American Sign Language Outreach Specialist *


Part-time (20-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Supervisor. Responsible for:  Providing Mental Health Promotion to allied community health and social service providers, caregivers, groups and/or individuals in order to enhance/expand their knowledge and skills in the mental health field.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans, develops and implements Mental Health Promotional Programs for allied community health and social service providers, caregivers, groups and/or individuals, including:
    • Presentations to enhance and/or expand the community's mental health knowledge and skills related to the community-at-large or special population groups.
    • Mental health consultations with the goal of helping to prevent the onset of mental health issues.
    • Educational workshops on mental health issues and the availability and use of mental health services.
  • Plans for and provides Community Client Services to allied community health and social service providers, caregivers, groups and/or individuals, including:
    • Developing, coordinating and implementing outreach and engagement strategies such as attending community events and fairs to promote the offered program services and to generate referrals.
    • Developing and maintaining contact with community stakeholders to help address the mental health needs of the populations they serve, such as school personnel, residential care providers/staff, criminal justice system personnel or the clergy.
    • Providing and coordinating the provision of linkage services to appropriate resources in the community, i.e. health, mental health, social services, etc.
  • Completes and submits Site Delivery Applications to the organizational facilitators at district offices as assigned by program supervisor to ensure school site services.
  • Works collaboratively with program supervisor to outreach and establish new partnerships with community organizations, schools, etc. to generate new referral sources.
  • Manages social media for Deaf Services program

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • AA degree with six (6) years of related work experience; or, Bachelor's degree in social services, psychology or related area, and four (4) years of related work experience, required.
  • MFTI or ACSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration preferred.
  • LMFT or LCSW highly preferred
  • Bilingual American Sign Language (ASL) Required
  • Strong working knowledge of the resources for mental health in the communities served by Five Acres.
  • Experience with social media
  • Very effective and persuasive verbal communication skills including developing and implementing education programs and other presentations for large groups. 
  • Previous work experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. 
  • Working knowledge of the family patterns, child-rearing practices, special needs, traditions and values of the ethnic and cultural groups served by the program.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multicultural work group.
  • Working knowledge of the methods involved in organizing recreation activities. 
  • Ability to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system.
  • Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
  • Availability of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use for all Agency business, if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety standards when transporting children. 
Location: Pasadena, CA