Military Outreach Coordinator
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work, public health, public administration (or related field); Master’s preferred; or equivalent combination of education and direct military experience. Lived experience with military culture, active service, and the needs of the service members, veterans, and family members (SMVF). Three years of experience in developing plans, goals, resources, and managing strategies and programs. Ability to work without direct supervision and must be self-motivated; Good team building and interpersonal skills, computer skills, and the ability to speak to groups. Must have excellent organizational skills. Must have the ability to advocate for others and to communicate with people from all economic, racial, and educational backgrounds and people in high-level management, elected, and judicial appointed positions. Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Record must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.
The Chesterfield Community Services Board (CSB) is seeking to fill a unique and exciting position! We are currently hiring for a Military Outreach Coordinator (MOC) that will help the department of Mental Health Support Services enhance our service delivery to service members, veterans, and families (SMVF) by integrating efforts across our various teams, expanding our outreach into the community, and providing consultation, guidance, and training to staff throughout our CSB programs. The MOC should be an individual with lived experience in military culture/active service and should have considerable knowledge of the needs of SMVF individuals and the resources available to meet those needs. The MOC will have direct contact with individuals served by our department and will offer support and guidance to those individuals and the other direct care providers serving them. The MOC will have the opportunity to serve on Chesterfield’s developing Veterans Treatment Court implementation team and will act as the Treatment Coordinator for that program. In addition, the MOC will provide consultation and training throughout the department to enhance the knowledge of all staff around military culture and the needs of SMVF clients. The MOC will serve as a co-facilitator of Chesterfield’s Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program that provides first responders in our community with in-depth training about the needs of individuals with behavioral health challenges. The MOC will represent our agency through multiple public-speaking opportunities and on appropriate local, regional, and state committees and task forces. Representation at provider fairs and presentations at community events will also help raise awareness of the relevant services within our department. Also, the MOC will collaborate with key partners in the SMVF network to build relationships, partnerships, and referral sources for staff and individuals served. (These may include our regional navigator, the Department of Veterans Services, military treatment facilities, and Veterans Health Administration facilities.) The MOC will work closely with our state hospital liaisons and the Chesterfield Jail discharge planners to assist with the creation of appropriate discharge plans and community-based services for individuals with military affiliation. The MOC position also assists our agency with the gathering, analyzing, and reporting of data related to the provision of services to the SMVF community. Finally, the MOC will consult with departmental leadership in the review and creation of policies and procedures that will maximize the availability and scope of services offered to those with military service backgrounds. Perform other work as required. An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Hiring a Diverse and Bilingual Workforce
Monday – Friday; 8:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.