Wellness Liaison

Sun River Health Kew Gardens, NY
community health mental mental health clinic engagement meetings faith training health issues materials behavioral health insurance
December 30, 2022
Sun River Health
Kew Gardens, NY
FULL_TIME

Sun River Health provides the highest quality of comprehensive primary, preventative and behavioral health services to all who seek it, regardless of insurance status and ability to pay, especially for the underserved and vulnerable. Sun River Health is a Federally Qualified, Non-Profit Health Center serving communities in Suffolk, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia and Westchester County. Sun River Health is currently seeking a full-time Community Liaison to support our Queens Health Home site.


The Sun River Health Article 31 mental health clinic is a clinic identified by DOHMH as a high need area. As such, it has been selected to participate in the CONNECT Demonstration Project to provide rapid access to services and a more flexible and holistic approach to mental health that is more engaged with the community and the whole person outside the clinic walls and beyond the traditional doctor/therapist-patient interaction. The overarching goals of CONNECT is to improve the quality of life of the people served as demonstrated by progress towards recovery goals and informed by process metrics related to improved access, engagement is clinical and non-clinical serviced (e.g. housing, food security, successful re-entry, etc.) and reduced mental health emergency, inpatient and mobile crisis utilization.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:



  • Help to define main community players, including but not limited to CBOs, schools, faith-based organizations, individual citizens.

  • Design a strategy to engage community members in a meaningful way. Together with clinic representatives and community members will participate in the identification of priorities and create solutions to mental health related community problems

  • Collaborates on a regular basis with community members, community-based organizations, community boards, faith-based and other community leaders for the purpose of building effective communication, enhancing relationships, and collecting information

  • Regularly attends and represents the agency at community meetings and other events as it relates to community concerns (this includes meetings on nights and weekends)

  • Schedule and coordinate communications-, training, outreach, and community engagement-related meetings

  • Gather community input on ongoing basis on critical mental health issues, new needs, and gaps to address critical mental health issues

  • Synthesizes information and feedback from and to the community and brings it to the appropriate forums to inform policy and program development and implementation

  • Utilizes internet, technology, social media and publications to research issues affecting the community Analyzes data and complex information to prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports, correspondence, records and other written materials

  • Disseminate training, outreach, and other community engagement materials to community members and stakeholders

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualification Requirement:



  • Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or

  • High school diploma or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above


Hourly Rate: $21.50-$23.50/ hour


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