Mental Health Worker – TIA in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Mental Health Center of Denver’s Child & Family Services Department is starting a program that will bring high-quality professional development, through training sessions and in home-coaching visits, to bilingual childcare providers in Northeast Park Hill and surrounding neighborhoods.  The Tia role will implement all aspects of the year-long Providers Advancing School Outcomes Program including recruitment, training caregivers and supporting the children they care for, teaching the weekly curriculum, tracking participants and their engagement in the program, conducting home visits and facilitating the program evaluation.

Tias are not trained psychologists nor are they trained therapists. They are conveyors and facilitators of information on early care and education based on a curriculum that has been designed to provide based information and alignment to the Child Development Associate Credential 120 hour requirements.

Salary Range: $30,000/yr. – $35,000/yr.
Language Differential / Spanish: $2.50/hr.

Job Duties:

    • Assure that all logistics for the training sessions and special events are completed
    • Assure that all session materials are available
    • Conduct further research on session topic if necessary
    • Develop Power Point presentations if needed
    • Contact all of the providers assigned to each Tia before each session
    • Document excused absences and the reasons for the excuse
    • Have sign in sheets available
    • Arrange for food and childcare
    • Purchase of materials with approval of Coordinator

Evaluation responsibilities:

    • Collect all pre and post training session evaluation forms
    • Collect all attendance forms
    • PASO provider registration
    • Collect all of the provider information
    • Child Registration form
    • Release of information
    • Photo and video permission forms
    • Child attendance

Home Visits:

    • Prepare for home visits
    • Conduct one provider home visits after each training
    • Conduct a follow –up provider home visit if needed after each training session
    • Complete the home visit log and submit to the PASO coordinator
    • Be prepared to discuss the home visit log at the weekly staff meeting
    • Conduct a Protocol to Evaluate Progress Environment and Interaction (PEPEI) at the start and near the end of training for each provider

Special Events:

    • Spouse appreciation dinner
    • Posada
    • PASO parent conference
    • PASO graduation

General Administration:

    • Data entry
    • Compilation of information from the sessions
    • Financial information, i.e., mileage, etc.
    • Session preparation
    • Staff and PASO meetings
    • Assist with any pertinent activities that affect the PASO Program
    • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

    • Demonstrated childcare experience
    • Bilingual/bicultural (Ability to speak, read, write in English & Spanish)
    • Reliable transportation (Proof of Auto Insurance)
    • High School Graduate (Can be a GED or from country of origin)
    • 2yr Degree from a 2 year College with emphasis on early childhood education (preferred)

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Machines and Equipment to be used: Computers, calculators, fax machines, telephone and a variety of other office and kitchen equipment.
  • Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching, ability to use office equipment.
  • Typical Mental Demands: Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.
  • Maintain flexible schedule.  Some evening and weekend responsibilities.

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