Kane County Health Department:
Please visit www.countyofkane.org to apply
The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant promotes and supports population health by providing expertise and technical assistance to providers in the early childhood sector. Mental Health Consultants will have knowledge of early childhood development, be comfortable practicing in various early childhood settings, and be able to integrate various appropriate mental health activities and philosophies. Additionally, MHCs will have an understanding of the concepts underlying young children’s social-emotional development such as attachment and separation, impacts of trauma on the developing child and brain, and the ability to discern culturally appropriate behaviors and practice cultural sensitivity in all encounters. This position oversees the analysis, research, development, implementation, and evaluation of all grant deliverables for the Caregiver Connections Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation initiative for the Kane County Health Department (KCHD). This position is responsible for meeting various grant deliverables and milestones related to consultation activities. Services are provided during normal business hours, on weekends and evenings.