Mothers and Babies Group Facilitator - English/Spanish

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ORGANIZATION: Mental Health America of Greater Dallas

To begin the process, please review the below Summary and Responsibilities, then submit your VOLUNTEER APPLICATION to human.resources@mhadallas.org. Thank you!

SUMMARY:

This opportunity is a perfect fit for anyone fluent in English and Spanish, and passionate about maternal mental health, maternal physical health, social work, counseling, and community outreach. Our Mothers and Babies Program is interactive, with lessons and activities promoting healthy mood, bonding with one’s baby, and coping strategies. The Mothers & Babies Program is delivered to pregnant women and new parents individually or in groups; these may be in person at our Dallas office or virtual via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. As our Mothers and Babies Program intern or volunteer, your opportunities range from marketing and promoting the program to community organizations and potential members to facilitating a 6-week session using the curriculum provided.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a program volunteer, you will provide our program participants with an experience that will provide opportunities for pregnant and new moms to learn multiple skills that will assist them in developing and maintaining positive, healthy relationships and stable environments for their children.

As a Group facilitator, you will commit to a consistent 2-hour-a-week time frame for at least six weeks to facilitate a session. More hours are welcomed, as these can be used to connect with your group members one-on-one throughout the week. Facilitators would support the data collection of group attendees and data analysis for grant opportunities.

Training will be provided.

Ideal candidate qualifications:

  • Professional fluency in English and Spanish is preferred.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid Texas Driver’s License or ID.
  • Prior experience working with pregnant and new moms is encouraged but not required.
  • Interest in mental health and helping others. An interest in maternal health is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Teams and Zoom
  • Produce high-quality, error-free work.
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally.
  • Group facilitation experience is a plus but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. The physical demands described here represent those a team member must meet to perform the job’s essential functions successfully.
  2. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  3. This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, talk, and hear. The incumbent must frequently stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  4. Specific vision abilities required for this position include mobility and flexibility to lift, push, pull or carry objects up to thirty (30) pounds, close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.

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About Mental Health America of Greater Dallas

Location:

624 N GOOD LATIMER STE 200, DALLAS, TX 75204, US

Mission Statement

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas champions for the mental well-being of all. Since 1947, Mental Health America of Greater Dallas has helped our community improve mental health through advocacy, community education and resources for children, adolescents and adults.

Description

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas (MHA Dallas) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote mental wellness through community education and policy advocacy. Put simply, MHA Dallas serves as a catalyst to identify, assess and respond to mental health needs in the community.

MHA Dallas operates through strategic long-range planning along with immediate responses to community crises as they arise. In addition to our efforts to supply information, education and advocacy related to mental health issues, we also provide preventive programs designed to equip high-risk populations (including children, the homeless and the indigent) with information and skills to combat stress and adversity.

Through collaboration with other service providers, MHA Dallas coordinates a powerful local movement that addresses the needs of those without affordable and accessible mental health services in the Dallas area. Read our history of achievements here: https://mhadallas.org/about-us/. Won't you join us?

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Women
Children & Youth, Community, Women

WHEN

Mon Sep 11, 2023 - Sun Oct 22, 2023

WHERE

624 N. Good-Latimer ExpresswaySuite 200Dallas, TX 75204

(32.78711,-96.78954)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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