Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for Child Care Centers – Shreveport

Full time position providing consultation to child care centers and family child care homes to increase the quality of child care in Louisiana. Consultants will conduct seminars with staff and parents, facilitate social skills groups, model appropriate caregiving techniques, and meet with parents.  Consultants must have the ability to conceptualize a variety of cases including attachment problems, challenging behavior, developmental delays or other mental health problems, relationship difficulties etc.  They must be accountable for all required documentation of services & contacts. Applicants must have physical ability to visit centers, complete consultations & documentation, strong written & oral communication skills; ability to organize & manage time; flexibility to allow working w/providers’ schedules & daily operation conflicts requirements. Experience and Knowledge: Masters or Ph.D. in Counseling, Social Work, Counseling Psychology or closely related field; Appropriate licensure to practice mental health counseling is preferred. Applicants must be license eligible in the state of LA and have specialized training in infant mental health or be able to complete training, and must be able to form working relationships w/ center staff, children, & families. PLPCs are not eligible for hire; 2 yrs clinical experience w/children & adults preferred; knowledge of child development & child care practices preferred; reliable transportation and computer/laptop are required. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, non-traditional hours may apply. ​