WAGE    $72,755 Annually
JOB STATUS    Full-time
SHIFT    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Mon-Fri, variable
POSTING DATE    09/09/22
CLOSING DATE    09/23/22 or until filled

A completed application is required for this position.  Proof of education required upon request and requires a valid Texas driver’s license and acceptable driving record.  YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

As a temporary, grant-funded position, the Mental Health Systems Navigator is designed to support the provision of services and treatment for children with behavioral health needs by:  providing services and support to children who are in state conservatorship lacking placement or who are at risk of entering state conservatorship lacking placement status or who are at risk of parental relinquishment, fostering enhanced partnerships with child-serving systems, s it relates to the needs of children and families, promoting collaboration between partners in the child-serving system, and developing resources that support the provision of services and treatment for children in state conservatorship lacking placement.  Position requires extensive travel and may require use of personal vehicle.  Strong clinical background and knowledge of childhood disorders and child-serving agencies are essential to this position.  Must meet grant goals and objectives as set forth by Health and Human Services.

Assists the Director in providing community education and consultation.  Interagency collaboration is essential to this position.  The job requires extensive travel for community-based service provision and flexible hours and schedule.  Administratively reports directly to the CMH Director.


Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the position:

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Social Work, Counseling or Human services field plus full licensure as an LPC or LCSW in the state of Texas.
Direct professional experience in social, behavioral, or human services.
Experience and proficiency using computer software.
Certification in Evidence Based Practices may be required within one year of hire date.
Three (3) years’ experience working in a mental health setting, with at least 2 years with children and adolescent populations.
Must possess good computer skills.  Must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.


English/Spanish skills; demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English and Spanish.
Prior working experience with mental health, social, behavioral, or human services including diagnostics.
Three (3) years of working experience as an LPC.
Local resident in the 9-county service area:  Maverick, Zavala, Dimmit, Atascosa, Wilson, La Salle, McMullen, Frio, and Karnes.


Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, and practices of social work/counseling psychology.
Skill in interviewing and assessing treatment needs of persons served.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
Good organizational skills and the ability to plan and implement consumer services.
May require abilities to supervise the work of others, to interpret program methods and procedures, and to provide guidance to other staff.
Ability to work under conditions requiring physical stamina and the ability to work in a stressful environment.
Ability to work independently, to organize work efficiently, and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other professionals, individuals, and groups, exercise tact, initiative, and good judgment when dealing with people, prepare reports and recommendations for administrative use.
Knowledge of individual needs/characteristics associated with mental illness.  Extensive knowledge of service delivery system and case management delivery system.
Ability to develop productive relationship with individuals and family members and focus on individual specific outcomes.
Extensive skill in individual needs assessment, developing a treatment plan for the individual and the ability to respond to the changing needs of the individuals.  Ability to identify problems/gaps in service.
Ability to advocate effectively for an individual in the target population.
Knowledge of local community resources, how to access those services and use them effectively.  Ability to make appropriate referrals and linkages and ability to recognize barriers and coordination issues between service systems.
Must have ability to work under conditions requiring physical stamina and ability to work in a stressful environment.
Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of social work and chemical dependency, the functioning of mental health hospitals and/or out-patient mental health clinics and schools.


Apply in person at:   19965 FM 3175 North, Lytle, Texas, or submit application and resume to:
Camino Real Community Services
P.O. BOX 725, Lytle, TX.  78052
FAX: 830-772-4304
E-MAIL: hollyb@caminorealcs.org
PHONE: 210-357-0359 or 357-0300