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Diversity & Equity Coordinator for Local Govt. Behavioral Health Board

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Canton, OH
  • Expired: June 04, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Diversity & Equity Coordinator Would you like to build on your bachelor's degree while helping Stark County residents feel more equitably served by the behavioral health system? This position also collaborates with key systems such as criminal justice, education, and physical health on behalf of the individuals being served by the behavioral health system. We will train you on how to work with behavioral health provider organizations to infuse diversity and equity principles into practice!

If you have a bachelor's degree in a social service field such as social work or psychology, have some experience aligning multiple partners toward a common goal, the ability to provide trainings, have some knowledge of CLAS standards/cultural competency, and are interested in creating a more inclusive environment for people served by the behavioral health system, you are encouraged to apply. No formal Diversity & Equity certification is needed; that training will occur after hire. What we offer:StarkMHAR offers the more traditional "government" benefits that are appealing to many, and is also committed to recruiting, engaging and developing a diverse, high-quality staff.

Some, but not all of the many employee-friendly features of employment at StarkMHAR include: Health benefits beginning the 1st month after start date; enrollment in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS); vacation and sick leave accrual from employee's first day; several personal and paid holidays observed annually; year-round staff development opportunities; and educational assistance. In an effort to promote work/life balance and offer staff greater flexibility, most StarkMHAR positions are eligible for remote work and/or alternate work schedules.How we work: StarkMHAR collaborates and partners. We strive to be thought leaders and conveners of various community-based systems and professionals.

StarkMHAR promotes equity and inclusion. We engage with diverse partners to reflect consumer voice and community needs with cultural and linguistic competence.StarkMHAR innovates. We fund and promote evidence-informed practices and pilot projects which foster new models of service delivery.StarkMHAR employees act with integrity.

We are uncompromising in our ethical practices.StarkMHAR perseveres. We pursue our goals even when it is difficult. StarkMHAR believes in hope, wellness and recovery for everyone.

StarkMHAR is empowered by the State of Ohio to plan, develop, fund, manage and evaluate community-based mental health and addiction services. Federal, state and local funds are utilized to ensure mental health and addiction prevention, and treatment and recovery support services are available to individuals and families in Stark County.The successful candidate will: Be responsible for the System of Care Sustainability grant Cultural and Linguistic deliverables, and communication strategies, including outlined grant focus areas such as: training and technical assistance, cross-system organizational assessments, Social Marketing, Trauma-Informed Care, Data Collection, and youth and family engagement;Be responsible for developing a comprehensive, strategic work plan approved by the Resiliency Program Manager to assure that strategies related to CLC within the System of Care Strategic Plan are achieved;Collaborate with the SOC Family Engagement Coordinator to outreach diverse children, youth & young adults, and families of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as community organizations in targeted geographically underserved areas;Lead Stark County Cultural Competence meetings and committees and encourage attendance by diverse community members, and key system stakeholders;Build and maintain relationships with community and neighborhood-based organizations to enable StarkMHAR to expand the array of behavioral health services and supports;Maintain statewide representation on key Cultural and Linguistic Competence initiatives and committees;Act as a liaison to diverse family and community organizations to inform System of Care Committees as well as StarkMHAR leadership;Participate in community and stakeholder activities to promote continued partnership and collaboration with community organizations as related to grant projects and StarkMHAR initiatives; Strategically implement service strategies that improve access, quality, and utilization of service within culturally and underserved communities and populations in Stark County;Be responsible for providing suggestions on cultural adaptations for new and existing programming;Act as a change agent to implement CLC informed organizational policies and processes with StarkMHAR leadership, SOC systemic partners, and StarkMHAR funded providers;Collaborate with StarkMHAR Human Resources Director to: increase hiring and retention of diverse staff; ensure CLC legislative, mandates, and standards, including EEOC regulations are in compliance with The Office of Civil Rights; manage workforce development, and employee and consumer relations concerns regarding diversity matters;Work congenially and cooperatively with co-workers and the public;Complete other duties as assigned that support the operations of StarkMHAR. Who we are seeking:An individual with a bachelor's degree in social work, public health, psychology, sociology, communications or similar related field and a minimum of three years' experience in a community-focused agency is required.

Nonprofit/government and/or community-based mental health experience is preferred. Knowledge of the Enhanced CLAS (Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Services) standards and Cultural Competency in Health Care as well as knowledge and expertise of wraparound philosophy, system of care models, community-based bilingual counseling services is preferred. Fluency in both English and Spanish preferred.

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery


Canton, OH
44702 USA



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