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Community Services Board Director for the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (VA) Posted 1/28/2016Executive Director - National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery [NCMHR] (Washington, DC) Posted 1/18/2016
Community Bridger – Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) Posted 1/18/2016
Part-time Online Peer Support Specialist Group Leader - Peer Support Solutions (Work From Home) Posted 12/16/2015
Public Health Advisor - Department Of Health And Human Services [SAMHSA] (MD) Posted 11/6/2015
Public Health Analyst - Department Of Health And Human Services [SAMHSA] (MD) Posted 11/6/2015
Peer Specialist - Visiting Nurse Service of New York [VNSNY] (New York, NY) Posted 10/26/2015
Peer Bridger - New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. [NYAPRS] (NY) Posted 10/16/2015
Multiple Job Offerings - The National Council for Behavioural Health (DC) Posted 10/8/2015
Two part time Employment Specialists - Another Way Community Center
(VT) Posted 10/2/2015
YES Health Ambassador - Disability Policy Consortium (MA) Posted 10/2/2015
Various Job Openings - Inner Fire (VT) Posted 9/28/2015
Project Coordinator - Peerlink National Assistance Center, (OR) Posted 8/22/2015


Community Services Board Director - Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (VA)

Posted 1/28/2016

Exciting opportunity to work as the CSB Director for the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs [Fairfax – Falls Church VA]

Responsible for agency-wide planning, strategy, and development of consumer and peers services in the CSB. Serve as an agency-wide leader for integrating peer services throughout the CSB. Collaborates with multiple community groups and county partners. Manages multiple contracts and is responsible for quality assurance monitoring.

Illustrative Duties:

  • Provides leadership and oversight of human services programs and/or activities;
  • Provides managerial direction and guidance to supervisors in the delivery of services in such a manner as to carry out agency goals in accordance with policies and mandates;
  • Develops and provides oversight of program goals and work plans and assures the quality provision of services;
  • Leads in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of program policies and procedures;
    Interprets and implements federal, state, county and department policies and procedures;
  • Ensures quality business practices in program implementation and service delivery;
  • Provides oversight to evaluation of service delivery and program satisfaction surveys;
  • Continually evaluates and improves program effectiveness. Seeks and shares information about national, state and local initiatives for application to the program;
  • Engages community members in identifying issues and seeking solutions through prevention strategies, capacity building, resource development, and partnering;
  • Establishes and maintains relationships and partnerships with community organizations and other human service agencies;
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of community needs and assists with the development and delivery of services to meet identified needs;
  • Interprets the service to the community in order to provide the necessary understanding of client families to other community services and resources and to stimulate the required coordination and development of supportive services in the community;
  • Manages the program budget to ensure effective use of agency resources to achieve program outcomes;
    Develops program outcome measures and the program budget;
  • Monitors program expenditures and performance measures and recommends adjustments or modifications to assist with achievement of desired outcomes;
  • Oversees service delivery, budget/expenditures, and evaluation of services funded through grants;
  • Monitors service delivery, expenditures and outcomes provided through contracted services;
  • Works in collaboration with other department managers to coordinate program development, agency goals and services designed to meet client and community needs and to ensure quality customer service;
  • Develops and maintains an appropriately balanced and culturally diverse staff assuring responsiveness to the diversity of the client population and the community;
  • Plans and implements, in coordination with other managers, a continuing, structured staff development program;
  • Provides opportunities for staff initiative and development;
  • Supports and improves ability of program staff to provide services by employing strategies to access needed resources, changing or establishing policies and procedures, and raising issues to senior management for decisions or approvals;
  • Stays current on the use of technology to improve program management and service delivery.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and direct the activities of a large group of human services professionals;
  • Ability to work successfully with other managers for strategic planning, to develop common outcome measures, and to share responsibility for achieving goals;
  • Ability to successfully work with county and school officials and community leaders.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of casework supervision;
  • Knowledge of current social service trends and methods/approaches to address them;
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management;
  • Knowledge of business process redesign methodologies;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning;
  • Knowledge of budgeting;
  • Knowledge of contract services management;
  • Knowledge of human resources management practices;
  • Knowledge of performance management;
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and county regulations and guidelines relating to the assigned area of specialization and the ability to accurately apply, interpret and administer them;
  • Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts;
  • Ability to develop and implement creative approaches to address needs;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals;
  • Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries to find common ground with a widening range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to develop professional networks with individuals and groups, both internal and external to the organization;
  • Ability to work with a personal computer and multiple software applications.

