Community Mental Health Liaison

Early Childhood Mental Health Program believes that diverse and inclusive organizations make for more innovative, engaged, and happy teams. Join our diverse group of mental health clinicians at an agency that supports families to embrace their strengths and overcome adversities.The Community Mental Health Liaison works on behalf of the agency to reduce the stigma of mental health needs for young children in the West Contra Costa Community. They will provide developmental evaluations, therapeutic services and resources to children and their parents/caregivers both in the office and the community, and establish and maintains relation with community partners. We offer a reasonable productivity expectation, a flexible schedule for parents, excellent supervision, and a positive supportive work environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Meet with families who are new to the agency to provide case management and support them to meet immediate needs while they wait to see a therapist.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of therapist, parent partners, and community members to bring together supports for families.
  • Assesses caregivers’ needs to achieve or maintain family wellness and enable them to support their children’s development and access to services.
  • Provides support, psychoeducational or skills groups for children or caregivers.
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization and informal support networks in the community to reduce the stigma of mental health services and increase access to supports for young children and their families in the community.
  • Makes appropriate referrals both internally and externally based on the needs of the families. Coordinates services with internal and external providers to maximize impact on behalf of the families.
  • Maintains up-to-date database of community resources and benefits that address families’ needs, such as access to housing, medical, educational, financial and legal support, among others.
  • Administers mental health screening tools, such as developmental evaluations (ASQ:SE), symptom scales (PSC-35), or other instruments to children referred for mental health services to better understand their social and emotional needs and support appropriate triage for severity of needs.
  • Develops Community Mental Health Outreach Plan.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Fluency in both Spanish and English.
  • One year of experience as a case manager (or equivalent to be determined by the Clinical Director).
  • Holder of a California driver’s license in good standing and access to a reliable automobile with the legally required minimum insurance coverage. Ability to drive safely between service delivery locations and office settings.
  • Must submit to fingerprinting and be cleared by the California Department of Justice and the FBI for criminal and child abuse background checks.

People of color, members of the LGBTQI+ community and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.We will accept resumes for this position until July 22nd._ All Interviews will begin to be scheduled for the week of July 25th. _

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year