The primary purpose of this position is to represent McAuley Health Center/UDM at community events (e.g. health fairs, school and community meetings, etc) and to provide community outreach to individuals least likely to pursue treatment for mental health and/or substance abuse, including but not limited to ethnic minorities (i.e., Latino, Arabic, African American), religious minorities (i.e., Muslim, Catholic), and socioeconomically impoverished individuals. The focus is on mental health and substance abuse.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Community Outreach a. Contact community organizations and places of worship to explore the potential of providing behavioral health and substance abuse educational programs on-site; b. Attend community events representing the MHC (e.g. health fairs, school meetings, etc); c. Target outreach to individuals least likely to pursue treatment for mental health and/or substance use; d. Collaborate with the interprofessional team to plan and implement quarterly education workshops in the community.
(2) Advocacy for Persons with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Issues a. Advocate for communities and individuals and serve as a liaison between clients
(3) Collaborate with the Interprofessional Team a. Attend and present at the quarterly case conferences.
(4) Other related duties as assigned.
A high school diploma or GED
Six months to two years Experience as a community organizer or advocate
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Strong advocate for the City of Detroit; •Strong verbal and written skills; •Excellent problem-solving skills; •Ability to drive; •Hours are Monday through Friday with occasional weekends, depending on when community events are held; •Days and hours worked are flexible and will be negotiated.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Salary/Pay Information: $15.00 per hour
Part-time, 20-24 hours per week.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a two year grant funded position.
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.