Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development (BUILD, Inc) is seeking a committed, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional to join its wonderful team in the role of Manager of Community Mental Health . Since 1969, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods giving at-risk youth alternatives to the violence that takes away their positive potential. Applying our model of positive youth development, BUILD seeks to redirect the behavior of gang-affiliated youth and potential gang recruits in order to improve their chances of leading fulfilling lives and to increase the stability and safety of the communities in which they reside.
Manager of Community Mental Health is responsible for the successful implementation, on-going program development and day to day maintenance of the Mental Health program including but not limited to securing annual internships for students from various academic institutions. In addition, the Manager of Community Mental Health will provide assessment, short-term counseling, referral, and follow-up service to youth and families. The candidate must be self-directed, have team management skills, strong project management skills, and a consistent focus on health and wellness. In addition, must be able to work with a diverse workforce in worksite settings, while keeping up on mental health, communication plans, and supporting overall program delivery needs.
The Manager of Community Mental Health is responsible for:
Effectively addressing the mental health/substance abuse needs of high-risk youth through: a) ongoing training of staff to identify youth mental health/substance abuse issues and provide front-line support; b) in-field support and consultation; c) initial short-term treatment and referrals; d) establishing mental health/substance abuse referral partners and identifying opportunities for more formal collaboration; and e) facilitating external referrals, follow-through/support.
Manage the Community Mental Health Program, including grant deliverables, staff supervision and budget oversight
Strategic and long-range planning and performance
Lead in the designing, planning, coordination, and delivery of innovative programs and initiatives that are aligned with the Mental Health Program design
Implement components of the Mental Health program with emphasis of preventive and intervention services and/or referrals.
Responsible for integrating and maintaining program quality with productivity standards and systems.
Responsible for standardization and management of agency mental health resources to assure best practices and alignment with social work and case management resources.
Collaborates with and provides leadership to internal and external experts in developing new programs and services that are responsive to changing ageing populations and community needs; and to achieve appropriate service integration
Provides response to funder or other relevant stakeholder on matters related to agency direct service practices.
Performs other job-related duties as requested, required and/or assigned.
Communication and relationship management
Represents the agency to various partners to broaden community awareness and support, interpreting the agency’s programs and services.
Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the BUILD model and to solicit input to improve the programs.
Maintains relationships with various partners including, but not limited to, schools, government agencies and community-based organizations.
Submit all required documentation, as requested including, but not limited to assessments, evaluations, progress reports, etc.
Participates in agency wide fundraising events.
Encourages participant/community participation in agency wide fundraising events
Internal staff management and development
Exemplifies the mission, vision and values of the agency.
Supervises, evaluates, supports and manages staff and makes recommendations on agency personnel practices and policies.
Work with team and front-line staff to ensure effective and efficient program delivery.
Maintains knowledge current in the field including, but not limited to, attendance at seminars, workshops, etc.
Maintains knowledge current on agency’s theories, methodologies and best practices.
Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate ongoing training in accordance with organizational standards.
Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events as required.
Supervise interns as needed in accordance to respective program requirements
Supervises maintenance of the database ETO and filing system that tracks program activities and participant records.
Collect data on health and wellness activities for benchmarking, summarize and report on the results of monthly, quarterly or as needed
Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency
Provides services to clients
Receives case assignments, establishes treatment plans, reviews case progress and determines case closure.
Provides individual counseling to address presenting problems of clients.
Makes referrals in accordance with service plans to other organization units and external providers.
Participates and contributes in regular supervision meetings, team meetings, in house training sessions and conferences.
Provides intense advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling and problem solving in a variety of areas for all clients.
Maintains documentation of client’s individual and group treatment.
Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, NASW (and/or other appropriate professional associations), private funding sources
Financial and operational management
Assists in preparing program funding proposals, budgets and related reports.
Monitor budgets and review check requests to ensure spending is on track
Ensure contractual compliance and determine allowable costs as grant-specific funds are requested.
Master’s in social work, Counseling or other Qualified Clinical Licensed Program, Hold Clinical license or Working towards license within the next 12 months.
Minimum experience of 3 years in working inner-city youth.
Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred
Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule Self-motivated leader with the ability to energize interns and volunteers. Communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.
Demonstrates good judgment and ability to work independently as a part of a team
Must be driven to succeed, organized, proactive, innovative, responsible, and assertive, possess integrity and the ability to motivate others.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and deadline simultaneously effectively and efficiently
Must work effectively with agency staff, board members, funders, donors and volunteers
Must possess solid understanding of data collection and program evaluation
Must maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with program participants, all level of agency staff and various partners of the agency, demonstrating sensitivity to all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds and embracing the agency’s mission, values and culture.
This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
For strictly confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] Applicants must indicate the position title and ATTN: Jessica Carrillo in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience.
Internal Number: 5-21-2
About BUILD Incorporated
For over 50 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.