Thursday
Nov072013

Job Opportunity with The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Position: Executive Director, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
The Consumer Voice is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. They are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual.
 
The Consumer Voice's mission is to represent consumers at the national level for quality long-term care, services and supports.
 
Responsibilities of the Executive Director
 
The executive director is the chief executive of the organization and reports to and works in partnership with the governing board. The director is responsible for developing the organization's $1.2 million budget and management and direction of staff and consultants. Principal duties include: providing leadership to guide and advance the organization's role as a national leader in bringing the consumer voice to long-term care policy; assuring sound financial management and accountability; fund development (securing adequate funding to carry out the organization's mission); and leading and managing the programmatic and administrative activities of the organization efficiently and effectively to implement the mission of The National Consumer Voice.
  • Provide leadership to guide and maintain the organization's national role as a leader in bringing the consumer voice to long-term care policy
  • Fund Development
  • Assure sound financial management and accountability
  • Provide leadership and manage the administrative activities of the organization efficiently and effectively to implement the mission of the Consumer Voice

 

Thursday
Nov072013

Job Opportunity with Soteria Vermont

Psychiatrist

Soteria Vermont is seeking a psychiatrist for eight hours per week beginning February 1, 2014.  Soteria Vermont is a new residential hospitalization-alternative program for individuals experiencing an initial episode of psychosis.  The residence is located in Burlington and has the capacity to serve up to five people at a given time.  The program will serve individuals who have had minimal exposure to psychoactive medication and/or psychiatric hospitalization.  A foundational belief of Soteria is that psychosis can be a temporary experience to work through as opposed to a chronic mental illness in need of managing.  Our approach views psychiatric medication as one of many tools that an individual can utilize in navigating distress and crisis.  The individual chooses which tools they feel are most effective and helpful.  This may mean short trials of medications or no medications at all.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an alternative setting that values the autonomy and agency of the person at the center of concern.  Soteria provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative decision making.  Come work with a dedicated and motivated group.  The psychiatrist position is not responsible for supervising Soteria staff.  $120/hour compensation.  

If interested, please send your CV to Amos Meacham at amos@pathwaysvermont.org or the following address: Pathways Vermont, 1233 Shelburne Rd Suite E6, South Burlington, VT 05403

Friday
Nov012013

Job Opportunity with Choices, Inc.

Peer Bridger Coordinator

The Peer Bridger Coordinator position offers an exciting opportunity to work for a unique mental health organization and provide Peer Support to people in transition from a hospital setting.    Using personal history and experience with behavioral health challenges he or she would guide, coach, and mentor adults who are transitioning into independent living.  This would include finding resources, building support networks, and provide “in reach” groups to mental health facilities.
 
Peer support includes the following:
  • Using your experience of recovery to help a young person succeed
  • Collaborating with other organizations and hospital to support recovery and independence
  • Providing one-on-one or group activities designed to share experiences, build relationships, enhance competency, and develop community living skills
  • Maintaining frequent contact with the people in order to provide support and guidance
  • Encouraging people to participate in wellness and recovery activities
 
Position Requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • GED or High School diploma
  • Upper Level Education a plus
  • Attend and facilitate groups inside API and Providence Mental Health Unit
  • Be familiar with “Consumer Lead” outpatient services and provide community outreach to increase Peer awareness
  • Lead week Peer Support trainings to broaden understanding of Peer Support and program goals
  • Coordinate and link Peer Bridgers and volunteers with people interested in services
  • Collect data important to maintain the Peer Bridger program
  • Should be familiar with quarterly grant reporting requirements and assisting with the grant reporting process
  • Competent to provide peer support services by having experienced behavioral health issues in your life
  • Have a willingness to share this experience to support others
  • Be able to engage peers in the community
  • Be willing to participate in CHOICES’ Leadership Team
 
Other Requirements:   A cleared background check and current TB are required, prior to employment. CPR/First certified is also required within 30 days of employment and you must have completed WRAP or be able to complete WRAP training within the first year of employment.
 
