Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!


About the Role:

The Mental Health First Aid Coordinator will manage the day-to-day operation of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program, including recruiting and organization of volunteers, arranging and setting up training events, and being an advocate for the expansion of Mental Health First Aid in Lake County, IL.  Focusing on implementation and sustainability, the coordinator will work closely with community partners and volunteer trainers.  This position and project is currently funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


Location: 3010 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 

Hours: 37.5 hours a week; Monday-Friday (8:30am-4:30pm)

  • Saturday flex as needed



Skills and Experience

  • Serve as the primary liaison to the community for Mental Health First Aid activities.
  • Build and nurture local partnerships.
  • Plan, direct, and manage program services and operations.
  • Coordinate project tracking, analysis, and evaluation of program outcomes, including interface with the project evaluator.
  • Recruit Mental Health First Aid instructors and manage credentialing process.
  • Organize “train the trainer” events.
  • Conduct community outreach to find partners willing to host a MHFA training, including schools, the faith community, social service agencies and businesses.
  • Promote MHFA in the community.
  • Handle logistics for MHFA trainings in the community, including being onsite to handle registration and supplies.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to all instructors.
  • Ensure ongoing communication and shared learning between partner agencies conducting MHFA training.
  • Ensure that all program grant requirements are met.
  • Job Skill Assessment(s) may be required for this role. 


Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in behavioral sciences or related field, three years of experience is required, (or)
  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, one year of experience is required.


About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.


If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.


Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.


The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.