Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist - Full or Part Time

Kids Services Seattle, Washington


Description

We would like to warmly welcome two experienced infant and early childhood mental health specialists to join our Northwest Center early intervention team. We are a dedicated, skilled, collaborative and innovative multidisciplinary team of developmental therapists and educators serving a diverse caseload of children aged birth to three. For years we have partnered with mental health providers in the community and we are ready for mental health professionals to join our team.

The position provides evaluative, therapeutic, and consultative services to children, aged zero to three-years old, who have social-emotional difficulties. Work would be with children, parents and caregivers in their homes. This position would support families and children experiencing social-emotional challenges with focused support on our teams supporting transition from hospital to home and children in the child welfare system.    

We serve children in their homes, childcares, and community settings. Using a strength based coaching model, we build family capacity through information sharing, modeling and reflection. We support professional development, financially and with time, and are committed to our staff to reaching their full potential. Early intervention programming has been developed by dedicated staff being supported to innovate based on family/child needs. Examples of these programs are our autism team, feeding team, hospital-to-home team, child welfare team, and parent programming. Northwest Center’s unique social enterprise model gives support to innovative work to support program growth such as licensed mental health staff joining our team.  

You’ll work alongside a team of people with decades of experience and have opportunities to pursue your special interests, share your knowledge, and receive reflective consultation. A successful candidate is passionate about the whole child and family and works cooperatively with staff, families and community partners.

Location: Seattle, traveling throughout King County
Wage: DOE + Great Benefits for Full Time Employees!
Schedule: Full or Part Time schedules available Monday through Friday (24 hr per week minimum)

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or similar. Prefer fully licensed (ex: LICSW) with DOH; minimum req of Associate’s license.
  • Eligible to apply for level 3 or 4 Infant Mental Health endorsement through WA-AIMH
  • Must have or obtain current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Experience working as a licensed mental health practitioner with children (ages 0-6) and caregivers.
  • Child Parent Psychotherapy experience preferred
  • Experience in Early Intervention preferred
  • Clinical experience in home and community settings conducting therapy and parent-child dyad work.
  • Must have WA State Driver's license, own vehicle, car insurance, and clean 5 year driving record

Who we are:

Northwest Center was founded in 1965 by parents who refused to institutionalize their children with developmental disabilities or accept the prevailing notion that their children couldn't be taught. Our founders authored and won approval of civil rights legislation that opened the doors of Washington State schools to children with disabilities. Banding together to form Northwest Center, they hired their own teachers to develop education programs targeted to special needs children. From birth through retirement, Northwest Center serves people with disabilities in a multitude of ways. 

We are a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our services for children provide early intervention, inclusive early childhood education, and after school programs. We work with children of all abilities!


At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, we support it, we live it and we flourish in it for the benefit of our employees, the community, and our clientele. It is our belief that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 








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