JFCS/East Bay currently has the following position open:
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay (JFCS/East Bay) is an innovative social service agency that has served individuals and families throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties since 1877. We are proud to provide multilingual services to older adults and their families, Holocaust survivors, children and their parents, refugees and immigrants, people with disabilities, and an array of adults and children who come to us for high-quality affordable mental health services. Our staff of 58 employees is characterized by its dedication, teamwork, warmth, humor, and high professional standards. JFCS/East Bay actively seeks to hire qualified professionals who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of the East Bay and of our clients. Agency offices are located in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and Oakland.
JFCS/East Bay provides early childhood mental health consultation to preschools and family day care providers throughout Alameda County. Research shows that quality child care has long term benefits to children’s social and emotional wellness, prepares them for future school success and supports healthy families. Consultants work in collaboration with preschool teachers and administrators, family day care providers, as well as primary caregivers to provide prevention and early intervention in a relationship-based model.
Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services, the consultant will provide services at preschools and family day care homes in Oakland. This will entail working closely with the administrative staff and teachers at the preschools, day care providers in their homes, First 5 Alameda County, JFCS/East Bay staff, and other providers.
- Provide consultation to teachers and day care providers regarding general child development and social and emotional needs of children birth to 5.
- Provide consultation to teachers and day care providers regarding specific children and behaviors.
- Provide support and training for teachers and providers.
- Observe children and develop strategies for parents and staff to promote optimal development.
- Co-create action plans and areas of focus with teachers and providers.
- Conduct parent workshops.
- Provide resources and referrals when appropriate.
- Lead day care provider support group once a month.
- Provide mental health support at Parent Cafes.
- Bilingual in Spanish.
- MSW or Masters in Counseling (license preferred).
- Experience in early childhood education or early childhood mental health.
- Experience in working with ethnically diverse populations.
Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and vacation, great colleagues, and a friendly work environment.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com