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Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

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Tri-County Health Network
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Job Location: 
Western Slope, San Juan, Southwest
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Job Category: 
Health & Mental Health | Programs/Services
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Part Time 24 hours per week maximum.  We are searching for a community member for this Telluride-based position who is a passionate advocate for mental wellness and mental health in our communities.  The ideal candidate will have lived experience with mental health issues, including a knowledge of the concerns confronting community members experiencing mental illness, as well as the and the impact on family members and friends.  In addition, the candidate will work closely with team members to develop and support the delivery of mental health services in the communities we serve including, but not limited to, teletherapy and integrated behavioral health.  The candidate will deliver education and outreach programs in the community including, but not limited to, Mental Health First Aid and NAMI programs to adult and youth populations.  Candidates must be willing to become certified in, and teach, mental health related education programs such as Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Family to Family program.

Potential for full-time employment in the future.

Areas of Responsibility
  1. Oversee and administer the teletherapy program in schools and community venues.  This will include:
    1. Maintaining relationships with existing school districts and community partners to facilitate the delivery of teletherapy services.
    2. Assist in the hiring of therapists for the program.
    3. Deliver training to therapists for the program, ensure regular communication with therapists, and manage the therapist’s schedules to optimize utilization.
    4. Maintain records of teletherapy utilization and provide data as needed to comply with grant reporting requirements.
    5. Develop new relationships with area school districts and community partners to expand teletherapy services to additional schools and in other community venues as identified by TCHNetwork management.
  2. Develop expertise in delivering evidence-based trainings to support mental health and wellness in the community.  This will include:
    1. Obtain and maintain instructor credentials for Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK and NAMI Family-to-Family.
    2. Teach evidence-based programs in the community including, but not limited to, Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK and NAMI Family-to-Family.
  3. Develop local NAMI Chapter in San Miguel, Ouray and West End Montrose Counties
    1. Facilitate NAMI support groups based on attendees at F2F class
    2. Develop NAMI Chapter in accordance with requirements of NAMI USA in the region.
  4. Coordinate and facilitate the activities of a community coalition to support youth in the Norwood School District
    1. Facilitate meetings of the coalition and key stakeholders.
    2. Work with coalition members to assess the current conditions and needs in the community around youth substance use, mental health issues, and community risk and protective factors.
    3. Develop plan with the community coalition to address the risk and protective factors present in the community.
    4. Support efforts of the community coalition to develop sustainable programs to support youth.
  5. Supporting the overall mission of TCHNetwork.  This will include:
    1. Championing TCHNetwork as a community resource.
    2. Identifying, initiating, and deepening relationships with various community stakeholders.
    3. Attending non-TCHNetwork sponsored programs and events to better understand community interests and activities.
    4. Coordinating special community events.
    5. Assisting in the regular updating of the local Behavioral Health Resource Guide.
    6. Engage parents, schools, local providers in outreach and education.
  6. Participate in required trainings, continuing education requirements (as applicable), and monthly program calls. Disseminate notes to program team.
  7. Other duties as required to ensure the success of the program and TCHNetwork.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.
  • Work experience in public health, a non-profit or community-based organization, or a health-related field engaging community members.
  • Excellent verbal and culturally competent communication skills (in person, on the telephone, and through email correspondence).
  • Must have aptitude for computers and working with various software and be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (some nights/weekends).
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation and car insurance with the ability to travel up to 90 miles to perform duties related to this position
  • Must possess demonstrated ability to relate to individuals of varied ethnic, cultural backgrounds, ages and economic circumstances.
  • Trusted member of the community and ability to make new and lasting connections.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, remain calm under pressure, and be supportive of client needs.
  • Advanced time management skills and ability to work independently.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and collaborative style.
  • Change agent demeanor; must be a flexible thinker, with an ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment.
  • Ability to exercise forethought, to look ahead and anticipate events.
  • Excellent critical thinking and consultative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance and presentation.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds.
  • Preferred qualification: Lived experience with mental health and wellness.
  • Preferred qualification: Knowledge and experience working with individuals living with a mental illness.
  • Preferred qualification: Resident of the community for 2+ years.
  • Preferred qualification: Knowledge and experience working in/with clinical or social service agencies in rural communities.
  • Preferred qualification: Proven experience of successful engagement with community members in a variety of settings.
  • Preferred qualification: Experience working with disadvantaged/underserved populations.
  • Preferred qualification: Available to transition to full time employment within 6 months.

Salary negotiable. Benefits for part-time employees include 10 paid holidays, option to participate in a retirement plan with a 3% match, and opportunities for professional development. Benefits for full-time employees include paid sick and vacation time, 10 paid holidays, option to participate in a retirement plan with a 3% match, health and dental insurance, cafeteria plan, and opportunities for professional development.

How To Apply

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