Watercourse Counseling Center is a nonprofit agency that strengthens our community by supporting people in the journey toward emotional well-being. We strive to improve community wellness by:
- creating equitable access to mental health services
- bringing services into the community
- building partnerships to address community issues impacted by mental health
- mentoring mental health trainees in a community mental health model
We currently provide mental health services in school-based clinics at 16 schools in Minneapolis and are looking for a cultural broker to join a diverse, multilingual team of dedicated providers.
At the time of our founding, Watercourse stretched traditional definitions of mental health service delivery. We were formed for the specific purpose of developing innovative programs that address the full continuum of mental health needs. Our overarching philosophy is grounded in equitable access to resources that support wellness for individuals and the community. We believe that an individual’s health is impacted by the health of their community and that the health of the community is impacted by individuals’ health. We choose to center this work in Minneapolis with the full understanding that there is a lack of culturally-based mental health resources within the city, and we remain committed to making a difference in the lives of those who have been marginalized and underserved. We continue to be guided by these beliefs, even after 20+ years of service.
Watercourse Counseling Center is seeking a Cultural Broker up to 32 hours per week to work with children and families in Minneapolis Public Schools. Candidates should have experience with youth and families, strong collaborative skills, the ability to work with clients from diverse communities, and an interest in community or school-based mental health services.
The Cultural Broker will provide resources and social/emotional support to immigrant and refugee students and families attending Minneapolis Public Schools with specific focus on Latine students and families.
- Provide resources and referrals to families
- Participate in school and community events and celebrations
- Provide education to parents about behavioral health symptoms and supports
- Provide parenting groups
- Team with clinicians to provide student groups (Trauma Systems Therapy-for Refugees, Sunshine Circles, etc)
- Collaborate with clinicians to support cultural needs of families
- Participate in agency and school team meetings to address clients concerns
- Record contact data on EHR calendar
Coordination with schools
- Work with school staff to recruit group participants
- Provide education to school staff about cultural/religious norms
- Participate in community outreach and marketing activities as requested
- Contribute to realization of agency goals and objectives
- Prefer BA degree but will consider other candidates with requisite skills
- Experience working with youth and parents
- Knowledge of local resources in immigrant communities
- Fluency in Spanish
- Competence working with diverse populations
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Strong organizational skills
- Salary range: $40,000-$43,200 for 0.8 Full-Time Equivalent, 32 hours/week
- Health/Dental/IRA/Life insurance
- Small agency environment
- Autonomy & flexibility valued
- Grant supported Professional Development & Training Opportunities
- Generous paid time off
- Qualifies as an acceptable employer for PSLF program if enrolled
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