Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Community Organizer

    Job Locations US-CA-COLTON
    Req No.
    2018-3331
    Category
    Other Specialties
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Central Valley Prevention Program (CVPP) works to change conditions in a community that contribute to harmful alcohol and other drug use. Our current focus is reducing underage drinking and problems attributed to the high risk use of alcohol. Together we will create a community united in a vision for our youth that actively protects today and prepares for a healthier and safer future!

     

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   

     

    For 40 years, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges.  MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”.   

    Position Description

    Support and co facilitate the development of community-based prevention efforts to identify specific problems or issues of concern, promote shared decision-making and cooperation, and foster collaboration and partnership among policy makers, leadership and community members. 

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Facilitate or co facilitate the development of community-based prevention efforts to identify specific problems or issues of concern, promote shared decision-making and cooperation, and foster collaboration and partnership among policy makers, leadership and community members. 
    • Facilitate the development of informed and capable community coalitions, collaborations, partnerships and teams to support County initiatives and/or take action consistent with the goals and objectives of CVPP contract scopes and the County of San Bernardino Prevention Framework. 
    • Engage in ongoing efforts to recruit new members (to include youth), maintain existing commitments and promote trusting relationships between law enforcement, local businesses and merchants, civic organizations, health care systems, youth, parents, schools and other community or school entities for the purpose of influencing environmental change that is consistent with research and CVPP work plan. 
    • Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator or Program Manager and/or Prevention Specialist, gather data, document processes, develop action steps and/or action plans for solving or preventing identified problems pertaining to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. 
    • Attend (as assigned) various community collaborations and coalitions, as well as, San Bernardino County Contract workgroups, planning sessions and media events in support of accomplishing goals and objectives of CVPP's county work plan. 
    • Under the supervision of the Program Manager, is responsible for establishing and maintaining meeting schedule for CVPP. 
    • Coordinate and or facilitate logistical details of youth component, to include project meetings, events and activities. With support and supervision from Program Manager and/or Prevention Specialist, develop youth leadership component in various communities to support ADS Contract goals and objectives pertaining to youth. 
    • Serve as liaison between CVPP and other organizations in the community as identified by Program Coordinator or Program Manager.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • High School diploma or GED equivalent. 
    • One year of prevention services experience that includes one or more prevention campaigns requiring knowledge and competency in organizing, developing and sustaining community-based collaborations in order to enact change and reduce community alcohol and other drug problems.

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