The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership® (ECCP) is a nationally recognized, evidence based, statewide early childhood mental health consultation program, developed to meet the social/emotional needs of children birth to five. ECCP® is designed to build the capacity of caregivers by identifying strengths and offering support, education and consultation, which promotes the most enduring and optimal outcomes for young children. ECCP® is managed by Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH), Inc. ABH works in partnership with community based mental health agencies related to the ECCP® Early Childhood Consultant positions.
The Early Childhood Consultant (ECC) will serve as a mental health consultant to early childcare providers, educators, and families. The ECC is an expert in the promotion of positive early childhood mental health. The ECC will possess skills that include a thorough knowledge of early childhood development/mental health coupled with an understanding of family dynamics and relationship building on an individual/family, provider, and community level. This position will represent The Village, Advanced Behavioral Health and its services in a positive and professional manner and adhere to both agencies best practices, guidelines, policies and procedures as established.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Team with early childcare staff to identify and provide interventions for young children, birth to five, who may be at risk of suspension and/or expulsion from a childcare or early education program.
- Act as a resource regarding early childhood development with emphasis on emotional and behavioral health and the importance of relationship between the child and parent/guardian.
- Ability to provide environmental assessments to support those identified children at risk.
- Provide coaching to early childcare providers in a manner that is culturally responsive to the child, family, and provider;
- Complete assessments and individualized plans to involve the early childcare provider, child, and family.
- Assist early childcare staff with appropriate referral information for identified children and families who may need more specialized services.
- Participate in training modules, regularly scheduled statewide meetings, and supervisory observations.
- Act as a liaison between family, early childcare provider, and other support agencies in the community.
- Integrate prevention and intervention on a systems level by participating in Systems of Care/Community Collaboratives.
- Work collaboratively with community agencies.
- Provide public education regarding early childhood topics, through community presentations.
- Provide required data and reports.
- Significant travel to offsite locations within the region.
- Flexible hours to meet the needs of early childhood educators and childcare agencies.
- Maintains confidentiality of all client protected health information and adheres to all HIPAA related to policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates ethical behavior and cultural sensitivity in all activities involving individuals of diverse backgrounds.
- Performs other tasks/responsibilities as required to support the program operations.
- Master’s Degree in a Human Services or Master's in Education or related field (psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling).
- Extensive knowledge and a demonstrated level of expertise in the field, in early childhood development, emotional and behavioral health, family systems, assessment skills, childhood development, attachment/separation issues, behaviors of new mothers, young mothers and fathers, substance abuse, domestic violence, verbal/physical/sexual abuse/neglect issues, mental illness, failure to thrive, low birth weight infants, and children with physical and developmental disabilities.
- Familiarity with early childhood care and educational systems and programs.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
- Strong attention to detail; ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Excellent PC skills with demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook); internet.
- Training and public speaking skills.
- Strong written and verbal skills required.
About The Program
The Village’s Early Childhood Learning Center is a nationally accredited preschool with a therapeutic approach that helps children ages 3-5 acquire the skills necessary to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. The Center provides a nurturing, open and safe educational environment that helps to promote learning, intellectual curiosity, creativity, independence, social skills and physical development. In addition to providing children with creative and clinical support for behavioral and emotional issues, the Center also supports families to help them understand their role in their child’s education.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program – National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave