Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.
At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:
We are all Project Harmony: Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.
We bring our best everyday: Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.
When it comes to children, we don’t compromise: Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.
If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you. We are seeking an experienced and committed Mental Health Coordinator to join our dynamic and innovative organization. This position will work to help children and families access mental health services. The Mental Health Coordinator cultivates referrals, gathers intake information, facilitates mental health and social services for children and families, engages children and families in mental health services and engages partnering providers. The Mental Health Coordinator works with families to remove barriers to mental health services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Obtain referrals from schools and other referral sources.
- Complete necessary intake documentation to include demographic information, financial information and basic biopsychosocial information.
- Enter information into client management system.
- Match children and families to the appropriate network provider.
- Administer screening and assessment measures.
- Meet with school officials to establish Connections services in schools and maintain a relationship to address issues as they arise.
- Meet with families and/or providers to facilitate client engagement and to address problems and resolutions as needed.
- Identify strengths and/or concerns and provide program resources and/or community referrals.
- Follow-up on referrals to ensure safe and appropriate services/treatment and to identify any additional needs.
- Maintain and generate necessary reports and paperwork in a timely manner.
- Maintain communication with providers for case monitoring, problem identification and resolution.
- Work with colleagues to update and modify procedures to ensure program effectiveness.
- Participate in designated program and agency-related meetings on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Training:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or related field required but will consider degree in progress.
- Certification in Social Work preferred (BSW). Equivalent education and experience will be considered.
- Spanish-speaking applicants encouraged to apply.
- Minimum of two years of social work, evidence-based practices, crisis management and/or trauma-informed care experience.
- Familiarity with all aspects of the Omaha mental health and/or child welfare service system and operation.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge, training and experience in a mental health or closely related child/family program setting.
- Crisis intervention skills.
- Family engagement skills.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
- Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Access.
- Ability to relate well to a wide variety of individuals, including referral sources, providers, family members, children, etc.
- Excellent organization, time management and decision-making skills.
- High level of initiative and energy.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Good problem solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
- Knowledge of child welfare and mental health community providers.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours.
- Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
- Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
- Position may involve some travel, primarily within the state.