Employment Standards:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in social services or human services, or with major course work in a specialty that confers within a community-based service delivery setting (for example, child development and family studies, education, public administration, recreation), or other related field; plus five years of professional experience in the social services, human services, or other community-based service delivery service or setting; two of which included supervising professional staff. A master's degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is located in general office. Must be able to independently transport self and fulfill duties at other sites as needed. Able to observe, process, and document supervisory information including program data and staff performance. Able to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's record check, to the satisfaction of the employer. May be required to provide emergency services work in the event of an emergency or disaster.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Personal experience with recovery for self or significant others, and the willingness and discernment of when to use that experience in the performance of job duties is strongly preferred.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or disabled veteran’s status.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

Executive Director - National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) (Washington, DC)

Posted 1/18/2016

DIRECT SUPERVISOR: President and/or NCMHR Board of Directors designee

HOURS: 12-16 per week SALARY: $25-$32 hourly

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY: The Executive Director serves as the chief officer and principal spokesperson for NCMHR. Key responsibilities include oversight of areas such as policy, finances, and programs. The person must lead and inspire others, ensure that the voice of recovery and empowerment is heard in D.C., and encourage growth of diverse and quality assistance across the country. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and must work effectively in a team environment.

EDUCATION: Minimum High school diploma or equivalent, baccalaureate (or higher) degree a plus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Must be a person who:

  • Understands and embraces the history and values of the consumer-survivor movement
  • Has supervisory, managerial and/or administrative experience

Send resumes to Dan Fisher via the NCMHR contact form

Additional Info Contact: Dan Fisher (617) 504-0832 or Anthony Fox (615) 835-2223

PREFERRED

  • That person has lived experience of a mental health condition that has interfered with one or more of the major activities of life for a considerable period of time and that recovered a meaningful life in the community

Community Bridger – Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC)

Posted 1/18/2016

Job Purpose: The Community Bridger is a peer specialist who provides support and assistance to individuals as the transition from psychiatric units at Tewksbury Hospital into various community-based living arrangements in the Northeast Area of Massachusetts.

Reports to: NERLC Program Support & Peer Bridging Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide support, education, information and training to assist individuals transitioning from hospital to the community.
  • Collaborate with Inpatient Staff at Tewksbury Hospital to identify individuals who would like community bridging and would benefit from this type of support
  • Facilitate regular Community Transition Groups at Tewksbury Hospital to orient and educate individuals about community bridging supports.
  • Orient individuals receiving community bridging support to mental health supports and services available in their local communities, as well as natural supports (such as libraries, fitness centers, community events, religious organizations, substance use support groups like AA and NA, etc.).
  • Assist individuals receiving community bridging support to acclimate to their immediate neighborhood by identifying the nearest grocery store, laundromat, post office, banks, public transportation routes, employment resources, etc.
  • Assist individuals receiving community bridging support to brainstorm ways to overcome barriers to accessing community-based supports.
  • Assist with skill building as needed in such key areas as using public transportation, budgeting, self-advocacy etc.
  • Gradually reduce bridging supports over three-months after hospital discharge in conjunction with supporting the individual’s growing self-confidence and self-sufficiency.
  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality at all times, in accordance with federal HIPAA laws
  • Attend and participate in NILP and NERLC staff meetings
  • Provide proper documentation of services via the WILD data system and as needed for DMH documentation of services

Qualifications:

