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Early Childhood Clinician - Hybrid

Blackbird Health

Blackbird Health

Vienna, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Blackbird Health, our commitment is to provide precision care with powerful outcomes for children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with social developmental and school-related challenges. We believe that our youth deserve the very best care, not only for their physical health but also their mental health. Through an integrated community-centered care approach, our skilled clinical team delivers exceptional virtual and in-person care across a wide range of specialties. If you're excited to work for a mission-driven company that values compassion, dedication, and a holistic approach to care, Blackbird Health is a great place to advance your career.

Under the direction of the Director of Early Childhood Services, the Early Childhood Clinician will provide screenings, assessments, treatment planning, and individual and family therapy to preschool-aged children (2-5 years).


  • Comprehensive benefits package: medical and dental coverage is available on day 1 of employment
  • 401k (with a company match)
  • Employer-paid life insurance coverage
  • Paid Time OffImmediate referrals
  • Clinician-led leadership team
  • Full credentialing service provided - we will take care of everything
  • Clinical development and training
  • Excellent administrative support is provided.
  • Weekly group supervision and clinical consultations: this is paid time for all providers.
  • Explore your career advancement potential by receiving opportunities to grow with tenure.
  • Diverse and experienced leadership team, supportive work culture
  • Blackbird Health is made up of intelligent, humble, compassionate, and hardworking people. Joining the ranks means you'll have an automatic network for professional development and opportunities to share your expertise


  • Provide screenings, assessments, treatment planning, and individual and family therapy to preschool-aged children (2-5 years).
  • Participate in weekly department and team meetings, communicating any client needs with the treatment team and providing feedback and/or consultation to any treatment member as needed.
  • Complete documentation for services within 24 hours of services.
  • Manage your schedule, including scheduling assessments and sessions and rescheduling any cancellations or make-up appointments.
  • Report weekly productivity.
  • Collaboration with community-based preschool education providers, which may include clinical observations and providing guidance based on children’s mental health needs.
  • Utilize appropriate evidence-based practices (PCIT and CPP).
  • Submit timely documentation of services provided using Electronic Health Records and collaborative documentation.
  • Manage time and caseload effectively.


  • Hold a Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or other related mental health field.
  • Hold a valid license to practice in your state of employment, which includes maintaining all necessary continuing education requirements (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • At least one year of experience providing mental health services to children under the age of 6.
  • Meet dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled
  • Complete work within the designated time.
  • Attend all necessary staff meetings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient's records
  • Consistently reliable internet access for any telehealth provisions.
  • Additional training, including Infant Toddler Mental Health Post-Graduate Certification or equivalent training, is a plus.
  • Experience in providing therapeutic services to young children and their caregivers, as well as PCIT and CPP, is a plus.


  • The clinician will have ample knowledge of typical and atypical early childhood development.
  • The clinician will be able to utilize and implement evidence-based practices related to early childhood mental health.
  • As a clinician, you need to display empathy, or the ability to look at the client/family’s situation from their perspective to understand their experience.
  • The client needs to trust that the clinician will maintain confidentiality, respect their experiences, and withhold judgment. By building a sense of trust, the clinician helps the client feel at ease as they share personal and difficult feelings and information.
  • As an early childhood clinician a vital part of your job is to help clients feel heard, respected, and validated. One way to do this is through active listening, which may include eye contact, nodding, facial expressions, and body language.
  • As a clinician, it is essential that you be flexible in your thoughts and actions in order to meet the individualized needs of each client/family.
  • The ability to organize your time intelligently – so that you use it more effectively. Effective time management skills increase focus and productivity.
  • Organizational skills are skills that allow you to use your resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Being organized means you manage your time, energy, and workspace well and can accomplish all your assigned tasks successfully.
  • The ability to formulate, create, and maintain clinical documentation such as diagnostic reports and notes for each encounter using an electronic medical record.
  • The ability to maintain a sense of competence and behavior in accordance with professional ethics and licensure requirements.

*The target range for this position is $ 80,000 - $95,000. Individual pay may vary from the target range and is determined by a number of factors, including licensure, experience, location, internal pay equity, and other relevant business considerations.


Blackbird is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and belonging. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. Blackbird provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type.

Salary Range
$80,000$95,000 USD