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Working at Mental Health America of San Diego County is a great opportunity to be involved in work that impacts the community positively. With great benefits, a great work environment and culture, and professional opportunities, working at Mental Health America is a way to make a change in underserved communities throughout San Diego County.

Community Health Worker

POSITION TITLE:  Community Health Worker

SALARY:                  Full-time exempt, salary range $42,000– $45,000 and mileage reimbursement. 

BENEFITS:               Medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, Aflac Supplemental, Flexible Spending Account, CalSavers Retirement Savings Program. Paid time off and paid holidays.


DEPARTMENT:      Community Health Worker Program

REPORTS TO:         Community Health Worker Program Manager

Position Summary:  Provides education and support to referred individuals for community health services. CHW will meet with clients and provide health education, trauma, and emotional health.  Meet with clients in their homes or other designated sights to ensure client is leaning and practicing healthy living.  Staff have lived experience and extensive knowledge of diverse communities and how to engage them in healthy living practices.

Essential Functions:

  • Community Health Worker will work with assigned referrals and begin the health education and literacy services.

  • Conducting health education, screening and assessment, resource linkage and address emotional wellness needs.  

  • Assist in developing program materials to educate community related to health messaging and self-care.

  • Meet with clients one-on-one in 30-minute increments or 1 hour per day.

  • Provide group health education classes and support.

  • Provide health materials to each client and develop a health plan with health goals.

  • Support individuals in getting to medical sites or assist them in making an appointment for services.

  • Make referrals to community resources and teach individuals how to access needed resources.

  • Attend all operational and collaborative meetings.

  • Complete and obtain Community Health Worker Training Certification within 18 months.

  • Appropriate coordination of contacts with other public and private organizations and individuals, as necessary to effectively serve clients (e.g., progress reports to referral sources, client referrals to other agencies).

  • Understand how to appropriately engage and address crisis encounters.

  • Participation in special projects and activities as related to program.

  • Participation and assistance in implementing program components.

  • Ensure all Medi-Cal documentation is completed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience engaging and educating the community in health-related matters and in providing services.

  • Knowledge of social services networks and providers as well as potential funding sources.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to establish rapport and work with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural individuals and community groups.

  • Computer literate: Microsoft office suite including, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Background Check will be conducted.

  • Must have current CA Driver License and current car insurance. Must utilize own transportation for fieldwork.

Employment with MHASD is on an “At Will” basis. MHASD Complies with all Federal, State, and Local Law.

Send Resume through Apply Now button below. Please add "Resume for Community Health Worker" in the subject line of the email.

Crisis Intervention On-Call Worker

POSITION TITLE:    Building Healthy Families/FURS Crisis Intervention On-Call Worker

SALARY:                   $200 a shift - On call Position (Independent Contractor)

REPORTS TO:           Program Manager

DEPARTMENT:        Building Healthy Families/ Family Urgent Response System

Work Schedule:          Monday - Friday, 7:00pm-7:00am. Available shifts will be put out on monthly calendars for Interventionists to choose from.

Program Overview:    BHF Program is a Child Welfare, crisis intervention program designed to provide a coordinated, comprehensive, 24/7 Family Urgent Response System. This program will provide trauma informed, strength-based, culturally competent, gender-responsive crisis intervention and case management services to youth in foster care/probation or former foster youth and their caregivers.

Building Healthy Families/ FURS Interventionist Responsibilities:

  • Address and answer assigned urgent calls within 60 minutes.

  • Begin to de-escalate the existing crisis.

  • Assist in addressing youth/family immediate needs and provide crisis support.

  • Provide referral and resource information.

  • Attend trainings and workshops.

  • Complete all required documentation and reports.

  • Meet with program manager as required.


  • Experience working with at-risk youth.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling preferred.

  • Ability to engage with families and youth.

  • Detail oriented and compliance with required documentation.

  • Knowledge and ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

  • Computer literate: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Background check will be conducted.

  • Must have a current CA Driver License and current car insurance.

Mental Health America of San Diego County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with MHASDC is on an "At Will" basis. MHASDC Complies with all Federal, State, and Local Law.

Send Resume through Apply Now button below. Please add "Resume for Crisis Intervention On-Call Worker" in the subject line of the email.

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