Mental Health Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-761447
    • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 02, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Summary:

Responsible for developing mental health referral linkages and processes for TPP project participants in need of care; facilitating relationships between BGCGM and school and/or community-based mental health providers; assuring ongoing staff training in mental health-related topics including trauma-responsive service delivery; and arranging consultations for educators, as necessary, with community mental health providers re: mental health concerns with project participants.


  • Assess mental health-related training needs of project staff on an ongoing basis
  • Arrange for and organize professional training of project staff by outside mental health professionals, including identifying and recruiting appropriate trainers, to include topics such as:
    • Trauma-responsive service delivery
    • How to identify signs/indications that youth participants may need mental health and/or substance abuse services
    • Suicide awareness and prevention
    • Distinguishing Mental Health Needs vs. "Ages & Stages";
    • De-Escalation Strategies;
    • Interventions for Challenging Behavior
    • Other topics based on assessment of training needs
  • Develop and maintain referral relationships with school mental health providers as well as community mental health providers who specialize in treating youth
  • Develop processes for making referrals of project youth for mental health assessment and treatment; and document them in written polices/procedures
  • Train project staff on referral processes
  • Work with BGCGM Marketing Department and/or other BGCGM departments to promote awareness of mental health issues and services for project participants, parents/caregivers, and the public at large.
  • Assist staff in making referrals to the appropriate mental health provider based on the circumstances for each individual youth in need of services
  • Assist in documentation of and follow-up to referrals
  • Attend networking meetings of value/relevance to mental; health needs of youth
  • Work with project evaluator to develop, track, and analyze program quality outcome measures

Supervisory Relationships

  • Reports to the Project Director

Experience and Skills

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience, including 2 years’ in a mental health or other human services-related field
  • Experience with interagency coordination of services
  • Working knowledge of mental health resources in Milwaukee
  • Experience in assessment of service and/or training needs
  • Experience with youth-serving organizations in populations such as Milwauke

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