Friday
Jun262015

Job Opportunity with Mental Health Empowerment Project

Statewide Trainers and Coordinators 

Full Time, Exempt Position

3 Positions based in Albany & 1 position based in NYC

The Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. (MHEP) is a not-for-profit agency organized in 1988 to develop and strengthen self help and mutual support activities throughout The United States. MHEP is generally focused on organizing people to create desired change in their own lives and in their communities and creating and delivering workshops and skill building seminars that help individuals find and connect with their personal power and the power of self help. At this time, MHEP has a job openings for Statewide Trainers and Regional Coordinators. Statewide Trainers will be stationed in Albany NY. Regional Coordinators will be stationed in NYC and Albany. The duties for these positions include:

  1. Engaging in community organizing efforts that will cultivate and support meaningful and substantial forms of personal growth and community connectedness;
  2. Cultivating, supporting and role modeling meaningful and substantial forms of systems advocacy;
  3. Facilitating skill building activities around the state that assist people to find and connect with their personal power and the power of self-help.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience as a seasoned trainer, public speaker and curriculum developer. This individual will also have knowledge related to the general principles of community organizing, Intentional Peer Support and Trauma Informed Practices. Additional requirements of this position include computer literacy, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously and organizing workload to manage multiple deadlines. A clean, valid NYS drivers’ license, and a personal vehicle are also required. Since MHEP highly values the benefits of peer support and self help, our ideal candidate will be a person who has been given a psychiatric diagnosis and has first-hand, personal experience with the mental health system.

To Apply

MHEP is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively recruit and hire qualified people who may have disabilities and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or sexual orientation. To express interest in this position, please email, fax or send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Pam Maxim, Administrative Director, MHEP, 3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205, Albany NY 12205 Fax #: 518/434-3823,  Email: mhepinc@aol.comResumes received without cover letters will not be reviewed. Resumes must be received by fax, email or mail by August 7, 2015 2014.

Tuesday
Jun022015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

Job Opening: Housing Counselor

Location: Community Residences, Lower East Side, Manhattan

There are full-time and part time positions available for the following schedules:

Saturdays and Sundays - 8 am – 4 pm; 4 pm - 12 am; 12 am – 8 am

Monday through Friday - 4 pm – 12 am

Tuesday through Saturday - 12 am – 8 am

Position Overview
The CR/SRO program provides extended-stay affordable supportive housing and a range of programmatic
services to tenants who are referred by the NYS Office of Mental Health from their transitional programs of
state psychiatric hospitals. In addition to psychiatric disabilities, these residents may have histories of
substance abuse. Each resident has a lease, pays monthly rents/fees, and is expected to move to more
independent housing. The Housing Counselor has the primary objective to oversee the supervised
community residence of 12-24 individuals in seven areas: (a) physical plant safety and security, (b) meal
preparation and coordination, (c) medication monitoring, (d) house management, (e) ADL training and
coaching, and (f) socialization events, as well as other duties as assigned. Some of the essential job functions
include, but are not limited to: providing accurate documentation of activity in house and observe and
document residents’ behavior; provide crisis management and interventions, as needed; provide hands on
help, teach and train residents in meal preparation and clean-up; provide close observation and record
keeping of residents taking their medications; ensure medications are stored and secured safely; and perform
administrative and clerical duties, as assigned.
Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED); ability to interact
with people in a professional and courteous manner; previous experience in customer service and/or
residential services, preferred; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; be skilled in
conflict mediation/negotiation and have a pro-active approach to problem solving; excellent oral and written
communication skills; ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; be
creative and flexible; ability to lift 40 lbs and climb several flights of stairs.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
  • Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.
Tuesday
Jun022015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

Job Opening: Housing Counselor

Location: Community Residences, Lower East Side, Manhattan

There are several per diem positions available. Per diem positions are scheduled as an ‘as needed’

basis with a pay rate of $12.50 per hour.

