Posted Date: February 8, 2023
Deadline Date: February 22, 2023, or Open until Filled
Position Title: Mental Health Specialist
Reports to: Disabilities and Mental Health Coordinator
Department: Mental Health
Employment Status: Non-Exempt (40 Hours Per Week), Non-Union, and Part-Year Position
Compensation Range: $25.00-$35.32 (Step 1-Step 15) Hourly Rate and Benefits
*LACOE Retention Stipend for Program Year 22-23 is expected to be issued in July 2023, when eligibility is determined
Generous Employee Benefits: ACA Compliant Medical, Aflac, Dental, Life, and Vision plans.
Work Location: FOUNDATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, INC.
Main Office: 3450 East Sierra Madre Boulevard Pasadena, California 91107
Will be assigned to report to our designated sites and other locations
throughout our service area as needed due to program operations
Review our website: www.foundationheadstart.org for specific site locations
Summary of Duties
The Mental Health Specialist will perform a full-range of mental health related services activities, including understanding student and family needs and the development and implementation of mental health plans to meet the needs of children and families. The incumbent must analyze and identify the student’s need for service and assists in setting priorities, exploring alternatives, and work with student to resolve problems related to access to mental health services.
Summary of Job Duties, Knowledge & Skills
(Job Description available from HR)
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, & SKILLS
Knowledge & Skills:
Prior to hire, the following must be assured:
Eligibility to Work: All potential employees will be asked to present supporting documents establishing proof of identity and employment eligibility upon completing the I-9 Form.
Medical Examination: Must submit a medical examination demonstrating capability to perform type of work required; must submit a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray. Proof of the following immunizations: Influenza, Pertussis TDAP (Whooping Cough), Measles (MMR), and COVID-19 vaccination series.
Fingerprint Clearances: All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Child Abuse Index (CACI), prior to starting work.
Other Special Requirement: Must have the use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California’s Driver’s License, or have reliable transportation.
Failure to meet medical standards and/or criminal record clearance may result in withdrawal of job appointment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to site; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Applicants must complete Foundation for Early Childhood Education employment application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application materials. Interested individuals may download an employment application online at www.foundationheadstart.org
Interested candidates must forward the following documentation packet to the main office – enclosed Human Resources Department or submit via email: email@example.com
Internal Candidates must submit the following documents:
Please Note: Application and all required documents can be mailed, or submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by the due date listed in this job posting.
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Location: Pasadena, CA
Salary: 25.00 - 35.32
Posted On: February 8th, 2023
Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc. (Foundation) is a Head Start/Early Head Start Delegate Agency and State Preschool Grantee. As a nonprofit organization, we have supported young children and their families for over 50 years with Early Childhood and family services. Foundation for ECE, Inc. currently operates eighteen preschool sites in Los Angeles County located in: Boyle Heights, Echo Park, and Hollywood. Our Agency is expanding in the program year 22-23 to the following service areas: Highland Park and Lincoln Heights. Foundation for ECE, Inc. also collaborates with HACLA and LA City. The program fosters Family Engagement in all of the areas of a child’s development and provides comprehensive resources to low-income families in the areas of health, nutrition, and community resources. Foundation is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on child development that includes a child’s cognitive, physical, social emotional growth, and development.