Position: Part-time Bilingual Vietnamese Mental Health Promoter/Educator
APCTC is a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic with over 35 years of service to the Asian Pacific Islander community in Los Angeles County. Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers is a division of Special Service for Groups (SSG) and was the very first mental health center in LA County specifically developed to meet the unique needs of rapidly growing numbers of API immigrants and refugees who require a wide range of mental health services. With five locations throughout LA County and a satellite location in Riverside County, APCTC provides mental health services to individuals of all ages with diverse ethnic, gender, and racial backgrounds, struggling with mental illness and behavioral health challenges. While our centers specialize in serving the monolingual Asian Pacific community, we provide services to the entire community and offer services in English and Spanish as well.
APCTC has part-time Mental Health Promoter positions in Riverside County (Western and Mid-County Regions, including Riverside City, Moreno Valley, Corona, Perris, Murrieta, etc). The candidate must be fluent in Vietnamese. We are seeking candidates who want community mental health experience and have an interest in working with diverse age and racial groups, LGBTQIA2S+, and under-served API ethnic communities with moderate to persistent mental illness.
Under the direction of the Project Coordinator, the Community Mental Health Promoter (CMHP) has primary responsibilities in community outreach and in conducting community presentations on various mental health topics. The goal of this position is to promote awareness of mental health topics and resources in the growing Asian Pacific communities of Riverside County.
· Organize and conduct mental health education presentations in Vietnamese on a monthly to bi-monthly basis at various community settings, such as community centers, churches, and other faith organizations, schools, libraries, senior centers, etc. Virtual presentations during COVID-19 pandemic.
· Schedule own presentations within the local community, including securing venues and confirmation of date, time, and location.
· Utilize a mental health curriculum that the Promoter will be trained on. Topics include identifying signs of depression and other mental illness, suicide prevention, addressing the stigma associated with mental health care, how to help a family member or friend struggling with mental health concerns.
· Collaborate with the project team and network with community stakeholders in the Western and Mid-County Regions of Riverside County, to conduct community outreach and mental health education workshops/presentations.
· Conduct or attend community outreach activities such as health fairs, school resource fairs, or community cultural events.
· Provide case navigation – provides information and referrals to community members on beneficial resources and services, including mental health services.
· Will need to work some evening hours and/or weekends to conduct outreach and education workshops.
· Receive training, feedback, and supervision from the project coordinator
- Proficiency in Vietnamese. Able to converse and provide presentations fully in Vietnamese.
- Familiarity with and immersion in the Vietnamese community as a leader or mentor.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other related fields from an accredited university preferred. Proof must be submitted. Work experience in the mental health field may substitute education requirements.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills. Public speaking experience required.
- Excellent organization and time-management skills to coordinate own presentations, work independently, and complete documentation of activities provided.
- Ability to network with community organizations, stakeholders, and members.
- Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Computer Literacy – ability to use MS Office, Outlook, Adobe programs, and any other relevant computer programs that are necessary to fulfill the required job duties.
- Must have own reliable transportation, a valid California driver’s license, and car insurance. Proof must be submitted.
- Eligibility of employment. Proof must be submitted.
- A background check will be required.
- Physical requirements include at least 60 to 90 minutes sustained sitting and listening, at least 120 minutes of sustained standing, writing, or typing electronic health records. Frequent driving to/from community facilities is required.
Pay & Benefits: Pay is competitive plus mileage reimbursement. SSG/APCTC includes a generous benefits package with medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, group and term life insurance, a defined pension plan, 403B, paid sick, vacation, and holiday time.
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