Communicare Services, Inc.
  • 13-Apr-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Elizabethtown, KY, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Consultant - Early Childhood Services

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISOR: Administrator Children Services

POSITION SUMMARY: Work within the Early Childhood Mental Health Program and closely with the Early Childhood Services Coordinator. Consultant will be responsible for increasing regional capacity for early childhood education and consultation regarding substance-exposed infants and trauma-exposed young children of mothers recovering from OUD. Assists in the identification of potential referral sources and seeks to maintain positive professional relationships with both internal and external referral sources. Provides individual, group, and family therapy to identified clients between ages of 0-6 years old at clinic and off-site locations. Off-site locations include: home, preschools/schools, daycares, pediatrician's offices, and DCBS offices.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Degree in clinical or counseling psychology (Certification in KY); Masters Degree in Social work (CSW or LCSW required); or Masters Degree in related area with required credentials through appropriate state board. One-year experience in diagnosis and treatment of emotionally disturbed children who have been exposed to substances as infant preferred. Must provide own transportation to locations of service delivery.

SKILL SETS: Demonstrates superior oral and written communication skills. Possesses a basic knowledge of computers. Demonstrates skills at problem analysis and resolution including, but not limited to, differential diagnostic skills. Superior customer service skills and ability to communicate efficiently with co-workers, community partners, families and referral sources.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMNTAL DEMANDS: Must have visual acuity sufficient to read a variety of written reports and documents and complete necessary job documentation needs. Must have auditory acuity sufficient to understand spoken communication by phone and face-to-face with clients, staff, and outside resources including community partners. Requires frequent stooping and kneeling. Possible exposure of blood borne pathogens, bio-hazardous waste and communicable diseases during contact with clients in their homes.


  1. Serve as the regional expert in the social, emotional, developmental, and mental health issues of substance exposed infants and the infant-mother dyad and other pregnant and parenting women and girls who use or are at risk if using opioids and other substances.
  2. Provide consultation, training, and coaching to families, medical, child welfare, and women's treatment staff and other community partners on the impact of substance use on infants; early childhood development; health attachment, and building resilience in families affected by substance use.
  3. Consult on Plans of Safe Care and provide direct services and education to families affected by substances.
  4. Work closely with the Early Childhood Services Coordinator to include receiving training in PCIT and NAS/SEI best practices.
  5. Foster a collaborative relationship with relevant SUD program staff.
  6. Conduct individual, group, and/or family therapy and crisis intervention as clinically indicated for children 0-5 years old and their families.
  7. Perform intake assessments, perform or arrange for psychological testing when necessary, and develop treatment plans.
  8. Ensures timely and efficient completion of all required documentation for medical records and billing purposes.
  9. Assumes responsibility for quality of client care.
  10. Consults as needed with administrative and /or clinical supervisor regarding clinical issues, policy, and procedures.
  11. Exercises sound clinical and ethical judgment in treatment decisions and responsibilities
  12. Assists in developing and maintaining referral network within community.
  13. Maintains positive professional relationships with both internal and external referral sources.
  14. Manages work schedule to ensure adequate productivity.
  15. Make referrals to appropriate levels of care and additional services as needed.
  16. Consult with treatment team and referral source to coordinate and collaborate on treatment goals as needed.
  17. Maintains professional conduct in all settings required by position.
  18. Assumes position with the advanced knowledge that the role may expand to include direct supervision of professional and/or paraprofessional staff.
  19. Submit quarterly reports timely.
  20. Participate in agency CQI activities.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Adheres to Communicare policies and procedures.
  2. Attends mandatory in-services and other training/educational programs as required.


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