Heart of Texas Region MHMR has an opening for a Mental Health First Aid Outreach Worker.  The Center is the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) for six counties including McLennan, Hill, Falls, Freestone, Bosque and Limestone counties.
Looking for a passionate individual who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of others and has a desire to help others to feel empowered and confident that they can help others, especially those who may be struggling with behavioral health concerns and/or addiction.  This can be accomplished through teaching Mental Health First Aid.
Adult Mental Health First Aid is a training program that teaches members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Like traditional first aid, mental health first aid does not teach people to treat or diagnose mental health or substance use conditions. Instead, the training teaches people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid has been taught to a variety of audiences including health, human services, and social workers; employers and business leaders; faith community leaders; college and university staff and faculty; law enforcement and public safety officials; veterans and family members; persons with mental illness-addictions and their families; and the general public.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is focused on youth 12 to 25 years.  This version is designed to teach neighbors, teachers, parents, peers, and caring citizens how to help a child or teen who is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem or is in crisis. The youth version provides an ideal forum to engage communities in discussing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the prevalence of mental health disorders, the effectiveness of treatment, and how to engage troubled young people in services.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults — family members, caregivers, school staff, health and human services workers, etc. — who work with young people 12-25, and is also appropriate as a peer support program for older adolescents. 
This position will be responsible for promoting, coordinating training, and teaching the Adult, Youth, Teen and specialty modules to educators, community members and local organizations including public safety, local government agencies, and non-profits and the general public.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
  • Become certified instructor and conduct MHFA trainings (Adult, Youth, Teen and Specialty Modules);
  • Effectively present MHFA training information;
  • Delivers training in a classroom, e-learning environment and/or blended learning;
  • Assist with recruitment of MHFA Instructors;
  • Manage credentialing process for MHFA Instructors (re-certification and dual certification);
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other Community Center’s and local MHFA Instructors and Coordinators;
  • Work with the Education Service Center in the local service area to communicate the trainings offered;
  • Develop and implement short- and long- term goals and objectives for the MHFA program;
  • Manage program schedule including promotion, registration, billing, and evaluation processes;
  • Arrange and set up training events;
  • Produce reports, data entry for pre- and post- work, and evaluations for the course and other instructors;
  • Conduct outreach and form new partnerships;
  • ·Attend community-based meetings to disseminate and market the MHFA program;
  • Secure Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for MHFA trainings when needed;
  • Answer telephone and emails in a timely, professional, friendly, and helpful manner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom Video Communications and multiple social media platforms and the ability to utilize the tools;
  • Ability to operate a computer, related software, and a telephone, as well as a fax, photocopier, printer, calculator, and scanner;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to timely and accurately complete tasks;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of training procedures and techniques; of group processes, group dynamics, and interpersonal relations; and of instructional and curriculum design;
  • Ability to formulate learning objectives, to develop training objectives, to assess the effectiveness of training, to assess training needs, and to communicate effectively;
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work independently;
  • Effective problem solver;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Good professional judgment;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Ability to maintain regular and timely attendance;

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

 Previous experience in public speaking, teaching, or training in some capacity is highly preferred.
 Experience in a behavioral health setting and work with consumers highly preferred.
 Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Psychology, Social Work,   Human Resources, organizational development, education, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and   education may be substituted for one another.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES:

Mental Health First Aid instructor in Adult MHFA
Mental Health First Aid instructor in Youth MHFA
If not currently certified, must obtain certification within three months of hire

Valid Texas Driver’s License

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 
  • May need to flex schedule for evening and weekend work as job duties demand.
  • Will require travel to work locations within the six county areas served.
  • Willingness to teach at work sites of community members.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Teach Adult and/or Youth Mental Health First Aid at a minimum three classes per month keeping curriculum fidelity and maintaining high instructor standing.
  • As an employee of the Center it his/her duty, at all times, to incorporate the principles of Trauma-Informed Care, which includes cultural sensitivity, throughout the Center, emphasizing a safe and respectful environment for all clients, community partner, the general public, and staff.

Hours:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Salary:  $30,000-$33,000 annual depending on Education and Experience      FLSA Status:  Non Exempt


Benefits:

Heart of Texas Region MHMR strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Employer paid Health Insurance
Employer paid Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance
Payroll Direct Deposit
10 paid Holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

Excellent 401-K Retirement Plan (Center will contribute 12% of employee earnings)
              **Certain Requirements Needed**

 

Department: Main Center
This is a full time position

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