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Embarras River Basin Agency is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) Outreach Worker for our Olney Outreach Office. Candidate must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and two to three years of Social Service experience is preferred. Position involves intake for multiple service delivery programs as well as working directly with customers on individualized service plans to accomplish self-sufficiency. Additionally, position supervises Outreach Assistant and volunteers. Applications are available at 306 E. Main St, Olney, or print application below. Applications and resume are due by Friday, October 11th to P.O. Box 307, Greenup, IL 62428 or scan to Applicants with disabilities are encouraged and welcome to apply. ERBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



SUB TEACHER - ERBA Head Start is seeking a Sub Teacher Ė Part-time, partial benefits, 4 days/week.  Prefer 2 yr ECE degree.   CDL/Bus License required within 90 days of employment.  Phone (217) 923-3113 for more information or fill out the printable application below and return.   ERBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ERBA Head Start is seeking a part-time licensed mental health consultant to join our team. As the Mental Health Consultant, you will provide support to children, parents, teachers and overall staff at Head Start sites. You would be responsible for a wide range of services that include:



The Mental Health Consultant is responsible for providing early childhood mental health consultation support to ERBA Head Start education staff, children, and families. The Mental Health consultant will provide a broad range of services, including early childhood mental health consultation in classrooms and training and coaching staff; screening, assessment, therapeutic interventions; referral services and providing parent trainings. The Mental Health Consultant will also collect data, maintain records, and support compliance in all facets of Head Start Performance Standards and State regulations.

Duties & Tasks

1. General Classroom Observations, Consultation & Coaching

∑ Visit each classroom at least once per month.

∑ Provide child development information related to social-emotional development and mental health.

∑ Provide guidance to staff on selecting, implementing, and interpreting social-emotional screening and†† assessment tools and findings

∑ Provide guidance and model developmentally appropriate activities for children and effective ways to†† work with and support young children.

∑ Provide written and oral observations and strengths-based feedback to classrooms at least 2 x times a year.

∑ Meet with classroom teams to review observations and develop and implement plans with recommendations as needed.

2. Staff Training

∑ Support, coordinate, and provide staff trainings related to social-emotional and mental health issues at least once per quarter.

3. Programmatic Consultation

∑ Participate in ERBA Head Start staff team meetings.

∑ Participate in the development and implementation of mental health program and policy.

4. Parent Training

∑ Recruit participants for at least one parent training per year.

∑ Coordinate and facilitate parent training.

5. Individualized Child- and Family-Centered Observations & Consultation

∑ Conduct observations and assessments of individual children as assigned or referred for consultation.

∑ Meet with families to consult on child and family needs and create or follow-up on plans to support these needs.

6. Individual Child Screening, Assessment & Referral

∑ Conduct standardized developmental, behavioral, and/or social-emotional screens and assessments for individual children as assigned or referred for consultation.

∑ Provide child and family referral and follow-up to community services.

∑ Provide guidance and model developmentally appropriate activities for children and effective ways to work with and support young children.



The Mental Health Consultant will report to the Specialized Support Manager, who will assign and oversee the work of the Mental Health Consultant. Supervision meetings will occur on a weekly basis with the assigned manager.



∑ Demonstrated understanding of early childhood mental health.

∑ Demonstrated understanding of differences in mental health services and concepts across cultures.

∑ Demonstrated knowledge of child mental health services system.

∑ Demonstrated experience with clinical documentation.

∑ Experience formulating and writing assessments and support plans, preferably for young children.

∑ Knowledge of Head Start is desirable



∑ Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with service providers and families.

∑ Partner with providers as a member of a diverse team.

∑ Lead and facilitate provider training and/or parent education groups.

∑ Conduct standardized screens and assessments, preferably for young children.

∑ Use results of screens and assessments to guide work with families, set goals, and develop individualized plans.

∑ Refer families to appropriate community services.

∑ Communicate effectively with diverse groups both verbally and in writing.

∑ Organize tasks and manage time effectively.


Education & Training

∑ Masterís Degree required, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field.

∑ Clinical license a must.

∑ Experience in a mental health setting providing prevention services and/or mental health therapy to children and families.



∑ Ability to manage physically active children ages 3 to 5, including guiding, pursuing, and withstanding sudden movements.

∑ Ability to occasionally lift to 50 pounds.

∑ Travel is required. Must have valid Driverís License and proof of insurance

∑ Maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

∑ Maintain compliance with Criminal History Registry.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $25 /hour






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