Youth Engagement Task Lead/Children's Health Initiative
Department: SAMHSA E-SOC Yr 1
Employment Type: Part Time
Job Type: Non-Union
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: M-F
Date Posted: 05/31/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-74877
Please note: Position is part-time/20 hours per week
The Children's Health Initiative is currently focused on a demonstration project regarding cost-effectiveness of integrated systems of care for children.
The Youth Engagement Lead is a key position which will work to infuse the voice of youth with serious emotional disturbance throughout the System of Care (SOC) by serving as an integral liaison between youth and the project administration, clinicians, parents/caregivers, and community entities. S/he will be fully integrated into the team and will work with all program staff to inform program decision making and implementation to help develop programs for young people and facilitate their involvement in the development of the SOC. This position will help coordinate youth activities and groups, such as the Youth/Teen Advisory Board, "Youth Partners", and Community Connections to encourage diversity within the youth groups. This will include conducting outreach efforts to promote community-based resources and connections.
This position reports to the Principal Investigator.
Education/Training: • Bachelors Degree • Comfortable working with youth and families of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual orientation living in underserved communities. • Desirable to have lived experience with mental health needs, through self or family connection
Skills and knowledge required: • Experience working with children from diverse background and ages. • Experience making presentations to groups. • Must have own transportation and valid driver's license • Basic computer-literacy a must • Some degree of flexibility to schedule meetings and outreach with youth and community groups.
Personal qualities: • Preference will be given to an individual who is fluent in Spanish or Portuguese • Confidence that your outreach can have a direct impact on the health of the public. • Good Communication Skills –good written and verbal communication skills. • Good Organization –being able to organize effectively is important.
Travel to SOC meetings and local travel is required.