Career Opportunities

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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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 (


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 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:

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

04.18.2019 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

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity

04/15/2019 T.L


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.


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.

03/18/2019 TL

Cherry Health

Infant Mental Health Specialist (LMSW) – Kent County

Cherry Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a mission to improve the health and wellness of individuals by providing comprehensive primary and behavioral health care while encouraging access by those who are underserved. Working in an integrated team model, the Outpatient Therapist – Infant Mental Health Specialist is responsible for the direct provision or coordination of assessment and treatment of assigned clients. The Outpatient Therapist provides services within the scope of practice of professional discipline and ethical standards of applicable national professional association. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position working Monday through Friday from 8a – 5p. The position is based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Approximately half of the time will be spent in the office and half of the time will be spent in the community completing home visits. There will be some required driving within Kent County, but no required travel outside of Kent County.


If you haven’t considered a career at Cherry Health, we have some exceptional benefits:

* Medical/dental/vision coverage

* A generous paid-time off (PTO) policy

* 403(b) retirement savings with an employer match contribution

* Onsite continuing education opportunities

* Vendor discounts

* And much more!


* Licensed to practice Social Work in the State of Michigan with an LMSW

* An MI-AIMH endorsement of IMHS

* At least 2-4 years of previous culturally sensitive, relationship focused, mental health treatment experience preferred

* Must have experience with infants/toddlers, their families, and infant/toddler development and attachment

* Must have the ability to facilitate client and family groups; familiar with Motivational Interviewing and other Evidenced Based Treatment models


* Perform individual, group, and family therapy

* Maintain timely clinical documentation and reporting within all standards and agency policies which apply

* Assess and diagnose of psychopathology including mental health and/or substance related disorders

* Maintain current authorizations for service and complete utilization reviews as required by funding sources

* Work effectively with the agency’s billing and finance departments to problem solve any authorization or payment issues for clients

* Maintain communication with MIHP care coordinators and Strong Beginnings Community Health Workers as part of a support team for the patient

* Coordinate with primary care providers and psychiatrists to effectively treat the biological aspect of behavioral health disorders

* Case conference participation, training requirements, supervisory evaluation, training and sharing knowledge and skills with others

* Maintain ongoing clinical supervision as required by state law or regulation with a qualified individual in the clinician’s professional discipline

* Understands and adheres to CSHS’s compliance standards as they appear in CSHS’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy

* Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and CSHS’s regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified

* Other duties as assigned


We are accepting applications for this position until March 06 or until the position is filled.

Our policy is to offer all employees and applicants for employment equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected category.

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