  • Must be a peer with lived experience of mental health issues/trauma/extreme distress.
  • Willingness and confidence to share his/her own recovery story.
  • Familiarity and ability to articulate key concepts of recovery, self-advocacy, self-help and empowerment.
  • Familiarity and ability to articulate key concepts of trauma-informed care.
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people from different ethnic, cultural, racial, economic, and gender identity backgrounds.
  • Must be a Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist, or have plans to become certified within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with hospital staff and community-based providers of mental health services.
  • Prior experience facilitating groups and/or meetings.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Prior experience working with peers in a recovery-oriented settings and willingness to learn and grow on the job
  • Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends.
  • Outreach and community organizing experience
  • Experience in designing and/or providing group and individual training.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Independent Travel and reliable transportation required

Compensation: Nonexempt / Hourly: mileage reimbursement available

The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons with disabilities, women, and persons of color to apply for this position.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Laura McGrath
lmcgrath@nilp.org
Human Resources Director
Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc
20 Ballard Road
Lawrence MA, 01843

Download Application (PDF)

Part-time Online Peer Support Specialist Group Leader - Peer Support Solutions (Work From Home)

Posted 12/16/2015

We are looking for part-time peer support specialists to facilitate online meetings. Our web conference-based group meetings are 90-minutes in length and are for people who are recovering from mental health issues. The meetings are structured with both educational content and sharing / support segments. Meeting materials and training are provided.

Group facilitation experience, strong computer skills and personal experience with mental health recovery are required. Must also have computer with high speed internet connection, webcam, VOIP capability and separate telephone line with a speakerphone or headphone. Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist or equivalent. Background in social sciences is helpful as is a college degree.

Work from your home afternoons, evenings and weekends. Good pay and potential for doing one-on-one coaching.

Learn more about us at www.supportgroupscentral.com. Support Groups Central is a division of Peer Support Solutions. Please send resume with cover email to: jobs@peersupportsolutions.com - no phone calls please.

Public Health Advisor - Department Of Health And Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] (MD)

Posted 11/6/2015

Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR MOST RECENT 50 and/or DD214. Your most recent 50 should reflect that you meet one year at the lower grade level, and the DD214 must reflect the character of discharge. Failure to provide these documents will result in an ineligible rating.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS),  Office of the Director (OD) in Rockville, MD.

Duties:

Serve as an Advisor responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating large public health program(s), projects, and/or study activities. Establish program standards, policies, strategies, goals, and evaluation plans. Collect and interpret data to form recommendations. Research sources to provide responses to inquiries; write background papers, reports and program proposals. Prepare and make presentations. Serve as liaison with internal and external stakeholders. Manage ccoordination of public health grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.

Qualifications Required:

GS-09: Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level of Federal service. Specialized experience includes:  Serving as a subject matter expert and/or expertise gained through direct personal experience in areas pertaining to public mental health administration, mental health consumer and family affairs/programs and/or mental health recovery and resiliency; experience also includes providing consultation and assistance on grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or other awards.

OR

Have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.

OR

Have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.

OR

Have an LL.B. or J.D., if related

OR

Have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

Job Announcement Number:  HHS-SAMHSA-MP-16-1540671

SALARY RANGE: $52,668.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, October 29, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0685-09
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 9
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in Rockville, MD
WHO MAY APPLY: tatus Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/419691900 for additional detials and to apply.

Public Health Analyst - Department Of Health And Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] (MD)

Posted 11/6/2015

Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Office of the Director (OD) in Rockville, MD.

Duties:

Serve as an Advisor responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating large public health program(s), projects, and/or study activities. Establish program standards, policies, strategies, goals, and evaluation plans. Collect and interpret data to form recommendations. Research sources to provide responses to inquiries; write background papers, reports and program proposals. Prepare and make presentations. Serve as liaison with internal and external stakeholders. Manage coordination of public health grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.

Qualifications Required:

GS-09: Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level of Federal service. Specialized experience includes:  Serving as a subject matter expert and/or expertise gained through direct personal experience in areas pertaining to public mental health administration, mental health consumer and family affairs/programs and/or mental health recovery and resiliency; experience also includes providing consultation and assistance on grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or other awards.

