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

 

 

Thursday
Oct032013

Job Opportunity with Mental Health America

President and CEO

Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is soliciting applications for the position of President and CEO.  

Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.

The President and CEO is the senior staff member of Mental Health America and shall engage in the following primary activities:

  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for Mental Health America and its over 200 affiliates nationwide;
  • Represent its programs and policies, in collaboration with local affiliates, before a wide array of audiences including local, state and national elected and appointed decision makers, other national organizations in and outside of the mental health field, the media, and current and potential funders;
  • Ensure the continued financial strength and stability of the organization through innovative program development, creative fund raising and continuous outreach to potential funders and donors;
  • Continue full support of the concepts of consumer empowerment and recovery;
  • Promote the science of prevention in the field of mental health; and  

This position requires:

  • A high level of results-orientated motivation;
  • Proven experience and measurable success in fund development;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in advocacy, management and team-building skills;
  • Bachelor's degree minimum with a preference for an advanced degree;
  • Broad based experience in mental health and/or human service administration;
  • Significant experience in non-profit management, preferably related to mental health;
  • Strong public speaking skills with the ability to communicate effectively;
  • Experience successfully managing organizations of similar or larger size; and  

Compensation:  Compensation will be determined based upon experience.

To apply: Send letter of interest and comprehensive resume, not later than October 30, 2013, to Richard Van Horn, c/o MH America of LA, 100 West Broadway, Suite 5010, Long Beach, CA 90802 or rvanhorn@mhala.org.

 

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