The Child Abuse Prevention Center is seeking a full-time, bilingual Spanish or Vietnamese, Mental Health Educator for its Community Outreach and Engagement Program.
This program is designed to promote mental health wellness and prevent mental illness in unserved and underserved Orange County communities, by raising community awareness and increasing knowledge about mental health issues, reducing psychosocial risk factors and strengthening protective factors, addressing concerns, and promoting access to available community resources.
- Conducts mental health/mental illness awareness, knowledge, and skills building presentations in schools and other locations serving families, seniors, or community individuals
- Provides crisis intervention, case management, structured intervention, and community resource referrals and linkages to community members
- Field hotline calls from the public, phone banking follow ups and assistance
- Attends community events as needed and act as a liaison with community groups, clinics, FRC’s, collaborative groups and other entities serving all ages individuals to enhance mental health issue awareness and knowledge
- Comply with data entry requirements in Exym and deliver stats on time for reports and HCA need
- Partners with and guides the Outreach and Engagement Specialists and volunteers to help them maximize the effectiveness of their outreach and engagement activities
- Pitches in wherever needed to help the team launch and perfect the Outreach and Engagement Program
Rate of Pay: $16.50 per hour
- Bachelor’s degree in a mental health/social services related field.
- 1-2 years’ experience in the delivery of mental health/social service programs including case management
- Experience with community outreach preferred
- Proven ability to give engaging presentations
- Excellent public speaking, people, communication, and case management skills.
- Excellent initiative and ability to engage others and work as a team
- Highly enthusiastic, positive, personable, hardworking, and reliable
- Possesses cultural competency skills and ability to relate to staff, consumers, and community members from Latino, Vietnamese, and underserved communities
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other protected group, in accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal or State laws.