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OVERVIEW: Early Head Start and Family Child Care services combined into a single program that offers full-day home-based child care services, child development and family support services, and advocacy to low income families with children under three years of age. The program provides developmentally appropriate home-based child care, and home visits to families and family child care providers. This program is funded through an Early Head Start federal grant and ACS Early Learn contract, and relies on deep collaboration between University Settlement and a large Brooklyn-based organization’s Family Childcare Network. The Mental Health Coordinator will split their time between the Early Head Start- Family child Care in the Lower East Side and Brooklyn Family Child Care partnership by providing and promoting positive social and emotional development for young children and families.



§   Support providers in establishing social-emotionally responsive environments for infants and toddlers

§   Provide guidance and support to providers in developing skills that supports infant mental health

§   Provide individualized coaching to providers in responding to the needs of infant and toddlers

§   Assess the social-emotional needs of children using standardize tools; work with staff to develop evaluation protocols

§   Work with parents and providers in addressing the needs of children in the FCC environment and at home

§   Provide individualized therapeutic services to children as needed and/or to the parent/child dyad as necessary to meet the needs of children and families

§   Work with Staff in developing training plans for providers

§   Work in collaboration with the Special Needs Coordinator in meeting the needs of providers, children and families

§   Make referrals as needed after obtaining proper consent from providers and/or parents

§   Maintain proper documentation as necessary to document home visits with providers, goals for children and individual work with families.

§   Provide appropriate services to families/children based on the individualized family plan.

§   Purchase and maintain appropriate materials in the providers home

§   Score and track all DECAs and maintain an ongoing schedule for Pre and Post data

§   Support program staff through team meetings and case conferences regarding families and children

§   Other duties as requested by supervisor to fulfill job responsibilities



§   BA in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Development or related field required

§   MSW or LCSW preferred

§   Three years of experience working with families providing home visits and facilitating classroom-based group sessions.

§   Knowledge of child development birth to three

§   Three to five years’ experience providing mental health services to families with infants and toddlers

§   Good written and verbal communication skills, including strong organizational skills

§   Ability to work independently and collaboratively

§   Bilingual Spanish or Chinese preferred


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Salary Information

Hours: 35 hours a week
Salary: Mid 40s

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