Job Opening: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist

Job Opening: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist

Job Opening: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist

Strong mental health for young children is more important today than ever before. Our children are under a constant barrage of information and stimuli, and there is rarely an opportunity for separation from the surrounding world. This creates a strain on the children growing up in the digital age.  Many young children today spend much of their recreation time with their faces glued to a screen. This can severely inhibit executive functioning skills, like memory, impulsivity, and attention control, making our Early Head Start program greatly beneficial. 

Learn more about the relationship between technology and mental health. Read the full blog post here! 

To help ensure Mt. Orab children have stronger mental health, Child Focus is currently hiring an infant and early childhood mental health therapist. The ideal candidate will have a passion for assisting teachers and caregivers who work with infants and young children, strong communication and team-building skills, and the desire to grow as a caregiver who puts families at the center of all they do. They should have at least one year of experience working with children aged 0-5 and their families and have at least an LSW, LPC, or MFT license.  

Working with Child Focus has many benefits, and this role is a great opportunity to work with young children and establish a career revolving around childhood mental health.  

Keep reading to learn more! 

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Mental Health Therapist Wanted in Mt. Orab, Ohio 


The Mt. Orab Child Focus location is looking for an infant and early childhood mental health therapist. This position comes with a competitive sign-on bonus and will service the Adam and Brown County Head Start and Early Head Start locations. Learn more about the Early Head Start program here

A candidate must have a Master’s in Social Work or Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy and an LSW, LPC, or MFT license. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have at least 1 year working with ages 0-5 and their families. 

This unique role provides prevention/consultation and treatment services for children 0-5 years old referred by Early Head Start/Head Start, private daycares, and public/private preschools and families. 

An ideal candidate will have: 

  • A passion for supporting caregivers/teachers who work with infants and young children, who are excited to learn and grow professionally.

  • Strong rapport-building/networking skills and belief in collaboration and teamwork using a strength-based perspective.

  • In this role, you will have the opportunity to support infants and young children in identifying strengths and building resiliency and caregiver capacity at an early stage with families and centers. 

In the next section, we will look at some of the position's responsibilities. 


Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist Responsibilities 


The infant and early childhood mental health therapist will have a few key responsibilities that are important for any prospective candidate to understand. 

First, the therapist will be responsible for observing, assessing, and developing intervention plans collaboratively with center directors/teachers to improve their ability to manage challenging behaviors and strengthen infant and young children's social or emotional development, attachment, and resiliency within their program. 

Second, the therapist will provide individual intervention prevention services. These are another level of support that consists of using a planned sequence of culturally relevant, evidence-based strategies designed to reduce the likelihood of or delay the onset of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders for infants/young children referred by the center/caregiver. Prevention services are also provided with the Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership.

Third, the position will include 1-2 days a week of individual/family treatment services with some remote work possibilities. 

Now that you have a better understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of the position, let's look at some of the benefits that come with working with Child Focus.


The Benefits of Working for Child Focus 


Child Focus is one of Ohio's top employers, not only because of the good they provide for local families but also because of the numerous benefits they provide their employees.  

Great Work-Life Balance! Employees are supported with flexible work schedules. 

Growth and Advancement Opportunities. Leadership is committed to promoting from within and growing the next generation of leaders. 

Personal and professional value in the work they do to support children, families, and adults. Employees are highly engaged

Free continuing education and clinical supervision for licensed employees. Child Focus financially supports employee’s professional development. 

Competitive Salaries and Bonus Opportunities! Employees receive sign-on and referral bonuses and are eligible for mid-year and annual performance bonuses. 

  • Competitive salaries

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, dental insurance, and EAP program

  • Health Savings and Flex Spending account options with agency match

  • Generous paid time off

  • Extended Illness benefits

  • 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match

  • Company Car program and mileage reimbursement

  • Federal Student Loan Forgiveness program eligibility and tuition reimbursement

  • Paid Apprenticeships and Internships

  • On-site childcare with employee discount

  • Employee wellness benefits 


Apply as an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist with Child Focus 


 There are many opportunities to make a positive difference with Child Focus. As an infant and early childhood mental health therapist with Child Focus, you can help young children and their families thrive in the modern world. Offering a great work-life balance, generous PTO, and retirement plan options, working with Child Focus is a terrific option no matter where you are in your career. 

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