Job announcement: consumer advocate liaison position
Type: full-time, non-exempt
location: sacramento, ca
Deadline to apply: October 30, 2020
Cal Voices is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Consumer Advocate Liaison. This position reports directly to Cal Voices’ Executive Director and is embedded within Sacramento County’s Division of Behavioral Health.
As such, the Consumer Advocate/Liaison occupies a unique role that requires highly specialized knowledge and skills, including the ability to work independently while maintaining close ties to Cal Voices’ organizational leadership.
The Consumer Advocate Liaison represents and advocates for the interests and concerns of consumers from multicultural backgrounds accessing public mental health services in Sacramento County. The position supports Sacramento County program development and provides a bridge, voice, and representation on behalf of the Division of Behavioral Health in community settings in existing and new initiatives.
Knowledge of concepts of wellness, recovery, peer support, cultural and linguistic competence, public mental health systems, and the Mental Health Services Act are essential characteristics of this position.
Applicants must have personal lived experience of recovery from a mental health challenge. Individuals with experience receiving public mental health services in any California county, who are bilingual/bicultural, and/or members of underserved groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities; LGBTQ community members, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.
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