Monday
Aug242015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

Two Openings for Service Coordinators to work in the housing program located at 621 Water Street, New York, NY
 
Hours are: Monday through Friday 10-6 with one expected late evening (11-7)
or 
Hours are: Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
Position Overview:

The Service Coordinator provides support services to assigned program participants, including assisting with
defining personal, vocational and educational goals. The Service Coordinator provides assistance to program
participants using a person-centered model that supports individuals in their recovery, hopes and
opportunities. A Service Coordinator is responsible for providing recovery oriented support services and
outreach to assigned program participants; developing and assisting in implementing service plans determined
by goals of program participants, including reviewing service plans with program participants, identifying
progress and revising plan as needed; producing and maintaining thorough, accurate and timely
documentation, including charts and documentation of interactions with program participants, services
provided, important information and/or events; assisting program participants in advocating for quality care
received from external service providers, including educating providers on special issues, etc.
Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor’s degree,
preferred; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; commitment to recovery oriented
practice; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain confidential information, as
related to position; be skilled in conflict mediation/negotiation and have an assertive approach to problem
solving; ability to climb several flights of stairs and travel via public transportation.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply via www.communityaccess.org/jobs.
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at
all levels of management.
Tuesday
Aug182015

Job Opportunity with Peerlink Technical Assistance Center

Peerlink National Assistance Center is seeking a Project Coordinator to provide training and technical assistance in the areas of employment and financial self-sufficiency for mental health peers and peer groups. The Project Coordinator will also provide technical assistance and support on organizational and leadership development. Peerlink NTAC operates as a program of Mental Health America of Oregon (MHAO), an inclusive grassroots mental health organization dedicated to empowering consumer/survivor voices to drive services and policies that foster wellness and full participation in life choices and recovery. Both Peerlink NTAC and Mental Health America of Oregon are peer-run organizations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and five years of related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate will identify as having lived experience of mental health challenges. The candidate should also be skilled in training, leadership development, and collaboration as part of a team; possess knowledge of employment and financial self-sufficiency and how these topics relate to mental health challenges; possess knowledge and an understanding of peer support and the peer movement; and possess a strong belief in recovery from mental health challenges. Veterans and people who represent diverse cultural communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

The duties of this position includes:

  • the provision of technical assistance and support
  • planning, coordinating
  • acilitation of training to mental health peers and peer groups in assigned states and territories
  • creation of training materials, fact sheets and a bi-monthly e-newsletter
  • coordination and facilitation of national and targeted webinars
  • working with the team to plan and host the national Alternatives Conference.

This position requires extensive air and auto travel multiple times each year.

Compensation:  This is a .75 FTE (30 hours per week) hourly position, with the potential of becoming full time (1.0 FTE). Hourly rate: $20.19-$22.15/hour DOE. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), health, vision and dental insurance.

To apply:  Please visit http://www.mhaoforegon.org/home/careers/ for a complete job description and application instructions.  Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. 

Monday
Aug172015

Job Opportunity with The New York Peer Specialist Certification Board (NYPSCB)

Certification Clerk – Contract Positon
Hourly Rate: $10.00 - $15.00/hour
Position: Part-time up to 24 hours per week
Employment Site: Albany, NY
Project: New York Peer Specialist Certification Board
Overview:
The New York Peer Specialist Certification Board (NYPSCB), a project of ASAPNYS, has an
immediate opening for a part-time Certification Clerk in support of the New York Peer Specialist
Certification Board (NYPSCB) contract. The Certification Clerk is an entry level contract funded
position (through 2016) and is intended for a candidate with strong organizational and computer skills.
For more information about the NYPSCB, please visit www.nypeerspecialist.org or contact
Job Description:
The Certification Clerk is responsible for assisting the Certification Coordinator of the NYPSCB in the
implementation of the New York Certified Peer Specialist (NYCPS) certification program and for
performing duties necessary for the NYPSCB’s office to effectively and efficiently conduct its
business. The Certification Clerk provides data entry, logistical support, and data management as
appropriate and also is responsible for managing the file systems and processing of mail for the office.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Process certification applications, attachments and materials
  • Process office mail and acknowledge receipt of materials in a timely manner
  • Manage database including entering, managing and maintaining database records
  • Process database reports and records as needed
  • Manage paper files and archive/scan records
  • Undertake special assignments as requested by Staff
  • Manage social media accounts (Twitter and LinkedIn)
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of internet, email, MS Office
  • Attention to detail, data entry/typing and strong organizational skills
  • HS diploma or equivalent and experience in a professional office setting
  • Strong team player with effective communication skills
Position is open until filled
People in recovery from a mental health diagnosis are strongly encouraged to
apply for this position
Submit letter of interest, salary requirement and resume to:
New York Peer Specialist Certification Board
Attention: Tara Davis
11 North Pearl Street, Suite 801
Albany, New York 12207 
Monday
Aug172015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

Front Desk Receptionist

 Hourly pay rate is $11.75.

Hours are:
  • Saturday and Sunday - 7am to 7pm
  • Monday and Tuesday - 3pm to 11pm
Position Overview:

The Front Desk Receptionist is expected to interact with tenants, guests and staff in a professional
and courteous manner, while monitoring the safety of the tenants and the building. This includes
greeting tenants and guests in professional, courteous and hospitable manner; monitoring the safety
and security of building and its tenants and reporting any problems if necessary; monitoring the
proper functioning of building systems and notifying the superintendent if necessary; answer
telephones, take messages, and provide routine information about Community Access; prepare work
orders for repair and maintenance problems reported by tenants or observed during shift, etc.
Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; previous customer
service experience, preferred; ability to interact with people in a professional and courteous manner;
possess appropriate telephone manner; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State
Justice Center; possess strong written and oral communication skills; must be able to pass test FDNY
tests for certifications that may be required at particular sites (e.g., fire guard certificate, certificate of
fitness for fire alarm panels) within three tries (if applicable); must be able to climb stairs as needed.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs,
and at all levels of management.

 

Friday
Aug072015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Position Overview
The Registered Nurse works with the program staff to promote the medical and psychiatric health of tenants. 
This collaborative process has as its goals: assisting tenants practice behaviors that promote wellness; helping 
tenants assume responsibility for their own health; encouraging periodic assessments and examinations that 
support early intervention when illness occurs; supporting treatment for chronic conditions that help tenants 
lead their lives as fully as possible. This includes assisting with the coordination of monitoring medication 
services in accordance with regulatory requirements and good practice. Additionally, the Registered Nurse 
will provide overall assessment of program participants’ psychiatric, medical and substance use status; 
undertaking health assessments, including screening for metabolic syndrome, diabetes and hypertension; and 
providing training and education to program participants and staff on health, psychiatric, and substance use
issues, including medication use and side effects.
Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have a commitment to recovery oriented practice; completed an accredited course 
of training for nurses, a NYS RN License, and at least two years of nursing experience in public health, 
mental health, or psychiatric nursing in a position requiring the provision of direct service to participants in 
the community; prior experience working with substance use, infectious and chronic diseases, and community 
health nursing an asset; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; pro-active approach to 
problem solving; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V. 
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at 
all levels of management.