Location: San Jose
Posted on: July 14, 2019
Kidango, a private, not-for-profit child development agency is a
Northern California Bay Area leader in early education. Providing
quality care and education in 9 Bay Area cities to over 2,500
children daily and has an immediate opening for a Clinical Director
to join our team.
The Clinical Director has clinical supervisory and administrative
responsibilities for the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
(ECMHC) program. The Clinical Director is responsible for
overseeing a team of licensed and other eligible mental health
consultants who provide consultation services and clinical support
within Kidango's early care and education centers across three Bay
The Clinical Director will supervise: Early Childhood Mental Health
Clinical Supervisors and Consultants
Clinical Director- Primary Responsibilities:
- Implement and supervise all aspects of the delivery of
consultation services to staff, children and families.
- Hire, supervise and manage performance of early childhood
mental health consultants ensuring quality of work meets clinical,
program, organizational, productivity, confidentiality, mandated
reporting and HIPPA standards.
- Provide individual and group reflective supervision to
consultation staff that is marked by atmosphere of reflection and
collaboration. Support consultation staff's in their provision of a
multi-tiered consultative approach that includes system, program,
center and child-level consultation.
- Provide regular administrative supervision that includes
discussion and feedback about referrals, case consultation,
documentation, timeliness, deadlines, professionalism and other
- Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with
staff across departments particularly with center staff served by
the consultation team.
- Provide oversight of consultation center assignments including
staffing, communication and other consultative supports.
- Manage referral process for child-specific consultation and
support consultants with caseload management.
- Support referral process for community-based therapeutic and
other services, as needed.
- Develop and facilitate trainings on a range of early childhood
mental health topics for consultation team and other internal
- Maintain center assignment and provide direct consultation
services with staff, children and families, as needed.
- Support and/or intervene with mental health or behavioral
crisis as arise, including with situations related to mandated
reporting and any suspected child abuse adhering to laws and
- Implement data collection procedure and provide data reporting
as requested. Support the development and implementation of program
evaluation and outcome measurement procedures.
- Attend supervision and other meetings as required for the
Clinical Director- Qualifications/Requirements:
- Clinical licensure as a MFT, LCSW or psychologist in California
for at least 2 years required.
- Master's degree or higher in psychology, social work or related
behavioral science field required.
- At least 3 years of clinical supervisory and/or program
management experience using a reflective practice approach required
– preferably within an early childhood mental health
- Experienced with hiring and training qualified staff including
giving constructive feedback, managing performance and completing
- At least 3 years of direct clinical service providing early
childhood mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment to
children and families ages birth to 5 required.
- Endorsement as an infant/family early childhood mental health
specialists/reflective practice facilitator or reflective mentor
highly preferred although not required.
- Documented education or training in infant mental health, early
childhood mental health and early childhood development including
evidence-based, trauma-informed models (i.e. Child Parent
- Familiarity with school-based mental health consultation in
early care and education settings such as Early Head Start, Head
Start, and state-preschool programs.
- Practice from a bio-psycho-social clinical approach, inclusive
of ecological, attachment, trauma, neuroscience and developmental
theories and rooted in infant mental health philosophy and
- Bilingual a plus (Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Farsi,
- Demonstrate understanding of early childhood mental health
consultation as building the mental health capacities of teachers,
staff, families and others who care for young children and utilize
the principles of the consultative stance in the oversight and
implementation of the program.
- Demonstrate the value of self-reflection and practice the
examining of one's own values, beliefs, assumptions, biases and
experiences and how influence what bring to the consultative work,
relationships and interactions. Ability to assist others in
self-reflection and perspective-taking.
- Ability to develop trusting and collaborative relationships
with supervisees to support their professional growth and program
- Show flexibility and comfort working in natural settings
including homes and early care/education classroom settings.
Occasionally, work evenings and/or weekends.
- Ability to support the mental health of infants, young children
and the adults who care for them.
- Understand and embrace multidisciplinary approaches for working
with young children, families and other caregivers and
- Understand typical and atypical growth and development of young
children. Understand cultural variations in development, teaching
practices, childrearing practices and caregiver
- Respect diversity and embrace working with multi-cultural
- Understand the influence of power, inequity and oppression as
related to adult and child behavior and relationships.
- Communicate respectfully and maintain effective relationships
with all staff, partnering agencies and other
- Ability to provide leadership, accept responsibility, set
goals, work independently and in cooperation with others.
- Professional, self-motivated and self-directed.
- Effective and strong communicator. Ability to communicate
clearly in English both verbally and in writing. Ability to write
concise, informative written information in a timely manner as
needed within the position.
- Ability to exercise good judgment clinically, legally and
ethically and willing to consult with supervisor as needed. Ability
to make decisions and multi-task.
- Possess basic knowledge related to public regulations and
guidelines governing the operations of behavioral health
- Position requires travel to various locations within Santa
Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
COMPANY WIDE JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Must pass a health screening and TB test
- Must pass background fingerprint clearance
- Valid Driver License
- Must be 18 years or older
Clinical Director - Employee Perks:
Education Advancement Program (EAP)
Tuition and textbook coverage up to$5,000/annually through EAP!
Medical— Sutter Health Plus, Kaiser Base and Buy-up options
Dental— Guardian DHMO and DPPO options
Life Insurance— $20,000
Flexible Spending Account— up to $2,600/annually
Time Off to Recuperate!
7.5 Sick Day Accrual Beginning Date of Hire!
10 Paid Holidays Off!
12 Vacation Days Per Year!
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