Cocopah Indian Tribe
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Tribal Health Maintenance Program - Young Child Wellness Project Partner
at Cocopah Indian Tribe
Under the general supervision and direction of the THMP Director. Position will work closely with the Tribal Administrator, Assistant Tribal Administrator & Project LAUNCH Advisory Board. This position is housed within the THMP Department. The YCW Partner will provide programmatic infant early childhood mental health consultation to the Cocopah Community; Head Start, Day Care and with the Early Steps Home Visiting program. The YCWP will also Co-Chair the YCW Advisory Group (YCWAG) and help promote and lead the infant mental health public education campaigns. The position will require a licensed mental health counselor with experience serving children and families, preferably with families from the Cocopah Tribe. The YCW Partner will lead the development of vision for children’s mental health services in collaboration with prevention and foster complex individual and program level relationships. Note: Project LAUNCH is a five (5) year grant expiring 9/29/2023.
Essential Duties and Responsiblities:
- Serves as a subject matter expert and co-manages the Young Child Wellness Advisory Group (YCWAG).
- Coordinates updates to the existing strategic plan and implementation of grant activities.
- Documents lessons and successes from the local community to influence policy, funding and programmatic decisions related to the social, emotional and behavioral development of all young children.
- Provides programmatic infant early childhood mental health consultation to the Cocopah Head Start, Day Care and with the Early Steps Home Visiting program.
- In coordination with the YCWAG and Health Department, establishes shared vision for children’s mental health services.
- Develops and provide public education in infant mental health, screening and general maternal child health to the community.
- Provides parent education and child and family screenings.
- Travel to all grantee meetings, trainings and across Cocopah community.
- Attend one year Harris Institute and obtain Infant Mental Health Endorsement.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skill / Requirements
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Three years related experience in counseling children and families with demonstrated experience to foster collaborative relationships.
- Knowledge of early childhood with an emphasis on mental health, public health and social determinants of health encompassing physical, mental, social, emotional and behavioral domains and related service systems.
- General knowledge of implementing sustainable strategies.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills including public speaking.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated proficiency working collaboratively with others.
- Ability to understand the infrastructure and hierarchy of the tribal council and early childhood systems and how they operate.
- Ability to engage community members promoting collaborations and community strengthening.
Education and/or Experience
- Master’s degree in counseling, Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology or Clinical Psychology required and must be a licensed mental health counselor.
- At least three years related experience in counseling children and families with demonstrated experience to foster collaborative relationships.
- A working knowledge and experience with the Cocopah Community is preferred.
- Testing may be required.
- Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel for training and business related purposes.
- Must possess a current valid Arizona Driver's License.
- Must be CPR and First Aid certified.
- Must be able to pass background investigation.
Thank you for your time and interest in the Cocopah Indian Tribe.
In order for us to consider you an eligible applicant, we will be needing you to submit an official application. Please click the URL link, visit Cocopah.com to apply, or contact Cocopah HR at 928-627-2102.
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