI-AIMH sponsored trainings, including the DWCCMHA IMH training series.  This will include early communication with and support of speakers in contracting and development of training specific to needs of target audience.  This may also include coordination with collaborators.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities, as assigned.

Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health:

  • Tracking licenses and shareholder’s agreements for each association, including licensing fees, when paid and when next are due
  • Managing Wiggio <x{(}>(an online platform to communicate, share documents, etc.) participants, calendars, folders, etc. <x{(}>(or the Wiggio replacement)
  • Managing shared folders on Dropbox <x{(}>(archiving old documents, keeping a master folder of docs that need to be shared with Alliance members)
  • Assisting with tasks related to development of online Spanish Endorsement Application System <x{(}>(EASy)
  • Helping pull together a self-study kit for new associations who have inquired about purchasing a license
  • Taking and distributing minutes for Alliance calls, as schedule allows, including Leaders, Holders, Alliance Board of Directors, etc.  Also, participation in calls is encouraged.
  • Assisting with creation, collection, storage, and distribution of crosswalks
  • Assisting with revision and formatting of Competency Guidelines® revision
  • Assisting Endorsement® Director in preparation of T&TA materials
  • Assisting with additional Endorsement® tasks, as assigned, e.g., correspondence, reviewing applications, etc.
  • Other duties as necessary.

To qualify for this position, you will need the following:

  • Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s Degree with MI-AIMH Endorsement® as an Infant Mental Health Specialist <x{(}>(III) or Infant Mental Health Mentor <x{(}>(IV).
  • The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate good communication and writing skills as well as a solid work ethic and ability to work independently.

The Guidance believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more! If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line at www.guidance-center.org/careers.

Apply here.


Posted 1/10/2017

PARENT EDUCATOR Early Childhood Services/Parents as Teachers Full-Time Salary Pontiac About Oakland Family Services Oakland Family Services is a private, not-for-profit, human services organization that provides programs from four offices and within our community located throughout Oakland County. As a leader in child and family-focused services, Oakland Family Services reaches more than 35,000 individuals and 18,000 families each year. We offer a warm and engaging work environment and the opportunity to work with dedicated professional colleagues. In addition to excellent benefits, we offer flexible work schedules, advancement opportunities, work-life balance initiatives and more. Join our team and make a difference. Join us in our mission to build brighter futures for those we serve, while building your OWN brighter professional future.

Position Responsibilities The Parent Educator assumes the responsibilities common to all direct service and administrative positions as described in the Agency Manual. The Parent Educator is directly accountable to the Early Childhood Services Manager. The Parent Educator will develop and use the various modalities of service offered by the agency. The following represents a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. Incumbents may be requested to perform related tasks other than those specifically presented. Specific Duties/Job Expectations Professional Practice

  •  The Parent Educator provides appropriate home or office-based service to an undifferentiated caseload in accordance with agency needs and the skill level of the worker. The number of client contacts that the worker will be expected to have will be established by administration
  • The Parent Educator is responsible to: obtain, analyze and evaluate case data; develop an understanding of the client’s situation and to develop goals and planned responses; carry out the plan and/or alter the plan as new understandings demand; analyze and evaluate the course and results of the intervention process.
  • Additional duties may include: client intake; provision of parent support activities in the home in accordance with the Parents as Teachers model, referrals and coordination with other agency programs, completion of developmental assessments and family service plans, assessment of child/parent interactions and provision of services to improve same, and completion of hearing/vision and health assessments as indicated.
  • The Parent Educator is responsible for assisting client in seeking and accessing community resources as a means to meet client’s perceived needs.
  • The Parent Educator is responsible for leading monthly group meetings using the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
  • The Parent Educator is expected to participate within multidisciplinary teams, in the community and at the agency, on behalf of the client/family as part of the assessment and service process.
  • Administration: Perform the administrative tasks related to assigned caseload and other work assignments as required by the agency.
  • Perform selected and additional administrative assignments as required.
  • Provide assistance, support and leadership to other staff members through consulting, teaching and other means as appropriate, and to coordinate program activities when assigned to do so. Evaluative Study
  • Participates in studies of particular problems or of practice; provides data; suggests areas for study; and assists in the clarification of problems.
  • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school in the areas of early childhood, education, social work or psychology. Licensure commensurate with accrued experience and degree obtained preferred.
  • Special abilities, skills, and credentials such as experience with parent support services, understanding of infant mental health services, knowledge of child development, experience assessing and working with child/parent interactions with children 2-6 years old. Understanding of Early On services including Infant Developmental Assessments and Family Service Planning preferred.
  • One to two years of experience in parent training models, parent support services, use of evidenced based models and early childhood development preferred.
  • Training/Certification in “Parents as Teachers” model preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct outreach in the community including home visits.
  • Special abilities and skills necessary to perform the required tasks and that best meet the needs of the agency also will be considered. Particular standards above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances exist. For YOUR Brighter Future, We Proudly Offer Industry competitive wages Advancement opportunities BCBS, BCN, and Delta Dental Benefits* Flexible work schedules Work/life balance Generous paid time off benefits* 11 paid holidays 403b Retirement savings plan* …and more! *Regular, full time positions

