The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is seeking a Youth Outreach Specialist to perform administrative and operational duties in support of Bay Area Headspace pilot sites based within the departments Community Partnerships Team and affiliated Center for Youth Mental Health & Well-being. Headspace is a critical first step toward developing a national youth model for public mental health. It is an initiative which seeks to provide early intervention services for individuals ages 12-25 as well as increase access to mental health support and provide youth and adolescents a comfortable space with wraparound services including school support and web-based connectivity.
The Youth Outreach Specialist will contribute to the development of the local youth advisory board and overall youth outreach strategy for both Bay Area Headspace pilot sites. The Youth Outreach Specialist will need to be able to form partnerships with youth servicing agencies within Santa Clara County in order to understand the youth demographic and ensure its diversity is appropriately reflected on the advisory board and in the marketing strategy; collaboratively develop a peer support component to service delivery and establish a pipeline for continued youth involvement at an advisory level.
The Youth Outreach Specialist will be involved in the development of the initial messaging and marketing campaign for Bay Area Headspace to include naming, branding, marketing strategies and a social media plan. The Youth Outreach Specialist will work with the youth advisory board and pilot implementation team to incorporate focus group results into development of the Headspace center look and feel and all marketing, outreach and peer support strategies. In addition, it would be expected that the Youth Outreach Specialist contribute to and help implement innovative best practice initiatives based on the needs of young people in relation to mental health issues.
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MA/MS in social science field, educational counseling or MSW
Experience working with adolescents and young adults in a mental health or health related field
Strong Community engagement skills
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders including adolescents, family members and health professionals from other agencies
Prior experience with social media as a communication tool
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with human study participants.
Developing supervisory skills.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
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May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.
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