IMH-E® Professional Development Coordinator — 1.0FTE

Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH) promotes the healthy social and emotional development of children from birth through age 5. We aim for all Wisconsin infants and young children to reach their fullest potential through nurturing and consistent relationships within the context of family, community and culture. Are you someone who is a creative, critical thinker with strong attention to detail and follow through? Are you able to partner effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, write well, and understand how relationship building can grow our mission? Do you want to be part of supporting professionals who work with infants, young children and their families? If so, please consider applying to join our team as our IMH-E Professional Development Coordinator. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and a professional writing sample to Kathie Snitker-Magin (ksnitker-magin@wiaimh.org) by August 4, 2017.

Job Description

General Summary: The IMH-E Professional Development Coordinator will be responsible for:

  1. Managing operations and outreach for the Infant Mental Health Competency and Endorsement System application process (50%)
  2. Coordinating WI-AIMH’s Professional Development offerings and efforts related to increasing workforce capacity to meet IMH-E competencies® (30%)
  3. Completing tasks as assigned by the Director of Integrated Programming (20%)

Essential Functions

Endorsement: The Professional Development Coordinator will take a lead role in supporting candidates applying for Infant Mental Health Endorsement® by:

  • Providing outreach and education to professionals and agencies about infant mental health Endorsement® and the IMH competencies®
  • Encouraging individual and agency-wide application for endorsement through additional outreach and specific agency support
  • Developing creative ways to use technology, the WI-AIMH Chapter structure or other means to provide broader access to various means of IMH-Endorsement® support to individuals and groups
  • Providing support and technical assistance to professionals working to complete IMH Endorsement®;
  • Assisting with marketing the Endorsement® competency system,
  • Helping to build and improve the IMH Competency and Endorsement System Infrastructure.

Professional Development:

  • Develop surveys and other methods to gather data on professional development needs as it relates to the IMH Competencies®
  • Develop a schedule of trainings and informational sessions to support professionals in gaining experience and education towards IMH-E Competencies®.
  • Work with the Director of Integrated Programming to identify gaps and needs in IMH Competency training and professional development and strategies to meet those needs.
  • Provide Infant Mental Health presentations at conferences and to WI-AIMH Chapters and agencies statewide to support professionals in gaining experience and education towards meet IMH-E competencies.
  • Work with the Director of Integrated Programming and other WI-AIMH staff to identify opportunities to further promote or improve professional development and develop strategic plans and action steps to reach short and long term goals
  • Collaborate with state and local partners to identify opportunities where IMH-Endorsement® and the IMH Competencies® can be promoted and integrated into existing programs, training, conferences and other infrastructure.
  • Support professional development activities at the WI-AIMH Chapter level to increase professionals’ IMH Competencies®.

Provide technical assistance to Chapter members, Home Visiting Teams and other professionals working to complete IMH Endorsement®

  • Provide timely outreach, communication and support to endorsement applicants; communicate outcomes of applications in a respectful, timely, and strength-based way.
  • Serve as advisor to IMH Endorsement® applicants.
  • Assign portfolio reviewers and ensure timely communication and follow-up to reviewers and applicants.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Director of Integrated Programming and the Administrative Assistant for effective coordination of endorsement application processes.
  • Support professionals in building and maintaining IMH competencies®
  • Assist in the development and coordination of IMH competency resources and trainings.
  • Connect professionals, groups and organizations to local, state, regional and national resources to support persons in building IMH competencies and skills.
  • Communicate with endorsed professionals regarding IMH Endorsement® maintenance requirements, professional development opportunities and other opportunities to get more involved with the endorsement system and WI-AIMH.
  • Provide reflective consultation and support to professionals and/or organizations from different disciplines to support individuals and groups in pursuing endorsement and building IMH relational and reflective skills and competencies.

Assist with marketing the IMH Endorsement Competency and Endorsement System in Wisconsin

  • Inform and educate stakeholders about Infant Mental Health Competencies and the Endorsement System.
  • Inform early childhood stakeholders about the benefits of Endorsement. Advocate within communities for professionals to obtain Endorsement.
  • Assist in the development of resources, products and processes aimed at increasing awareness and interest in IMH Endorsement.
  • Participate in conferences, training or other events to promote IMH Endorsement, serve as a point-of – contact person at such events to assist persons in starting endorsement and/or provide technical assistance to those already engaged in the endorsement application process.

Work to build and improve the IMH Competency and Endorsement System Infrastructure.

  • Participate in strategic planning, continuous quality improvement processes and program development to continue growing and improving the endorsement competency system.
  • Participate in Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health monthly phone calls
  • Attend the annual Alliance Retreat
  • Review IMH Endorsement communication and updates from the Alliance for Infant Mental Health.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology, social work, early childhood or related field required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in infant and early childhood mental health.
  • Hold or eligible to hold IMH Endorsement®.
  • Experience receiving or providing reflective practice/consultation.
  • Knowledge and experience in a variety of systems working with infants, toddlers and young children (ie. early intervention, child care, Head Start/Early Head Start, child welfare, home visiting, mental health).
  • Excellent coaching, teaching and instruction skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple sources and types of information.
  • High degree of comfort and competency in using MS Office Suite, Outlook, and Social Media.
  • Preference given to applicants who currently hold IMH-Endorsement®
  • Preference given to graduates of the UW Infant, Child, and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program
  • Licensed mental health clinician preferred
  • Experience providing therapeutic supports and services to young children and families preferred

Supervision:

  • This position is supervised by the Director of Integrated Programming.
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Effective Communication: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Self-direction, motivation, creativity, and commitment to the vision and mission of WI-AIMH.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Organization: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Ethical Behavior: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of WI-AIMH.

Working Conditions: This position will be based in our Downtown Madison office, with a possibility for partial remote work available for candidates with access to a home office or other appropriate professional work location. Presence in Madison for regular staff meetings and other responsibilities is required. General office environment; willingness to travel within the state 30-50% of time; valid driver’s license and insurance; ability to sit for 8 hours or more; ability to lift 30 lbs.

Compensation: The position salary range is $45,760 to $52,000 FTE annual salary. A generous benefits package including health/dental and paid time off is available.

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the above is intended to summarize the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job. WI-AIMH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

As a non-partisan organization, Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH) supports ALL Wisconsin babies and their families, and ALL professionals who work with or on behalf of families, without regard to race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, heritage, or political affiliation.

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