Under the guidance of the Mental Health Coordinator, the Mental Health Specialist is responsible for key Head Start Mental Health roles and responsibilities such as (but not limited to): clinical assessments, home-based observations, classroom observations, and supporting classroom teachers. In addition, the Mental Health Specialist will assume responsibility for supporting Head Start with any other related activities with regard to Head Start Performance Standards, the LACOE GIMS, and Para Los Niños’ Head Start Mental Health Policies and Procedures.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to twenty-five pounds.
It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.
Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Category: Health Services
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted On: August 3rd, 2017
Para Los Niños Early Education program provides services to young children (ages six weeks through entry into kindergarten) and their families in 6 locations in the greater Los Angeles area. Our program is designed to promote optimal child development, foster critical thinking, spark curiosity, promote inquiry and heighten parental involvement. Our goal is to create early learning environments that enable children to develop the skills to be the best they can be now, throughout their school careers and in life.
Para Los Niños’ early education services are funded by the California Department of Education and the Los Angeles County of Education Head Start program. Funding from these sources enable us to be responsive to the needs of eligible children and families in a variety of settings: part-day state preschool classrooms, part-day Head Start classrooms, infant and toddler classrooms, and partnered Head Start/state preschool classrooms that support families who need a quality full-day option.