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Infant Mental Health Clinician / Therapist

at Arizona's Children Association

Posted: 11/10/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2441
Keywords: health

Job Description


Would you like to help build a stronger Arizona for children and families? Would you like to make a direct impact, right in your own community? We have a great opportunity for you to join our team as an Infant Mental Health Clinician or Therapist. As an Infant Mental Health Clinician or Therapist with Arizona's Children Association you will be a specialty provider responsible for the clinical evaluation and assessment of clients and their family’s situation for the Birth to Five (5) years of age population.


Founded in 1912, Arizona’s Children Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year. When working with AzCA, you’ll be surrounded by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families.

At Arizona's Children Association, our employees are our most valuable asset; and as such we offer a wide range of benefits to aid your health and wellness including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Generous paid time off, paid sick leave, and 8 paid holidays
  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Discounts
  • Clinical Licensure Reimbursement


Find your passion. Join our Team! 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts a full and ongoing assessment utilizing the program specific protocol, including verbal and written diagrams, summarizes central issues, themes and agreements reached, develops operational problem definition, assess structural functioning of individual in relationship to environment/milieu/family, conducts thorough child/family strengths and needs assessment.
  • Engages the child/ family collaboratively in order to create safety and stability for each family member.
  • Builds rapport and credibility simultaneously with varying individuals, family members, populations, stakeholders, and community members.
  • Develops and implements successful trauma informed intervention including identifying the treatment method, collaboratively establish treatment plans that identify issues, goals and measurable objectives that are achievable in a reasonable time frame, interventions/strategies that address the assessment issues, and maintains timely progress notes that reflect movement towards goals/objectives.
  • Provides effective trauma informed crisis management according to program guidelines (within each program/specialty).
  • Plans for client treatment discharge/termination including establishing treatment plans that addresses projected length of care and discharge criteria, helping the family plan and prepare for discharge needs, maintaining progress notes that reflect movement towards goals/objectives. Makes follow-up referral as needed.
  • Conducts educational activities to promote client understanding of the impact of trauma, treatment issues including medication, diagnosis, parenting skills.
  • Maintains clinical records in a timely manner according to standards and requirements.
  • Provides effective client treatment with regular supervision.
  • Provides crisis management, including assessing and providing appropriate responses, handling the situation calmly.


Infant Mental Health

  • Provides individual and family therapy to clients under age 5. Has an understanding of play therapy and how to engage a young child and family in therapy. Uses activities and measures to gain a further understanding of the consumer’s limitations and needs.
  • Conducts an extensive and thorough birth-5 assessment including observations and creates a measureable and cohesive plan for the team. 
  • Engages the child/family using fluidity techniques for taking position of different family members as needed.   
  • Builds rapport and credibility simultaneously with varying members/age groups.  Relates to variety of individuals with warmth, empathy, acceptance and humor. 
  • Has extensive knowledge of the birth-5 population and uses this knowledge to engage the team and assist in creating roles for each of the members.


Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college or university.


Minimum Qualification & Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
  • Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients’ homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies
  • Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
  • An individual may qualify for this position if the individual is able to “perform safely” the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer  



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