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Position: Health Project Coordinator - Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

The Health Project Coordinator - Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMHC) is responsible for coordinating with and providing educators, staff, and families in local early childhood educational settings with behavioral/mental health consultation to prevent and address young children’s behavioral and mental health problems and reduce the impact of disparities. The ECMHC provides a broad range of services, including early childhood mental health consultation in classrooms; training staff; screening, assessment, and referrals. The ECMHC also collects data, maintains records, and supports program implementation.

Additionally, the position supports the mission, values, and strategic direction of Children’s Institute (CI) through promoting racial and social justice; honoring and valuing children; transforming with an engaged presence; establishing essential partnerships; implementing research-based practice; and the ethical, responsible stewardship of resources for the benefit of children.

Our Mission: Joining together to raise every child’s complete wellbeing
Our Vision: Supportive communities where every family can raise children who thrive as they live, learn, and play.    
Our Core Values:
Racial and Social Justice: We work collectively to be anti-racist and to promote social justice by removing barriers to equity and ensuring inclusion of all people.
Children and Families First: We honor and value children, youth, and families as experts in their own lives, and promote success in all areas of well-being. 
Transformation with an Engaged Presence: It is our duty to participate with cultural humility, always learning, reflecting, and applying new understandings to strengthen the systems and communities that health, learning, and growth depend upon.
Partnerships Are Essential: We team with community partners, shoulder-to-shoulder, to develop and deliver measurably effective solutions to serve children, families, and providers.
Interdependence of Research and Practice: We believe that taking action informed from lived experience, research and practice achieves outcomes that children, youth, families, and communities desire similarly.
Ethical and Responsible Use of Resources: We are good caretakers of resources and relationships that benefit children, including the ethical use of data. 


  • Completes general program project coordination duties including organizing meetings, coordinating communication and correspondence with early childhood education providers, monitoring project activities, and contributing information to proposals and reports as required.
  • Provides child-focused behavioral and mental health consultation and training to support early childhood education settings on three levels: 1) program, 2) provider/staff, and 3) child/family.
  • Conducts observations and assessments of classrooms and individual children; collects data and maintains records.
  • Collaborates with staff, parents, and caregivers and facilitates individualized child and family referrals to special education and other community services as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree with major course work in an appropriate health, social, or technical field required.
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of direct experience working with children and families or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Knowledge of child development, child psychopathology, developmental disabilities, system theory, attachment theory, trauma, mental health evidence-based practices, including behavioral interventions required. A combination of some but not all of these may be acceptable upon assessment of candidates’ experience and education required.
  • Ability to approach work with a nonjudgmental attitude, flexible, empathic, good listener, and respectful and sensitive of cultural differences required.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with families and early childhood education and childcare centers’ staff required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Experience with Microsoft 365, Zoom required
  • Driver license and reliable transportation required
  • Certification/licensure in education or mental health field preferred.


How to Apply: 

All applicants must apply online. 

Click here to apply. Search for Job ID 244443

For questions, please contact Lauri Strano, MS, Director of Programs and Services, at lstrano@childrensinstitute.net or (585) 295-1000, ext. 229.

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