Behavioral Health Consultant

Location: Brooklyn Flagship
City: Brooklyn
State/Territory: New York
ZIP/Postal code: 11223
Borough: Brooklyn
Division: Community Treatment & Support
Program/Department: 6626A | CDC Early Childhood Consultation Services (EC)
Salary Range:
Salary Information: Salaried
Position Control #: 2950

About Us

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services ("The Jewish Board") began over a century ago as a network of volunteers, bringing food and clothing to poor and immigrant Jewish families. Today, The Jewish Board is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive mental health and social service agencies, providing support and care for individuals and families at every stage of life and of all faiths, races and cultures.

The Jewish Board promotes recovery, resilience and self-sufficiency to over 40,000 New Yorkers annually at over 75 locations throughout the five boroughs and at a 125 acre campus in Westchester. Our mission to provide health and human services to all New Yorkers is built upon the professionalism and compassion of over 3,000 employees, including professional social workers, family therapists, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists, and a corps of 1,000 dedicated volunteers. Together, we build hope for all New Yorkers.


Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Consultant will provide early childhood mental health consultation and support to EarlyLearn programs and staff.  The consultant will also assist with caretaker screenings, make referrals, as needed, and conduct intake assessments in the Early Childhood Treatment Center Clinic.

 

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Develop and maintain positive working partnerships with staff and teachers in early child care setting.
  • Assess and develop consultation plans with child care sites.
  • Conduct trainings for child care staff on early childhood mental health and wellness including the signs and symptoms of trauma.
  • Consult with teachers and staff by providing mental health consultation regarding children in need.
  • Consult with parents as needed and refer children who need intervention beyond on-site consultation to mental health clinics with staff trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, i.e. Jewish Board clinics or other community programs.
  • Screen parents and young children in child care settings to identify trauma and possible depression or mental health conditions.
  • Complete timely documentation and maintain required statistics/data
  • Ensure excellent client care in line with State and Agency mandates is uniformly provided.
  • Make referrals, as needed.
  • Conduct intake assessments in the clinic.
  • Provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (training provided).
  • Comply with any other grant deliverables.
  • Attend required training.
  • Travel to multiple locations and sites within the assigned zone.
  • Participate as a member of the Early Childhood Treatment Center team, working collaboratively with Family Peer Advocates and Clinicians.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED :

  • LMSW, LMHC, LCAT or Limited/Licensed Psychologist.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Experience working with young children and families. 
  • Fluency in Spanish or French/Creole preferred.  




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