The Bilingual Clinician position is a full-time position whose role will be to work as part of 2 interdisciplinary teams to provide a full-range of IECMH clinical services for families with prenatal through 5 year-olds in the CCF Humboldt Park Clinic. The IECMH specialist will provide direct service (parent and developmental guidance) and dyadic relationships based treatment, as well as programmatic and individual and classroom consultation and provide brief, short-term and longer-term home visiting IECMH for families with infants with feeding, sleeping and crying concerns as well as warm-line telephone support to families living in diverse communities across Chicago as part of the Fussy Baby Program. The person in this position help in advancing the center’s mission to provide prevention and treatment services to parents of young and developing families. To accomplish this the bilingual IECMH specialist also conducts a range of outreach activities which serve to develop new referrals and maintain existing relationships with Spanish speaking families. The person in this position will also participate in training and consultation in early care and education, early intervention and health settings about infants, toddlers and preschoolers with challenging behaviors.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Develop supportive, respectful, culturally responsive and collaborative relationships with parents and family members.
Develop supportive, respectful, culturally responsive and collaborative relationships with organizations throughout the community.
Observe and intervene to support parent/infant/toddler/preschoolers/and family relationships.
Provide a range of clinical services to parent/infant/toddler/preschoolers/and family relationships including direct services i.e., assessment and treatment, warm-line, home visiting, parent groups and other services as they may evolve.
Participate in training to become competent in the Fussy Baby Network (FAN) approach.
Observe, screen and make appropriate referrals for infant/toddler/preschooler behavioral/mental health concerns as well as for parental mental health concerns.
Maintain timely and accurate documentation in all data bases. CCF and Fussy Baby.
Participate actively in all clinical supervision, group supervision and interdisciplinary meeting across both programs.
Bilingual- Spanish speaking
Master’s Degree in Social Work, LMSW or LCSW or PhD in Psychology.
Specialized training and/or experience as a child development specialist.
Experience working with young and developing families
Clinical expertise in Infant-Toddler –Parent Mental Health; including Child-Parent Psychotherapy- or willingness to learn.
Strong background in clinical theory and practice
Excellent interpersonal, written, and clinical, assessment and screening skills
Previous training and practice of relationship-based approaches to working with families.
Ability to network with appropriate community agencies
Computer system proficiency (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet)
Ability to deal courteously and effectively with students, staff, and faculty and clients
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to multi-task while effectively planning and organizing work activities
Ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and reasoning in the performance of evolving job duties, while being an effective team member.
Have a strong sense of professional ethics and responsibility
Ability to work cooperatively and support team collaboration
About Erikson Institute
We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•com...munity partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.