OR

Have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.

OR

Have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.

OR

Have an LL.B. or J.D., if related

OR

Have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

Job Announcement Number:  HHS-SAMHSA-DE-16-1540674

SALARY RANGE: $52,668.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, November 5, 2015 to Friday, November 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0685-09
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 9
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in Rockville, MD
WHO MAY APPLY: Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/419694700 for additional detials and to apply.

Peer Specialist Parachute - Visiting Nurse Service of New York [VNSNY] (New York, NY)

Posted 10/26/2015

Overview: Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.

Responsibilities and Qualifications: Provides a broad array of counseling/support services to individuals living with serious mental illness (SMI) and who have been diagnosed with psychosis. Shares personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first hand insight to benefit program enrollees. Works under general supervision.

Licensure: Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs required.

Education: High school diploma or the equivalent required. Graduate of core peer specialist training program preferred. Completes Intentional Peer Support and Need Adapted Treatment Model training within three months of employment as directed by DOHMH.

Experience: Minimum of one year experience in a mental health, health care or human services setting required. Experience working with persons diagnosed with psychosis preferred. Experience with the mental health system and willingness to share personal and practical experience and knowledge appropriately and respectfully. Effective communication skills and ability to work independently required.

To apply for this position click here. If you’d like more information please contact Ed Altwies, Program Manager at edward.altwies@vnsny.org.

New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. [NYAPRS] (NY)

Posted 10/16/2015

Three postions available:

  • Peer Bridger - Full Time, Queens
  • Peer Bridger - Part Time, Queens
  • Peer Bridger - Part Time, Long Island

NYAPRS Overview
The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), a nationally acclaimed peer-led behavioral health systems integration change agent based in Albany, NY, is dedicated to promoting the recovery, rehabilitation, and rights of people with psychiatric disabilities or diagnoses. NYAPRS is currently seeking a Peer Bridger for its Peer Services division.

Peer Bridger - Full Time, Queens

Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Peer Services, the Peer Bridger provides peer support services to people transitioning from psychiatric or substance abuse facilities into their own communities through individual and group peer support meetings. This is a part-time position (20 - 30 hours per week) stationed at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center that requires extensive travel largely within Queens County.
Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Engages referred individuals to form trust-based relationships that fosters hope for positive change and personal empowerment;
  • Maintains personal wellness;
  • Travels to numerous locations either to engage members or to support the recovery of individuals we work with;
  • Continues with individuals after discharge to identify and engage with a range of community-based supports;
  • Completes detailed written record of activities;
  • Reports to and meets with NYAPRS supervisor on a regular basis;
  • Attends trainings as required and assigned by supervisor; and
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the New York State mental health and substance use systems;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy, self-help and empowerment programs for recipients of mental health and substance use services;
  • Ability to convey a message of hope and recovery for people with psychiatric disabilities;
  • Ability to complete basic documentation requirements regarding work activities;
  • Flexible schedule occasionally including evenings and week-ends;
  • Must have own vehicle, clean driving record, and adequate automobile insurance coverage;
  • Must have internet/email access;
  • Candidate must reside in Queens County;
  • New York State Certified Peer Specialist certification preferred;
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.

NYAPRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including health coverage, retirement plan, paid time off, and paid holidays.Peer Bridger - Part Time, Queens

