Early Childhood Clinician - Child and Family Therapy Program
Community Health Center

Stamford, Connecticut

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Job Description Summary:
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), with offices in Connecticut, Colorado and California, is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 600,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), and ConferMed.

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the supervision of the Project Director: SAMHSA IEMHC Early Childhood Therapeutic Partnership Initiative, with support and additional learning opportunities provided by CGC's multi-disciplinary team of professionals, the Early Childhood Clinician will provide both mental health consultation services to teachers and psychotherapy to children and families served by CGC.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct mental health consultation in early childhood educational settings, including reflective consultation groups
  • Conduct comprehensive, strength- and need-based child and family assessments, diagnoses and clinical formulations
  • Develop detailed care plans, responsive to the priorities of the family needs and strengths identified in the assessment
  • Engage families in individualized psychotherapeutic and psycho-educational parent and child interventions
  • Participate in reflective supervision provided by the Director of Early Childhood Services
  • Utilize the agency's electronic health record (EHR) system to ensure proper and timely completion of clinical documentation, program statistics, and outcome data, in compliance with all applicable agency, program, and government requirements and best practice standards

  • Actively participate in CGC's exciting array of in-service training and staff development activities
  • Other related activities as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills and Education
  • Ph.D., Psy.D., M.S.W., Masters in Counseling, MFT, or other license track mental health profession required
  • Licensed in a mental health profession in Connecticut, or eligible to immediately become licensed required
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing mental health diagnostic and treatment services to children (birth to 5 years) and families
  • Familiarity with reliable research findings and promising practices in early childhood development; developmental, emotional and behavioral disorders; effects of trauma and environmental stressors on brain development; attachment theory; mental health consultation and other topics relevant to work with a preschool population
  • Experience providing mental health consultation in early childhood care and educational settings
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of normal child development and grounding in at least one relevant orientation to treatment (e.g. psychodynamic, trauma informed, family systems, etc.)
  • Experience working with patients from culturally diverse backgrounds, and the ability to demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity required
  • Verbal and written English fluency required; candidates with fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or another language widely spoken in our community a strong asset
  • Computer skills required; familiarity with EHR systems a plus
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Hours will vary; our schedules range Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm and Saturdays.
  • Minimal physical effort. Must be able to operate computer and telephone continuously.
  • Regular regional travel as necessary.

Location:
CGC - Stamford West Broad
City:
Stamford
State:
Connecticut

Time Type:
Full time


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