Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide prevention based mental health support and early intervention to young children ages birth to five in preschool/early childhood settings.

Spanish Bilingual- $2.50/hr. differential.


  1. Provide consultation to childcare center staff regarding individual children, including providing guidance about challenging behaviors. Consultant will meet regularly with staff and parents/ foster parents to assess and understand the individual needs of the child and work with the team to develop developmentally and culturally appropriate interventions.
  2. Observe children in their childcare setting to assess functioning, relationships with caregivers and other children, and “fit” in the program.
  3. Meet on-site at childcare program with families to complete assessments, provide developmental guidance and referrals, including linkage community resources and clinical services. Actively assist families in referral process.
  4. Meet regularly with the childcare staff and the director to address programmatic issues that affect the quality of care, as requested, i.e., inter-staff relations, program-wide concerns/changes, staff turnover, curriculum. When requested this also includes offering opportunities for reflective practice and staff trainings.
  5. Provide psycho-education and support to families/caregivers.
  6. Provide trainings to center staff and parents on social / emotional topics, as requested.
  7. Maintain accurate and timely documentation in adherence with program expectations and accountability requirements.
  8. Participate in team meetings, in-services, and supervision as required.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or PhD, PsyD. Current License in Colorado as an LCSW, LPC or LMFT preferred.


Minimum of one year of experience working with children ages birth to 5 in a Mental health capacity.

$2.50/hr. differential for Spanish Bilingual.


  • Experience as a mental health clinician specializing in psychotherapeutic work with young children (ages 0-5) and their families.
  • Ability to create strong relationships with adults and children with an understanding of, and respect for, culture and diversity.
  • Knowledge of early development, infant/preschool mental health theory and infant/ preschool mental health interventions.
  • Work experience in group-settings for children.
  • Experience with assessment of young children's social and emotional functioning.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of group dynamics and intervention with adults.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.  




Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer/scanner, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.


Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.