Early Childhood Clinical Consultant

Brooklyn, NY, USA Req #2808
Friday, May 5, 2023
Make a bigger difference


At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.  $3000 SIGN-ON BONUS 



  • Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities 
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 
  • 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  
  • Life and disability insurance 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee


The Early Childhood Consultant will function in an ACS borough office as the lead clinical consultant on early childhood development issues impacting families known to child welfare.



  • Provide case-specific consultations to ACS, Preventive Services and Foster care staff regarding early childhood issues.
  • Provide training to ACS staff in early childhood development assessment, diagnosis and service planning.
  • Complete required documentation of clinical consults, using ACS templates, within the requisite time frames.
  • Maintain JB tracking log for requested and completed referrals. 
  • Follow up and/or check in with staff on consults as appropriate.
  • Complete ACS statistical reports.
  • Meet weekly productivity requirement. 
  • Outreach to CPS to generate referrals as needed. 
  • Work with Team Coordinator to conduct ongoing needs assessment in field office.
  • Review and identify external resources for families in child welfare.
  • Visit external resource linkages to ensure they are child welfare friendly and appropriate for families.
  • Participate in ERC, FTM, or other conferences as assigned in the borough offices, CBO, or home as needed.
  • Where indicated and assessed,  may have some level of direct family involvement  with home / community visiting in conjunction with ACS / Child protective staff to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving.
  • In conjunction with the Team Coordinator and other consultant staff help develop a clinical team that provides coordinated consultation in cases where there is co-morbidity.
  • Conduct focus groups and other linkages for assessment with ACS / Child protective staff regarding early childhood mental health issues / information to assess training needs.
  • In conjunction with the Team Coordinator create linkages with early childhood providers for resource / information dissemination.
  • Providing case-specific consultations may involve direct contact with clients, providing for a more informed consultation service.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Master in Social Work, LMSW / LCSW or Licensed Psychologist, or Masters in Early Childhood Development with 3-5 years in early childhood development field.
  • Have a strong knowledge of early childhood mental health or infant and early childhood development, including expertise in the impact of trauma on young children.
  • Domestic violence and / or substance knowledge helpful.
  • Knowledge of the child welfare system preferred.  
  • Willingness to work the New York City Holiday schedule.


We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Administration [500s]
  • Job Function Misc Professionals
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Min Hiring Rate $68,000.00
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA