Become an IECMHC Network Consultant
The California Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Network consultants assist staff and providers in the development of skills and tools needed to successfully support the development and social and emotion health and well-being of all children. Consultants confer with program administrators and providers, observe environments, facilitate development of action plans, and support program implementation of those plans.
The IECMHC Network consultants hold a master’s degree in social work, psychology, early childhood education/special education or related field. Clinical licensure and endorsement in infant-family and early childhood mental health is preferred. Consultants must be experienced in providing consultation using a reflective practice model with early learning and care providers and should be knowledgeable of community resources and referral processes in their region. Experience working as a teacher/provider or administrator with children birth through five years old and their families is highly recommended.
IECMHC Network staff review new consultant applications, conduct interviews, and provide orientation training in an ongoing process. Invited consultants to the IECMHC Network provide consultation to programs across California, depending upon the nature of the program’s request and geographical location of assistance needed.