We are seeking an experienced mental health professional who is looking for an expanded role as an early childhood mental health consultant to conduct mental health consultation services with a variety of early care and education providers, including preschool teachers, home-based and center-based child care providers, and home visiting program staff. The Mental Health Consultant will be working in our Maricopa County service area.
The overall objective of consultation services will be to collaborate with early care and education providers to enhance their understanding of and capacity to meet the behavioral/emotional/mental health needs of the children (ages birth to five years) and families they serve.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.
Preferred experience and knowledge in: working with children ages birth to five and their families; working in a classroom setting and/or consulting with teachers and; special education procedures and the special needs of young children with disabilities and their families.
Excellent organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, e-mail, Excel, etc.), and; valid Arizona drivers license.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.
Celebrating our 35th anniversary, Southwest Human Development, a non-profit organization, has been reaching out to children and families in Arizona with comprehensive and innovative early childhood services. From small beginnings – a staff of six serving 175 children and families – Southwest has grown into the state’s largest early childhood provider with a staff of 800 serving 135,000 children an...d families each year. Throughout this growth we have remained true to our mission.
Mission: At Southwest Human Development we strive to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and positive future. Several decades of research clearly demonstrate that each child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development – intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral. A child who starts life and school with a healthy foundation is at a distinct advantage. We at Southwest Human Development are committed to creating a positive future for all young children.