Join our Team
We are currently hiring an outreach assistant to work in Greene County, PA. Outreach Assistants help us connect with families of children and young adults with social, emotional, behavioral challenges (including autism). They actively seek out groups that support families in the mental health arena as well as individual families who are raising children and young adults who meet meeting our criteria.
Outreach Assistants meet with local system providers to promote awareness of our program, work with systems and the community to encourage partnering and scheduling requested trainings and networking opportunities.
You are a great candidate for our position if you are actively involved in your local community, enjoy networking, both in-person and online, and are technologically savvy.
All candidates are required to have lived experience as a primary caregiver who raised or are raising a child or young adult with serious emotional disorders (SED) or mental health challenges.
Work will be done remotely.
See detailed job description below.
The Outreach Assistant must be a creative problem solver and detail-oriented, demonstrate the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication, organizational skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities. Must have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. Must live in Greene County, PA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Network and build trusting relationships with families, agencies, organizations, community members and other PA Family Alliance employees.
•Make routine visits to meet with the local community and agencies/organizations with a child and mental health focus.
•Post about our services and events as well as promote local support groups and services online (e.g., social media and forums)
•Increase community knowledge and awareness about family-run organizations and the services they can provide.
•Identify appropriate outreach events to participate in in the local area, and coordinate with the Director for approval.
•Coordinate proper follow up with all referral sources and be efficient with follow up in a timely manner.
•Maintains database from community contacts and marketing events.
•Complete time tracking and expense reports
•Document community events through video, photos, etc.
•Assist with annual conference planning
•Occasional overnight travel, scheduled in advance
•Other duties as assigned
•At least one year of demonstrated experience in community organizing, advertising, marketing or outreach activities.
•Lived experience raising children with social, emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
•Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new programs.
•Experience working in a remote environment a plus.
Travel, Special Conditions, or Requirements:
•Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and reliable means of transportation required.
•Reliable internet access is required.
•Have car insurance at $100,000/$300,000.
•Must be able to travel locally, out-of-county, and nationally as needed.
•This position requires Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 33/34 clearances and FBI fingerprinting available before an offer can be made.
Hours, Salary, and Benefits: This is a part-time position up to 20 hours per week. Paid Time Off (PTO), Holiday Pay, 401K, $20 monthly communication reimbursement and mileage reimbursement. The hourly range is $14 - $15 hourly if bilingual depending on experience. If bilingual - $17 per hour.