PLN 1000

Senior United Mental Health Promoter

Clinical Services Hill St, 3751 S. Hill St., Unit 4, Los Angeles, California, United States of America Req #214
Monday, March 25, 2024

Position Overview

The Senior UMHPs will have mental health lived experience and have experience as a UMHP or equivalent and will function as leaders in designing and advocating for healthy and racially equitable communities. Population of focus will be on Transitional Aged Youth (SPA 4) or the Unhoused (SPA 6) community in activities that may include outreach and engagement, individual and community advocacy, facilitating groups, case management, referral and linkage, and collaboration with internal and external systems within DMH, and other County Departments, community partners. This position will require local travel.


  • Plan and execute non-traditional activities/events addressing community-defined needs.
  • Promote education through in person and/or virtual classes, trainings, and workshops.
  • Focus on community psychoeducation and support for mental health, coping skills, health, nutrition, financial literacy, and career development.
  • Organize trauma-informed activities like art and dance, drumming circles, animal therapy, mindfulness, healing gardening, and mindful walking.
  • Facilitate leadership development, empowerment, and advocacy activities, including coalition building, community organizing, civic participation, and voting rights.
  • Support community-led groups and capacity building.
  • Creates and maintains a respectful and trustful relationship with all stakeholders involved in the project.
  • Assists with the design and dissemination of culturally appropriate materials and resources for program activities.
  • Conduct trainings/information events to support recovery related to COVID-19 and other disasters.
  • Work in collaboration with other UMHP’s, project staff, and key partners to increase awareness of community needs and ensure referrals are made to social support resources and services including mental health referrals when necessary.
  • Participate in all required and mandatory DMH and program trainings.
  • Engage and provide information to community residents, partners, and community agencies about the project at community fairs, events and other outreach activities.
  • Act as a liaison on behalf of community members to follow-up with health management/care plans and providers.
  • Assist community members in understanding and navigating social assistance programs and resources.
  • Help community members utilize resources, including scheduling appointments, and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible.
  • Experience implementing a trauma informed & community centered approach.
  • Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided; human relations and the procedures used in dealing with the public as part of a service or program; resources and the practices available to handle new, unusual or different situations.
  • Document activities, service plans, and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to policy and procedure.
  • Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate by the Supervising United Mental Health Promoter and/or the Mental Health Clinical Supervisor.


  • Lived Experience: Has learned from challenges and mentors; willing to learn from others and create and engage with others. Life experience reflecting familiarity with systemic racism, the cultural practices and other experiences of the community in which they work.
  • Formal Education and/or Trainings/Certifications a plus.
  • Computer proficient (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Quicken, Internet Explorer, Outlook and other basic data management software).
  • Strong experience working with the Latino Community, experience working with African American and/or Asian Pacific Islander Communities preferred.
  • Flexible approach to Problem-Solving.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill in English (required) and Spanish (preferred).
  • Experience working in a multicultural settings and sensitive to multicultural issues preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which will include occasional evenings and/or weekends.

Special Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of all background screening requirements.
  • Must have reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
  • Valid CA driver license. State required automobile insurances coverage.
  • This is a field position and not eligible for remote work.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Approximately 50 percent of time is spent sitting.
  • Employee may be required to walk, stand, lift, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl or bend while performing some of the duties of this job.
  • Must be able to speak and hear well.
  • Good vision is imperative.
  • Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 50 pounds.

Expectations for All Para Los Niños Staff

Candidates for employment at Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
  • Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and families.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
  • Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations.
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
  • Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Other details

  • Job Function Full Time
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $22.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $25.60
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
Location on Google Maps
  • Clinical Services Hill St, 3751 S. Hill St., Unit 4, Los Angeles, California, United States of America