Monday
Jun092014

Job Opportunity with New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation seeks part-time Peer Counselors.
 
The Peer Counselor:
  1. Distributes and uses the Guide to Keeping Healthy after the Hospital © booklet in groups with consumers on inpatient units and within ambulatory care services.  
  2. Uses one's personal experience as a mental health consumer (including those with co-occurring backgrounds) in role modeling recovery and providing hope for other consumers.
  3. Shares with the consumers their own personal skills that they use to stay out of the hospital.
  4. Engages consumers and helps motivate them to set positive goals for their health and well-being.
  5. Assists consumers in seeking clarification about the treatment and recovery process.
  6. Promotes wellness and recovery by assisting consumers to identify their strengths and goals and to promote the notion of empowerment.
  7. Assists consumers in identifying their own individual warning signs of relapse and developing individual coping strategies.
  8. Assists consumers in developing skills intended to improve: mental health, substance use, physical health, and self-advocacy.
  9. Links consumers with peer support and social support networks in the community that is provided in the Guide to Keeping Healthy after the Hospital © booklet.
  10. Documents in accordance with program requirements, in a timely manner.
  11. Maintains a rapport with assigned facility liaisons on inpatient units and in clinics.
  12. Participates in team supervision to obtain information and resources for consumers and staff.
  13. Peer Counselor is supervised by the Consumer Affairs Coordinator.
Qualifications: 
 
  1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent,
  2. Completion of a training program that guides participants in working with consumers in the community; and
  3. One year of peer counseling or related experience.
 
The position requires a 15hr/week commitment. Locations in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
  
Contact:
  
Gita Enders, MA, CPRP
Assistant Director
Consumer Affairs Coordinator
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
Office of Behavioral Health
125 Worth Street, Room 424
New York, NY 10013
212.788.3524 Phone
212.788.3462 Fax
 
Thursday
May152014

Job Opportunity with South Dakota United for Hope & Recovery

Project Manager, “Uniting for Change” Project

Reports to: Executive Director and Business Manager

Position Description:

  • Assure that the organization makes consistent and timely progress toward fulfilling the goals and objectives of the “Uniting for Change” project. (Project work plan is attached)
  • Provide leadership to build a culturally diverse volunteer base through development of effective strategies to enlist and support a volunteer workforce that:
  • Has a working knowledge of concepts and practices specific to the field (i.e. fundamental elements of peer run programs, intentional peer support, trauma informed care, recovery principles, open dialogue, hearing voices facilitation, emotional CPR)
  • Values cultural diversity
  • Matches skill, interest, and time priorities of the volunteer with fulfillment of a needed project role to ensure each volunteers function is mutually beneficial 
  • Supports continued leadership and educational development for volunteers that desire to enhance their existing skills and knowledge towards fulfilling new desired roles 
  • Promote active and broad participation by people with lived experience in all areas of project work.
  • Collect, manage, and maintain required data appropriately using the strict confidentiality policy of the organization and report regularly as required for continuation of the project.
Communication

  • See that the Executive Director and Business Manager are kept fully informed on the condition of the project and all important factors influencing it
  • With the assistance of the Executive Director, develop and maintain collaborative relationships to enhance the success of the project.
  • Maintain open relationships with Executive Director, Business Manager, grants award management, and technical assistance staff to support the success of the project, attend related meetings and presentations as requested. 
Personnel

  • Be responsible for ensuring program support staff and volunteers have access to necessary resources to carry out assigned responsibilities, hours and data are collected and reported appropriately, and project tasks are carried out efficiently.
Qualifications:

  •  Lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, extreme states, and/or altered states required
  • Working knowledge of concepts and practices specific to the field (i.e. fundamental elements of peer run programs, intentional peer support, trauma informed care, recovery principles, open dialogue, hearing voices facilitation, emotional CPR)
  • Familiarity with the Consumer Operated Service Programs (COSP) Evidence Based toolkit
  • At least 4 years combined education and relevant experience in grants management and working in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers from diverse backgrounds required
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and administrative experience and skills required.
  • Computer/word processing and internet experience required
  • Must be willing to relocate to Rapid City, SD (in the beautiful Black Hills)
  • Experience with building a volunteer base strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in negotiating fiscal and programmatic issues with both public and private funding sources strongly preferred.
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Social media networking skills a helpful