Position Overview
The CR/SRO program provides extended-stay affordable supportive housing and a range of programmatic
services to tenants who are referred by the NYS Office of Mental Health from their transitional programs of
state psychiatric hospitals. In addition to psychiatric disabilities, these residents may have histories of
substance abuse. Each resident has a lease, pays monthly rents/fees, and is expected to move to more
independent housing. The Housing Counselor has the primary objective to oversee the supervised
community residence of 12-24 individuals in seven areas: (a) physical plant safety and security, (b) meal
preparation and coordination, (c) medication monitoring, (d) house management, (e) ADL training and
coaching, and (f) socialization events, as well as other duties as assigned. Some of the essential job functions
include, but are not limited to: providing accurate documentation of activity in house and observe and
document residents’ behavior; provide crisis management and interventions, as needed; provide hands on
help, teach and train residents in meal preparation and clean-up; provide close observation and record
keeping of residents taking their medications; ensure medications are stored and secured safely; and perform
administrative and clerical duties, as assigned.
Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED); ability to interact
with people in a professional and courteous manner; previous experience in customer service and/or
residential services, preferred; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; be skilled in
conflict mediation/negotiation and have a pro-active approach to problem solving; excellent oral and written
communication skills; ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; be
creative and flexible; ability to lift 40 lbs and climb several flights of stairs.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
  • Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.

 

Wednesday
May202015

Job Opportunity with The Campbell Center

Position: Project Director (1)

Location:  Washington, D.C.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

The Campbell Center is a recovery consumer education and advocacy group for individuals living with mental health and substance abuse/addiction disorders.  We seek social change on an individual level by supporting wellness and recovery, training in leadership and micro-enterprise, and fostering community engagement.


DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

Working within our recovery community, opportunity exists to provide futuristic leadership development, systemic change and peer support to a diverse culture of individuals living in the District of Columbia. Such services include developing a citywide peer/provider coalition, facilitating certification workshops, developing and assisting in shaping and implementing new programs and working towards the creation of a true system of recovery oriented care by developing and facilitating partnerships with providers, government agencies and stakeholders.

REQUIRED SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • Be a person with lived experience (emotional/psychiatric/survivor/mental illness)

  • Have 5 years of advanced proficiency as a developer of programs (workshops, seminars and groups)

  • Have advanced proficiency of databases (Excel, Access)

  • Have advanced knowledge of peer support, recovery, suicide prevention and social justice issues

  • Have knowledge of federal and local programs that offer support and resources for individuals who have experienced emotional/psychiatric/mental illness and who may have a co-occurring diagnosis with mental health/substance abuse and/or addiction disorders

  • Have attention to detail

  • Have strong analytical and research skills

  • Have strong written and oral communication skills

  • Have advanced proficiency with Word and PowerPoint

  • Have advanced proficiency of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

  • Ability to manage tasks and priorities with minimal supervision

 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • WRAP/WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. OR B.S.) in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, minimum of 3 years experience working with individuals who have experienced emotional/psychiatric/survivor/mental illness break and who may have a co-occurring diagnosis with mental health/substance abuse and/or addiction disorders.

TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and a writing sample by mail to Iden Campbell McCollum at 1231-B Good Hope Road. SE, Washington, DC 20020 or by email: info@thecampbellcenter.org for consideration.  Please type Project Director in the subject line of your email.  Resumes will be screened for qualifications and experience, and all required elements.  Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be offered an interview.

DEADLINE:

Please submit all required materials by May 29, 2015 12:00 am.

The Campbell Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to reflect the diverse community it serves.  All applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.  All candidates will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment with The Campbell Center.

No phone calls please.

Tuesday
Mar032015

Job Opportunity with SAMHSA

The Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently hiring two policy analysts.  OPPI works to coordinate policy across SAMHSA and supports the Office of SAMHSA’s Administrator. The incumbents will work closely with SAMHSA leadership on issues related to behavioral health financing and service integration.

Incumbents in these positions will be responsible for a varied portfolio including:

  • Supporting the policy development process (including budget development and grant program policy);
  • Coordinating work related to behavioral health financing and integration at SAMHSA;
  • Informing SAMHSA’s policy research agenda; 
  • The management of projects through federal contracts;
  • Reviewing and providing comment on federal regulations and other materials; and        

SAMHSA is looking for committed professionals with experience in behavioral health policy. Strong writing and analytic skills are essential.  For these positions, knowledge of, and experience related to, the Affordable Care Act and federal behavioral health policies, legislation, and regulations are also important.

You can access these postings and apply at the following links:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/395709800 for current federal employees, this posting is currently open and closing on March 13, 2015

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/395718500 for United States citizens outside of the federal government, this posting is opening on March 6th and closing on March 13, 2015

Applicants can qualify for these positions at the GS 12 or 13 levels.  For more on salary, benefits, and the qualifications necessary to meet these GS levels, please see the postings.  If you have any questions about these positions, please contact David de Voursney, the chief of the Policy Analysis Branch in OPPI at 240-276-2332 or david.devoursney@samhsa.hhs.gov.  Please click the following link for more information about SAMHSA (http://www.samhsa.gov/).