Infant and Toddler Mental Health Consultant – Full-time | Central Region
Child Development Resources (CDR), a private, non-profit agency, strives to inspire and empower children, families, and early childhood professionals to reach their full potential, whatever their challenges.
We are searching for Infant and Toddler Mental Health Consultants to increase caregivers/teachers/directors and families’ use of strategies and practices to promote the social-emotional development of infants and toddlers and address challenging behaviors.
The Infant and Toddler Mental Health Consultant is remotely based and required to work in the Central region of Virginia. The ability to travel around Virginia is required. This is a grant-funded position and continuation of employment is contingent on future funding and satisfactory job performance.
Central Region: includes Richmond, Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan counties in Henrico. Includes Colonial Heights and Chesterfield County.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a child-related field or field related to the provision of mental health consultation is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: A minimum of three years of direct service which includes at least one year of direct work with infants and toddlers; a minimum of one year of experience working with adults (e.g. training, mentoring, or leading caregivers/teachers); 25-40 hours of previously delivered training experience; and currently endorsed in Virginia in the Infant Mental Health Endorsement at Level II (Infant Family Specialist), Level III (Infant Mental Health Specialist) or Level IV Clinical (Infant Mental Health Mentor) or apply for the Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health Endorsement and follow through on obtainment of the Endorsement and annual renewals, if accepted. Early intervention background is preferred.
- Must possess a strong knowledge base in child growth and development, including social-emotional development in children birth to three.
- Must possess excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills, the ability to mentor and coach adult learners, the capacity to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and community partners, and provide services that are culturally competent and appropriate to the needs of the target audience.
- Must possess the capacity to plan and conduct training for adults.
- Must exercise independent judgment and initiative in working with stakeholders, infant/toddler (IT) caregivers/teachers, directors, families, and staff to carry out regional activities.
- Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate orally in person, by telephone, and in writing with stakeholders, IT caregivers/teachers, directors, families, and those from diverse populations.
- Must possess knowledge of mental health prevention and promotion including integration of social-emotional development supports in child care settings as well as screening and assessment.
- Must possess knowledge of best practices to provide a family-centered approach to consultation.
- Must possess the skills and ability to use equipment necessary to carry out job responsibilities (e.g. computer and training software, projectors, digital cameras, and video recorders).
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, videoconferencing, teaching or webinar tools (e.g., Zoom, Canvas), virtual platforms (e.g., SharePoint, OneDrive).
- Must be able to travel throughout the region, including overnight travel as needed.
Additional Requirements: Successful completion of child protective services, criminal record, and sexual offenders background checks. A TB Risk Assessment is required upon hire. Possess a valid driver’s license with proof of insurance.
This project was supported by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Grant # 93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of VDOE or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits include health, dental, life, and vision insurance. We offer a 401(k) retirement plan and annual, sick, and personal leave.
Equal Opportunity Employer