Wednesday
Jul152015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

SUPPORTED EDUCATION SPECIALIST

 to work in our Blueprint SEd program,  

located in the Bronx.

Full-time openings available with a pay rate of $21.63 per hour.

Position Overview

The Supported Education Specialist’s primary responsibilities involve helping students define, plan for, and achieve educational goals in order to obtain employment in a career of their choice.  These responsibilities include; collaborate with participants to develop individualized, person-centered education plans; support students in developing career goals through paid employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities; provide individual and group skill development in areas such as study skills, note-taking, time and stress management, self-advocacy, decision-making and social skill development; assist with financial aid processes, admission applications, registration, transitions and withdrawals from programs; collaborate with teachers, disability services staff, care coordinators, probation and parole, other staff, family members and natural supports to assist students with goal attainment; timely and accurate submission of participant-related documentation; outreach, goal planning, academic skill building, resource attainment and promoting the value of education as part of the recovery process; perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; personal experience with the mental health and criminal justice systems is preferred;  minimum of a Bachelor’s degree;  minimum of two (2) years of experience working in mental health, advocacy, social services or educational settings preferred; strong understanding of the role of education in facilitating mental health recovery and wellness;  must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; be resourceful and possess strong organizational skills; demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team; excellent oral and written communication skills;  ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; be creative and flexible; show initiative and be responsible for follow through; ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends.

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.

www.communityaccess.org

Friday
Jul102015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

to work in our housing division, located at

1710 Vyse Avenue, Bronx, NY

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week with an excellent benefits package.

 

Position Overview

The Assistant Program Director is responsible for providing supervision and training to program staff so that

they are equipped to provide rehabilitative services to tenants within this program. This includes assuring

that program staff receives satisfactory and timely training in recovery oriented practice, harm reduction, and

in the services available through referral elsewhere in the agency and in the community. The assistant

program director also has charge of monitoring resident records to be ready for audits at all times and for

assuring that other program records (desk logs, apartment inspections, fire drills, etc.) meet the agency

standards. The assistant program director provides back-up supervision of the site in the program director’s

absence. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to scheduling and participating in annual

utilization reviews; monitor program census and assure maximum occupancy of building through timely

filling of vacancies; maintaining a partial case load, as needed, etc.

 

Qualifications


Qualified candidates must have a commitment to recovery oriented practice; a Bachelor’s Degree in related

field preferred – work experience within field may be substituted for degree; minimum of three (3) years

working in supportive housing with people who have a history of homelessness/substance use/psychiatric

diagnosis, etc, preferred; previous supervisory experience, preferred; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the

Office of Mental Health (OMH); knowledge of psychiatric disabilities and of substance use; commitment to

recovery oriented practice; excellent attention to detail; ability to utilize various computer programs,

specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; creativity and flexibility.

 

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.

www.communityaccess.org

Thursday
Jul092015

Job Opportunity with Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS)

Position:  Program Development Coordinator (Part-Time)

Background

 The Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS), a social enterprise of Faces & Voices of Recovery, is seeking a part-time Program Development Coordinator to join our team.  The Coordinator will lead an optional standards development process, engage learning community members and promote CAPRSS products and services.  Knowledge of recovery community organizations and peer based recovery support services required. Project management skills, marketing and development experience, and excellent writing skills are required.  This position is part-time (25 hours per week) based in the Washington, DC office. Potential for full-time employment in the near future. 

Job Summary

The CAPRSS Program Development Coordinator will be responsible for internal review and revision of accreditation standards for recovery community organizations providing peer recovery support services.  Additionally, the Coordinator will prepare marketing materials and presentations for promotion and marketing of CAPRSS.
Reports To
The CAPRSS Program Development Coordinator will work as part of a team, under the supervision of the CAPRSS Chief Executive.
Responsibilities

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

Coordinate revision of core standards
  • Gather articles and resources
  • Re-activate the standards committee
  • Provide orientation and training on current standards and revision process
  • Support subcommittee work
  • Develop draft of revisions to standards and criteria
  • Obtain approval of revisions (full committee)
  • Revise core materials to reflect changes
  • Announce and publish new version of core standards
Coordinate finalization of standards in optional domains
  • Gather articles and resources
  • Support subcommittee work
  • Develop draft of standards and criteria
  • Obtain approval (full committee)
  • Develop materials to related to new domains
  • Announce and publish new optional domains and standards
Facilitate Learning Community engagement
  • Add new resources related to each domain
  • Update or weed old resources
  • Develop new online courses
Provide customer service
  • Learning community members
Promote CAPRSS products and services
  • Monthly Accreditation 101 webinars
  • Monthly Accreditation 201 webinars
  • Publish regular e-newsletters
  • Engage on social media
  • Do presentations at trade conferences and meetings
Qualifications
  • Significant knowledge of or experience in RCOs or peer-to-peer setting
  • Experience conducting internet-based and library research
  • Experience compiling, coding, categorizing, and verifying information or data
  • Working knowledge of how to prepare, manipulate, and manage research database
  • Experience preparing project related reports, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Experience preparing tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research
  • Good writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently, organizing, planning and prioritizing work
Compensation
Hourly Rate based on experience.
How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: info@caprss.org. No phone calls please.
Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS)

