Family & Children's Place
  • 16-Jan-2023 to 15-Feb-2023 (EST)
  • Early Head Start
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • 50000-60000 per year sign on bonus up to $2000 during first year of employment
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance; 403b retirement plan; paid time off

The Early Head Start Program at Family and Children's Place of Louisville, KY is looking to hire a Mental Health Consultant to provide support for children and families experiencing mental health challenges. Are you looking for a job that provides meaningful work? Do you want an opportunity to advance your career in social services? Would you like to join a nonprofit that cares about others and gives back to its community? If so, please read on!

This human services position earns competitive pay of $55,000 and a sign-on bonus of $2,000 paid over the first year of employment. We also offer great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a 403(b) plan, paid time off (PTO), vacation time, paid sick time, up to 10 paid holidays, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance. The Mental Health Consultant works in the child care centers as well as in the home office. If this sounds like the right opportunity in social services with a nonprofit for you, apply today!


Family & Children's Place is an equal opportunity nonprofit organization that strives to keep families intact, and provide children and family members the emotional support necessary to maintain family stability. Since 1883, we have served as a critical presence in Louisville providing help to our most vulnerable citizens -- children, whose lives we've often saved from abuse and neglect. We are here because we believe in this city, and we believe in the promise and power of working together to make life richer. Our goal is to improve our society, to help children become strong again, to defend those in need, and above all, to contribute to the health of our city's future.

Our continued success depends on the recruitment, selection, and retention of the most qualified personnel. We search for employees who are looking to make a career out of caring and are willing to commit to providing the highest quality of service to our clients. Our employees are as passionate about the work they do as we are, which is why we strive to foster a supportive work culture that gives them the space to build successful careers.


Head Start programs prepare America's most vulnerable young children to succeed in school and in life beyond school. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.

Head Start encompasses Head Start preschool programs, which primarily serve 3- and 4-year-old children, and Early Head Start programs for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. Head Start services are delivered nationwide through 1,600 agencies which tailor the federal program to the local needs of families in their service area.


The Mental Health Consultant (MHC) is responsible for supporting the Early/Head Start program team in identifying and securing the needed support for children, families, and staff experiencing mental health challenges. He/she brings expertise to the program through observations, assessments, and consultative support. The MHC will provide a broad range of services, including early childhood mental health consultation in classrooms and through home visits; training and coaching staff; screening, assessment, referral services; promotion and marketing of group services; and parent training. The MHC will also collect data, maintain records, and support compliance in all facets of Head Start Performance Standards and State regulations. This position utilizes trauma-informed, culturally competent evidence-based practices and policies in its service delivery.


  • Full COVID vaccination plus booster is required
  • Bachelor's Degree required/Master's Degree required, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, or related field.
  • A clinical license is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years of direct experience in mental health setting providing prevention services and/or mental health therapy to children and families.
  • Certification as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) is preferred and bilingual/bicultural English-Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to pass a background check as well as a child abuse and neglect check upon hire
  • Willingness to take a drug test, TB screening, and fingerprint screening upon hire


We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this social work job with our nonprofit, please fill out our initial mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

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