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MHA of Greater Houston is an equal opportunity employer celebrating diversity representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Available Positions

Professional Development Specialist

Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is seeking a Professional Development Specialist responsible for facilitating and coordinating all training efforts of the Center for School Behavioral Health program, including management of the Emotional Backpack Project.

The Center for School Behavioral Health at MHA of Greater Houston serves as a living laboratory for incubating innovative, costeffective, and replicable best practices to improve the prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral health issues in students.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Administer and expand the Centers professional development program; facilitate children’s and adult (educator and parent) mental and behavioral health educational presentations and trainings, including social emotional learning curricula, and state and national evidencebased trainings.
  • Develop training materials, curricula, and presentations, as well as research and improve existing materials, in conjunction with the training manager. Establish ongoing review of training curricula for quality and relevance; utilize appropriate facilitation and presentation skills for both virtual, ondemand, and inperson delivery and incorporate the needs of those with diverse learning styles.
  • Manage the Emotional Backpack Program by hosting exploratory meetings and building organizational and community relationships to promote the Centers professional development program; scheduling trainings; assisting with registration and attendee confirmation; ensuring the evaluation component is completed for all trainings and presentations; coordinate facilitator observation and coaching to ensure training fidelity and quality improvement.
  • Seek and utilize knowledge of current mental and behavioral health trends, programs, and needs in the school behavioral health and childrens mental health fields to inform the Centers strategic plan and programmatic work.
  • Prepare content and use visual representations to write and contribute to publications, articles, and other written formats.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance on MultiTiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and policies and practices to districts, campuses, and organizations as needed, i.e., teacher prep programs, alternative learning programs.
  • Promote, coordinate and facilitate the Centers Learning Community and assist with the CSBH Collaborative and planning the Annual Conference.
  • Participate and work collaboratively to plan additional events and programs in the community, such as film screenings, panel discussions, etc., as needed and represent the Center at local, regional, and national events, conferences, media interviews, and other functions as requested.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure all trainings and meetings are coordinated seamlessly and to ensure quality and success of Center programming and events.
  • Prepare and assist with the preparation of internal and external reports i.e., productivity and grant reports for programmatic areas.
  • Perform other duties needed to help drive the vision and fulfill the mission of the organization.

Qualifications for Position

Master’s degree in education, social work, psychology, communications or Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in a related field. Minimum 24 years program management or related experience. Experience developing and implementing trainings and/or professional development for adults. Previous experience working in school, academic, or professional development setting preferred. Bilingual abilities in English/Spanish preferred

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a positive, professional manner in the community and to build and maintain professional relationships in the community.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, high degree of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Understanding of student mental health issues.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Command of Microsoft Office applications and usage of a database.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to careers@mhahouston.org with the word Specialist” in subject line.

MHA of Greater Houston is an equal opportunity employer celebrating diversity representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Veterans Treatment Court Peer Services Coordinator

Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is seeking a Veterans Treatment Court Peer Services Coordinator to implement peer mentoring and wellness programming for Veterans Treatment Court participants in the Greater Houston Region, including serving as the Assistant Peer Services Coordinator for the Military Veteran Peer Network in Harris County. This position is classified as a hybrid position, with a primary work location at Combined Arms Veteran Transition Center.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following

  1. Coordinate peer mentoring and wellness programming for area Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) (e.g., Harris County VTCs, Galveston County VTC). Collaborate with VTC staff to support participants of these jail-diversion programs in their successful program completion and recovery.
  1. Serve as the Assistant Peer Services Coordinator (APSC) for the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) in Harris County, with a focus on serving justice-involved veterans in the VTCs and their family members.
  1. Collaborate with the Peer Services Coordinator (PSC) to ensure high quality service and fulfillment of contractual obligations for MVPN. Work with the PSC to prepare accurate and timely quarterly reports as required for MVPN.
  1. Collect accurate data and submit reports to VBH Coordinator and other agency staff as required.
  1. Participate in required regional and statewide meetings led by the Texas Veterans Commission and MVPN.
  1. Recruit, train, retain, assign, and monitor veteran volunteers to provide peer mentoring in the Veterans Treatment Engage in essential and open communication to support the growth, development, and retention of peer volunteers.
  1. Plan and coordinate events and activities such as mentor/mentee wellness events and volunteer appreciation events. Conduct monthly meetings with for VTC participants.
  1. Organize and participate in community outreach efforts to educate the broader community about topics such as veterans’ behavioral health, Veterans Treatment Courts, and effective peer mentoring.
  1. Coordinate and/or provide presentations and trainings on topics related to veterans’ behavioral health.
  1. Maintain accurate and up-to-date data regarding volunteers’ service and program participants’ progress, as well as other metrics as necessitated by the program. Collaborate with the agency’s Evaluation Specialist to ensure data availability and accuracy for evaluation and reporting purposes.
  1. Work with the agency’s Operations Manager and other staff to ensure appropriate safekeeping and confidentiality of client records.
  1. Work collaboratively with other Veterans Behavioral Health staff to ensure cohesion across program components; Fulfill other duties as assigned to meet the deliverables of the program.
  1. Perform other duties needed to help drive the vision and fulfill the mission of the organization.

