Mental Health Outreach Engagement Specialist
Help individuals experiencing homelessness and mental health disorders
Cincinnati, OH 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description

Join our mission to help individuals with mental illness and addictions to lead healthy and productive lives. We have an immediate opening for an Outreach Engagement Specialist within the Homeless Outreach Team in Cincinnati, OH.

The ideal candidate will have a BA in Psychology, Social Work, or Human Services and experience working with Behavioral Health.

Why Work at GCBHS?

  • GCBHS is a pioneer in the field of behavioral health treatment for adults, children, and families
  • Top Workplace every year since 2010
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Tuition Assistance at $2,500 for MSW or MA-Counseling
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement with Match
  • Bonus

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the needs of individuals in the community for mental health and/or substance use treatment to assist these individuals in successfully accessing appropriate needed services:  behavioral health, medical, vocational, benefits and linkage to housing as indicated. 
  • Interacts with agencies, service providers, and other community contacts/partners to receive referrals and triage the assessed needs of referred individuals for appropriate services.
  • Completes orientation with new clients, including the intake/registration process.
  • Collects necessary information from previous and/or current service providers to ensure quality coordination and continuity of care for clients.
  • Provides community-based support services to assist in seeking out clients struggling with service engagement and providing them with encouragement and other engagement and problem-solving strategies to reduce potential barriers impeding the client’s service participation and success.
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as assigned.
  • Enters data and related information in each program’s selected databases. Prepares and submits all required documentation and reports of activity as outlined by program guidelines.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule and move throughout the week to different service locations including community-based locations. 
Position Requirements:  
  • Related experience working with persons experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance use disorder.
  • BA in Human Services, Psychology, or Social Work required.
  • Position requires frequent driving of the employee’s personal vehicle. Valid driver’s license, vehicle, and insurable driving record are required.  

GCBHS has been named a Top Workplace in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2010!  Please visit our website to learn more about GCBHS.


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Contact Information
Dami Onikoyi 513-354-7088
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
$36,000 plus bonus
Full time position with full benefits package: Health Insurance, Retirement with Company Match, Life/Disability, Paid Time Off, Holiday, Tuition Assistance ($2,500 for MSW or MA in Counseling).
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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