  • Knowledge of South Dakota geographic regions helpful

Advantages and Opportunities of this position

  • Challenging work that offers the opportunity to grow with a group, including opportunities for lead positions on future projects
  • Live life at a gentle pace, be near nature, and develop meaningful relationships as a valued member of a small but growing community
  • Live in an area with a low cost of living without compromising a safe environment
  • Chance to be a key player making valued contributions to building a healthier and more inclusive communities 
Compensation and References:

  • Compensation depends on experience.
  • Please provide references specific to work experience and ability to fulfill position
  • To apply please send cover letter, resume, and references:

o By e-mail:

Please place “Position Opening” in the subject line

info@southdakotaunited.org 

OR

o By post SD United for Hope & Recovery

PO Box 3052 Rapid City SD 57709

OR

o In-person: 420 East Saint Patrick Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

 

South Dakota United is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.  South Dakota United is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

 

Monday
Apr212014

Job Opportunity with PMHCA

 

Two positions available:
 
Communications Director

The Communications Director will manage all media relations for PBPC and help prepare staff and coalition allies for press interviews and public presentations. The candidate will manage the organization's web site and social media activities as well as write and edit educational materials, blog posts, press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, email alerts, and research reports.
 
 
Education Policy Analyst

The Education Policy Analyst will track education data and write reports on a number of education issues, including school funding, student performance, and demographics. The candidate will engage in public education efforts on key policy issues, working closely with education funding coalitions and partnerships advocating for sustainable funding for public education in Pennsylvania.
 

 

Tuesday
Mar252014

Job Opportunity with NHS Human Services - Wilmington, DE

Vocational Specialist
Wilmington, DE
Position Summary: The MHW -Vocational Counselor / Employment Specialist helps prepare individuals for real world experiences such as employment and various other community interactions.
Employment Specialist Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate Vocational services for all individuals served by the ACT team.
  • Assist individuals in the securing gainful employment.
  • Provide education and assistance to individuals with job applications, preparing for job interviews.
  • Perform vocational assessment.
  • Assist individuals to obtain education necessary for employment.
  • Act as a liaison with stakeholders.
  • Develop a relationship with employers.
  • Develop network of employers willing to work with those with SPMI.
  • Educate and support individual’s families and advocate for individual’s rights and preferences.
  • Attend vocational related meetings in the community
Job Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in human service field. OT certification/license preferred. 
  • 1 to 3 years experience working with individuals in an employment setting. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system. 
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to pass all appropriate state and federal clearances.
Schedule: Rotating 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; noon - 8:00 PM
Salary: 33K
Location: Office is in Wilmington, DE.  Position will require travel within New Castle County.
Julie Vervlied, Sr. Staffing Partner
Tuesday
Mar182014

Job Opportunity with PMHCA

 

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association
 
MHAPA is Hiring an External Advocate
 
External Advocates are independent advocates who provide assistance and support to individuals receiving services at state operated mental health facilities. 
This open position is located at Wernersville State Hospital in Wernersville, PA, and entails the following responsibilities:
  • Ensure the fundamental rights of the individual receiving services in the state operated facility.
  • Help individuals and their families with questions, concerns, and complaints regarding hospital care and treatment.
  • Help resolve concerns and complaints.
  • Work with individuals and others, including local/regional mental health offices and county providers, to facilitate community living.
  • Refer individuals to an attorney or agency that provides legal advocacy.
  • Assist with questions about benefit programs and concerns regarding employment.
  • Provide technical assistance and education regarding rights to individuals, their families and the hospital staff.
The position is full time but two individuals sharing the position and responsibilities would also be considered. The successful candidate will be willing to work primarily evening and weekend hours.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications
  • Bilingual-fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Advocacy experience
  • Knowledgeable about the PA Behavioral Health System
  • Reporting, organizational, and data entry skills
  • A college degree or a combination of education and experience is required. MHAPA is an affirmative action employer-individuals of color and those with lived experience are encouraged to apply. 
 
To Apply:

Please email resume and salary requirements to externaladvocacy@mhapa.org (Subject line: External Advocate Search)
 
Or mail to:
External Advocate Search
MHAPA
1414 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103