Infant Mental Health Therapist

Kids Services Seattle, Washington


Description

Northwest Center is looking for an Infant Mental Health Therapist to join the team!

We would like to warmly welcome an experienced infant and early childhood mental health specialist to join our Early Supports 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.

As an Infant Mental Health Therapist, you will provide evaluative, therapeutic, and consultative services to children, birth to three years old, who have medical issues, developmental delays, trauma histories, or other family stressors.  A successful candidate is passionate about the whole child and works cooperatively with staff, families, and community partners. Work with a dynamic, supportive team, making a difference in the lives of families and their young children.

Applicants with fluency in a non-English language are encouraged to apply.

 

Location: Seattle, WA

Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM (Part-time schedule optional)

Wage: $32.69 + per hour DOE

 

What we can offer:
  • Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance
  • Hourly position including documentation time with generous PTO and a paid week off during our December holiday program closure
  • Work-life balance support includes a flexible M-F schedule, work scheduling autonomy, reflective practice with a trained provider
  • Paid continuing education and paid professional development days, mileage, and professional licensure reimbursement
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP), including six free therapy sessions per year
  • Inclusive, highly collaborative, innovative team
  • 401K with company match
  • Physical Wellness Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Repayment Program

Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here: http://www.nwcbenefits.com/ 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform assessments and screenings for children and make appropriate recommendations to families and providers in tandem with primary concerns 
  • Make referrals to community resources and services as needed 
  • Design and implement individual treatment plans; prepare progress reports; review medical reports, and maintain accurate records of contact for each child 
  • Understand institutional, societal, and social inequities that may impact access and ongoing involvement in mental health services 
  • Committed to supporting and understanding culturally and linguistically diverse families 
  • Committed to understanding current systems and resources for families of children who have experienced a hospital stay and ability to create a variety of supports for parents/caregivers based on individual need 
  • Participate in reflective consultation  
  • Participate in projects and opportunities that advance Infant Mental Health knowledge and practice on the Early Support Team and with families (such as hosting workshops, participating on interdisciplinary teams, etc.) 
  • Provides information to co-workers regarding community events and resources that may be relevant to providers and families.  

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or similar
  • Licensed as a Social worker, Mental Health Counselor, or licensed in a similar field preferred. License eligible candidates can be considered
  • Experience working as a licensed or associate mental health practitioner with children and caregivers 0-6
  • Clinical experience conducting therapy and parent-child dyad work in-home, virtual, and community settings
  • Experience in Early Support preferred 
  • Eligible to apply for level 2 or 3 Infant Mental Health endorsement through WA-AIMH 
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English in oral and written form; strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual candidates (Spanish, Mandarin, or Somali) preferred
Skills and Competencies: 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and early childhood mental health ages birth through six
  • Thorough understanding of trauma-informed practices for caregivers and children birth to three and the importance of cross-systems collaboration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of disabilities, early support services, and special education  
  • Ability to adapt teaching strategies to a variety of environments and people
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, reflective capacity, and ability to collaborate well 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with persons from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the child welfare system and/or family transition from the hospital setting to the home setting preferred 
  • Experience, or interest, in running parent/caregiver support groups and parent/caregiver education groups


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 could not be taught. Our founders authored and won the 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 at 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 Northwest Center Kids department includes Early Intervention, inclusive Early Childhood Education, and after-school programs.  We work with children of all abilities!

 

Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need any assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process, please contact us at [email protected].

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