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Head Start Mental Health Professional - Garden City, KS
Kansas Children's Service League
Kansas Children's Service League
 


Job Location: Garden City, KS
Job Type: Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY

The Mental Health Professional will work collaboratively with early childcare providers as an Early Childhood Consultant/Coach and will assess and create treatment plans for children and families experience mental health problems. The primary function will be to provide goal directed supports and solution focused interventions intended to achieve identified goals or objectives.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION 50%

  • Works under the direction of the KCSL Head Start Director to provide consultation to area childcare providers and early interventionists

  • Work collaboratively to develop and provide services to identify and prevent mental health problems and developmental delay among children birth to age 5

  • Assess individual mental health needs and implement appropriate interventions

  • Conduct approved trainings for child care professionals, family and community partners on childrens social emotional development

  • Collaborate with local Early Intervention/Early Childhood agencies and Child Care Aware to identify childcare needs and develop solutions and attend community meetings relevant to Early Childhood as necessary

  • Participates in community activities that promote awareness of behavioral health issues

    DOCUMENTATION 25%

  • Utilize computer effectively, including email, word processing and spreadsheet programs

  • Assist with evaluation, data collection and reporting for KEHS

  • 100% Compliance with reporting requirements associated with Grants

  • Maintains a written, chronological record of progress toward meeting identified goals and objectives.

  • Progress notes are completed the same day of service (or within 24 hours of the service).

Program Management/Fund Development 15%

  • Reviews data in preparation for reports.

  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports for funders and agency.

  • Monitors outcome data and quality assurance issues.

  • Manage program expenses within budgeted revenue.

  • Grant writing and funding presentations.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 10%

  • Participate in training activities to promote professional growth

  • Represent KCSL in a professional manner (projects positive, service oriented attitude to community and co-workers), and maintains good relationships with referral sources in the community and is appropriately groomed and attired

  • Attend monthly Management Meetings with KCSL Regional Management Team

  • Exhibits dependability and flexibility in working with supervision and co-workers, and is able to adapt to changing needs and client demand for services as evidenced by meeting established deadlines, following through on tasks, and meeting established goals.

  • Adapts well to changing conditions and demands approaches change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life

TRAINING

  • Participate in any training or conferences as requested

  • Attend all required trainings and workshops

SUPERVISION

  • KCSL Supervisor as requested

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

OTHER DUTIES

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor(s)

PHYSICAL and OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Work Environment Office

Travel Requirements Travel to meetings, conferences, and trainings

Lifting Requirement 25 Pounds

Other Requirements Reliable transportation; current auto Insurance; valid drivers license; ability to pass all KCSL background checks.

The physical requirements described here are a 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.

MAJOR SYSTEM (MIS) OR PROCESS RESPONSIBILITY

ChildPlus

Microsoft Office 2010

Electronic Medical Record

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  • A MA/MS degree with an emphasis in mental health/human services

  • Ability to be licensed in the State of Kansas by the Behavioral Regulatory Services Board

    Preferred

  • Ability to read, write and speak in English and Spanish

Mandated Reporter

All KCSL employees are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. Failure to properly report to DCF and the supervisor can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination. See Mandated Reporter Policy in the Employee Handbook for details.

The duties and responsibilities of this job are subject to change without prior notice.




Benefits:
Our competitive salary and benefit package is set to attract and retain competent employees who take pride in their work.

Kansas Children's Service League




 
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