The Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for multiple Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant positions to join our early childhood education (ECE) team working in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood on multiple ECE initiatives. Across our initiatives, we aim to ensure all young children in Virginia experience high-quality early learning opportunities and support teachers and leaders to provide inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist learning environments.
Consultants will work on the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation pilot (new in 2021-2022) and will focus on providing consultation to support Virginia teachers to promote young children's social-emotional skills and prevent expulsion of children from early care and education settings. As part of the model, consultants will meet with families and support teachers to collaborate effectively with families. UVA-CASTL, in partnership with the VDOE and the Infant Toddler Specialist Network (ITSN), will develop, pilot, and evaluate a birth-to-five mental health consultation model in 2021-2022. Consultants at UVA-CASTL will work with teachers in classrooms serving 3-5-year-olds.
The pilot will take place in and around Richmond, Virginia, and will include in-person work (as well as virtual work).
In alignment with President Ryan's UVA strategic plan, CASTL is committed to:
This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification. (FSAKA)
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