Ventura CountyThousand Oaks 91360

Develops, implements and evaluates community educational outreach programs, provides referral information and facilitates access to treatment programs to meet community mental health needs;.

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Community Services Coordinator

Ventura County
Ventura County Health Care, 125 W Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States


Under direction, these positions will provide outreach activities to adults, youth and families. The Community Services Coordinator (CSC) will teach curriculum related to various mental health topics and assist potential clients in accessing Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) services, Beacon Health Services or related services. Incumbent will work with assigned schools in providing mental health education for parents via structured parent meetings, for faculty via in-service workshops, for counselors at in-service workshops, etc. Incumbent will respond to community inquiries regarding mental services and perform necessary duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated experience in mental health, working with difficult-to-engage populations and community engagement and an understanding of social justice matters.
EDUCATIONAL/BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY:  Health Care Agency – Behavioral Health
Community Services Coordinator is represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies. There are currently sixteen (16) vacancies within Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH).
OPENING DATE:  January 10, 2023
CLOSING DATE:  Continuous
(May close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it.  Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.) 

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates community educational outreach programs, provides referral information and facilitates access to treatment programs to meet community mental health needs;
  • Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates programs and activities designed to educate the community about mental health issues and provides resource and referral information;
  • Provides support in collaboration with a mental health clinician, to consumers who are not enrolled in mental health programs and who are at-risk of deterioration in their functioning;
  • Works closely with members of the multidisciplinary team to coordinate and effect SUD, and RISE services, support and follow-up as identified;
  • Engages with consumers referred to VCBH to identify and resolve barriers to treatment;
  • Liaises with various stake holders, including representatives from county and local agencies, school districts, and the community to identify and resolve problems/needs;
  • Interprets and implements federal, state and county laws, regulations, and policies to adherence to state and county program and fiscal guidelines;
  • Identifies, collects and enters data for evaluation;
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence;
  • Conducts needs assessments and evaluations on program outcomes and services;
  • Works across cultural and ethnic/racial groups to identify strategies that address local needs, and facilitates community dialog to address unique regional cultural and ethnic perceptions and needs for mental health services and programs; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

Considerable experience in social work, community outreach, community health, mental health or education which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities also can be obtained by:

  • Four (4) years of experience in social work, community health, mental health or education, including responsibility for program development and implementation.
  • At least one (1) year of the qualifying experience must be in a mental health program area. 
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license.
  • All positions will require some weekends and evenings.
  • Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the application.
  • Considerable knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Thorough knowledge of: community organization and resources; diagnostic, counseling, and referral techniques; group dynamics; principles of supervision and case management; federal and state laws and ordinances applicable to the program area (grant specific); and the physiological and psychological impact of substance abuse or teenage pregnancy.
Working ability to: develop educational programs and evaluation plans; coordinate activities among various groups; plan and organize work of others; conduct classroom training or educational workshops; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and exercise sound judgment in counseling or treatment of clients.