Part-Time Mental Health Consultant

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POSITION:               Mental Health Consultant (Part-Time)
 
 
REQUIREMENTS:     Licensed or Mental Health Professional Certificate (QMHP-C).   
Experience working with young children preferred.  Ability to work well with families, other professionals and program team members a must.   
Bilingual skills preferred.
 
 
LOCATION:             Walker-Grant Early Childhood Center
 
 
DUTIES:                    See  Job Description Below
 
 
SALARY:                  Salary depends on Education and Experience. 
 
 
BEGINNING DATE:           To Be Determined
 
 
CONTACT PERSON:         Laura Dove, Supervisor of Preschool Programs
                                                (540) 372-1065
 
APPLICATION
CLOSING DATE:                Until Filled
 
 
NOTE:           Fredericksburg City Public School Division is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, political affiliation, gender, age, marital status or disability in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program for which the application has been made.
 
PLEASE POST:        October 26, 2020


Fredericksburg City Public Schools
Head Start Program
 
 
Job Description: Mental Health Consultant

Staff Acknowledgment: _________________________________________________________
 
Primary Function:
In collaboration with the Supervisor of Preschool Programs and Family Service Supervisor support a program-wide culture that promotes children’s mental health, social and emotional well-being, and overall health through effective classroom management and positive learning environments; supportive teacher practices; and strategies for supporting children with challenging behaviors and other social, emotional, and mental health concerns. Additionally, support both families and staff to understand mental health and access mental health interventions and resources, if needed.
 
Qualifications:

  • Must hold a current Virginia licensure that meets Head Start Performance Standards or hold a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Child (QMHP-C) certification.
  • Ability to work well with families, other professionals, and program team members a must.
  • Experience working with young children preferred.
  • Bilingual skills preferred.
 
Reports to: Supervisor of Preschool Programs
 
Performance Responsibilities:
  1. Ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised while in the care of Head Start.
  2. Exhibit conduct which respects and promotes appropriate child-adult interactions that recognize the unique identity of each child and family and refrain from stereotyping on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, culture and religion.
  3. Ensure Head Start Performance Standards are met.
  4. Coordinate and track Mental Health services for all children, which includes monitoring 45-day behavior screens, submitting periodic reports to Family Service Supervisor, and attending Mental Health services meetings.
  5. Contact families with results of mental health screenings.
  6. Collaborate with Family Service Supervisor and other staff to ensure children and teachers are supported in mental health /behavior.
  7. Implement strategies to identify and support children with mental health and social emotional concerns.
  8. Promotes positive atmosphere in the program, encourage philosophy of active learning, shared control, communication, and respect for diversity.
  9. Provide hands on support to the classrooms as needed.
  10. Collaborate with Education Manager to facilitate peer mentorships for teaching staff to support development of skills in implementation of creative curriculum strategies, teaching methods and program requirements.
  11. Ensure classrooms are arranged to promote active learning and encourage children’s self-reliance.
  12. Push in to classes to support and improve classroom management skills and teacher practices through strategies that include using classroom observations and consultations to address teacher and individual child needs and creating physical and cultural environments that promote positive mental health and social and emotional functioning.
  13. Collaborate with Family Service Supervisor to ensure that challenging behaviors presented by children are addressed timely with appropriate services and parents are involved as much as possible.
  14. Develop positive behavior guidance plans for students demonstrating need in coordination with Family Service Supervisor, involve families as much as possible.
  15. Assist in the implementation of the policies to limit suspension and prohibit expulsion.
  16. Support families in understanding the results of diagnostic and treatment procedures as well as for ongoing care.
  17. Referrals to outside mental health providers as needed.
  18. Serve as a resource for professional development/provide workshops to all staff and families around social emotional development, resiliency, reflective practice, positive behavior support, self-care, brain development, substance abuse, trauma-informed approaches, and other prevalent mental health topics.
  19. Provide reflective consultation to build and support reflective capacity within the agency.
  20. Additional duties as assigned.
 
Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with School Board policy and Head Start administrative regulations. Evaluations performed by the Supervisor of Preschool Programs.
 
 
 

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Fredericksburg Public Schools

817 Princess Anne Street , Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 

At the following locations

Walker-Grant Early Childhood Center

200 Gunnery Road , Fredericksburg, VA 22401



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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,756

State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students

13%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.25

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

10%

State Average: 13%

FTE

554

State Average: 801