Peer Bridger - Part Time, Queens

Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Peer Services, the Peer Bridger provides peer support services to people transitioning from psychiatric or substance abuse facilities into their own communities through individual and group peer support meetings. This is a part-time position (20 - 30 hours per week) stationed at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center that requires extensive travel largely within Queens County.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Engages referred individuals to form trust-based relationships that fosters hope for positive change and personal empowerment;
  • Maintains personal wellness;
  • Travels to numerous locations either to engage members or to support the recovery of individuals we work with;
  • Continues with individuals after discharge to identify and engage with a range of community-based supports;
  • Completes detailed written record of activities;
  • Reports to and meets with NYAPRS supervisor on a regular basis;
  • Attends trainings as required and assigned by supervisor; and
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the New York State mental health and substance use systems;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy, self-help and empowerment programs for recipients of mental health and substance use services;
  • Ability to convey a message of hope and recovery for people with psychiatric disabilities;
  • Ability to complete basic documentation requirements regarding work activities;
  • Flexible schedule occasionally including evenings and week-ends;
  • Must have own vehicle, clean driving record, and adequate automobile insurance coverage;
  • Must have internet/email access;
  • Candidate must reside in Queens County;
  • New York State Certified Peer Specialist certification preferred;
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.

Peer Bridger - Part Time, Long Island

Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Peer Services, the Peer Bridger provides peer support services to people transitioning from psychiatric or substance abuse facilities into their own communities through individual and group peer support meetings. This is a part-time position (20 - 30 hours per week) stationed at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center that requires extensive travel largely within Nassau and Suffolk counties.

  • Major Responsibilities/Activities:
    Engages referred individuals to form trust-based relationships that fosters hope for positive change and personal empowerment;
  • Maintains personal wellness;
  • Travels to numerous locations either to engage members or to support the recovery of individuals we work with;
  • Continues with individuals after discharge to identify and engage with a range of community-based supports;
  • Completes detailed written record of activities;
  • Reports to and meets with NYAPRS supervisor on a regular basis;
  • Attends trainings as required and assigned by supervisor; and
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the New York State mental health and substance use systems;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy, self-help and empowerment programs for recipients of mental health and substance use services;
  • Ability to convey a message of hope and recovery for people with psychiatric disabilities;
  • Ability to complete basic documentation requirements regarding work activities;
  • Flexible schedule occasionally including evenings and week-ends;
  • Must have own vehicle, clean driving record, and adequate automobile insurance coverage;
  • Must have internet/email access;
  • Candidate must reside in Nassau or Suffolk County;
  • New York State Certified Peer Specialist certification preferred;
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to:

NYAPRS
Director of Human Resources
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210
Email: HR1@nyaprs.org
Fax: (518) 436-0044

Multiple Job Offerings - The National Council for Behavioural Health (DC)

Posted 10/8/2015

The National Council offers competitive pay and benefits, excellent location in Washington, DC (1 block from the McPherson Square Metro Station), a great team of people to work with, and opportunities for growth. Here are the listings for 10/8/15 (this list will not be updated here).

Title Department
Administrative Assistant Addictions
Assistant Vice President, Practice Improvement Policy and Practice Improvement
Business Systems Analyst/Project Manager Administration
Director, Communications (MHFA) Communications and Strategic Development
Director, Communications (Practice Improvement/Consulting) Communications and Strategic Development
Human Resources Coordinator Administration
MHFA Project and Billing Coordinator Public Education
Project Coordinator Policy and Practice Improvement
Senior Conference Associate Communications and Strategic Development
Senior Coordinator Addictions
Trauma-Informed Services Consultant Consulting Services

To see the most recent listings, please visit http://thenationalcouncil.applicantstack.com/x/openings

Two part time Employment Specialists - Another Way Community Center (VT)

Posted 10/2/2015

Another Way Community Center is seeking two part time employment specialists, to work in our Montpelier, Vermont office to help people access paid employment and educational opportunities. These positions are 20 hrs per week, $15/hr, with no benefits. Strong preference will be given to folks comfortable referencing their own lived experience with mental health/addiction/trauma challenges, and those familiar with the SEP/IPS model and Intentional Peer support. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to will@anotherwayvt.org by 8am on 10/12/15. Please visit www.anotherwayvt.org for more information about our organization.

