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Executive Director, Mental Health America Oregon (OR) Posted 10/9/2014
Peer Support Specialists - Windham/Windsor Counties (VT) Posted 9/23/2014
Hearing Voices Group Developer - Community Access (NY) Posted 9/17/2014
Peer Research Intern - Human Services Research Institute (CA) Posted 9/17/2014
Director of Recovery Programs (NC) Posted 9/10/2014
Bilingual Warm Line Specialist (CA) Posted 8/31/2014
Peer-to-peer leadership role @ The Western Mass RLC (MA) Posted 8/28/2014
New York City Training and Technical Assistance Facilitator position at NYAPRS (NY) Posted 8/4/2014
Peer Support Specialist - Another Way (VT) Posted 7/11/2014
Peer Support Mentor - Mental Health Empowerment Project (NY) Posted 6/18/2014
Peer Support Unit Manager - Via Hope (TX) Posted 6/3/2014
Project Manager, “Uniting for Change” Project (SD) Posted 5/19/2014
Progam Manager - Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web (AK) Posted 10/9/2013
Director of Recovery and Rehabilitation (MA) Posted 5/6/2014


Executive Director, Mental Health America Oregon (OR)

Posted 10/9/2014

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.

MHAO seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership for our vibrant non-profit organization which provides training, technical assistance, and peer support services for people who experience mental health challenges.
We currently operate a national technical assistance center for consumer/survivors and peer-provided services (http://peerlinktac.org), coordinate a statewide network providing community education on the Affordable Care Act, and recently began a peer support program where mental health peers support others to achieve mental health recovery . We are also proud to be hosting the 2015 national Alternatives Conference.

The Executive Director:

  • Provides leadership consistent with the agency's mission in developing program, organization, and financial plans with the Board of Directors.
  • Oversees the financial health of the organization.
  • Directs fundraising and grant-writing activities to broaden MHAO's funding base.
  • Assures that MHAO has adequate infrastructure and operational policies and procedures in place to support programs.
  • Provides leadership and supervision.
  • Provides direct technical assistance, training, and other grant required needs.

Qualifications: Must identify as a consumer/survivor/person with lived experience of mental health challenges. Must have seven to ten years related experience/training including three years of progressively increasing management and supervisory experience. Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred in related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Compensation: This is a full-time salaried, exempt position. Salary range $60,000-$70,000 per year DOE. Benefits include combine vacation and sick leave (PTO), health, vision and dental insurance.

To apply: Please visit http://mhaoforegon.org/careers for complete job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted through October 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

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Peer Support Specialists - Windham/Windsor Counties (VT)

Posted 9/23/2014

The Peer Support Specialists will be either a full time or part time positions located within Windham/Windsor Counties area as part of our Residential Services Program

The Peer Support Specialist will embody the values of mutuality, self-determination and non-judgment as she/he supports residents in obtaining the life they desire through one to one and group interactions. Willingness to self-disclose lived experience as a recipient of psychiatric inpatient and/or residential treatment and ability to use this experience to benefit residents, staff, and the community is required for this position.

Required Skills - Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills; ability and willingness to communicate respectfully and effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment; ability to establish trusting, respectful relationships and to convey an attitude of compassion and hope; computer literacy and ability to read/write well.

Educatiom - Experience facilitating groups preferred. Training and/or experience in peer support preferred.

Location - Windham/Windsor County areas, Vermont

To Apply - please visit https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=10130721&t=1

Questions - 802-886-4567 ext. 2148

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Hearing Voices Group Developer - Community Access (NY)

Posted 9/17/2014

Community Access is a right-based and peer informed agency which provides housing, vocational and support services for individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health disorders.

The Hearing Voices Group Developer will improve the quality and quantity of mutual support opportunities and practices for individuals who hear voices at Community Access and in the larger NYC community.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, launch and sustain hearing voices groups based on the values of the Hearing Voices movement
  • Serve as lead in promoting the Hearing Voices movement to Community Access/wider NYC community
  • Create and implement outreach and marketing strategies within Community Access and in wider NYC community that engage voices hearers in the development and participation of groups
  • Attend and participate in supervision, meetings and training sessions, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Lived experience with hearing voices/visions is highly desired
  • Demonstrated understanding of skills related to facilitating mental health support groups utilizing peer support values and practices
  • Community organizing, outreach and presentation skills
  • Ability to promote inclusive approach to voice hearing that respects each person’s unique experiences and understanding of their experiences
  • Ability to create flyers, brochures and other written marketing materials
  • Experience and skill in utilizing social media
  • Experience leading projects (related or unrelated to voice hearing) preferred
  • Ability to travel using public transportation to Community Access sites around NYC
  • Be creative and flexible.
  • Show initiative and be responsible for follow through.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

To apply visit the Community Access Employment page!

