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Mental Health Therapist and Behavioral Consultant

  • CSKT Early Childhood Services
  • Polson, MT 59860, USA
  • May 20, 2024
Health Care

Job Description

Request For Proposal - Mental Health Therapist & Behavioral Consultant

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Early Childhood Services The CSKT Early Childhood Services Department is requesting bids for Mental Health Therapy and Behavioral Consulting services for the period of September 1, 2024 to September 30, 2025. Scope of work: CSKT Early Childhood Services has an enrollment of up to 300 children ranging from 0 to 5 years of age. Head Start/ Early Head Start locations are on the Flathead Reservation – 1 center in Polson, 1 center in Turtle Lake, 2 centers in Pablo,3 centers in Ronan, 2 centers in Mission and 1 center in Arlee. ECS also services children not enrolled in Head Start or Early Head Start centers. The Mental Health Therapist/Behavioral Consultant will provide culturally sensitive and primarily direct/indirect services for children, families and staff. Services include capacity building for staff and family members, directly observing children and the caregiving environment, and designing interventions that involve changes in the behaviors of caregivers. The consultant will collaborate with administrators, staff, family members, and caregivers who intervene directly with children in all settings. The Consultant will promote social and emotional development in children and transform children’s challenging behaviors.

Services provided by consultant will include: • Conduct individual child and classroom observations and provide written documentation to Admin. • Design and implement program practices responsive to the identified needs of an individual child • Support staff with individual child behavior and classroom management • Provide one-on-one modeling or coaching for individual child support • Provide crisis intervention services for staff regarding a child’s behavior • Advise and assist staff in linking to community resources and services • Provide support for reflective practices • Offer training on behavior management techniques • Educate parents on children’s mental health issues • Refer parents for community mental health services • Conduct home visits • Advocate for parents • Evaluate the center or learning environment • Suggest strategies for making the environment prosocial • Train staff on behavior management techniques • Train staff on accessing mental health resources • Educate staff on children’s mental health issues • Provide support for reflective practices • Promote staff wellness • Address communication within the program • Promote team building • Participate in staff meetings • Train staff on cultural competence • Address programmatic issues • Design and implement early childhood mental health best practices within the program • Consult with the director • Identify and address program needs • Advise on program policy The Mental Health Therapist/Behavioral Consultant will be coordinating with the ECS Special Services Manager and/or Mental Health Coordinator on referrals for children and/or families to receive services. The Mental Health Consultant will bill any costs to Medicaid or private insurance first and Early Childhood Services will be invoiced as payor of last resort. The Mental Health services will be needed for 20-40 hours per week.

Proposal requirements: Proposals must include 1.) Professional license in the area of Mental Health Therapy and Behavioral Consulting services. Documented specialized knowledge. Relevant work experience must be shown in a resume or curriculum vitae, including outline of qualifications and appropriate credentials (copies of professional license, specialized training, etc.), and professional references. All personnel must have a current license or have their professional license within 6 months of contract. 2.) Ability to commit 20-40 hrs per week to the provision of this service. 3.) Proof of liability insurance or proof that the individual is an independent contractor. 4.) Proof of Workman’s Comp or exemption certificate. 5.) Description of recent experience in doing this type of work. 6.) Detailed description of cost required to provide this service. Responses should be clear in terms of incidental costs, as well as hourly rates, travel expenses, etc. Proposals must be received by 4:30 on Thursday, June 27th 2024. Mailing address: Early Childhood Services- - PO Box 1510 –St. Ignatius, MT 59865, ATTN: CARRIE ANTOINE- Mental Health Therapist and Behavioral Consultant BID. The proposals will be reviewed with a decision made in the 5 to 10 working days after bid closing. This is an Indian Preference Proposal. We reserve the right to refuse any or all bids. For more information call Carrie Antoine at 406-745-4509 ext. 5506 or Jody Jones at ext. 5520. Indian Preference Certification This is an Indian preference bid and Tribal contractors who wish to receive Indian preference must obtain a certification by the Indian preference office as a legitimate Indian-owned business prior to submission of the bids. This certification must be included with your RFP response. The selection of the successful contractor and award of this project will be per the provisions of the CSKT Indian Preference Ordinance 101A. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder/respondent to obtain and provide proof of Indian Preference certification from the Indian Preference Office. ---------------------------------------------------------- All proposals will become the property of the CSKT Early Childhood Services. The Tribes reserve the right to accept and reject and negotiate any element of any proposals received.


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