Early Childhood Mental Health - Family Therapist I - Sign-On Bonus!
Columbus, OH 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description
Early Childhood Mental Health - Family Therapist I - Sign-On Bonus!
Requisition ID 2021-29392
Category Behavioral Health

This position is eligible to receive a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! (Not eligible to current NCH Behavioral Health Therapists or Clinicians)

Early Childhood Mental Health - Family Therapist I

The Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Family Therapist is responsible for providing behavioral health care for children (birth through kindergarten) and their families, as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team. ECMH services are focused on developing attachment, parenting strategies and social-emotional development and include completing developmentally sensitive, trauma informed diagnostic assessments, providing evidence-based/evidence-informed intervention, ensuring linkage with other ancillary early childhood services, and providing early childhood mental health consultation/education.

Schedule: (Full-time; Benefits Eligible)


Downtown CTH Behavioral Health
495 E Main St
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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    Completes developmentally-sensitive, trauma-informed ECMH diagnostic assessment.
  • Provides individual and family therapy.
  • Provide care coordination, collaboration with ECMH multi-disciplinary team, and early childhood mental health consultation/education.
  • Ensures proper and timely completion of clinical documentation, program statistics, outcome data, and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.
  • This position requires occasional early evening appointments and on-call responsibilities.


Education Requirement: Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy.

Licensure Requirement: Appropriate Ohio licensure in mental health. Active Ohio driver's license with proof of auto insurance required.

Certifications: Ohio Infant MH and/or ECMH credential preferred.


  • Understand and embrace a trauma-informed, multidisciplinary approach for working with young children, families and other caregivers and staff.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, families, peers and community representatives.
  • Ability to work with the hospital's electronic medical records system and other data and scheduling systems.
  • Ability to work and flexibly problem-solve; ability to adapt to change positively in work-flow and process.
  • The position will require extensive interaction with parents and their children. It will require the ability to get on the floor and engage in play activities with the parent/child dyad.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of child growth and development and family systems which impact on the development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Knowledge of state and community programs and early intervention and special needs preschool resources is desirable.

Experience: Training in early childhood and related evidence-based treatment models such as Triple P, TF-CBT, PCIT, Child-Parent Psychotherapy preferred. Training/experience in trauma treatment or trauma-informed practices preferred. Experience serving at-risk populations and demographically diverse communities preferred.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
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