Position I

Position: DFC Project Coordinator

Closing date: Open Until Filled

By Midwest Asian Health Association-Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Who We Are

Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce health disparities for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) through culturally sensitive and language appropriate community health programs. MAHA is seeking a coordinator for its newly established coalition of the Substance Abuse Prevention Program. The coalition’s mission is to strengthen collaborations among community partners for reducing substance use among the Asian and Latino youth in the McKinley Park of Chicago.

Job Summary:

The project Coordinator supports the decisions at McK-UDOS Coalition in Chicago Illinois, by working with coalition volunteer members, youth leaders, and other community stakeholders to ensure that the activities set out in the Coalition Action Plan are completed per the documented timeframe. This position aids the Coalition in accomplishing its goals by overseeing members’ work, monitoring subcommittee progress through measuring progress and documenting evaluation procedures and outcomes. The Project Coordinator is highly visible in the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate Coalition and Drug Free Communities (DFC) project activities
  • Implement the action plan and strategic plan for substance abuse (Marihuana use and underage drinking)
  • Develop and implement social marketing campaign(s)
  • Organize and facilitate special meetings and Coalition events within the community
  • Prepare and facilitate bi-monthly coalition meetings
  • Regularly check local media for stories related to alcohol and other drug issues, and draft responses
  • Create and release press releases/media alerts for monthly Coalition meetings, grant announcements, and other events, issue press releases on awareness topics
  • Notify coalition members on upcoming trainings, activities, and events related to underage substance abuse and environmental prevention strategies
  • Communicate policies, initiatives, and mission of the Coalition to the community
  • Recruit new coalition members and volunteers
  • Project evaluation and report to the DFC grant
  • Collect member and volunteer information and maintain Constant Contact database
  • Maintain files related to Coalition and committee meetings for reporting purposes
  • Any other administrative and clerical duties as they arise

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of substance use/abuse and environmental prevention strategies
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Programs including word, Excel and Power Point

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred (required)
  • Experience working with adolescents and families
  • Experience working with community stakeholders
  • Certified prevention specialist (or in process) preferred

Interested applicants should email resume and cover letters to Hong Liu, Executive Director at hongliu@maha-us.org

Position II

Position: Behavioral Health Program Manager (Full Time)

Closing date: Open Until Filled

LCSW, LCPC, or LMFT License Required

Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce health disparities for medically underserved populations through culturally sensitive and language appropriate community health programs.  MAHA’s newly established Community Mental Health Center (Rule 132) has a job opening for a full time Behavioral Health Program Manager

Position Location: 230 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616

Job Description Overview

The Behavioral Health Program Manager will be responsible for program coordination and clinical oversight of the Community Mental Health Clinic, Smart Match Employment Program, and Substance Abuse Prevention Program at Midwest Asian Health Association. For descriptions of each program, please visit http://maha-us.org/services.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, and in collaboration with other staff, the Manager will handle administrative, clinical, and programmatic responsibilities related to all behavioral health programs, as specified below and as assigned by the Executive Director. Tasks include but are not limited to: mental health therapy, case management, supervision, program administrative work, documentation, marketing, outreach, and other program responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supervise staff of mental health counselors, employment specialists, substance abuse program staff, and other support staff as assigned
  • Provide weekly clinical supervision to mental health counselors with caseload of predominantly low income Asian immigrants
  • Run program meetings to ensure implementation of standardized workflows to increase staff productivity and improve client experience
  • Provide percentage of direct patient care services to individuals and/or child, adolescent, and family clients, including taking lead on high needs cases as determined appropriate, and maintain client charts in compliance with Medicaid Rule 132
  • Develop and implement marketing and outreach plan, including networking with local schools and community service providers to increase capacity of behavioral health programs
  • Generate and prepare biweekly reports for Executive Director to measure, analyze, and report on established metrics
  • Recruit and hire staff as needed; conduct ongoing performance management of staff, including probationary and annual performance evaluations
  • Provide oversight of EHR (electronic health record) system, train staff on EHR usage, and maintain compliance with Medicaid Rule 132 and HIPAA
  • Participate in budget discussions and provides data to support budgetary decisions regarding behavioral health programs
  • Develops and reviews policies related to program operation, including client scheduling, client registration, eligibility screening, billing
  • Oversea the operation of the Substance Abuse Program and the Smart Match Employment Program in coordination with the Mental Health Program
  • Provide staff recruitment, supervision and evaluation
  • Develop, support, and maintain a multi-sector Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • Work with SAMHSA and DHS for program communication and compliance
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years mental health management experience working with adults and child and adolescent clients in community mental health settings
  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical supervisory experience
  • Current active and unrestricted LCSW and LCPC or LMFT eligible to practice in the state of Illinois
  • Master’s Degree in a mental health field such as psychology, social work, or counseling

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of individual and/or group psychotherapeutic treatment modalities and techniques with specific focus on Asian populations
  • Experience with electronic medical records and quality improvement initiatives
  • Direct knowledge of insurance and Medicaid billing policies, procedures, and codes (CPT, ICD-10, DMS-V); Medicaid Rule 132; Medicaid Managed Care Organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, establish, and deal with priorities promptly
  • Highly motivational communication skills
  • Must be eligible and able to obtain a fingerprint card and background check prior to hire
  • Bilingual in one of the following languages preferred but not required: English/Mandarin Chinese, English/Cantonese, English/Spanish

Other Requirements

The Manager is expected to use his/her own automobile on the job and to maintain his/her own bodily injury/liability insurance.
It is also possible that work hours may be staggered in order to provide coverage for certain clients.

Qualified and interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter with a salary history to:

Amy Wu, LMFT
Clinical Consultant
Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA)
230 W. Cermak, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL 60616
amywu@maha-us.org