Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant- Mental Health Therapist

POSITION TITLE: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant- Mental Health Therapist


DEPARTMENT: Family Development Services/Mental Health

REPORTS TO: Director of Family Development Services/Director of Mental Health

DATE: November 2022


Position Summary

The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant- Mental Health Therapist position is a dual role with time and efforts divided between CCSWO’s Early Child Hood Mental Health (30%) and Mental Health Programs (70%).  As a dual role, the position would report to both the Director of Mental Health and the Director of Family Development Services for respective duties and cases. This position is a full time, non – exempt role, based out of our Hamilton office.

The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant provides early childhood mental health consultation services to early childhood providers and families utilizing the Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Model.

The Mental Health Therapist will provide culturally competent mental health services to individuals and families who are experiencing varying levels of difficulties due to life situations or mental health concerns.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provide high quality, compassionate and ethical outpatient mental health therapy and ECMH Consultation to clients as scheduled.
  2. Complete clinical documentation within expected timeframes.
  3. Maintain case files within electronic health record (EHR) that are up to date and within expected guidelines.
  4. Maintain required billable hours as a Therapist in Mental Health. Work a minimum of one evening per week and maintain a schedule that is responsive to client needs.
  5. Participate in individual and/or group supervision as required.
  6. Maintain good standing with the appropriate board and insurance entities.
  7. Stay current with updated research and best practices.
  8. Be aware of community referral sources and refer when necessary.
  9. Secure client information per HIPAA standards.
  10. Actively participate as a positive member of the agency environment.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned (including but not limited to completion of reporting requirements, phone calls, and participating on agency committees).

Minimum Qualifications and Skills Required:

  1. Master’s degree in social work or counseling required
  2. LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC in the State of Ohio license required
  3. Fluency with oral and written English
  4. Proficient in utilization of computer-based medical records
  5. Experience in early childhood mental health, social-emotional growth and development assessment and intervention, family and community relations
  6. 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
  7. Ability to develop trusting relationships with young children, their caregivers and community partners
  8. Hold a valid Ohio Driver’s License and ability to drive/navigate to community-based providers and/or home visits
  9. Familiarity with the DSM-V-TR

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Experience providing professional development in the area of social-emotional growth and development
  2. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma
  3. Experience providing mental health treatment to children and adults

Physical Demands:

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.
  • Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment;
  • See and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents;

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

 About Catholic Charities and Organizational Responsibility:

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Our programs have changed over the years, but our commitment to serve the poor, protect the vulnerable and welcome the stranger has not wavered. Our mission is to Serve, Enlighten and Empower. We serve local families and change local lives.

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.

Catholic Charities Southwest Ohio is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Please submit resumes to hrd@ccswoh.org.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.