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Community Liaison-Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Company: Merakey
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team?At Merakey, we put heart and soul into everything we do.We are seeking a Community Liaison to join our BHUCC Urgent Care team at our Philadelphia, PA location.We are a mental health urgent care/walk-in center for adults in need of same-day care that is not an emergency in Philadelphia. We serve individuals experiencing emotional distress, mental health concerns, and/or substance use concerns. Individuals will participate in triage, resolution-focused services, and aftercare planning to prepare for long-term recovery and connection to ongoing care. We serve individuals regardless of income or insurance status. Our services do not replace the need for ongoing mental health care; rather, we aim to reduce avoidable visits to crisis centers and emergency rooms by helping people get the care they need when they need it.The Community Liaison plays a pivotal role in engaging with the local community to provide support and resources to individuals, families, and community stakeholders experiencing behavioral health urgent care needs.Attends outreach and engagement events, provides benefit enrollment assistance, conducts outreach calls,makes referrals and linkages, and provides caring follow-up contact to individuals with general inquiries about the BHUCC.Collaborates with community organizations, local agencies, and BHUCC staff to ensure that those in need receive education and resources within the BHUCC.Earn $25.20 / hour.BenefitsMerakey offers medical, dental - vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans and more!DailyPayWork/Life BalanceFlexible SchedulesCell Phone Discount PlansEmployee Referral BonusesTuition MembershipAbout MerakeyMerakey is a non-profit provider of developmental, behavioral health, and education services. More than 8,000 employees provide support to nearly 40,000 individuals and families throughout 12 states across the country each year. Click here to watch a video about Merakey.Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Merakey welcomes all Veterans to apply!Requirements:The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field; or other combination of education and experience acceptable to perform job duties.Bilingual English/Spanish speaking capacity preferred.Experience/knowledge of mental health challenges (personal or professional) and possess teaching skills or related training experience.Experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above.Experience in instruction of adult populations, the ability to effectively facilitate diverse groups, and the competency/flexibility to create and maintain a positive learning environment.Good person-to-person engagement and relationship building skills.Familiarity with local resources.Enthusiasm to reduce the negative attitudes/discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction disorders.Experience working in neighborhoods or with communities experiencing health inequities.Able to work 10 am -6 pm, flexibility for community eventsby Jobble

Keywords: Merakey, Philadelphia , Community Liaison-Behavioral Health Urgent Care, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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