Wednesday
Jun192013

Job Opportunity with Penn Psychiatric Center

Part Time Certified Peer Support Specialist

Chester County, PA
 
Penn Psychiatric Center is seeking a part time Certified Peer Specialist (20 hours a week) to work in the Chester County region. This position is community based and requires frequent travel throughout Chester County. Must have completed and passed a Peer Specialist Certification training program. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED as well as at least 24 months of paid or volunteer behavioral health work experience or a combination of post-secondary education in a field related to behavioral health and behavioral health work experience totaling at least 24 months.
 
Submit your resume to employment@ppcmh.com 
 
Contact person: Donna Dolbey
Contact phone number: 484-392-8323
Contact email address:  DDolbey@ppcmh.com 
Employer's Web Site: www.ppcmh.com
 
 
Tuesday
Jun182013

Job Opportunity with the Virginia DBHDS

Mental Health Program Assistant

(Program Administration Specialist I)
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is seeking an accomplished individual to provide program assistance to Office of Mental Health staff in program planning and development (e.g., new service initiatives), project implementation and monitoring (e.g. database management and reporting), and services evaluation (e.g. onsite reviews); to provide technical assistance to CSBs in accessing and utilizing DBHDS online training resources (e.g. case management modules) and utilization management (e.g. secure site discharge planning) databases, as well as general program assistance and support to office staff.   
Qualifications:

Knowledge of contemporary practices in behavioral health services and supports for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders. Working knowledge of project management activities and ability to work independently with complex tasks and relate well with multiple teams of professionals.  Considerable skill in and experience with MS Office products as well as ability to learn and master other software programs related to database management, document production and web-based educational presentations.  Demonstrated ability to perform a wide variety of program-specific assignments in collecting and analyzing information and making judgments about the quality of service programs, preparing reports and guidance documents, and communicating with staff and the general public. Knowledge of Virginia’s public behavioral health services system and Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) status preferred.   Education, which included course work related to mental illness, substance use disorders, or intellectual disabilities, the problems associated with them, and their alleviation Bachelor’s degree preferred.
 
Position: #00233
Hiring Range:  $35,000-$42,000
Please apply online with the Recruitment Management System at http://jobs.virginia.gov/.  Only accepting online applications.  This position is open until filled.  DBHDS is a tobacco-free, smoke-free work environment.   
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

 

 

Thursday
Jun132013

Job Opportunity with the Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Suicide Prevention & MHFA Program Coordinator

(Program Administration Specialist II)

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ Office of Mental Health is seeking an accomplished professional to provide leadership and management for the development, implementation and administration of the Department’s comprehensive statewide suicide prevention program, and to implement, administer and coordinate the Department’s Mental Health First Aid training initiative and the associated certification process.  

Qualifications:  Thorough knowledge of suicide prevention field, including the incidence and prevalence of suicide, policy and service delivery issues, best practices in suicide prevention and intervention from interagency, federal, state and community perspectives.  Thorough knowledge of Mental Health First Aid. 

Contract development and management skills.  Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including other state and local agencies and organizations, service recipients, suicide survivors, universities, advocates, etc. 

Facilitation and consultation skills. Experience with policy development and strategic planning.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software.  Thorough knowledge of the Public Health approach to prevention and health promotion.   Thorough knowledge of Evidence Based prevention programs and practices and the Prevention Best Practices Registry.  Experience with policy and program development, policy impact on local government and budget management.  Extensive professional experience in prevention services (with suicide prevention preferred), administrative experience, and experience with interagency issues at state and local levels. Advanced degree in human services is preferred.  

Position: #00232                                                                                           

Hiring Range:  $41,778-$65,000

Please apply online with the Recruitment Management System at http://jobs.virginia.gov/.  Only accepting online applications.  This position is open until filled.  DBHDS is a tobacco-free, smoke-free work environment.  

www.dbhds.virginia.gov

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

Thursday
May022013

Job Opportunity with PRS, Inc.

PRS, Inc. recognized as one of the 50 Best Nonprofits to work for in the US is a community-based nonprofit organization that serves individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and any combination of these. PRS helps clients achieve personal wellness, recovery and community integration by building the independent living skills and providing the supports they need to find meaningful, satisfying lives fully integrated into their communities. 

We are now accepting applications for Recovery Support Specialists (Peer Support) professionals.  Positions are part-time and available in Arlington (30 hours per week) and McLean (20 hours per week).

The Recovery Support Specialist conducts psychosocial classes to client groups on the recovery process based on related personal experience and curriculum materials; provides individual support and outreach to clients; and completes orientation on new clients and enters client clinical notes into the electronic health record.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a person with lived experience (consumer past or present) of mental health services. 
  • High School Diploma or GED required.  
  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s degree or 15 credit hours in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or other related field preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and familiarity with basic computer office software required.
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with clients.
  • Comfortable in presenting to and leading groups.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  
  • Clean driving record with reliable transportation required. 

Interested applicants can apply at www.prsinc.iapplicants.com.  

PRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Friday
Apr052013

Job Opportunity with Peerstar, LLC

We want YOU to work for our agency as a Certified Peer Specialist.

The position will provide & coordinate Peer Support Services to individuals with severe mental illness.  Position will assist in obtaining recovery goals & community integration.  Minimum requirements are at least 12 months of paid or voluntary work within the past 3 years OR obtained 24 hours of post-secondary education.  Life experience:  Must be a person in recovery who is willing to share personal life story while working closely with peers also diagnosed with mental illness.  Education requirements are a high school diploma or GED.  Must have the ability to develop and instruct in one-on-one setting, have reliable transportation and a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.  Must be dependable, a team player, possess organization skills, be a self-starter, empathic, and have a desire to learn. $10.00 an hour and up with additional benefits for full time positions, and travel compensation.  Peerstar does not discriminate against staff, consumers or family members based on Age, Race, Sex, Religion, Ethic Origin, Economic Status, or Disability and Observes all applicable state and federal statutes and limitations.

Send resume to:

Peerstar, LLC

Attn: Human Resources

2900 Plank Road, Suite #8

Altoona, PA 16601

 

EOE

No phone calls please!