 

Thursday
Jul092015

Job Opportunity with Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS)

Position: Program Development Coordinator (Part-Time)

Background

The Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS), a social enterprise of Faces & Voices of Recovery, is seeking a part-time Program Development Coordinator to join our team.  The Coordinator will lead an optional standards development process, engage learning community members and promote CAPRSS products and services.  Knowledge of recovery community organizations and peer based recovery support services required. Project management skills, marketing and development experience, and excellent writing skills are required.  This position is part-time (25 hours per week) based in the Washington, DC office.  Potential for full-time employment in the near future. 

Job Summary

The CAPRSS Program Development Coordinator will be responsible for internal review and revision of accreditation standards for recovery community organizations providing peer recovery support services.  Additionally, the Coordinator will prepare marketing materials and presentations for promotion and marketing of CAPRSS.

Reports To

The CAPRSS Program Development Coordinator will work as part of a team, under the supervision of the CAPRSS Chief Executive.

Responsibilities

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

Coordinate revision of core standards

  • Gather articles and resources
  • Re-activate the standards committee
  • Provide orientation and training on current standards and revision process
  • Support subcommittee work
  • Develop draft of revisions to standards and criteria
  • Obtain approval of revisions (full committee)
  • Revise core materials to reflect changes
  • Announce and publish new version of core standards

Coordinate finalization of standards in optional domains

  • Gather articles and resources
  • Support subcommittee work
  • Develop draft of standards and criteria
  • Obtain approval (full committee)
  • Develop materials to related to new domains
  • Announce and publish new optional domains and standards

Facilitate Learning Community engagement

  • Add new resources related to each domain
  • Update or weed old resources
  • Develop new online courses

Provide customer service

  • Learning community members

Promote CAPRSS products and services

  • Monthly Accreditation 101 webinars
  • Monthly Accreditation 201 webinars
  • Publish regular e-newsletters
  • Engage on social media
  • Do presentations at trade conferences and meetings

Qualifications

  • Significant knowledge of or experience in RCOs or peer-to-peer setting
  • Experience conducting internet-based and library research
  • Experience compiling, coding, categorizing, and verifying information or data
  • Working knowledge of how to prepare, manipulate, and manage research database
  • Experience preparing project related reports, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Experience preparing tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research
  • Good writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently, organizing, planning and prioritizing work

Compensation

Hourly Rate based on experience.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: info@caprss.org. No phone calls please.

Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS)
Friday
Jun262015

Job Opportunity with Mental Health Empowerment Project

Statewide Trainers and Coordinators 

Full Time, Exempt Position

3 Positions based in Albany & 1 position based in NYC

The Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. (MHEP) is a not-for-profit agency organized in 1988 to develop and strengthen self help and mutual support activities throughout The United States. MHEP is generally focused on organizing people to create desired change in their own lives and in their communities and creating and delivering workshops and skill building seminars that help individuals find and connect with their personal power and the power of self help. At this time, MHEP has a job openings for Statewide Trainers and Regional Coordinators. Statewide Trainers will be stationed in Albany NY. Regional Coordinators will be stationed in NYC and Albany. The duties for these positions include:

  1. Engaging in community organizing efforts that will cultivate and support meaningful and substantial forms of personal growth and community connectedness;
  2. Cultivating, supporting and role modeling meaningful and substantial forms of systems advocacy;
  3. Facilitating skill building activities around the state that assist people to find and connect with their personal power and the power of self-help.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience as a seasoned trainer, public speaker and curriculum developer. This individual will also have knowledge related to the general principles of community organizing, Intentional Peer Support and Trauma Informed Practices. Additional requirements of this position include computer literacy, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously and organizing workload to manage multiple deadlines. A clean, valid NYS drivers’ license, and a personal vehicle are also required. Since MHEP highly values the benefits of peer support and self help, our ideal candidate will be a person who has been given a psychiatric diagnosis and has first-hand, personal experience with the mental health system.

To Apply

MHEP is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively recruit and hire qualified people who may have disabilities and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or sexual orientation. To express interest in this position, please email, fax or send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Pam Maxim, Administrative Director, MHEP, 3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205, Albany NY 12205 Fax #: 518/434-3823,  Email: mhepinc@aol.comResumes received without cover letters will not be reviewed. Resumes must be received by fax, email or mail by August 7, 2015 2014.