Part Time Certified Peer Support Specialist
Mental Health Program Assistant
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.
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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity
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.
- 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
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:
Attn: Human Resources
2900 Plank Road, Suite #8
Altoona, PA 16601
No phone calls please!