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Job Title: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
Reports To: Chief Program Officer
Job Location: Fort Collins, CO (Hybrid Remote; In office at least once per week and in-person consultation required)

Work Schedule: Full-time; salary(40 hours/week). May require occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
Salary Range: $49,000-63,000 Annually; depending on qualifications and licensure
Exemption Status: Exempt (depending on salary)

Overview of ECCLC:
Early Childhood Council of Larimer County (ECCLC) is an independent nonprofit organization that rallies
support, resources, and awareness to ensure every young child in our community has quality early
childhood experiences so they thrive from day one.

Position Summary:
At Early Childhood Council of Larimer County (ECCLC), we are a close-knit team of professionals who value
passion, innovation, adaptability and a sense of humor. The primary focus of the Early Childhood Mental
Health Consultant (ECMHC) is to create nurturing environments that advance social-emotional and
behavioral health outcomes among children, families, and early childhood professionals. This position works
across a broad range of early care and education (ECE) settings to promote wellness in young children by
increasing the capacity of adult caregivers to support children’s developmental needs. The ECMHC program
broadly seeks to increase child and caregiver resilience, while reducing challenging behaviors (including
those that lead to suspensions and expulsions) by utilizing evidence-based best practices; providing early
identification of behavioral concerns; and making referrals to appropriate community services. In addition,
ECMHCs may also provide critical ancillary activities including, parent education, consultation to other early
childhood serving systems (home visiting, child welfare teams, etc.), and community training on topics
related to social-emotional development and well‐being of young children.

● Utilize a relationship-based model to coordinate and deliver regular onsite consultative services to
ECE programs, providing guidance to professionals and caregivers to effectively understand and
support children’s behavior and development.
● Promote high quality interactions and relationships between children and their peers and teaching
teams as well as administration and teachers.
● Create a shared understanding of the effects of trauma and adversity, including oppression,
prejudice, discrimination, racism, and gender inequity on the developing brain.
● Support the mental health and well-being of adults who care for children.

● Connect and refer children, families, and providers to programs, resources, and supports that will
foster their development while addressing barriers to access.
● Build relationships with other early childhood serving systems within the community.
● Assist with facilitating an evidence-based training curriculum, such as Circle of Security and/or other
community trainings as needed.
● Maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practices in the ECMH field.
● Incorporate the ECMHC model requirements, as outlined by the CDEC:
○ Commit to 15 hours of annual continuing Professional Development.
○ Timely, accurate and complete data entry.
○ Participate in all required meetings, training and conferences as appropriate.
○ Participate in reflective supervision with a Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health

(CoAIMH) endorsed reflective supervisor at a minimum of one 60 minute session per month

○ Complete Infant or Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement through CoAIMH.
● Participate as an active member of a fast-paced team and evolving organization, including the
development and implementation of strategic plan goals, program evaluation, and ongoing
communication to meet program and fundraising objectives.
Community Partnerships
● Regular participation in ECCLC all-staff and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant meetings.
● Regular participation in ECCLC Advisory Council meetings.
● Participate in all required Colorado Department of Early Childhood (DEC) meetings, trainings and
conferences as appropriate.
● Attend community meetings as requested/required as a representative of ECCLC
● Seek out and cultivate partnerships (both local and state-level) that are beneficial to ECCLC
strategic goals, vision and mission.
● Provide input to ECCLC’s training curriculum to provide a variety of ongoing professional
development opportunities for the early childhood workforce in Larimer County.

Education and Work Experience Qualifications:
Note: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.

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