Behavioral Health Community Outreach Coordinator

Organization: Behavioral Health Community Outreach Coordinator
Location: ,Inc (CHD) Center for Holistic Development
Report To: Nebraska Omaha
Classification: CEO/Executive Director or designee
Compensation: Part-time Employee or Independent Contractor
Hours: based on experienceFlexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends. Hourly

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Behavioral Health Community Outreach Coordinator helps build CHD’s education and outreach areas encompassing community outreach, behavioral health education and social/emotional and character development activities for adults and children. The primary purpose of these programs is to encourage participants to develop social and psychological plans aimed at cultivating new interests, self-confidence/esteem and interpersonal relationship skills to promote a healthier lifestyle. The primary project, called “Uarambee”, is a mental health resource and referral training program for Black-owned barbershops and salons to address mental health needs in the Omaha BIPOC communities. The Outreach Coordinator must have a flexible schedule to engage with the community throughout the week, including some evenings and on weekends.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in the development and delivery of the Harambee project.
  • Develop relationships with representatives in other agencies to promote community connectedness and to support individuals in attaining services related to holistic behavioral healthcare and well-being.
  • Represent CHD at community events and meet directly with members of the community to educate and connect them to behavioral health resources.
  • Gather data and prepare statistical reports and other documentation that will be useful in program development.
  • Participate in daily debrief sessions, weekly supervision and other meetings.
  • Participate in training and development opportunities as determined appropriate by supervisor.
  • Respond to email and telephone communications, while adhering to all client confidentiality requirements.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and TRAINING:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelors Degree in mental health, social work, public health or related field preferred.
  • At least one year experience in implementing curriculum and presenting workshops.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITITES:

  • A positive, high energy and solution-oriented mindset
  • Strong listening, problem solving and team/consensus building skills.
  • Good “people skills”, including ability to engage in respectful conversation.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work with little or no supervision.
  • Good relationship, experience and commitment to the Omaha community.
  • Proven interest in civic engagement and community advocacy.
  • Basic proficiency in using computer software.

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid Nebraska driver’s license.
  • Criminal background and child abuse clearances are required.
  • Drug testing is required.

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