Director of Early Childhood Mental Health Program

The Director of Early Childhood Mental Health Program is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the Early Childhood Mental Health Program in Marin County. This includes training and supervision of staff; serves as a liaison between the childcare centers and the ECMH staff and services, and represents the Program in the community.

Who Are We?

As a problem-solving center for residents of San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties, Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is a lifeline for children, families and older adults facing personal crises and challenges. We have over 40 programs, including home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, and so much more.

JFCS serves people of all faiths and backgrounds with our comprehensive system of care. Our professional teams bring years of experience to every client who walks through the door. As a national leader in developing innovative human services, JFCS incorporates the latest research and best practices to ensure everyone gets the highest quality services and care.

Founded in 1850, JFCS is one of the oldest and largest human service non-profit agencies in the United States. We are guided by the Jewish traditions of advancing human dignity for everyone, community responsibility, inter-generational ties, and repairing the world.

Who Are You?

  • Has a Master’s degree in social work, counseling and/or psychology
  • Is a Licensed clinician
  • At least three years of experience as a mental health clinician specializing in work with young children and their families
  • Experienced in  working with diverse cultural populations and communities impacted by trauma
  • Has one year of work experience in group settings for young children
  • Experienced providing mental health services in childcare or preschool setting
  • Experienced with program organization and oversight, budget management experience
  • Has ability to effectively supervise clinical staff
  • Has knowledge of early development and family systems theory
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Is computer literate, fluent with Microsoft software including WORD, EXCEL and e-mail
  • Has ability to function independently and as part of a team
  • Is Spanish-speaking

What Will You Do?

  • Oversee implementation of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program in Marin County, ensuring that work plan and budget goals, and funders ‘ expectations for service and outcomes are met.
  • Establishes regular communication with participating childcare centers and other early childhood education providers. Conducts ongoing assessment of the needs of each childcare center to determine service to be provided, tailored to the needs of each site, and assigns consultants appropriate to each site.
  • Provide program consultation to sites as needed to ensure that all sites are covered by a consultant.
  • Is responsible for orientation, training and supervision and evaluation of all mental health consultants in the ECMH Program. Supervises work of the occupational therapist consultant to ensure that resources are used appropriately to strengthen the program and service delivery.
  • Oversees the record keeping of all consultants including process notes, demographic and evaluative data, insures task completion.
  • In collaboration with Program staff, evaluates program performance and outcomes. Tracks demographic and service usage by sites and identifies key outcome measure using established tracking tools as required by funders. Identifies gaps in data collection and evaluation processes, and implements new processes to ensure that comprehensive program evaluation is implemented. Meets all funder requirements.
  • Represents the ECMH Program in the Marin community and serves as a leader in countywide quality improvement and other initiatives designed to strengthen early childhood education in Marin County, ensuring that the social and emotional needs of children are addressed. Is an effective collaborator with a broad range of colleagues
  • Is aware of the trends in the field of Early Childhood Mental Health consultation, and changes in community needs and funding opportunities, and develops and grows the ECMH program in response to the needs of the community.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Institutional Giving, identifies potential new funding sources and prepares proposals for new and ongoing funding. Prepares and completes reports to funders in a timely and accurate manner.

Why Work at JFCS?

  • Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Make positive differences in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year
  • Great Perks and Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation
    • 15 holidays total (Includes 9 federal holidays & up to 6 Jewish holidays each year)
    • Employer 403(b) retirement Match and Additional Employer Contribution (Subject to eligibility requirements)
    • 3 weeks’ vacation time per year
    • 2 weeks’ sick time per year
  • Benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurances, Employee Assistance Program, and commuter benefits
  • Educational Leave
  • Access to JFCS services

Excited to Apply?

To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.