Industry
Education and Youth
Employment Type
Full-time, Part-time
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Position title
Mental Health Navigator
Description

The Mental Health Navigator will play a vital role in the outreach, referral to care, assessment and general education relating to mental health in all Education & Youth department programs.  New American Pathways Bright Futures Afterschool and School Liaison program serves approximately 135 K-8th grade students enrolled in our partnered DeKalb County Elementary and Middle Schools and 90+ parents of these students. The Mental Health Navigator will work with both internal and external stakeholders to improve client accessibility and awareness of mental health and mental health services.

Responsibilities
  • Build and maintain a network of community mental health professionals, community organizations, and educational institutions
  • Closely assist Afterschool and School Liaison Program staff in supporting and referring families to mental health services, including making appointments, assisting with insurance follow up, coordinating interpretation, and overall communication assistance between providers and families
  • Conduct regular follow up with families to address needs and concerns regarding mental health services
  • Create and facilitate routine staff and client culturally sensitive workshops on mental health topics
  • Assist with mental health assessments during Summer Camp programming
  • Maintain client files, accurate records, and submit required report of services rendered
  • Participate in public engagement events that promote the organization, Education and Youth department, and its programs
  • Attend mandatory trainings, events and meetings for the New American Pathways Education and Youth department and agency overall
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field required; Masters’ degree in Social Work or Counseling preferred
  • Experience working with youth ages 5-18, particularly of the refugee/immigrant community
  • Strong knowledge of mental health community resources and training opportunities
  • Effective culturally sensitive presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of impact of trauma on children and families
  • Competency in data gathering, data entry and basic data analysis
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and values
  • Knowledge of DeKalb school system is a plus
  • Must have valid driver’s license and insured vehicle
  • Must submit to criminal background check before working with clients.
Job Benefits

This position is flexible.  We are currently seeking qualified candidates interested in full-time or  part-time employment. The full-time salary range for this position is $37,000 –$45,000 annually. Full-time positions include the following: Employer contributes to medical, dental and vision insurance. Employer pays life and disability insurance. Fourteen (14) paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. Employee has the option to contribute to 401(k).