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Mental Health Coordinator

The Nebraska Alliance is seeking a full-time licensed mental health provider as our Mental Health Coordinator. The Mental Health Coordinator will lead a new project at the Nebraska Alliance focused on ensuring that children and families served across Nebraska at our accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC) members have timely access to quality mental health care they need.

This position will be responsible for conducting an analysis of current mental health care options open to CAC clients, coordinating efforts to improve access to quality mental health care, and building a statewide tele-mental health network of experienced clinicians prepared to provide support to children and families experiencing child abuse and violence. The position may also provide direct mental health care.

Mental Health Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Direct Nebraska Alliance efforts to improve access to mental health care for CAC clients across Nebraska.
  • Lead and coordinate efforts to assess the current availability of mental health services for CAC clients and identify areas for growth and action.
  • Develop and implement a plan to create a statewide telemental health network for CAC clients.
  • Collaborate with other mental health clinicians and networks statewide and participate and build key mental health partnerships.
  • Provide and coordinate professional development and training opportunities for mental health staff who partner with local CACs.
  • Provide direct individual therapy or group therapy via telemental health as needed.
  • Provide targeted technical assistance and training to local CACs and their partner agencies on key mental health topics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Is a licensed mental health professional (LMHP/LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska or able to obtain the qualification prior to start date.
  • Has experience providing mental health care via telehealth and strongly believes that telehealth can be an effective way to improve access to mental health care.
  • Is comfortable organizing, coaching, and guiding other mental health professionals.
  • Has experience and passion for providing mental health care to children and families experiencing abuse and violence. Certification in an evidence-based modality for addressing trauma strongly preferred (e.g. – TF-CBT; EMDR).
  • Able to work independently with a successful track record of taking a concept from idea to implementation, finding alternate paths when needed to achieve the overall goal.
  • Understands the connection between system and program policies and client experience, with an ability to navigate both the individual and systemic.
  • Has experience with and enthusiasm for collaboration and teamwork with diverse people across different organizations.
  • Feels comfortable working with diverse children and families. Bilingual/ability to provide therapy in Spanish is a plus.
  • Feels comfortable with technology and working in a virtual space, including experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Zoom.

Pay and Benefits
The salary range for this full-time, exempt position with a pay range starting at $60,000. The exact salary will depend on experience.

The Nebraska Alliance offers a health reimbursement account (in place of offering health insurance) and a 403(b)-retirement account with employer match. The Nebraska Alliance has 13 paid holidays a year, offers 1.5 days of PTO per month in the first year of employment, offers six weeks of paid family and medical leave in qualifying circumstances and offers an employee assistance program.

About the Nebraska Alliance
The Nebraska Alliance is a growing non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Nebraska’s response to child abuse.  We are the nationally-accredited membership organization, or state chapter organization, for child advocacy centers (CACs) in Nebraska. Our team supports our CAC members and their partners by providing training, technical assistance, and capacity building, creating statewide partnerships, and leading advocacy efforts.

The Nebraska Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, disability, medical condition, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, veteran status, or age.

Our core values are:

  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with diverse people, organizations, and systems to make a difference for children and families.
  • Commitment: We care deeply about our work. We go above and beyond for child advocacy centers and the children and families they serve.
  • Leadership: We ask key questions and take on critical, statewide initiatives. We find solutions to challenges and inspire others to take action.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We have a sense of responsibility to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to be held accountable. This statement will serve as our guidepost for our active commitment and a reminder that inclusion is an act. We work with children from diverse experiences and acknowledge we can’t be effective in our mission to support them if we don’t truly understand their needs.

Survivor Inclusion Statement
The Nebraska Alliance commits to purposefully centering survivors and their families in our work. We make the most impact when we intentionally partner with survivors and allow them to lead and drive our work through their lived experience. We welcome and value their voices and input across all areas of our mission.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and resume to Ivy Svoboda, Executive Director at admin@nebraskacacs.com by January 21, 2021. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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