Mental Health Coordinator - (LA County)

Volunteers of America, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

Monday though Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Responsibilities: 

The Mental Health Coordinator establishes and promotes family relationships and identifies resources pertinent to Head Start and Early Head Start children, families, and staff.  The Mental Health Coordinator performs the following:

  • Provides resources for early intervention and identification of children's needs
  • In coordination education staff, assists all children in emotional, cognitive, and social development toward the overall goal of social competence.
  • Provides all children with the necessary mental health services to ensure that the children and families achieve full benefits of program participation
  • Provides staff and parents with an understanding of children's growth and development, an appreciation of individual differences, and an understanding of the need for a supportive environment
  • Mobilizes community resources to serve children with problems to help them cope with their environment
  • Encourages classroom and home environments that enhances feelings of self-esteem for children and parents
  • Conducts mental health planning, inter-agency procedure formulation and community resource mobilization
  • Supervises staff and coordinates staff development and evaluation

How to Apply

Please submit your resume at: www.voala.org/careers

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Contact Info

Elga Urrutia (213) 718-4065

Job Details

Category: Family Services

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: February 8th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: https://voala.org/

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 – 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond.