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.

 

Tuesday
Aug042015

Job Opportunity with SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center

Executive Director

For more information, contact Jennifer Morrill at: jennifermorrill1@gmail.com.

Organization Descritpion: One of western Nevada County’s most effective, and most unique, non profit service programs is searching for a new Executive Director, who will spearhead a move to increase community visibility.  Dead line for applications is August 16, 2015.

SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center is a local program organized twelve years ago by  people with mental health issues as a way to support others with mental health challenges. SPIRIT Center continues to be in the forefront of the national movement to train and empower peers, people with mental health issues, as the most effective support for each other.

Set in a house and gardens on five acres overlooking Brusnwick Basin, the SPIRIT Center offers a range of peer support services, including a variety of individual and group counseling, as well as food and other support services. SPIRIT Center also provides Crisis Peer Counselors on call daily to the Emergency Department of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. These services are supported by a California state tax which funds the Mental Health Services Act. All SPIRIT services are free.

Job Description: The ED has overall strategic, financial, and operational responsibility for SPIRIT Center’s staff, volunteers, programs, and expansion. The SPIRIT Eexcutive Director works with the staff team to develop and impliment programs and policies that grow and support the Center’s goal of empowering people in their personal recovery goals. The ED reports to the Board of Directors, which approves programs and policies.

The Executive Director should have direct experience in a peer based environment and/or have direct personal experience as a consumer, family member, or support person to people with mental health challenges. A masters or bachelors degree in a related field, and/or a minimum of two years experience in a similar nonprofit environment is preferred.

The ED would be a highly energetic, creative self-starter with a proven track record of creating community partnerships, grant writing, fundraising, and bulding an energetic team of staff and volunteers commited to achieving SPIRIT’s vision and goals.

The ideal candidate would be a mental health peer in recovery and wellness with experience in fundraising.

Salary will depend on experience, with the potential for increases from additional funding. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and letter of interest to: jennifermorrill1@gmail.com, or call 530.214.0686. For more information about SPIRIT Center, see: www:SpiritPeerEmpowermentCenter.org.

Thursday
Jul302015

Job Opportunity with the Temple U. Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

Research Assistant

Job Description:

The Research assistant will provide support to help coordinate and carr out research studies at the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This will involve data collection, editing, and entry; resarch participant recruitment and retention; facilitating and monitoring relationships with collaborators; support of IRB submissions; development of resources and proeducts; and general organizational and administrative support to our multidisciplinary research team.

For more information, or to apply for this position, visit the Temple University Employment Opportunity Website and search job number TU-19474. 

Job Qualifications: 
Under general supervision, the Research Assistant provides professional level research support requiring the application of standard research practices and techniques for the College of Health Professions' department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The Research Assistant is responsible for coordinating and carrying out all clinical studies in the RRTC. Tasks include: providing support to various levels of leadership in a multidisciplinary research team; data collection, editing, and entry; research subject recruitment and retention; facilitating and monitoring positive relationship with collaborators; support of IRB submissions; development of resources and products; and general organizational and administrative support. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in field related to social sciences and at least six months of directly related experience in community based research with individuals who have a serious mental illness. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
 
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to conduct general fact finding searches, including Internet and scholarly literature searches.
  • Strong interest in rehabilitation research.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and doctors.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and planning.

 

Thursday
Jul232015

Job Opportunity with NYAPRS

Managed Care Projects Manager

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Systems Transformation, The Managed Care Projects Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and managing projects that assist organizations in their transition to Managed Care. This position will assist agencies statewide and nationwide in their transformation process towards recovery based service provision within a managed care environment.

Major Responsibilities/Activities: 

  • Develops, implements and manages assigned tasks within the MCTAC contract including data collection, developing and monitoring timelines for meeting deliverables;
  • Develops, implements and manages assigned tasks within other NYAPRS contracts;
  • Delivers training and technical assistance on recovery based services transformation and transforming to a managed care system;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of NYAPRS seminars and conferences;
  • Actively participates as a member of the Systems Transformation team to develop new ideas and initiatives;
  • Locates, identifies and writes grants for new services;
  • Develops new contracts and monitors assigned existing contracts;
  • Maintains required statistics and gathers and submits information and analysis to Director of Systems Transformation for preparation of reports;
  • Attends conferences and workshops as required to present material and new ideas and to stay current with trends in the field of recovery based systems;
  • Provides other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to multi-task; track record as creative thinker.
  • Experience and understanding of direct service provision and managed care is highly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in formal training and/or leading groups.
  • Facility with computers/technical equipment.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills.
  • BA/BS, and 5+ year's human services experience. Master's degree in human services preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to travel extensively
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.

NYAPRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan with non-elective company contribution, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to:

HR1@nyaprs.org

- OR -

NYAPRS
Director of Human Resources
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210

**Completed applications must be submitted for all open positions by August 9th.

Click Here for A Brief Description of Our Latest Openings

Thursday
Jul232015

Jo Opportunity with NYAPRS

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy

Position Summary: The Director of Public Policy & Advocacy is a key member of the NYAPRS management team and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in achieving the NYAPRS public policy mission.

Major Responsibilities/Activities: 

  • Lead the development and strategic deployment of public policy programs and resources. Inform and coordinate policy activities. Develop and support Board-level Public Policy committee;
  • Represents NYAPRS directly with federal, state, and local policymakers as directed by Executive Director;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials/staff, business leaders, lobbyists, and business/community organizations;
  • Inform and provide strategic guidance to senior leadership about relevant policy developments and opportunities. 
  • Provide technical assistance and materials through education and advocacy to NYAPRS members that align consumer-provider interests within federal, state, and local mandates. 
  • Directly lobby federal, state and local elected officials and staff on public policy issues important to NYAPRS as needed. Lobbying activities may include testifying at public hearings, meeting one-on-one and developing official correspondence;
  • Manage the annual development of the Public Policy Agenda and program budget; 
  • Manages daily NYAPRS E-News service
  • Provides other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in public policy or related field preferred;
  • 7+ years experience in public affairs and/or government relations; 
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success working with policymakers, preferably at senior legislative or executive level;
  • Demonstrated understanding of national policy issues and current trends and in state and federal policy matters affecting health and human services;
  • Must possess multi-tasking, organizational, strategic thinking and relationship-building skills;
  • Demonstrated experience developing relationships with and outreach to national and local media;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Communicates in a strong, positive and effective manner both verbally and non-verbally. Excellent presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills;
  • Capacity to be a "tough-minded optimist," always acting to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude;
  • Strong project management expertise; 
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal accountability, confidentiality and willingness to share expertise; 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite with ability to write and articulate public policy positions;
  • Valid driver's license and ability to travel;
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.

NYAPRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan with non-elective company contribution, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to:

HR1@nyaprs.org

- OR -

NYAPRS
Director of Human Resources
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210

**Completed applications must be submitted for all open positions by August 9th.

Click Here for A Brief Description of Our Latest Openings