MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
SUMMARY: The Mental Health Consultant is responsible for supporting a program-wide culture that promotes mental health, social and emotional well-being, and overall health of children and families in the program by: implementing strategies to identify and support children and families with social and emotional and mental health concerns, providing group and individual staff and parent education on mental health issues and, referring and collaborating with community mental health agencies to serve families. The Mental Health Consultant is responsible for implementing and meeting the Head Start performance standards and the Head Start Act for mental health services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identification of Social and Emotional and Mental Health Concerns:
Provide Group and Individual staff and parent education:
Refer to and Collaborate with Community Mental Health Agencies:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related mental health field with experience preferred in providing mental health services to young children and their families. A license as a Mental Health Practitioner is required.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: English proficiency sufficient for communication with supervisors, co-workers, clients and customers. Bilingual/Spanish skills preferred. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
COMPUTER/DATA ENTRY SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel plus Lotus Notes or similar software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Obtain certification in First Aid, CPR and CPI within 6 months of hire.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Must pass all applicable background checks. Must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business. Must pass annual tuberculosis (TB) test and general medical examination.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
NOTICE: AS THE SALVATION ARMY IS CONSIDERED A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION IT IS EXEMPT FROM UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE & COBRA.