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Mental Health Coordinator - Bilingual

Project Harmony Child Protection Center Omaha, NE Salary, Based on Experience
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Who We Are

Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.

At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community. Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

 

Our Culture

At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:

We are all Project Harmony: Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.

 

We bring our best everyday: Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.

 

When it comes to children, we don’t compromise: Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.

 

Job Purpose

If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you. We are seeking an experienced and committed Mental Health Coordinator to join our dynamic and innovative organization.

The Mental Health Coordinator will work to help children and families access mental health services. The Mental Health Coordinator cultivates referrals, gathers intake information, facilitates mental health and social services for children and families, engages children and families in mental health services and engages partnering providers. The Mental Health Coordinator works with families to remove barriers to mental health services.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Screen referrals for appropriateness for Connections.
  • Continuously monitor and match children and families to the appropriate network provider.
  • Maintain a weekly summary of matched clients.
  • Complete necessary intake documentation (screenings and assessments) to include demographic information, financial information and basic biopsychosocial information.
  • Meet with school officials to establish Connections services in schools and maintain a relationship to address issues as they arise.
  • Meet with families and/or providers to facilitate client engagement and to address problems and resolutions as needed. 
  • Maintain communication with families and partners to ensure safe and appropriate services/treatment and to identify any additional needs.
  • Monitor cases for engagement, problem identification and resolution.
  • Maintain and generate necessary reports and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate services in schools requesting groups.
  • Meet with school officials and providers to coordinate the logistics of group.
  • Document information in client management system.
  • Discharge cases when appropriate and send out case close surveys.
  • Provide linkages to families as appropriate.
  • Ensure culturally competent services are provided to all families we serve without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Participate in designated program and agency-related meetings on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis to remain informed and make updates and modifications to ensure program effectiveness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or related field required but will consider degree in progress. Certification in Social Work preferred (BSW). Equivalent education and experience will be considered. Spanish-speaking applicants encouraged to apply.

 

Work Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of social work, evidence-based practices, crisis management and/or trauma-informed care experience.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the Omaha mental health and/or child welfare service system and operation. 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge, training and experience in a mental health or closely related child/family program setting.
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish (speaking, reading and writing).
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Family engagement skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to relate well to a wide variety of individuals, including referral sources, providers, family members, children, etc.
  • Excellent organization, time management and decision-making skills.
  • High level of initiative and energy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and mental health community providers.

Other

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
  • Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Position may involve some travel, primarily within the state.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

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providedProvided by company
Full-time Employee
Date Posted August 5, 2022
Date Closes September 4, 2022
Start Date Immediately
Address 11040 Q Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Connections
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
Zipcode 68137
Name Chris Seda-Burley
Address 11949 Q Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68137

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Parking
  • Health Club Membership
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Microsoft - Access
  • Microsoft - Excel
  • Microsoft - Outlook
  • Microsoft - Word
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
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