Coordinator - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Coordinator – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Agency Name: Other

Agency Contact: Joy Powers-Beland

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: All Counties - Entire State
  • Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000 per Year
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Title: Coordinator – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

$80,000 – $85,000 / Posted Thru: 11-20-22

Location: Hybrid position, Lansing, MI office

Purpose: The Michigan Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is a statewide program serving childcare program to improve the social emotional development of young children and works to reduce suspension/expulsion of young children from childcare settings. The coordinator will utilize project management skills to coordinate, manage and support Michigan’s IECMHC programs. This position will facilitate network meetings, maintain communication with key stakeholders, assist in the development of contractual agreements, facilitate the provision of technical assistance to the consultants, oversee and implement all aspects of the evaluation and reporting efforts, including data collection and analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Function as the project coordinator for the Michigan Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Program for Childcare.
Function as the main contact for technical assistance and training to consultants of the IECMHC program.
Oversee the needs of the IECMHC program, identifying best practices and supporting local IECMH consultants in providing high-quality services, and evaluating and monitoring program components.
Develop relationships with the local IECMHC supervisors and staff.
Work cooperatively and in conjunction with state system partners supporting IECMHC program needs.
Participate in state and national meetings, trainings and conferences and support the IECMHC programs mission and goals.
With Purveyor, lead the improvement, quality, and effectiveness of IECMHC across the state.
Coordinate and facilitate Technical Assistance meetings for IECMHC supervisors and consultants.
Coordinate statewide social emotional training entry and monitoring in MIRegistry system.
Assist with annual IECMHC contract development and review.
Assist with budget monitoring.
Review the IECMHC program quarterly reports
Always represent the best interest of MDHHS and MPHI.
Other duties as assigned.


Education: Minimum of a master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Professional Counseling degree, required. Licensure by the State of Michigan for professional discipline (MSW, LLP, LLPC/LPC) is desirable. Eligible for endorsement from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (Infant Family Specialist (Level II), Infant Mental Health Specialist (Level III) preferred.

Experience: One to three years’ experience working with early care and education partners to promote quality services for infants, young children, and their families (e.g., Great Start Collaborative, Early On, home visiting program(s)). Three years of experience working in infant and early childhood mental health, IECMHC preferred. Three years of providing IECMHC within early care and education, use of the Michigan model preferred. One to two (1-2) years of leadership in the IECMH field, preferred. Experience providing training and/or technical assistance.

Important Skills and Characteristics:

Excellent organizational skills.
Strong process management skills.
Initiative to solve problems with foresight.
Excellent analytical abilities.
Strength-based approach.
Strong communication skills with both internal and external partners.
Ability to facilitate and coordinate meetings, both virtually and in-person.
Knowledge of the best practices for IECMHC.
Assist in data collection as needed.
Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information in an effective and timely manner.
Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and correspondence related to the work.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and ever-growing field.
High level of personal integrity, dedication, creativity, flexibility, and initiative.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Workspace for remote work. Will require valid vehicle operator’s license where needed to perform duties of the position (e.g., in-person meetings and site visits). Workspace will be provided when working in Lansing/attending required meetings.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No assigned responsibility.

IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: This person is a key member of the MDHHS Early Childhood team that will oversee the quality of IECMHC programs across the state. The IECMHC Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring best practices, and provide training, and technical assistance. In addition, this person will interact with IECMH consultants and supervisors in local communities/Community Mental Health Services Programs, potential funders, state agencies and partners.


Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose

Manager Weekly supervision

MDHHS Early Childhood Team Monthly Coordination with other Early childhood mental
health programs

MDHHS IECMHC Purveyor Weekly Mentorship and Quality/Fidelity Adherence

Internal Partners As Needed Collaboration, Michigan Dept. of Education

External Stakeholders As Needed Collaboration

“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Exempt” from overtime provisions of the fair Labor Standards Act.”

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