Parent/Infant Specialist I or II

Boulder (Broadway)

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Job Description

Mental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a very generous paid time-off policy (paid holidays, paid vacation and paid personal days-off), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and percentage match-up retirement contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MHP application and background check required

If selected as a provider for this clinical service position, you will be required to provide proof of education and transcripts (and proof of licensure, if applicable) and pass all required background checks prior to hire.   You will also be required to complete MHP’s credentialing process and attend new hire orientation/training before you will be able to begin work.


To provide mental health services to parents and infants, and their families, at high-risk for abuse, neglect and attachment disorders.  The aim of Community Infant Program (CIP) services is to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship, address depression and anxiety with parents and facilitate healthy communication within in the entire family. 

Job Summary: 

To provide outreach, clinical assessment, psychotherapy, and support to high-risk parent-infant dyads in home and clinic settings in Boulder County.  This is part of a multidisciplinary team of psychotherapists and nurses providing intense services to multi-risk families. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides home and clinic based parent/infant interaction assessment
  • Works collaboratively with clients and other pertinent staff and agencies to provide assessment, develop treatment plans and coordinate appropriate care
  • Provides psychotherapy (individual and family) and parenting education to clients
  • Monitors infant growth and development in collaboration with CIP nurse
  • Provides a variety of case management services, including assisting clients to apply for various types of public assistance and providing supporting documentation, attending multi-agency clinical case consultations, and facilitating referrals to other organizations
  • Completes documentation of services, assessments, evaluations and treatment plans consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures
  • Provides transportation for clients
  • Participates in court hearings
  • Meets defined individual and department goals, activity metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Promotes, supports and demonstrates MHP's mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance and adheres to policies, procedures, Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct
  • Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc
  • Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job
  • Other duties as assigned



Skills & Requirements


Previous training in child/parent psychotherapy, parent/child interaction therapy and/or infant mental health required

Must be 21 years of age or older and have a CO driver's license and a safe driving record

Therapist I:

  • Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 1 to 2 year internship
  • 0 – 1 year prior experience in a clinical setting
  • Must be license-eligible in the state of Colorado and must be working towards licensure

Therapist II:

  • Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 1 to 2 year internship and at least 2 years of experience in clinical setting, OR a related PhD and at least one additional year of experience in a clinical setting.
  • Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT) required
  • Experience with CPP, PCIT, and Infant Mental Health preferred


  • Understanding of healthy parenting capacity, attachment theory, impact of unresolved trauma and loss
  • Knowledge of infant developmental norms, child development (0-3 years of age), child abuse and neglect dynamics
  • Ability to observe and assess mother/infant interaction
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals
  • Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Intermediate computer skills including ability to use MS Office products and electronic health record
  • Must have current CO driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) desired
  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed
  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Working Environment

  • Exposure to unsanitary conditions, lice, illness, pets, cigarette smoke
  • Some evening hours may be required
  • General office environment
  • Must be able to work in a shared office space with frequent interruptions
  • May include working with people in acute distress or crisis
  • May require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings