Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Medical & Health
COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND JOIN A 21ST CENTURY, BUSINESS SAVVY, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE that is dedicated to its mission of "Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women."
YWCA METROPOLITAN CHICAGO is seeking a MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST to join the Early Childhood Services Department. This is an exempt, full-time position reporting to the Children's Mental Health and Behavior Manager. This position is based at our Patterson McDaniel Family Center in Addison, IL located at 2055 Army Trail Road with travel to Elk Grove, Wheeling, Melrose Park, and Burr Ridge communities; compensation is commensurate with experience.
Provides consultation to school district, child care educators, parents, and other community agency leaders
Develop and facilitate mental health training programs for our partners and community collaborative associations
Facilitate reflective supervision for Parent Educators
Collaborate with mental health team to develop programming and needs assessments
Develop community partnerships to foster expansion of mental health support services
Conduct psychosocial assessments as needed as well as ASQ, ASQ-SE, MEFS
Receive training on Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS) to facilitate and provide trainings as needed
Utilize Parents as Teachers curriculum with fidelity
Master's degree required; licensed or working towards licensure (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC) in discipline such as psychology, counseling, social work, community mental health
Minimum two years' experience in mental health, counseling, education, or a related field, including working with children
Knowledge in early childhood development; working with high needs families and children
Highly developed presentation skills, including listening and reflection
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with cultural competence for working with diverse cultural backgrounds
Well-developed clinical skills to provide keen understanding of mental health needs of individuals and ability to provide appropriate support and intervention strategies
Ability to support and train staff on mental health topics relevant to their needs
Flexible evening schedule with ability to travel within Chicago Suburban area
Additional Salary Information: salary commensurate with experience.
About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.