A list of job openings in Infant Mental Health
Therapist 0 - 6 Home Based
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 40 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 26,200 people annually.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Therapist-0-6 Home Based to join our team of talented professionals.
As a Therapist, you will be responsible for:
- Develop therapeutic relationships with families and their very young children.
- Assess the needs of the infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families
- Monitor child development using developmental assessments.
- Provide parent-child psychotherapy and play therapy.
- Crisis intervention; including crisis phone contacts.
- Provide parents with education and resources pertaining to child and family development.
- Parent education, coaching and training.
- Coordinate services with other professionals involved with the family.
- Advocate on behalf of children and their families to help them meet their needs.
- Assist families in scheduling evaluations as needed.
- Help identify and eliminate barriers to services.
- Assess client satisfaction with interventions.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with people and organizations in the community.
- Make referrals to Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services as needed.
- Participate in clinical supervision, team meetings, case consultations and trainings.
- Complete clinical documentation in a timely manner consistent with policies and procedures of The Guidance Center.
- Develop, maintain, and review complete case records.
- Maintain flexible work schedules.
- Follow a professional code of ethics.
- Represent The Guidance Center in the community.
- Abide by the spirit and letter of the policies and procedures of The Guidance Center.
- Achieve productivity goals.
- Maintain a caseload as outlined in the Medicaid Home-Based service guidelines.
- Must provide evidence of 25 hours of program and/or position specific training on an annual basis.
- Other duties as assigned.
To qualify for this position, you will need:
- Candidates must have a Masters in Social Work or related field from an accredited program and the corresponding State of Michigan Licensure (LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LP, LLPC, LPC).
- Candidates will meet criteria for Qualified Child Mental Health Professional, consistent with current certification standards of children’s programs.
- In addition, they must have one year of supervised experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families.
- Candidates should be working toward a level II or III MI-AIMH Endorsement.
- Additional requirements include: knowledge of child development, a non judgmental approach that reflects cultural sensitivity to the unique and diverse experiences of families served, the ability to assess and intervene within complex family and community systems, and a willingness to be flexible, patient and creative.
- Candidate must demonstrate competencies in the following areas: observation of parent/child interaction, developmental assessment, diagnostic skills, understanding of the parallel process in therapeutic work, and collaboration with internal and external providers.
- Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate driving record. Hours are based on client availability. Some evening hours may need to be flexed from the 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM workday to accommodate client work schedules.
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 by clicking logging onto our website at https://www.guidance-center.org/careers
The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity
A Child Clinical Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan with the opportunity to specialize in research and interventions in infant and early childhood mental health.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Postdoctoral Training Network is accepting applications for a two-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology. The program provides a core curriculum, evidence-based clinical training, and focused research mentorship. We seek applicants with strong research potential who are highly motivated to develop their own program of systematic research and prepare for a productive career as a scientist-practitioner.
Opportunities are available to pursue mentored research in the following domains: (1) (Julie Kaplow): longitudinal studies of bereaved youth; biopsychosocial risk associated with maladaptive grief and youth PTSD; grief screening and assessment; development and evaluation of interventions for traumatized and grieving youth; (2) (Michelle Kees; Kate Rosenblum): risk and resilience in military families; large-scale evaluation of impact of military deployment; development and evaluation of interventions for parenting, spouse resiliency, and military family support; (3) (Cheryl King): youth suicide risk, bullying victimization; development of screening, risk assessment, and intervention strategies for at-risk youth; (4) (Kate Rosenblum): infant/early childhood mental health; evaluation of relationship-focused interventions for high-risk families with young children; longitudinal studies of parenting in at-risk families.
Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA or CPA accredited academic program by August, 2013 to be considered. The start date of the fellowship is September 1, 2013. The stipend for 1st year fellows is currently $45,913 and second year fellows earn $48,395. Benefits include vacation, sick and professional development time, and health care coverage. We especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. For up-to-date information and application materials, see the Clinical Child Psychology Web Page http://www.psych.med.umich.edu/education/ psychology/clinical-child/. Deadline for applications is January 1, 2013. For further information, please contact: Julie B. Kaplow, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Early Childhood Clinical Manager Position Available at Development Centers
JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Clinical Manager
LOCATION: Early Childhood and Family Services
The person functioning in this position serves as direct supervisor of professional personnel providing mental health and other early childhood services. They may also provide direct services to consumer. It is expected that this person will possess advanced experience and expertise. The person in this position must exercise considerable independent judgment in carrying out their duties. This position receives support and is under the general guidance and supervision of the Early Childhood and Family Services Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
· Plans, organizes and directs the service delivery of mental health program components including Infant Mental Health and services for children 3 to 5 years old
· Responsible for supervision, training, evaluation and discipline, of all program staff and interns
· Responsible for monthly monitoring and ensuring staff meet performance criteria as well as annual staff evaluations
· Regularly reviews progress of consumer cases toward treatment goals and follow-through with staff; consults on cases through coordination of team meetings/clinical staffing
· Oversees all data collection and prepares reports to ensure compliance with all funding requirements
· Develops and maintains contact with referral sources, attends funding source meetings, and acts as liaison with the community on behalf of the population served
· Acts as an Access point for incoming program referrals
· Provides timely reports, schedules, etc. to ensure program requirements are met
· Ensure scompliance with network/Your Choice enrollment for ECFS consumers
· Other tasks and responsibilities, as assigned
· Master’s Degree (MA/MSW) in Psychology, Social Work, or related mental health discipline; appropriate state of Michigan licensure required
· Must have/maintain MI-AIMH Endorsement at a minimum of Level 3; Level 4 preferred
· Minimum of 5 years of experience working with young children/families in mental health
· Leadership skills, program management, and the ability to work in the community and collaboratively across systems required
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience
RESPOND TO: Rachelle Howell, MBA, MSW
Director of Administrative Services
17421 Telegraph Road
Detroit, MI 48219
Equal Opportunity Employer
Child Data Collector
POSITION TITLE: Data Collector - Head Start on Science Research Project
Classification: Temporary Employee
Classification: Temporary Employee
Full Time/Part Time, hourly; 2-3 months in Spring of 2013
Full Time/Part Time, hourly; 2-3 months in Spring of 2013
SALARY: $15/hour, plus mileage
CONTACT: Mara Stein, Project Manager
Please put “Data Collector position” in the subject line
WORK LOCATION: East Lansing, MI and various locations around the state of Michigan
The persons hired for these positions will be responsible for conducting child assessments for an efficacy study of an early childhood science education program. The research goal of the project is to evaluate whether the science education program, implemented in low-income preschool settings, produces measurable impacts for children, teachers, and parents. Data collectors will be responsible for collecting multiple measures of child outcomes in preschool classrooms in Southeast Michigan.
· Bachelor’s Degree in education, child development, psychology, social work or related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred.
· Experience working with young children (5 and under) required
· Experience assessing young children using standardized measures preferred
· Experience interviewing and interacting with parents of young children
· Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups in a culturally and linguistically competent manner
· Excellent verbal communication skills
· Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
· Available to work flexible hours at several sites
· Willingness to travel to East Lansing and various sites in Southeast Michigan; access to a car
· Bilingual in English-Spanish or English-Arabic preferred
· Administer standardized tests to young children (3-5) at multiple preschool sites Wayne. Oakland, Livingston, and Macomb Counties in April-May, 2013
· Prepare data for entry into databases
· Participate in training for administration of standardized measures (March 2013)
· Work with classroom teachers and project manager in scheduling of data collection
· Keep accurate records of data collection activities
· Provide regular reports to project manager on data collection activities
Infant Mental Health Therapist
Program: Lifespan Clinical Services
Location: Site Varies
Position Summary: To work as a member of a team with program staff and community sources to provide a continuum of services to infants, young children and families in an effort to strengthen and preserve families, assist in identifying individual needs, and provide and assist in coordinating services to meet each individuals needs.
Education and Experience Required:
1. Master’s degree in social work, psychology or other related human service field required.
2. Registration/licensure as a social worker, counselor, or psychologist in the State of Michigan required. Certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Must have reliable mode of transportation and a valid State of Michigan driver’s license, which is insurable by our insurance carrier and current automobile insurance.
2. Infant Mental Health certification, endorsement or waiver required for 0 – 3 population required upon hire or within 3 months of employment.
3. At least one year direct clinical experience in providing therapy services to young children and their families preferred.
Procedure: Apply online at www.starfishonline.org