Community Mental Health Worker

FACHIC is seeking to fill the role of a mental health community health worker to conduct mental health screenings and referrals in the Filipino community, organize community mental health wellness events, participate in the sponsored trainings/meetings and promote the mission and services of FACHIC.


Mental Health Screening & Referral

  • Conduct a minimum of 10 mental health screenings per month in the Filipino community using a dedicated screening tool.
  • Assist clients in the process of receiving follow up mental health care.

Wellness Promotion Activities

  • Organize two community mental health wellness promoting events in the Filipino community.
  • Collaborate with AMHPI partner agencies to develop and implement community mental health wellness events.
  • Collaborate with the AMHPI to increase youth awareness of mental health issues and career/education opportunities.

Meetings and Trainings

  • Attend and participate in one monthly two-hour mental health consultation meetings.
  • Attend and participate in one monthly meeting with FACHIC.
  • Attend and participate in quarterly two hour mental health 101/technical assistance training.
  • Attend and participate in periodic program planning meetings for wellness promoting/mental health awareness events.


  • Maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports.


  • Knowledge of the Chicago-land Filipino community
  • Background in nursing, social work, public health, psychology, community organizing or medicine preferred
  • Fluency in Tagalog preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and independent self directed worker
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school degree required
  • Proficiency in MS Office and reliable internet access required
  • Mental health screening tool training and orientation required

Compensation: Stipend commensurate with experience and qualifications for a minimum of 15 hours of work per month

Reports to: Executive Director
Start Date: February 2010
End Date: August 31, 2010
Status: Part-time

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 20, 2010 or until position is filled.


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Filipino American Community Health Initiative Of Chicago
Filipino American Community
Health Initiative of Chicago
phone: 312.962.7748