Supports program integration and implementation of Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Consultation in Illinois programs throughout Illinois.
Essential Job Duties
Collaborate with the Assistant Director to monitor and evaluate the impact, outcomes and effectiveness of ECMH efforts.
Represent the Ounce Institute at statewide and subcommittee meetings related to ECMH.
Facilitate and participate in work groups, and lead project teams, networks and learning communities as needed.
Provide consultation and reflective practice support to ECMH consultants and program supervisors. Coordinate and support event planning in collaboration with co- trainers to ensure development of working agendas, assistance with presentation outlines, design and content focus, development of appropriate pre and post training methods and activities for both classroom and web-based events.
Contribute to content and design of professional development related correspondence, course catalogs, and course materials.
Schedule, conduct and document ECMH consultation related technical assistance provided to programs. This includes conducting on-site visits, phone consultation, written correspondence or other modalities of technical assistance.
Collaborate with the Ounce Institute Assistant Director to establish systems and measures of efficacy of the ECMH technical assistance provided to program supervisors and staff.
Present information and make recommendations to inform planning and decisions related to ECMH consultation, technical assistance and program development.
Contribute to required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, meeting summaries, and other associated reporting requirements as pertains to EMCH consultation and systems.
Perform other job-related duties as requested.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Master’s degree Early Childhood Development, Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or other related field.
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience with infant mental health practice.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Experience in and knowledge of early childhood mental health consultation.
Must hold, or be eligible to obtain, the Illinois Association of Infant Mental Health Master’s level credential.
Knowledge of and training in infant development: typical and atypical; attachment theory; family systems theory; impact of stress and trauma in infancy; assessment of parent/child relationship; intervention to support parent/child relationship; assessment of adult mental health disorders.
Ability to facilitate professional development offerings, such as training, learning communities and reflective practice groups.
Deep understanding of philosophy and practice of relationship-based work.
Knowledge of consultation process and experience in providing consultation regarding parenting and child development and team processes.
Knowledge about and skill in providing reflective supervision and consultation.
Capacity to plan and provide in-service education to service providers and practitioners;
Excellent oral and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
Position requires a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and reliable transportation and ability to travel 40%.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
Frequently required to work in confined spaces.
General office conditions. Exposure to moderate noise levels.
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Required ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time.
Frequently required to clearly speak and listen while communicating.
Frequently required to stand, walk, and grasp while moving materials and carrying boxes for meetings and trainings.
Must be able to regularly maintain repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement while operating a computer and proofing hard copies of training materials.
Required to use distance vision for distances 20 feet or more when driving to meetings and trainings.
Required ability to drive according to state and federal rules of the road.
Must be able to focus clearly on close distances while working on a computer or reading documents.
Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function