YES Health Ambassador - Disability Policy Consortium (MA)

Posted 10/2/2015

The Disability Policy Consortium is looking for up to 5 people to work on our new YES Health initiative. YES Health is an exciting new project that will capture the experiences of people with physical disabilities and people with lived experience of a mental health diagnosis who are enrolled in One Care. This job is for people who want to make a change in how healthcare is delivered in Massachusetts. The people who are hired to take on this job will act as ambassadors doing outreach to community groups and organizations to build interest and involvement in YES Health. This is a 6 month contract position that will go through the end of March.

Currently, the Disability Policy Consortium is looking for interested applicants who are from Boston, Worcester, Springfield and the Lawrence or Lowell areas.

As a YES Health Ambassador you will:

  • Receive a stipend of $15/hr (with transportation reimbursement)
  • Be asked to outreach to designated places every 2 weeks for approximately 2 hours (up to 4 hours/month)
  • Outreach may entail educating clubhouses or independent learning centers, holding small focus groups or following up to see if anyone has expressed interest in YES Health

Training will be provided by YES Health staff located at the Disability Policy Consortium.

Expectations/requirements:

  • Interest in advocacy and community organizing
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Comfort working with people with physical disabilities and lived experience of mental health diagnoses, trauma, and addiction
  • Comfort working with people from varied backgrounds
  • Comfort presenting to large groups of people
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.
  • One Care enrollees are encouraged to apply.
  • People with lived experience of physical disabilities or mental health diagnoses, trauma, and/or addiction highly preferred.

Please let us know of any reasonable accommodations you may need.
Please send a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying and a resume to Kimberley Warsett at kwarsett@dpcma.org with “YES Health Ambassador Application” in the subject line.

Website - www.dpcma.org

Various Job Openings - Inner Fire (VT)

Posted 9/28/2015

Inner Fire, in Brookline, VT, a proactive healing community offering a choice for people to recover from debilitating and traumatic life experiences, often times leading to addiction and mental (soul) health challenges without the use of psychotropic medications, has job openings for mature and experienced individuals, with initiative, thoughtfulness and attention to detail to manage the office (and ideally our web site), a lover of the outdoors to help cover weekends which would consist of exploring the countryside on water or foot, and individuals who could join our team of overnight support. We continue our search for a bio-dynamic gardener and forester who would work with a team of ‘seekers’.

Salaries are negotiable and dependent on experience. For further information about Inner Fire and the specific jobs , please see our web site: www.innerfire.us and watch the Brattleboro TV interview found in our ‘about’ tab, or contact Beatrice at 802-221-8051, beatrice@innerfire.us . We look forward to welcoming you to our team of guides and therapists.

Project Coordinator - Peerlink National Assistance Center (OR)

Posted 8/22/2015

Peerlink National Assistance Center is seeking a Project Coordinator to provide training and technical assistance in the areas of employment and financial self-sufficiency for mental health peers and peer groups. The Project Coordinator will also provide technical assistance and support on organizational and leadership development. Peerlink NTAC operates as a program of Mental Health America of Oregon (MHAO), 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. Both Peerlink NTAC and Mental Health America of Oregon are peer-run organizations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and five years of related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate will identify as having lived experience of mental health challenges. The candidate should also be skilled in training, leadership development, and collaboration as part of a team; possess knowledge of employment and financial self-sufficiency and how these topics relate to mental health challenges; possess knowledge and an understanding of peer support and the peer movement; and possess a strong belief in recovery from mental health challenges. Veterans and people who represent diverse cultural communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The duties of this position includes the provision of technical assistance and support, and the planning, coordinating, and facilitation of training to mental health peers and peer groups in assigned states and territories; creation of training materials, fact sheets and a bi-monthly e-newsletter; coordination and facilitation of national and targeted webinars; and working with the team to plan and host the national Alternatives Conference.

This position requires extensive air and auto travel multiple times each year.

Compensation: This is a .75 FTE (30 hours per week) hourly position, with the potential of becoming full time (1.0 FTE). Hourly rate: $20.19-$22.15/hour DOE. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), health, vision and dental insurance.

To apply: Please visit http://www.mhaoforegon.org/home/careers for a complete job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

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