Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

POSITION TITLE: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

DEPARTMENT: Community Outreach

REPORTS TO: Director, Community Outreach Services

WORK HOURS: 19 hrs/week

LOCATION: Hamilton

FLSA STATUS:  Non- Exempt


DATE: July 24, 2020

Position Summary

Provision of early childhood mental health consultation and training.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provide early childhood mental health consultation services to child care and early childhood providers and families utilizing the Ohio Georgetown Model
  2. Provide training to early childhood providers and families on topics related to early childhood mental health/social emotional development
  3. Maintain and submit in a timely manner required documentation for center and individual consultations and training
  4. Complete reports related to the project
  5. Attend any required training
  6. Represent the agency in a manner fitting a community-based consultant
  7. Other duties as may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Organizational Responsibility:

Employees of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies of Catholic Charities.  Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic Faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies.

Work Environment:

Typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues. Field work environment in early childhood centers typically furnished with child-sized equipment with limited access to adult tables and chairs.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor degree in social work or related field
  2. Experience in early childhood social-emotional growth and development, family and community relations
  3. Ability to successfully complete the application process for the State of Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health Credential and obtain Credential within two years of employment
  4. Ability to develop trusting relationships with young children, their caregivers and community partners
  5. Ability to identify when assistance is needed, develop and communicate reasonable recommendations/action plans based on information gathered through the consultation process to promote social-emotional development of young children
  6. Proficient in Micro Soft Word, Excel and Outlook, ability to complete on-line data entry for assessments and reporting requirements and correspond electronically
  7. Hold a valid Ohio Driver’s License and ability to drive/navigate to community based providers and/or home visits
  8. LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, or related professional license required

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  1. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field
  2. Experience in early childhood mental health
  3. Experience in social-emotional growth and development assessment and interventions of young children,
  4. Experience providing professional development in the area of social-emotional growth and development
  5. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma

Physical Demands for this role:

Must be able to meet the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment
  • Talk to other employees/clients and hear them
  • See and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents
  • Occasionally stand or sit in an early childhood environment
  • Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds


Please submit resumes to [email protected].