To Apply To apply for this position, please visit our Career enter on our website at: www.oaklandfamilyservices.org


posted 1/10/2017

EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMUNITY OUTREACH EDUCATOR Early Childhood Initiative Pontiac Part-Time Hourly About Oakland Family Services Oakland Family Services is a private, not-for-profit, human services organization that provides programs from four offices and within our community located throughout Oakland County. As a leader in child and family-focused services, Oakland Family Services reaches more than 35,000 individuals and 18,000 families each year. We offer a warm and engaging work environment and the opportunity to work with dedicated professional colleagues. In addition to excellent benefits, we offer flexible work schedules, advancement opportunities, work-life balance initiatives and more. Join our team and make a difference. Join us in our mission to build brighter futures for those we serve, while building your OWN brighter professional future.

Position Responsibilities The Early Childhood Community Outreach Educator is responsible for the development and facilitation of parent education workshops on child development. The goal of this position is to provide awareness and education in the community about developmental milestones for children birth to three. This person will also support and assist in the developmental screenings of young children in the community. Lastly, this person will provide education and answer questions live via Facebook, Periscope or another video streaming forum. The position reports to the Director of Early Childhood Services. The following represents a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. Incumbents may be requested to perform related tasks other than those specifically presented. SPECIFIC DUTIES/JOB EXPECTATIONS

  • Work in partnership with the Director of Early Childhood Services to develop and facilitate educational workshops for parents and caregivers. These workshops will focus on developmental milestones and indicators of developmental delays, speech and language milestones and typical toddler behaviors. These workshops will be offered 2-4 times per week in community settings.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Marketing to provide educational content and information to families about development birth to three via social media.
  • Work in partnership with local libraries and community partners to coordinate training dates and activities schedule.
  • Participate in outreach services to increase community partnerships related to Before 3 to Succeed initiative. This outreach could include phone contact, face to face meetings and collaboratives, etc.
  • Facilitate and support parents and caregivers completing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) with their young children
  • Attend community events as appropriate to represent and promote the Before 3 to Succeed Campaign.
  • Complete Data entry and management of developmental screenings as needed.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or related field. Masters degree in Child Development preferred.
  • Special abilities, skills and credentials such as experiences with parent support services, understanding of infant mental health services, knowledge of child development, experience assessing and working with child/parent interactions with children 0-3 years old.
  • Specialization and/or five years of experience in Infant and Toddler development with at least 1 year providing trainings, coaching and support services.
  • Must have reliable mode of transportation, valid State of Michigan driver’s license and current insurance.
  • Ability to implement and coordinate outreach activities in the community.
  • Experience providing trainings, conducting education and support groups.
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective partners (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Self-motivated with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Special abilities and skills necessary to perform the required tasks that best meet the needs of the agency also will be considered. Any standard above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances exist.
  • To Apply To apply for this position, please visit our Career enter on our website at: www.oaklandfamilyservices.org

posted 1/3/2017

Family Therapist Needed! – Battle Creek, MI

Your skills and passion for serving others can be a real part of the solution with our community oriented company!

This position provides treatment, education and counseling services to children, families, caregivers and staff involved in the child welfare and behavioral/mental health system.

IMH Endorsement is highly preferred.

Requirements:

Masters in Social Work or closely related.

Transporting clients so, unrestricted Drivers License and proof of insurance.

Pay $18.51-$21.00 depending on experience.

You may email me, Gordy Nellis – Talent Acquisition, gnell@samaritas.org, resume directly or apply on our website www.Samaritas.org, click the careers link to search for this title.

 

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