Please email your letter of interest and resume to lisas@choices-ak.org or fax it to (907) 333-4383.
 
CHOICES, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Organization to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender,  sexual  orientation,  national  origin,  age,  marital  status,  mental  or  physical  disability,  pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. This policy also prohibits employees from harassing any other employees for any reason including, but not limited to, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled status.
 

 

Tuesday
Oct082013

Job Opportunity with the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web

Program Manger

THE ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERWEB

Immediate Opening:

The Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web is seeking a professional to assist the Executive Director in maintaining daily organizational and programmatic operations of this successful recovery-based drop-in center. Job duties would include, but are not limited to, staffing oversight, training collaborations with other agencies to obtain services, and assist in the development of wellness plans for participants. Additional responsibilities include understanding the peer movement and mentoring.

Duties would include the following:

  • Positive Consumer-oriented Services and Peer Support
  • Staffing and Supervision
  • Recovery Skill Training
  • Case Management
  • Administration 

Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, or related field preferred. Bachelor's degree with five years of experience in the Human Service field working with this population may be substituted. Prior experience working with the Peer Support Movement. Understands and enjoys working with people with any combination of the following: developmental disabilities, mental illness, homelessness, traumatic brain injuries and substance abuse.

Prior experience working with people who may have complex histories of involvement with the criminal justice system, API, and adverse childhood and/or adult trauma/PTSD issues. You must have completed WRAP or be able to complete WRAP training within the first year of employment. Previous experience working with a shelter, transitional and permanent housing resources in Anchorage. Experience and training in crisis management and conflict resolution training desired.

You must be able to pass a background check, prior to employment and have a valid Driver's License.

If you are interested in making a difference, please submit your letter of interest and resume to

lisas@choices-ak.org or via fax to (907) 333-4383. Please, no phone calls.

 

The Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday
Oct082013

Job Opportunity with Alaska Peer Support Consortium

Executive Director Position

Provide a resume, cover letter and statement about your philosophy on peer support

Please apply no later than 5pm Friday November 1st 2013:

Cathy Mccarthy

President

Alaska Peer Support Consortium

PO Box 240588

Anchorage AK 99524

 or email to admin@akpeersupport.org

Qualifications:

  • Recovered peer or family member
  • Experience with the peer movement
  • Grant management and/or nonprofit administration experience
  • Advocacy or community organizing experience
  • Facilitation skills; including training and presentation skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Well-developed communication and analytical skills
  • Well-developed computer skills; inclusive of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with, and agree with, Recovery Values & Peer Run Organization best Practices
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and/or Education related field, or relevant experience
  • Team player
  • Passionate about the values of the organization

 

Description of Task and Responsibilities: The Alaska Peer Support Consortium (AKPSC) is a network of peer groups from all over the state. It is the Executive Director’s primary responsibility to keep all our members in touch, connected, and contributing their suggestions and ideas. The Executive Director oversees the daily operations of the AKPSC while staying true to the mission, vision and values.

 

Task and Responsibilities

  • Develops and oversees implementation of AKPSC work plan
  • Provides oversight to ensure grant activities are completed as assigned and on schedule
  • Supervises and directs AKPSC staff, consultants, and contractors
  • Develops and executes contracts and grants in accordance with AKPSC work plan and budget
  • Maintains tracking/data system and oversees implementation of project evaluation for grant activities
  • Prepares and submits reports and other information as required by all the Board, funding agencies and other reports as required
  • In collaboration with the bookkeeper and Board, develops, oversees, and manages AKPSC budget
  • Develops, oversees and coordinates AKPSC’s training activities
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other national, state and local organizations  
  • Manage the outreach efforts of the Consortium
  • Provide the technical assistance needs of member organizations; including producing or facilitate the production of technical assistance materials and overseeing workshops and conferences of AKPSC
  • Work with the Board to further peer support in Alaska

Supervision: Reports to the President of the AKPSC Board

Travel Requirements: This position requires Alaska and out-of-state travel to attend conferences and meetings and provide technical assistance and training.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Anchorage, AK

 

 

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