101 Callan Avenue
About Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Since 1977, Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) has been uniquely positioned to serve the Asian community in the Bay Area. After the 1965 Immigration Act which allowed for an influx of immigrants from Asia, KCCEB was one of five Bay Area organizations developed in the 1970s to support the resettlement and community health of Asian immigrants and refugees. KCCEB has evolved into a unique entry point for Korean and other immigrant children, youth, adults and families who have nowhere else to turn to for their essential support, including health access, social and legal counseling and case management, mental health, tobacco cessation education and support for survivors of IPV.
KCCEB is currently comprised of three divisions namely the Immigration Integration Program, the Community Health Access program and the Community Wellness Program. The Immigration Integration Program creates access to legally authorized no to low cost immigration services that are needed for immigrants to transition into American life and become engaged members of society. The Community Health Access Program creates access to affordable health care and social services including healthcare enrollment and literacy education, social service support, case management and health promotion to seniors, a Korean language information and referral service and community capacity building through the development of health advocates. The Community Wellness Program is a newly established program addressing the mental health and substance use prevention needs of Asians in North Alameda County. The program raises mental health awareness, reduces mental health stigma with an attention to cultural affinities and values of monolingual low-income East Asians (e.g., Korean, Chinese and Mongolians), as well as offering tobacco intervention programs.
The Chinese Community Program Coordinator will support the Community Wellness Program (.5 FTE) in conducting community outreach, leading a mental health support group and psychoeducational workshops, and events planning and coordination under the supervision of Mental Health Specialist in Community Wellness Program. This person will also be engaged in supporting the Community Health Access Program and Immigration Integration programs(0.5FTE) through social, healthcare enrollment and immigration service support for the Chinese community and community outreach.
● Conduct outreach and in-reach to assess/ recruit program participants;
● Conduct community mental health support groups and psycho-educational workshops under the supervision of Mental Health Specialist;
● Maintain thorough knowledge of all current and available community resources; update resource manual, as needed;
● Complete and maintain all relevant documentation;
● Receive training to become Mental Health Peer Counselor and Covered CA certified enrollment counselor.
● Coordinate and conduct civic engagement activities, including organizing and facilitating KYR workshops and preparing outreach materials;
● Receive training to become Dept. of Justice accredited immigration counselor in the first year of employment;
Compensation and benefits
Commensurate with background and experience.
Full time. 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision insurance. 401K.
Level of Language Proficiency
● Bachelor’s degree in psychology, community health education, public health and preferably 1-2 year experience with community-based programs and or mental health services;
● Fluency in spoken and written Cantonese or Mandarin and English is required;
● Computer and database literacy;
● Willingness to handle new and evolving duties and roles as needed;
● Sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable individuals and families;
● Strong communication skills, including diplomacy and ability to ensure confidentiality;
● Reflective capacity on self, relationship with other team members and community members;
● Good interpersonal and problem resolution skills;
● Familiarity with mental health, substance abuse and related issues, especially as these impact un- and underserved API communities.
● Positive attitude and a natural inclination to focus on strengths.
● Interest in or knowledge of traditional health and wellness practices and perspectives.
● Valid California driver’s license and access to vehicle.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 20, 2018. Please include the position title in the subject line of your e-mail application.