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Mental Health Professional

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: June 10, 2024

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Institution Name:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

    Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

    All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at

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    Summary of Job Duties:
    This requisition will fill multiple vacancies

    The Mental Health Professional I will serve as a consultant to early childcare providers, educators, and families. The Mental Health Professional is culturally competent and an expert in the promotion of positive early childhood mental health. The Mental Health Professional will possess skills that include a thorough knowledge of early childhood development coupled with an understanding of family dynamics and relationship building on an individual/family, provider, and community level. This position will represent UAMS, Project PLAY, and ARRAY positively and professionally and adhere to all best practices, guidelines, policies, and procedures as established.
    • Master's degree in a mental health-related field, e.g. counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling
    • 2-3 years of experience in the areas of early childhood development, early care and education, and early childhood mental health.
    • Must have a valid driver's license
    • Must be licensed in a Mental Health field or eligible in the State of Arkansas.
      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities;
      • Strong attention to detail; ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
      • Excellent PC skills with demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Package (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook); internet;
      • Training and public speaking skills;
      • Strong written and verbal skills.
      • Willingness to engage in extensive statewide travel
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Master's degree in a mental health-related field, e.g. counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling
        • Knowledge, experience, and expertise in the areas of early childhood development, early care and education, and early childhood mental health. Training and public speaking experience desired.
        • Expertise in any of the following: Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Mental Health, and Early Care and Education; Engagement, Relationship Building, and Collaboration with Families and Caregivers; Observation, Screening, and Data Collection.
        • Action Planning, Strategy Development, Implementation/ Technical Assistance;
        • Community Systems Partnerships and Resources; Professionalism, Ethics, and Scope of Consultation Role.
          Additional Information:

          • Identify and assist with interventions for young children, birth to five, who may be at risk of suspension and/or expulsion from a childcare or early education program.
          • Act as a resource regarding early childhood development with emphasis on emotional and behavioral health and the importance of the relationship between the child and parent/guardian.
          • Work will include providing environmental assessments and recommendations to improve the classroom environment and enhance relationships between teachers and children and providing coaching to early childcare providers in a manner that is culturally responsive to the child, family, and provider.
          • Complete assessments and individualized plans to involve the early childcare provider, child, and family and assist early childcare staff with appropriate referral information for identified children and families who may need more specialized services. This position will travel to locations within the region and maintain flexible hours to meet the needs of early childhood educators and childcare programs.
          • Adhere to Project PLAY privacy and confidentiality standards and demonstrate ethical behavior and cultural sensitivity in all activities involving individuals of diverse backgrounds. The position must become familiar with the Project PLAY implementation manual and adhere to policies and procedures.
          • Participate in training modules, regularly scheduled statewide meetings, and supervisory meetings and observations and work collaboratively with community agencies to build competencies in the early childhood workforce. This will include providing public education regarding early childhood topics through workshops and community presentations.
          • Provide required paperwork and reports including weekly logs of Project PLAY activities within the required timeframe outlined in the project protocol.
          • Contributions to case management of the project case load and participation in ARRAY workgroup meetings will be assigned as needed.
          • May perform other duties as assigned.

            Salary Information:
            Commensurate with education and experience

            Required Documents to Apply:
            License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

            Optional Documents:

            Special Instructions to Applicants:
            This position requires Statewide travel.

            Recruitment Contact Information:

            Please contact for any recruiting related questions.

            All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

            Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

            Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

            This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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            Benefits Eligible:

Keywords: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock , Mental Health Professional, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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