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Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN)

Reflective Practice Specialist

Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN)


Job Summary

JOB TITLE: Reflective Practice specialist

REPORTING: Director of Systems Advancement

STATUS: Full-time, exempt


Scientific research has shown that our brains develop at a rapid pace in the earliest years of life. Positive relationships with adults during this critical time have a profound impact on brain development, providing the support and stability necessary for long-term health and well-being.

The Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN) concentrates on prenatal care to the child’s sixth birthday by delivering education, training, and resources to assist caregivers, educators, healthcare providers and other professionals in their everyday interactions with infants, young children, and their families. By focusing on early relational health, AIMHiTN contributes to healthy communities and a productive workforce for generations to come.

AIMHiTN values diversity, equity, and inclusion and intentionally seeks to embed these principles in our services. We have an unwavering commitment to individual and organizational efforts to recognize and address bias, to embracing cultural and lived experiences, to removing historically oppressive barriers to inclusion, and continuing to evolve as an organization where all infants, young children, and the caregivers and professionals who care for them feel that they belong.

The Reflective Practice Specialist will provide programmatic support around Reflective Practice. This position will also provide support in the promotion of Reflective Supervision and Consultation.


The Reflective Practice Specialist will be responsible for:

1. Coordinating AIMHiTN’s Reflective Practice trainings and efforts related to supporting the workforce capacity with Reflective Practice.

2. Identifying gaps in current Reflective Practice trainings and training/technical assistance needs.

3. Overseeing logistics/administration of Reflective Practice Cohorts.

4. Supporting operations and outreach for the Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Competency and Endorsement® System related to Reflective Practice.

Job Responsibilities

Reflective Practice Specialist Activities:

  • Develop and implement surveys and other data gathering methods on reflective Practice needs related to the /ECIMH Endorsement®.
  • Monitoring reflective practice trainings and informational sessions to support professionals in gaining experience and education on Reflective Practice that will support I/ECMH Endorsement®.
  • Work with the Director of Systems Advancement and Regional Leads to identify gaps and needs in Reflective Practice training.
  • Provide IECMH Reflective Practice Awareness Trainings at conferences and to AIMHiTN partner agencies statewide to support professional development in experience and education towards meeting Reflective Practice culture.
  • Support reflective practice professional development activities across the state to increase professionals’ capacity for reflection.
  • Assist in increasing awareness and interest in reflective practice.
  • The reflective practice specialist will support consultants and professionals whose primary role is supporting the workforce in access to reflective practice by:
    • Providing outreach and education to professionals and agencies about reflective practice.
    • Providing support and technical assistance to professionals seeking access to reflective practice.


Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, early childhood, or related field with significant reflective practice knowledge/training.
  • Understanding of characteristics, service needs, and programming for target population.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in infant and early childhood mental health/early relational health.
  • Hold or eligible to hold I/ECMH Endorsement®.
  • Foundational knowledge/experience of Reflective Supervision/Consultation.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in multiple systems working with infants, toddlers and young children (i.e. early intervention, child care, early education, Head Start/Early Head Start, child welfare, home visiting, mental health).
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple sources and types of information.
  • High degree of comfort and competency in using MS Office Suite, Outlook, and social media.

Additional Information


Benefits include:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance.
  • Monthly cell phone/internet coverage stipend of $150.
  • In the absence of an employer-sponsored retirement program, employees will receive a 5% retirement stipend included in the staff’s bi-weekly payroll direct deposit.
  • 1.5 days of paid leave per month (or the number of days established in the current Policy and Procedures Manual, whichever is greater) – annual leave can be carried over from onecalendar year to the next and accumulated up to a maximum of 10 days.
  • Sick leave at the rate of one day per month- sick leave can be carried over from one calendar year to the next and accumulated up to a maximum of 45 days; up to 3 days paid leave for a family death.
  • 10 paid holidays, self-selected by staff.
  • Winter respite holiday from December 25th through January 1st.


This position will be remotely based from any location within Tennessee. In-person presence for regular staff meetings and other responsibilities is required.

How to Apply

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter addressing the question “What does Reflective Practice mean to you?” Also, please speak to the following: “How do you envision your role in supporting the mission and vision of AIMHiTN?” and a 1 to 3 page professional writing sample to Kristin Dunn at by close of business October 28, 2022.


  • Date Posted: October 24, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F; remote