JOB TITLE: Director, Early Childhood Mental Health Project/Marin CountyJewish Family and Children's Services has been providing the Bay Area with a wide array of services and programs tailored for all age groups in the Bay Area since 1850. We are a fast-growing, innovative organization offering employees a warm environment with many opportunities for continuing professional growth in addition to competitive compensation and a generous benefit package.
Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children? JFCS is seeking an experienced early childhood mental health professional to oversee its well established Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program, serving fourteen childcare and preschool programs in Marin County and based in our San Rafael office. The Early Childhood Mental Health Project Director is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the program including training and supervision of staff, serving as a liaison between the childcare centers and the ECMH staff and services, and representing the Program in the community.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Oversee implementation of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program in Marin County, ensuring that work plan and budget goals, and funders’ expectations for service and outcomes are met.
2. Establishes regular communication with participating childcare centers and other early childhood education providers. Conducts ongoing assessment of the needs of each child care center to determine service to be provided, tailored to the needs of each site, and assigns consultants appropriate to each site.
3. Provide program consultation to sites as needed to ensure that all sites are covered by a consultant.
4. Is responsible for orientation, training and supervision and evaluation of all mental health consultants in the ECMH project. Supervises work of the occupational therapist consultant to ensure that resources are used appropriately to strengthen the program and service delivery. Oversees the record keeping of all consultants including process notes, demographic and evaluative data, insures task completion.
5. In collaboration with Project staff, evaluates program performance and outcomes. Tracks demographic and service usage by sites and identifies key outcome measure using established tracking tools as required by funders. Identifies gaps in data collection and evaluation processes, and implements new processes to ensure that comprehensive program evaluation is implemented. Meets all funder requirements.
6. Represents the ECMH Project in the Marin community and serves as a leader in countywide quality improvement and other initiatives designed to strengthen early childhood education in Marin County, ensuring that the social and emotional needs of children are addressed. Is an effective collaborator with a broad range of colleagues.
7. In conjunction with the Associate Executive Director, is aware of the trends in the field of Early Childhood Mental Health consultation, and changes in community needs and funding opportunities, and develops and grows the ECMH program in response to the needs of the community.
8. In conjunction with the Director of Institutional Giving, identifies potential new funding sources and prepares proposals for new and ongoing funding. Prepares and completes reports to funders in a timely .
This is a 30 hour/week position with benefits. To be considered for the position you must meet the requirements listed above and must pass a criminal background check. This position is located in San Rafael, CA and does not offer relocation packages.
TO APPLY: Please submit a comprehensive resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and use “ECMH DIRECTOR” as the subject line.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
1. Master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology. Licensed clinician strongly preferred.
2. At least three years of experience as a mental health clinician specializing in work with young children and their families. Proven ability to effectively supervise clinical staff.
3. Experience with the Reflective Supervision Model.
4. Knowledge of early development and family systems theory. A minimum of one year of work experience in group settings for young children.
5. Proven experience with program organization and oversight, budget management experience preferred.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer literate, fluent with Microsoft software including WORD, EXCEL and e-mail.
7. Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
Jewish Family and Children's Services has been providing the Bay Area with a wide array of services and programs tailored for all age groups in the Bay Area since 1850. We are a fast-growing, innovative organization offering employees a warm environment with many opportunities for continuing professional growth in addition to competitive compensation and a generous benefit package.