Mental Health Advocate

Sunbeam Family Services
Published
October 16, 2020
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Category
Job Type

Description

Position Description:

This is a temporary position. The Mental Health Advocate will assess, plan and deliver appropriate activities designed to identify strengths and challenges, develop and meet site and family goals, and to facilitate the learning and growth of designated Hope Center children, families, and staff members.

All employees and volunteers are to be sensitive to our client’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics, Sunbeam Family Services core values, and performance of Sunbeam’s standards of excellence at all times.

Our core values are:

Champion Spirit – We work like a champion every day: paying attention to details and performing with excellence

Servant Heart – We exhibit humility in serving everyone; no job is below anyone and we all pull together to get the work done.

Sunny Attitude –We bring a smile and a positive attitude. We treat each other with respect, ensuring an energized work environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Promoting, encouraging and displaying examples of leadership for the agency in accordance with the agency mission driven, employee first culture.
  • Demonstrating capacity for providing developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practice, for exemplifying the values expected within the program, and for promoting the mission of the organization
  • Supporting and serving as a resource for improving the quality of interactions with Hope Center children, families, and staff to promote improved mental health, behavioral, and educational outcomes.
  • Implementing and modeling developmentally appropriate mental health and behavioral interventions and curriculum to promote and enhance whole child well-being and to develop staff and families as life-long learners and advocates for their children.
  • Facilitating and participating in education team meetings and trainings.
  • Assisting in the planning, coordinating, and conducting of parent engagement activities and parent educational opportunities for families.
  • Identifying needs and coordinating referrals, as appropriate, for Hope Center children, families, and staff members.
  • Completing required documentation accurately and in a confidential manner.
  • Following agency policies and procedures.
  • Completes other related assignments as determined by Clinical Supervisor.

Other Duties:

  • Provide support for other duties needed in keeping with our mission, vision and values.

Position Qualifications:

Must have completed 60 hours or equivalent of college credit, or may substitute one year of relevant employment and/or responsibility in the care of children with complex emotional needs for one year of college experience, for up to two years of college experience the care of children with complex emotional needs for one year of college experience, for up to two years of college experience.

  • BA/BS in social work, education or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with children in a social service setting.
  • Two (2) years employment and/or responsibility in the care of children with complex emotional needs preferred.

Position Requirements:

Job Requirements:

Clearance of background check.
Work Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday daytime varied
  • 30-40 hours/week

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication to include intermediate knowledge of computer operations and applications and the ability to master other computer technology/software programs, as needed
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding of and state and local child care and mental health standards preferred

Abilities:

  • Interact effectively and professionally with children, families, and staff members.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Communicate in a manner, demonstrating dignity and respect for persons served
  • Process, protect, and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials
  • Sustain concentration to detail and accuracy with the ability to prioritize workload
  • Willingness to work with high-risk, low-income communities
  • Local travel required
  • Must have valid Oklahoma driver’s license and insurance as required by the position
  • Bilingual verbal and written communication skills in Spanish/English languages preferred.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to physically interact and communicate with children and adults. Must be able to move about inside an office setting.

Must be able to exchange information accurately and confidentially. Must be able to operate and use a computer. Must be able to detect, discern, distinguish, observe, inspect and compare. Must have excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Work Environment

Services will be provided face-to-face in a center-based setting working in close proximity to children, families, and staff members. The noise level in the work environment may vary from moderate to loud.

Other

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel or candidate and may be subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Sunbeam Family Services is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, disability or degree thereof, national origin, domestic/marital status, political affiliation or opinion, veteran status, HIV status, AIDS status, genetic information, and any legally protected characteristic.

To Apply for this Job:

Please visit https://sunbeamfamilyservices.org/careers/ to apply.

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