Career Opportunities

Please email MI-AIMH Administrative Assistant, Teri Lower at tlower@mi-aimh.org if you would like to have a job related to the infant and early childhood-family field posted here.  Job postings will be removed after 30-days.

STARFISH FAMILY SERVICES

DEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health Services

POSITION TITLE: Outpatient Therapist- Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To provide direct clinical and therapeutic services to young children and their families at Starfish Family Services

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

1. Master’s degree in psychology, social work or other related human services field required.

2. Current valid professional license/certification in the State of Michigan.

3. A minimum of six months of previous experience required.

4. Experience with multiple major human service delivery systems (FIA, public health, education, etc.) preferred.

5. Level II Endorsement through the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

1. Comprehensive assessment skills.

2. Direct clinical experience performing relationship-based therapy along with the empathy and compassion necessary to facilitate positive growth using infant mental health principles and practice.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of the psychological and physical effects out of home placement has on children and their families (separation anxiety, fantasy families, low self-esteem, etc.)

4. Demonstrated knowledge of young child and adult conscious and unconscious psychodynamics, developmental stages and signs of conflict or distress.

5. Good understanding of child development, parent-child dynamics, common childhood behavior concerns and appropriate interventions.

6. Ability to teach, discuss, and model behavioral interventions for children.

7. Ability to work flexible hours as needed (i.e., some evenings or weekend work is required).

8. Willingness to provide group interventions.

9. Ability to demonstrate commitment, caring, and respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds who have multiple needs or concerns.

10. Ability, desire, and motivation to work cooperatively and responsibly with the program leadership team, as well as colleagues, all staff and collateral contacts.

11. Ability to effectively, appropriately, and accurately communicate both orally and in writing.

12. Ability and willingness to abide by all Starfish Family Services confidentiality policies.

13. Ability to demonstrate compassion and sensitivity, and to respect the privacy and special needs of our clients.

14. Development and implementation of Individualized Plan of Service or treatment plan utilizing Person Centered Planning.

15. Knowledge of theory and practice of individual, group and family systems treatment.

16. Competency in the delivery of crisis intervention services.

17. Competency, or willingness to learn, a wide range of treatment modalities that are individualized and person centered.

18. Competency, or willingness to learn, co-occurring treatment of mental health, substance abuse and/or developmental disabilities.

19. Ability to meet productivity expectations as assigned by program supervisor.

20. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.

21. Ability to make critical decisions independent of immediate supervision.

22. Knowledge of community resources and referral sources.

23. Must be computer literate.

24. Ability to maintain professional and ethical standards.

25. Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner.

26. Ability and desire for personal and professional growth and skill development.

27. An understanding of the current confidentiality laws and a commitment to abide by them.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide individual and family treatment to assigned clients (including co-occurring clients with SUD or IDD diagnosis).

2. Maintain a caseload size and weekly productivity expectations as determined by supervisor.

3. Maintain clinical charts in an accurate and timely manner to include, but not limited to assessments, treatment plans, and all other MDCH and contractual chart requirements.

4. Actively coordinate all therapy with appropriate agency personnel.

5. Update appropriate agency personnel regarding progress of therapy.

6. Participate in individual and group supervision along with mandatory agency meetings and trainings.

7. Make intra-agency referrals for evaluations, consultation, and other services, e.g. parent education.

8. Maintain cooperative working relationships with educational, legal, health, social welfare, and mental health systems.

9. Participate in professional development activities, including in-service training, peer review, external workshops, and seminars, etc.

10. Cooperate in any investigation related to personnel, licensing, accreditation or other circumstances.

11. Responsible for working with team members, supervisor, child, families and community contacts in a manner that is conducive to the philosophy and mission of the program and agency.

12. Must maintain professional and ethical standards at all times.

13. Adhere to all Starfish Behavioral Health policies and procedures as it relates to documentation, training requirements, CMH guidelines, and confidentiality.

14. Assist in finding and directing clients in case of an emergency such as a fire or tornado.

15. Accept and emulate the mission of SFS.

16. Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.

NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by the position in this job classification. Not all duties are included. It is expected an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

The employee fulfilling this job is accountable to the assigned supervisor for completion of assignments and to the high standards of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. Expectations include: a pleasant, empathetic, sensitive and professional demeanor, a positive attitude and a willing spirit. The employee must be willing to engage in professional development efforts as available to the position and required by senior management

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: IMH Supervisor

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

SALARY RANGE: See salary matrix

E.E.O.C. STATEMENT: Starfish Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SFS not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, National origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state, or other applicable law

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The Children’s Center

Location: Detroit (Midtown)

Position: Clinician – Early Childhood Behavioral Health

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at https://www.thechildrenscenter.com/who-we-are/join-our-team/careers/

The Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program (ECBH) provides home-based (Infant Mental Health) and community-based services (Incredible Years) for families with children ages 0-6. We provide intervention services to families where the life circumstances or the characteristics of the family threaten attachment and consequently the social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development of the child. ECBH primarily uses The Infant Mental Health Model and The Incredible Years Model. Our goal is to promote development mentally, socially and emotionally. The program provides community based clinical intervention for children with reported behavioral, emotional and social issues. Services help to reduce the incidence and prevalence of abuse, neglect, developmental delays, behavioral and emotional disorders. Services help to foster a positive attachment between caregivers and infant, reduce the parent’s mental health issues and promote optimal growth and development of the child within the family. This program helps with early detection of mental health and developmental disorders. Does this sound like the position for you? As part of your role as an Early Childhood Behavioral Health Clinician you will be responsible for some of the following:

· Using a Family Centered Planning model; coordinate and monitor delivery of services and implementation of behaviorally specific treatment goals and objectives for assigned clients including the assessment, treatment, coordination of referral for additional coordination of services.

· Provide individual, family’ group therapy and crisis intervention using person-centered approach Complete case documentation and maintain client case records and other reports within funding, accreditation and Agency guidelines.

· Monitor overall service plan implementation, making recommendation for services, level of care and discharge as needed.

· Utilize the ICD and/or DSM to diagnosis and appropriate assessment tool, such as CAFAS/PECFAS as programmatically indicated.

· Maintain a flexible schedule in order to appropriately deliver services to meet client needs in the home, school, community or agency by working evening and weekends.

To qualify for this exciting opportunity you will need:

· Master’s degree in mental health related field such as; social work, psychology, or/and counseling.

· State of Michigan Full or Limited License (MSW, Professional Counselor, Psychologist) – Full License preferred.

· CAFAS or PECFAS Certification a plus.

· A minimum of 1 year of experience engaging children and families within a framework of cultural competency.

· Must have a Level II or higher endorsement or qualify for the IMH Waiver

· Ability to assess, diagnose, develop treatment plans and provide crisis intervention

· Previous experience using an electronic medical records system preferred

· Knowledge of person-centered planning

· Ability to maintain a flexible schedule; working evenings and weekends

This position has a starting salary of $43,000 which can increase at time of offer based upon years of relevant experience. Plus we have potential performance incentives available.

Additional Compensation:

Infant Mental Health Endorsement II: $500

Infant Mental Health Endorsement III: $2000

Infant Mental Health Endorsement IV: $2000

While you are taking care of our clients, we want to take care of you! TCC offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package including:

· Medical & prescription coverage with a minimal employee contribution

· 100% employer paid dental & vision coverage for all full time staff members & eligible dependents

· Employee life insurance & optional dependent life Insurance

· Accident & critical illness insurance

· 403(b) thrift plan with employer match after 1 year; fully vested after 2 years

· Employee assistance program

· Continuing education & full licensure stipend

· Longevity pay after 3 years

· 160 hours of paid time off your 1st year, 200 hours your 2nd year, up to 280 hours

· 10 paid holidays

· Approved site for the National Health Services Cops

This position has a starting salary of $43,000 which can increase at time of offer based upon years of relevant experience. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at https://www.thechildrenscenter.com/who-we-are/join-our-team/careers/

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

7/05/2019 T.L


The Guidance Center – Southgate, MI

THERAPIST:  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)

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 60 years. With over 25 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 23,400 people annually.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Therapist to join our Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) 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 reflective supervision, team meetings, reflective 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 the following:

* Must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling and possess the corresponding State of Michigan licensure

* Candidates without a state license can be considered but must obtain state licensure (LLMSW, LLPC, TLLP, LMSW, LPC or LLP) within a 60-day training period beginning on the date of hire. This period may be extended by up to an additional 60 days of training at the sole discretion of the employer. Failure to obtain licensure within the training period will result in the employee being unqualified to perform work functions. Beyond the training period, all state licensure must continually remain active, in effect, and free from disciplinary action.

* Candidates will meet criteria for Child Mental Health Professional credential within 120 days of hire.

* 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, which can be earned during the first two years of employment.

* 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. Must be able to obtain a chauffeur’s license within 30 days of hire.

* Hours are based on client availability. Some evening hours will 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 logging onto our website at www.guidance-center.org/careers

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity

05/24/2019 T.L


Capital Area Community Services Head Start and Early Head Start Preschool Programs

This announcement is for the following position:

Mental Health Specialist

(Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health and corresponding state licensure or limited license) Entry Level: $19.70/hour       Full Time: 40 hours/week         Part Year: Up to 40 weeks/year

Location: Lansing, MI (Ingham County)

Compensation: CACS Head Start and Early Childhood Programs offers an attractive package of benefits including health, vision, dental, life, as well as vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, and snow days! This posting is for a Mental Health Specialist needed for the upcoming program/school year starting in August 2019.

To be considered for this position, an online application must be completed. Access CACS Head Start and Early Childhood programs online application:

www.cacsheadstart.org/employment

Capital Area Community Services, Inc. Head Start and Early Childhood Programs 101 E. Willow Street, * Lansing, Michigan 48906

* (517) 482-1504 – 1-800-585-9997 – Fax (517) 482-1448

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Capital Area Community Services Head Start and Early Head Start Preschool Programs

This announcement is for the following position:

Head Start Early Childhood Mentor-Coach

(Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent)

Entry Level: $17.43/hour Full Time: 40 hours/week          Part Year: Up to 44 weeks/year

Location:

Lansing, MI (Ingham County)

Compensation: CACS Head Start and Early Childhood Programs offers an attractive package of benefits including health, vision, dental, life, as well as vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, and snow days!

This posting is for an Early Childhood Mentor-Coach needed for the upcoming program/school year starting in August 2019.

To be considered for this position, an online application must be completed.

Access CACS Head Start and Early Childhood programs online application:

www.cacsheadstart.org/employment

Capital Area Community Services, Inc. Head Start and Early Childhood Programs 101 E. Willow Street, * Lansing, Michigan 48906

* (517) 482-1504 – 1-800-585-9997 – Fax (517) 482-1448

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Capital Area Community Services Head Start and Early Head Start Preschool Programs

This announcement is for the following position:

Early Intervention Specialist

(Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or Education Field such as Child Development, Special Education, Mental Health, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or related degree)

Entry Level: $17.43/hour        Full Time: 40 hours/week          Part Year: Up to 36 weeks/year

Location: Lansing, MI (Ingham County)

Compensation: CACS Head Start and Early Childhood Programs offers an attractive package of benefits including health, vision, dental, life, as well as vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, and snow days!

This posting is for an Early Intervention Specialist needed for the upcoming program/school year starting in August 2019.

To be considered for this position, an online application must be completed.

Access CACS Head Start and Early Childhood programs online application:

www.cacsheadstart.org/employment

Capital Area Community Services, Inc. Head Start and Early Childhood Programs 101 E. Willow Street, * Lansing, Michigan 48906

* (517) 482-1504 – 1-800-585-9997 – Fax (517) 482-1448

Updated 05/24/2019 – 05/18/2019


UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON – BARNARD CENTER FOR INFANT MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

EXCITING AND UNIQUE CAREER OPPORTUNITY

The Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development, a self-sustaining unit at the University of Washington, is seeking applicants for the director of a new post-graduate, advanced clinical training program in infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH). This unique opportunity will afford the selected applicant an opportunity to build a professional educational experience that will contribute to the advancement of IECMH in Washington State. The director will develop, implement and lead the advanced clinical training program at the Barnard Center. This position will fill a critical gap in training needs for Washington State providers who are seeking advanced clinical practice expertise to better serve families with infants and toddlers. The Barnard Center was founded by Dr. Kathryn Barnard, a pioneer in infant and early childhood mental health. The Barnard Center and Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center (formerly NCAST Programs) execute Dr. Barnard’s vision of excellence in IECMH practice by providing professional development opportunities to over 2,000 professionals annually.

The director will join the staff and faculty at the Barnard Center and Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center. We are a team of deeply dedicated professionals disseminating research and evidence-based professional development opportunities internationally. The successful applicant will provide a learning experience for advanced clinical practice in infant mental health that will include infant observation, reflective consultation, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The program director will work alongside the Executive Director of the Barnard Center, Dr. Monica Oxford, with consultation from national experts in IECMH and clinical education, and a community advisory group. Together, we will co-create a clinical training experience serving professionals in the Pacific Northwest. This unique opportunity is supported in part by Perigee Fund, a national philanthropic endeavor committed to advancing work in the field of early childhood mental health and perinatal mental health.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Washington is known for the benefits offered (see http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/) and commitment to achieving work/life balance.

