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Mental Health Resource Consultant

Southwest Human Development Inc

This is a Full-Time position in Gilbert, AZ posted January 24, 2023.

Southwest Human Development (“SWHD”) is seeking to fill an Early Childhood Trainer position in the AZ Steps program. This role will provide training and technical assistance on expulsion prevention as well as provide consultation in early childhood education (ECE) to build the capacity of those caring for young children in Department of Economic Security (DES) contracted childcare settings. You will work to address the social/behavioral/mental health needs of children in childcare with a focus on providing early intervention and prevention services in relation to expulsion prevention to improve emotional well-being, coping skills, general adaptive functioning, and social competence of children and teachers.

Primary duties:

  • Uses a framework of promotion, prevention and early intervention to promote social emotional development and resilience and prevention of behavioral difficulties for those at risk.
  • Acts as a resource regarding early childhood development with an emphasis on emotional and behavioral health and the importance of the relationship between the participant and child.
  • Completes technical assistance plans to support participants, children, and staff.
  • Provides observations and recommendations regarding the social-emotional environment to assist in identifying children in need of support with behavioral, emotional, or developmental concerns.
  • Develops intervention strategies utilizing a team approach to assist staff in developing positive behavior support strategies to promote optimal social-emotional development.
  • Collaborates with child care providers, directors, managers, and other team members to build their knowledge and skills to support the needs of children and families.
  • Provides group and individual training on overall social and emotional wellness with specific topics related to child development, behavior, relationships, self-care, and other related topics
  • Partners and supports early care and education providers to support ongoing communication with parents regarding mental health, behavioral, or developmental concerns of their children.

SWHD takes the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve very seriously. We strongly believe vaccination is a critical safety measure to protect each of us and the communities we serve. The COVID vaccinations have proven to be highly effective at protecting people from getting COVID-19 or from getting severely ill from it.

All candidates must meet SWHD vaccination standards, including the COVID vaccine, for their program.

Compensation: DOE

Experience

Required

  • Working with young children in classroom settings

Education

Required

  • Masters or better in Early Childhood Education or related field

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

  • Auto Ins Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Non-IVP Card Level 1

Skills

Preferred

  • Spanish, Bilingual

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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