Families First of Palm Beach County
Child First Mental Health & Developmental Clinician
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Child First Mental Health & Developmental Clinician/Bilingual Spanish Speaking
Families First, West Palm Beach, Florida
The Child First Mental Health and Developmental Clinician partners with a Care Coordinator to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention. The Target Children for the clinical intervention are infants and children ages 0-5 along with their primary caregivers. Child First’s primary goal is to strengthen the caregiver-child relationship so that it serves both as a protective buffer to unavoidable stress and directly facilitates the child’s emotional, language, and cognitive growth. The Clinician completes 18 months of training in Evidence Based Child Parent Psychotherapy and uses trauma-informed CPP, a relationship-based, dyadic, parent-child treatment model, which focuses on the primary attachment relationships of the young child. The Clinician engages with both the caregiver and infant or child in a supportive, reflective, and exploratory manner which fosters a protective, nurturing, and responsive parent-child relationship. The Clinician’s therapeutic intervention focuses on: 1) helping caregivers understand typical developmental challenges and expectations; 2) increasing caregivers’ ability to reflect on the meaning and feelings motivating a child’s behavior; 3) supporting caregivers’ problem solving; and 4) helping caregivers understand the psychodynamic relationship between parental feelings, history, and the caregiver response to the child. The Clinician also provides consultation to teachers in early care and education settings, as needed.
• Master’s or Doctoral level mental health provider (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LMHC clinical psychologist, other) preferred or Registered Intern.
• Ability to speak a second language /Spanish REQUIRED
• Experience working psychotherapeutically with culturally diverse children and families, including parent-child therapeutic work and play therapy with very young children (0-5 years). Past CPP training is highly valued.
Benefits include 401K, Health, Dental, Generous PTO, EOE, DFWP. Must be able to pass E verify, Level II Background Screening, and school district background check.
To apply: FAX: (561) 881-3827 or email email@example.com