Seattle is a diverse urban center with growing racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. With the region’s Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound beaches and busy waterways, Seattle offers an unmatched wealth of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE DIRECTOR

The initial development and launch of the clinical training program at the Barnard Center will be both an extraordinary opportunity and an exciting challenge for the selected director. S/he/they must be able to work collaboratively, manage effectively, and lead with inspiration and passion. In the first 6 to 12 months the director, along with the advisory team, will design a professional development training program for community post-graduate professionals. Once designed, the director will lead work to recruit students and implement the training program in successive cohorts of postgraduate professionals. The director will teach in the program as well as provide reflective consultation and reflective observation opportunities. They will also be a leader and advocate for IECMH practice across Washington State.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be a leader in the field of infant and early childhood mental health. This individual will be an inspiring educator who leads with a personal commitment to children, families and students and working in a multicultural environment. They will express a passion for equity, have exceptional clinical skills, and significant teaching experience. The director will also be responsible for the day-to-day management of the training program, as well as fund raising activities and advocacy.

Other qualifications include:

• License in a mental health discipline

• Have a certification or training in Infant Mental Health or have been trained.

• Have 5+ years of mental health clinical practice

• Have 3+ years clinical/reflective supervisory experience

• Have 3+ years of leadership or administrative and/or supervisory experience

• Have 3+ years teaching infant mental health content, demonstrates competency in infant mental health content, capacity to teach to large audiences (engaging presentation style), with excellent communication and writing skills.

TRAVEL

The position will be based at the University of Washington and within the School of Nursing. Travel may be required throughout Washington State and the U.S. to make presentations, build relationships, and advocate for IECMH professional development.

COMPENSATION AND STRUCTURE

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position reports to Dr. Monica Oxford, Executive Director of the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development and Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center (pcrprograms.org).

TO APPLY:

This search is being conducted by Dr. Monica Oxford and a hiring committee. Nominations, inquiries, and/or applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and your resume (in Word or PDF format), should be submitted to mloxford@uw.edu. In your cover letter please address your interest and qualifications as well as your leadership and philosophical approach to infant and early childhood mental health. Please include a statement that describes your experiences and perspectives on diversity and how this will inform your role as director of this advanced clinical training program. Discuss your potential to mentor post-graduate learners who will work with diverse populations around the state. Please submit any teaching evaluations if available.

All applications must be submitted through the University Washington HR:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=166717&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

Or visit University of Washington, UWhires and search for job number: 166717

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Easterseals of Michigan

Behavioral Health Clinician – Infant Mental Health

Come and Work for Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies! This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign on bonus.

We’re dedicated to providing employees with a Total Rewards package that is both comprehensive and competitive. Total Rewards consists of four main components: benefits, compensation, well-being and culture. Easterseals offers low cost benefits for you and your family, along with many other benefits, including:

* 80 Hours of Vacation Time Annually Prorated based on Hire Date

* 48 Hours of Personal Leave Time Annually

* 9 Paid Holiday and 3 Floating Holidays

* Mileage Reimbursement at the IRS Regulated Rate

* Basic Life & AD&D Plan, Optional Employee & Dependent Life Insurance, Voluntary Short-Term Disability Coverage, and Long-Term Disability Coverage

* Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement

* Voluntary Pet Insurance (available annually at Open Enrollment only)

* Comprehensive Employee Assistance Services to Easter Seals employees and their families

* Wellness program and incentives

* Extensive Training and Development Opportunities

* Performance Bonus Opportunities

This position is responsible for providing relationship-focused therapeutic services to children ages of 0-6 and their caregivers. Responsible for direct and indirect home-based and community outpatient treatment services for children and families. maintaining MDCH Home-based hour requirement based on the medical necessity of the child. Provides individual, group, conjoint or family psychotherapy, case management, and support services. Conducts clinical assessments, develops diagnoses, and participates in developing person/family centered treatment plans with client families.

Qualifications:

1. Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Psychology; AND Have a LLP or LP from the State of Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services; OR

2. Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work; AND Have an LMSW from the State of Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services; OR

3. Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling; AND Have an LPC from the State of Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services.

4. Applicant must have an Infant Mental Health Certification and possess a minimum Level II Endorsement in Infant Mental Health OR possess a minimum Level II Endorsement in Infant Mental Health. Or be in the process of obtaining this endorsement.

Easterseals Michigan (ESM) is a non-profit service provider that helps people with disabilities including behavioral health, substance use, autism and developmental delays address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. Take advantage of Easter Seals’ remarkable career options by joining our team of more than 400 professionals dedicated to creating a world where all people with disabilities or special needs, and their families, have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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