A little about us… Kidango (kidango.org) is an early learning nonprofit committed to setting every child on a path to thrive in kindergarten and in life. We believe that all children can reach their full potential if they and their families have access to the right opportunities and resources. As the largest child care provider in the San Francisco Bay Area, we provide thousands of children, especially those from low-income families, with safe, healthy, nurturing environments and relationships. Through our policy work, we aim to take our expertise beyond the children and families that we serve, and drive change in early childhood education at the local, state and federal levels. Our goal is to make sure all children have the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to learn, grow and realize their potential.
Responsible for providing direct mental health services to children birth to Five years old for the EPSDT program.
Provide therapeutic services within Scope of Practice and Competency level for children ages 0-5 in the EPSDT program.
Assessment of social, emotional and development of children birth to 5 years old and completing an Assessment for Intervention (AFI) report
Certification in the CANS assessment tool
Establish and implement quality clinical treatment services.
Document and necessary are completed in a timely manner and by stated deadlines.
Develop service plan goals and charting.
Maintain and update client chart.
Provide billing reports and supporting documentation such as progress notes within agency and county designated timelines.
Attend Clinical and Quality Chart review meetings as assigned.
Communicate respectfully with professional and paraprofessional staff and other community members.
Provide appropriate referrals to community resources.
Report all suspected child abuse according to laws and regulations.
Attend regularly scheduled trainings and community meetings as assigned.
Collaborate with childcare centers providing consultation and training as needed.
Able to work in a non-traditional setting.
Position requires travel to varying locations.
Master’s or Doctorate Degree in psychology, social work or related field.
Licensed MFT, LSCW, PhD, PsyD or License Eligible
5+ years in the field of social services, preferred.
2+ years in the field of infant and early childhood mental health, preferred.
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Training working with birth to five populations.
Experience with multi-cultural communities.
Experience working with young children 0-5 and their families.
Familiar with principles of early childhood mental health assessment, treatment and diagnosis.
Self-motivated; ability to work both semi-independently and in cooperation with others.
Strong case management skills, intake & assessment skills, cultural competency.
Effective and strong communication skills.
Knowledge of early childhood development, mental health and attachment.
Ability to exercise good judgment clinically, legally and ethically and to consult with supervisor as needed.
Ability to make decisions and multi-task.
The ability to travel to locations throughout Santa Clara County; this may at times require long periods of sitting.
Ability to make assessments and create appropriate service plan with good follow through.
Ability to communicate clearly with treatment team both verbally and in writing.
Flexibility: willing to see clients in clinical setting, in community, in clients' homes and, occasionally, work evenings and/or weekends. Ability to provide leadership, accept responsibility, work independently and set own goals in a professional manner
Ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
At Kidango, we want every child to reach their full potential. That’s why we are so passionate about providing high-quality early learning services to the children who need them most. Both research and common sense tell us that a child’s early life experiences have a huge impact on their future well-being. But the high cost of preschool and child care leaves many families without a quality option. With many parents working multiple jobs with long commutes just to get by, the stress on Bay Area families has never been higher. Kidango is the place that 4,000 Bay Area families trust to take care of their youngest children. This trust is the foundation upon which we build a partnership with parents, one that will help prepare their children for success in school and life.