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Preschool Mental Health Consultant - Hourly

Adelphi University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Preschool Mental Health Consultant - Hourly

Institute for Parenting


This opportunity is for a master's-level licensed mental health worker with knowledge of early childhood development to provide external mental health consultation to childcare/early education centers in Suffolk County. The Consultant will provide a minimum of monthly contact with each assigned center, supporting learning and best reflective practices for staff, and when necessary, backing up the internal Mental Health Consultant in the work with children and families. This is a part-time position as a member of a team, working from 10 to 20 hours per week (maximum 40%FTE). This position is contingent upon contractual agreements between Adelphi and the centers' network.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director/Director


Consultant Core Competencies Include Knowledge of:
  1. Infant and Early Childhood Development, Mental Health, and Early Care and Education (ECE)
  2. Engagement, Relationship Building, and Collaboration with center personnel
  3. Observation, Screening, and Data Collection Skills
  4. Technical Assistance: Action Plan Development and Strategy Implementation
  5. Community Systems, Partnerships, and Resources
  6. The Consultative Role: Professional Standards and Reflective Practice
  7. Show flexibility and comfort working in school environments
  8. Demonstrate understanding of early childhood mental health consultation as building the mental health capacities of caregivers, families, and others who care for young children.
  9. Integrate the principles of the consultative stance in providing services.

REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
  1. Knowledge of infant and early childhood development
  2. Knowledge of infant and early childhood care and education
  3. Empathic listener demonstrating cultural humility
  4. Ability to engage with diverse providers of early childhood care
  5. Observe and uphold ethical standards
  6. Computer proficiency, including use of distance learning platforms
  7. Maintain required records for data collection and provide data in a timely manner
  8. Telehealth and/or remote work when recommended and/or required
  9. Bilingual Spanish/other languages a plus
  10. Pass health and background checks required by governing authorities
  11. Have active malpractice insurance

  1. Licensed Mental Health Provider.


This is an hourly position not to extend beyond June 30, 2022 and to be reimbursed at the hourly rate of $40.00 for a maximum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of twelve weeks according to the agreed-upon scope of work within each consultant's agreement with Adelphi University Institute for Parenting. This position is wholly contingent upon contractual agreements.


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs, more than 65 master's degree and doctoral programs, and more than 35 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 116,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 43 states and 64 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

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