Outreach Worker (CCP grant funded)

Lafayette (Dixon)

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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

This is a grant funded position

Purpose: The Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) program works within Boulder and Broomfield Counties with individuals, families, and groups to provide outreach, psychosocial support, crisis counseling, public education, and referrals. Position is grant funded and is expected to last approximately 9 months. Facilitates entry on behalf of CCP into local communities and works with community organizations

Job Summary: Community Liaison/Resource Linkage Coordinator serves as a bridge between the CCP program and a cultural group to provide intensive resource linkage for survivors struggling to access disaster relief assistance and works with community resources to identify referral mechanisms.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitates entry on behalf of CCP into local communities and works with community organizations
  • Outreach to individuals, families, and groups to provide outreach, psychosocial support, crisis counseling, public education, and referrals to those struggling to access disaster relief assistance.
  • Increase community member and partner agency education/knowledge about mental health facts, available behavioral health services, and avenues of access.
  • Increase enrollment to behavioral health services (mental health and substance use treatment and to any service-system, not just MHP).
  • Serve as cultural liaisons between CCP and a cultural group by gathering information from persons and providing information and resources to those survivors struggling to access disaster relief assistance.
  • Networks with community resources to identify referral mechanisms
  • Provides training to crisis counselors and other service providers regarding referral resources and mechanisms
  • Work with community members to remove barriers, as possible, to behavioral health care
  • 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 on a day to day basis

·       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

 Education/Experience/License/Certification
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 with a Colorado drivers license and a clean driving record
  • Must have reliable transportation to connect with clients in community settings

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Easily adaptable to varied environments and personalities
  • Responsive and respectful to partner agencies and their systems
  • Can communicate with clarity and ease
  • Adept in engaging others in a friendly manner
  • Familiarity with behavioral health
  • Willingness to learn new information
  • Culturally competent, especially in underserved communities
  • Uses an open minded and non-judgmental approach when working with others
  • Able to maintain an organized supply of community resources
  • Ability to problem solve and be proactive
  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the internet, and the ability to learn new tools as needed
  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Working Environment

  • Will include driving in the mountains and in variable weather conditions
  • May include working with people in acute distress or crisis
  • Tolerance to multiple interruptions, sometimes disruptive environment, and occasional high noise levels
  • Requires ability to travel throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties
  • Requires frequent changes of position including sitting, standing, and walking in a variety of settings, including outdoors and in inclement weather
  • Position requires one to be entirely self-prepared for outreach work: all-weather clothing, sufficient footwear, emergency supplies in vehicle, etc.
  • General office environment
  • Must be able to work in a shared office space with frequent interruptions
  • May require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings