The MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR is responsible for the development and provision of educational programs and mental health activities to youth, patrons, and newcomers (including refugees) in Islam Care Centre's not-for-profit space and other partnering community based not-for-profit organizations. He or she is also responsible for recruiting, and training a youth peer education volunteer group and coordinates all aspects of the internally developed Mental Health Support Program (MHSP a.k.a Care Circles). He or she will plan and implement orientation and training on mental health awareness, suicide prevention, peer and community development strategies, as well as education and life/career choices workshops aimed at marginalized and at-risk youth, and/or youth from a visible minority community, as well as adults from minority populations including newcomers and refugees.
The programs and activities must also target and include in it's plans and outreach strategy risk reduction and crime prevention activities and discussions for at-risk youth and newcomers. He or she responds to the education needs of the region by acting as informational resource for agencies in the area regarding issues involving mental health, education strategies, and community and peer development. He or she files reports, records and programs in a timely manner. He or she will work closely with volunteer and staff counselors and social workers and keeps director informed. He or she maintains and updates education programs as necessary. He or she develops and maintains external contacts with professionals, organizations, and community agencies to promote and enhance their relationship with Islam Care Centre including ICC partners and members.
The student must adhere to Health and Safety standards including:
- Ensure a healthy and safe environment, supervising members in program area.
- Manage assigned program area and ensure a productive work environment, maintaining an inventory of all program equipment and supplies in good order. Recommend requisitions, as necessary; controlling expenditures against supply budget.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Some college or suitable combination of education and experience Masters level of university is considered as asset. Knowledge of youth development and mental health issues. Ability to motivate youth, community members and volunteers. Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff. Ability to deal with the general public. Ability to plan and implement quality programs. Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment. Excellent organizational and administrative skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks. Knowledge of event planning and implementation is an asset. Familiarity with the operation of not-for-profit organizations is an asset. Self-starter and ability to work independently. Computer skills with Microsoft Office, email, Internet and web-based technology. Familiarity and experience working with marginalized and at-risk youth, and/or youth from a visible minority community. Bilingualism is an asset and required for some positions. language skills: Excellent grasp of verbal and written English is a must, while French is a primary asset speaking Arabic,Urdu, Hindi, Somali, Dari, or Farsi are also secondary assets.