Bilingual Mental Health Educator

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA) mission is to provide help, offer hope and promote mental wellness through advocacy, education, and prevention

MHA Seeks Bilingual Mental Health Educator
MHA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE: Bilingual Mental Health Educator
PROGRAM: Education
DATE: July 27, 2020
CLOSING DATE: August 10, 2020
STATUS: Full-Time, Regular, Benefit-eligible, Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: MHA Education and Advocacy Director

Since 1933, Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA) has been the voice of hope within Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties for persons affected by mental illness. Mental Health America of Central Carolinas is dedicated to increasing mental health awareness and providing programs that foster a sense of wellness and resilience. We recognize the unique backgrounds and abilities of participants we serve in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties. MHA is committed to quality, evidence-based programs & training to address the mental health needs & interests of participants and a strong connection to the community.

MHA's team of passionate professionals is seeking an excellent self-directed and bilingual individual fluent in English and Spanish (spoken and written) for the Bilingual Mental Health Educator's position. The Bilingual Mental Health Educator's basic functions will consist of supporting the Director of Education and Advocacy Education Director. This position's responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
• Planning, executing and delivering the following courses; suicide prevention (QPR Gatekeeper), MHFA (all modules), Advocacy, De-Escalation, and other training in Spanish and English on a routine basis. ** NOTE: MHA will cover the cost to become certified as a Mental Health First Aid (Youth & Adult) and QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) trainer, if the selected candidate is not already certified.
• Community Outreach
• Other Program Administrative

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology, Public Health, or Human Service Field desired.

Experience: Demonstrated fluency in English and Spanish (spoken and written) is a requirement.
Self-directed individual with at least 3-5 years in the mental health or related human services field, with progressive responsibilities in public health, human services, or similar community-based program planning, training/public speaking, and evaluation. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, community-based, and private sector organizations. Candidates with prior community engagement and training/facilitation/teaching experience preferred. Candidates must exhibit cultural competence and the ability to with diverse populations. Passion for mental health education and advocacy.

Other: Must maintain a valid local (NC or SC) driver's license and have reliable transportation; nights and weekend work may apply. Knowledge of computer operating systems, internet navigation, and programs such as Microsoft Office. Every new hire will be under a 90-day introductory period. Must be authorized to work in the United States. Ability to work independently as well as within an interdisciplinary team. Excellent time management, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal skills, and a great team player. Showcase the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while keeping a focus on the task at hand.

Organization Name: 
Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA)
Career Level: 
Mid-career
Salary range: 
$34,000 - $47,000
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
Charlotte Area NC
County: 
Mecklenburg County
Organization Type: 
Nonprofit
Category: 
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to hr@mhacentralcarolinas.org by 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2020.

MHA is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary and Benefits: 

Excellent Benefits!