Communications Specialist - ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (VA) Posted 4/19/2014
The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a 30 year-old nonprofit organization that provides direct services and advocacy and supports individuals with disabilities to live independently and maximize their potential. We provide peer mentoring, life skills education, travel training and assistance with Medicaid and other programs.
ECNV is currently accepting applications for the “Communications Specialist” position. The incumbent will present ECNV’s mission, values and services to its constituents and the public through electronic and print media and outreach. This position also manages media relations and supervises data collection and management. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Director of Community Services.
Applicants should have a successful and demonstrable record of website design and content management; print media design and production; outstanding and polished writing and editing skills; and enthusiasm for promoting and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. An understanding of web and other accessibility guidelines for individuals with visual, auditory and other disabilities is key to our work. At least two years of related experience in a business environment are desired and a portfolio of work should be available for ECNV’s review. A demonstration of writing, editing, design, social media and web skills will be part of the interview process.
ECNV provides a supportive work environment. We are located at the Courthouse Metro. The salary range for this position, depending on qualifications and experience, is $37,500 to $45,000. We offer excellent benefits, including paying full health care coverage and three weeks of paid vacation annually.
We will consider only applications that include all of the following: 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) a writing sample, and 4) links or attachments that demonstrate your graphics and web design skills to:
Jobs@ecnv.org or by mail to Jobs, ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22201; or fax to 703/525-3585.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
SALARY: Range: $38,000 to $42,000 depending on experience and qualifications
DESCRIPTION: The Office of Consumer Advocates, Inc. (OCA, Inc), Executive Director is responsible for managing and overseeing 7 programs, 5 of which are located in Washington County and one each, a Wellness and Recovery Center, located in Allegany and Garrett counties. In addition, OCA, Inc. has a grant in Washington County from the Washington County Health Department, funded by ADAA, that has helped to create an Integrated Behavioral Health Wellness and Recovery Center, called Soul Haven, in Hagerstown.
The five programs in Washington County include
Allegany County has Hope Station, a wellness and recovery center that serves the adults of Allegany County similarly to Soul Haven. Hope Station also provides an evening support group for people with affective disorders as well as a GLBT evening support group.
Garrett County has Mountain Haven, a wellness and recovery center located in Oakland, that operates similarly to Soul Haven and Hope Station. All three wellness and recovery centers provide group activities and support, socialization, and other individualized services and supports. In addition, each of the programs has a coordinator who is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.
The person in this position will work to ensure the highest quality of services from staff advocates whom he/she supervises and brainstorm on solutions to issues that arise in all programs and services.
Duties will include:
Education: At least a Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, psychology, or related field or equivalent experience
Experience: At least 5 years of progressive non-profit management experience, including development and management of budgets. Experience providing recovery supports to adults 18 and over
Candidates for this position should have a valid driver's license.
How To Apply: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications should send a letter of interest and resume to Ms. Sharon Smith, Board President, 1527 Sherman Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740 by Monday, April 21, 2014.
Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.
Department: 059001 - Graduate School of Social Work
Executive Director, NRCPDS (grant-funded)
Hiring Range: $128,000 -$160,000
Reporting to the Dean of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, the NRCPDS Executive Director will be responsible for providing leadership in the identification and implementation of funded projects to ensure successful advancement towards the mission of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS). The NRCPDS Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing an annual operating budget that currently equals $2.1M, comprising multiple grants, contracts, and special revenue projects. This position will be responsible for developing, fostering, and maintaining relationships with funders and key stakeholders, and overseeing all Center projects and research. The NRCPDS Executive Director will have overall responsibility for strategic planning, approving budgets, providing day-to-day leadership and supervision to approximately 15 locally-based and remote staff as well as several consultants, making final employment decision recommendations, and conducting evaluations. The Executive Director will ensure that the Center operates and conducts activities consistent with the Boston College mission, policies, and procedures.
Identify and secure funding, develop, foster and maintain relationships with federal agencies and private foundations, collaborate with partners and stakeholders, plus serve on national panels, overseeing communications ranging from congressional briefings to media.
Oversee all Center projects and initiatives, ensuring that the Center operates and conducts activities consistent with the Boston College mission, policies, and procedures. Provide direction and oversight on the prioritization of internal resources to ensure effective design of projects, work plans, quality management plans, and deliverables.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the NRCPDS, including attending project meetings, reviewing organizational structures and processes, managing effective resource allocation, project development and monitoring practices, and supervision of functional leads.
Collaborate with the key staff in all strategic planning efforts associated with the NRCPDS. Includes contributing to the creation of new concepts, research ideas, and projects aligned with the mission of the NRCPDS and working with NRCPDS staff, Boston College departments and external partners.
Work with the NRCPDS Director of Finance & Administration to provide oversight of the grant development process, including delegating roles, ensuring critical components are complete, and reviewing final documents. Additionally, work in partnership with the Director of Finance & Administration to ensure the Center budget is aligned with Center priorities, and provide input for the financial operations of the NRCPDS.
Provide general oversight of human resource functions, support the development of individual personnel goals, and prepare annual reviews.
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, and other options, please visit https://www7.bc.edu/erecruit/index.html
Mental Health America of Oregon (MHAO) is an inclusive grassroots mental health organization dedicated to empowering consumer/survivor voices to drive services and policies that foster wellness and full participation in life choices and recovery.
Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center, a project of MHAO, is a national consumer/survivor technical assistance center funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Peerlink works to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of peer-run programs and traditional mental health organizations. We offer training in organizational development, employment, financial self-sufficiency, and health/wellness to people who use/have used mental health services, peer support providers, and community agencies. We believe that people who experience mental health challenges are empowered by working, having financial resources, and participating in their communities as informed and healthy citizens.
Mental Health America of Oregon/Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center is seeking a Deputy Director/Technical Assistance Center Director. This position:
Qualifications: Must be a consumer/survivor willing to self-identify and have seven to ten years related experience/training including at least three years of management experience. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s or doctorate degree preferred in related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Skills and knowledge required: Demonstrated leadership, team building, collaboration, communication, supervisory, general and financial management skills. In-depth understanding of the consumer/survivor movement and the principles of recovery and wellness.
Hours per week: This is a full time salaried, exempt position.
Statewide Trainer - Full Time, Exempt Position
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 offering skill building activities and education related to self help, mutual support and recovery; organizing people to create desired change in their own lives and in their communities; 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 opening for a statewide trainer. This person will be responsible for:
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.
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@example.com.
Resumes received without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Resumes must be received by fax, email or mail by April 18, 2014.
PEOPLe, Inc. is a peer run organization located in the Mid-Hudson River region of New York State. PEOPLe, Inc. has pioneered Peer- Run Hospital Diversion Services with the development of Emergency room Advocacy, Hospital Diversion Houses (Respites), Mobile Peer Diversion services and Pro-Active Wellness Services.
The Director of Crisis Diversion will provide direct oversight of all PEOPLe, Inc. diversionary services, by planning, directing, and coordinating the daily functions and future development of peer-operated programs that support individuals experiencing mental health crises and/or emotional distress to stay out of hospital emergency rooms (for behavioral health reasons) and/or psychiatric inpatient programs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Salary and benefits package are commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of intent to:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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:
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 email@example.com or via fax to (907) 333-4383. Please, no phone calls.
The Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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