Community Liason, Systems of Care

Oklahoma City, OK

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Job Description

The Community Liaison will be a dependable and valued partner with local community leaders to promote system change for children’s mental health. All aspects of communication will reflect the Systems of Care philosophy, duties, and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide outreach and assistance in generating referrals for local Systems of Care sites.
  • Identify and engage families and youth in community activities.
  • Assist local sites with community endeavors as needs are identified.
  • Partner with United Way and ODMHSAS in promoting community awareness for the needs of children with mental health issues and their families.
  • Report monthly progress related to community activities to the Executive Team.
  • Announce OKC Team meetings by email, prepare agenda based on Executive Team input, maintain membership roster, and publish updates for member organizations.
  • Engage members to actively participate in the Oklahoma Kids Community (OKC) Team, Referral Team, and other work groups.
  • Coordination, facilitation, liaison, and administrative support for OKC Team, its work groups, subcommittees, and referral teams.
  • Chair OKC Team meetings, work groups, subcommittees, and referral teams as needed.
  • Marketing, fundraising, and coordinating annual event to raise awareness of children’s mental health issues.
  • Network with key personnel in existing mental health resources throughout Oklahoma County.  Maintain current contact information and become thoroughly familiar with all current programs and services offered.
  • Public speaking and presentation to various community groups and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and/or the Executive Team.



Skills & Requirements


Bachelor's Degree is preferred but not required. Two (2) years personal and/or professional knowledge and experience in social service field preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Must demonstrate exceptional skills in public speaking and engagement. Ability to speak of professional subjects in family friendly language is essential. Experience in convening and facilitation required. Working knowledge of mental health issues and legislative processes.


Must display proficiency in the Microsoft Office software and excellent general computer skills.  Excellent written and oral skills are essential, along with strong organizational skills.  Must be able to move about the facilities freely and sit for extended periods.  Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate verbally with English-speaking consumers. Must have and/or complete Core Level Co-Occurring Training and Trauma Informed Training via NetSmart University within 60 days of employment with NorthCare. 


Additional Requirements:

Professional dress is required. Frequent local and occasional out-of-state travel may be required.  Must possess and provide verification of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.  Must maintain reliable transportation and provide and maintain verification of current automobile liability insurance including uninsured motorist coverage.  Must be able to pass criminal background checks to include the OSBI Criminal History Record Information Request, Name-based Sexual Abuse Offender, and the Mary Rippy Violent Offender. Must have TB test within 12 months prior to employment with NorthCare, or obtain within 30 days of employment with NorthCare.  Must possess and maintain current certification in CPR, First Aid and CAPE certifications.  If not current upon hire, must obtain CPR, First Aid and CAPE certifications within 30 days of employment with NorthCare.

Every NorthCare employee is responsible for adhering to any and all laws, professional standards and ethical codes that apply to his/her job responsibilities.