Summary of Duties:
The Mental Health/Behavior Specialist conducts mental health activity under the guidance of the Mental Health Professional and Regional Manager working directly with Head Start and/or Early Head Start staff in an identified geographic area. This position works closely with staff to identify children’s behavioral and mental health concerns and to implement program practices responsive to those concerns.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties as related to job may be assigned.
Mental Health Support:
Staff/ Professional Development:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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 Experience:
Bachelors Degree in mental health or social work field with two years experience in serving young children and their families is required. Masters Degree in mental health or social work field with one year experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families is preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Licensed or certified in the field of psychiatry, psychology, family counseling, social work or mental health counseling including infant mental health is preferred. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver license is required. Complete TPOT Reliability within one year of hire and maintain updated credential.