To apply, email a resume or CV to Dr. Kemp at peggy@dec-sped.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Project Manager
Posting Status: Open
Location: Remote
Position Type: Part-time 20 hrs/week
Salary: $32,500
Benefits: TBD

Position Description:
The purpose of the Project Manager is to significantly impact the development of state capacity related to mental health of young children, their social emotional development, and interaction/attachment with family and other significant adults.

The Project Manager will provide oversight and support to implement the Kansas Child Care Training opportunities, Inc. agreement with KAIMH to support infant and early childhood mental health throughout Kansas.

The Project Manager will work collaboratively with the Endorsement Coordinator, the KAIMH Board, KAIMH Sub-Committees and state partners to develop implementation plans to facilitate Infant Mental Health (IMH) Endorsement® activities including recruitment of IMH Endorsement® applicants, coordinating professional development including reflective supervision groups, and engaging community partners.

Responsibilities:
In addition to the duties identified in the position description above, the Project Manager will also work collaboratively with the other members of the KAIMH team and its programmatic partners to contribute to the further growth of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health system of care through the following responsibilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Early Childhood Education or related field, Masters preferred.
  • Plan, coordinate, manage, and participate in, or deliver, professional development related infant and early childhood mental health, the KAIMH Endorsement® and Reflective Supervision.
  • Organize, recruit and oversee reflective supervision groups throughout Kansas to meet the needs for reflective supervision for IMH Endorsement® applicants including the evaluation of the Reflective Supervision Learning Collaboratives cohorts by monitoring, collecting, reporting data as requested.
  • Develop written procedures for implementation of Endorsement® Cohorts at all four categories to support applicants to efficiently complete the Endorsement® process in a reasonable time frame.
  • Develop recruitment plan to establish cohorts with a focus on infant and early childhood mental health through career pathways to build capacity of professionals with skills in promoting healthy development as well as specialists and mentors to guide future child care professionals and meet the outcomes of the Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, Inc. agreement.
  • Support the IMH/ECMH Endorsement® efforts across all child/family serving systems by assisting the KAIMH Endorsement® Coordinator with the review of IMH/ECMH Endorsement® applications and assume Advisor responsibilities for applicants as requested.
  • Support the growth of KAIMH and the advancement of the KAIMH IECMH system of care through participation in activities sponsored by KAIMH, its Board of Directors and partner agencies; as well as activities sponsored by the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, including but not limited to policy and funding initiatives and workforce capacity building efforts.
  • Support all IECMH-related workforce development efforts statewide including but not limited to, training opportunities sponsored by KAIMH and/or member/collaborating agencies.
  • Provide leadership for and representation of KAIMH to engage and empower families of young children in Kansas by serving on various councils, committees, work groups, etc., pertaining to early childhood and/or families of young children, as assigned by the KAIMH Endorsement® Committee and/or KAIMH Board of Directors.
  • Complete various Master Trainer certifications and provide specific and necessary trainings to others within Kansas which increases sustainability of identified professional development needs within the state, and in turn helps reduce associated costs for the ongoing provision of said professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Early Childhood Education or related field, Masters preferred.
  • Experience in program management and/or coordination.
  • Grant writing and/or financial development experience preferred.
  • IMH Endorsed® or achieve IMH Endorsement®.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the developmental needs of children birth to 5 years old.
  • Knowledge of early development, infant and preschool mental health theory and infant and preschool mental health interventions.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics and intervention with adults.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles and practices.
  • Skilled in working with children birth to 5 years old, their families, and other caregivers such as teachers and early intervention professionals.
  • Skilled in the understanding of family systems, infant and early childhood mental health, child development.
  • Ability to assess young children’s social and emotional functioning.
  • Ability to create strong relationships with adults and children with an understanding of, and respect for, culture and diversity.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel within assigned region weekly and out-of-state as required for specialized training
 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Diagnostic Classifications of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC 0-5).
  • Knowledge of the DSM 5.,