Qualifications for Position

The highly preferred candidate is veteran or a veteran family member with a Bachelors’ degree. Prior experience working in programs focused on veteran wellness or justice-involved populations is highly desired. Experience managing volunteers a plus.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of Greater Houston community, veteran resources, and service organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to represent the organization in a positive and professional manner with community partners and program participants
  • Ability to work with minimum oversight and utilize sound judgment in client-facing environments
  • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation ability
  • Experience maintaining reporting data in an accurate and timely fashion; highly organized
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including volunteer management experience
  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Windows, and video conferencing platforms is essential
  • Must be able to travel throughout the Greater Houston Region, including Galveston County

Send cover letter and resume to careers@mhahouston.org with the word “Veteran” in subject line. 

MHA of Greater Houston is an equal opportunity employer celebrating diversity representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Program Coordinator, Integrated Health Care

Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is seeking a Program Coordinator to provide specialized programmatic, project, and administrative support to stakeholders for programs and projects as part of the Integrated Health Care Initiative. Learn more about the Initiative by visiting mhahouston.org.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide overall support in planning, development, and coordination of program and project activities.
  • Provide real-time scheduling support by booking appointments and preventing
  • Coordinate the planning, logistics, and implementation of meetings, events, and presentations, including registration, preparation of supplies and materials, and securing meeting
  • Coordinate information from all electronic registration platforms and provide real-time support to participants enrolled in trainings, learning sessions, and other events. Provide support to experts presenters to help make the learning environment positive, productive, and
  • Maintain program-specific contact lists. Regularly update lists based on new Integrated Health Care Initiative participants and contacts that are no longer
  • Facilitate and engage connections and communications among partners, other public/private organizations, and community
  • Communicate with program partners in the coordination of
  • Compose and edit correspondence and presentations, preparing meeting agendas, minutes, and other materials. Be available to team members to provide support in editing and proofreading any material that is presented to external
  • Recruit and enroll professionals in programs and learning opportunities offered by the Integrated Health Care Initiative, including, but not limited to, Breakthrough Series Collaborative, Project ECHO, Reach Institute, and Behavioral Health Consultant
  • Assists in recruiting faculty instructors and students for the Behavioral Health Consultant Certificate Course and other workforce development activities; processes student enrollments; resolves technical issues; and provides technical assistance to faculty as
  • Responsible for data collection and progress toward program objectives associated with the Behavioral Health Consultant Certificate Course and compilation of all relevant reporting requirements.
  • Perform other duties needed to help drive the vision and fulfill the mission of the

Qualifications for this position.

This position requires a highly motivated self-starter with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years’ experience in supporting mid- to high-level managers. Skills include an exceptional level of organization; high degree of attention to detail and accuracy; resilience and adaptability a must.

Send cover letter and resume to careers@mhahouston.org with the word “Coordinator” in subject line.

MHA of Greater Houston is an equal opportunity employer celebrating diversity representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Volunteer Positions

MVPN Community Outreach Team (Veterans Only)

A Community Outreach Team Volunteer lets the Houston/Harris County area know about MVPN and the services we can provide. The responsibilities include flyer distribution, presentations and events. Learn more about becoming a Community Outreach Team Volunteer. This is not a paid position.

How to Apply: Contact Christy Chatham at CChatham@mhahouston.org.

Court Peer Mentor – Veterans Treatment Court (Veterans Only)

A Volunteer Court Peer Mentor serves as a coach, a guide, a role model, and an advocate for the individuals in which he/she is working. A mentor encourages, guides and supports the mentee as they progress through the court process. Learn more about becoming a Volunteer Court Peer Mentor. This is not a paid position.

How to Apply: Contact Christy Chatham at CChatham@mhahouston.org.

Veteran Peer Mentor (Veterans Only)

A Veteran Peer Mentor serves as an advocate for a Veteran who may be transitioning into civilian life or simply needs support and encouragement. Our mentors decide how much time they are able to devote to a mentee and in what type of setting such as one-on-one, group or social settings. Learn more about becoming a Veteran Peer Mentor. This is not a paid position.

How to Apply: Contact Christy Chatham at CChatham@mhahouston.org.