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Peer Research Intern - Human Services Research Institute (CA)

Posted 9/17/2014

The Mental Health Team at Human Services Research Institute is seeking a paid intern to assist with qualitative research and program evaluation. Responsibilities include meeting note taking and interview transcription, review and coding of program materials and other documents, and participation in research meetings, with flexible opportunities for involvement in other research activities based on interest. Ideal candidates will have lived experience of the mental health service system and a strong interest in program and policy research, recovery and wellness, self-determination, and person-centered approaches to behavioral health.

Hours and duration are flexible.

Interested candidates should send a resume and brief summary of experience and interest to Bevin Croft at bcroft@hsri.org.

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Director of Recovery Programs (NC)

Posted 9/10/2014

Recovery is alive and well in Charlotte, NC with a unique leadership opportunity for the right person.  Introducing the Recovery Hub, a newly established “epicenter” of recovery, created out of a partnership between a long standing peer-run organization, Promise Resource Network (formerly Mecklenburg’s PROMISE) and a well-known recovery-oriented behavioral health agency, Meridian Behavioral Health.  Together, we aim to offer a variety of opportunities and supports for our community members that experience mental health and substance use challenges to move beyond the labels, symptoms and diagnoses to be a homeowner, have a career, gain financial freedom, complete their education, and dream BIG!

The Recovery Hub is at a place in its development that a visionary leader with a strong commitment to recovery is needed. 

Qualities of the successful candidate:

  • Inspire hope, value creativity, autonomy and use the innovative approaches to advance recovery
  • Champion recovery, challenge status quo and do it in a respectful, strategic manner
  • Offer positive solutions, able to overcome barriers to change
  • Set the expectation and model an atmosphere that is comfortable, accessible, non-judgmental,    
     welcoming, hopeful and warm
  • Humble, not ego driven or hierarchical with colleagues, people seeking support, employees and community members
  • This position is ideally suited for an extroverted, enthusiastic, organized, multi-talking, overachieving, “people-person,” who approaches work with superior level of commitment, integrity and customer service.

Skills, knowledge and experience of the successful candidate:

  • Experienced leader that models recovery values and promotes the mission and vision of the organization;
  • Possess sound problem solving and judgment to assess and respond to daily needs of employees, stakeholders and people receiving services;
  • High degree of integrity and commitment to ethical standards;
  • Systems thinker and designer that recognizes the balance between effective processes and structures and the need for flexibility, responsiveness and adaptability;
  • Demonstrated ability to foster engagement, team building and community partnership;
  • Have the ability to maintain a positive attitude and set a positive “tone” in the midst of change and development;
  • Experience serving people that have had complex mental health and substance use challenges;
  • Experience and awareness of emerging practices, promising practices and evidence-based practices;
  • Attention to detail, follow through, excellent communication and coordination skills;
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills to small and large groups;
  • Experience with excel, powerpoint, social media and other technology.

Director Role:

  • Represent the Recovery Hub in the community with various stakeholders
  • Establish/continue an organizational culture of recovery, partnership and mutuality among colleagues, community members and people receiving support
  • Provide leadership/supervision to a diverse team of Peer Specialists, Recovery Navigators who are licensed clinicians, Program Managers and Recovery Educators
  • Ensure accountability for recovery and quality of life outcomes
  • Adjust/modify the program and design to meet the changing needs of the local community
  • Provide day to day oversight and on-going development of programs
  • Create an evaluation reporting system for data collection of all programs implemented and proposed at PRN in partnership with evaluation consultants and/or funders. This includes quantitative (hard data) and qualitative (soft data) evaluation methods.
  • Assist the Executive Director of PRN and Chief Operations Officer of Meridian with the design, development and implementation of programs and services
  • In collaboration with the PRN Executive Director and/or Meridian Chief Operations Officers recruit, interview and select qualified staff for PRN programs and the Recovery Hub that are values-based and recovery-oriented
  • Provide leadership for successful Implementation of  human resource policies, practices and procedures for new and existing program managers, recovery navigators and peer specialists
  • Establish and implement a performance enhancement system for all program managers and recovery navigators
  • Ensure employee orientation, initial and on-going professional development opportunities for employees of PRN
  • Provide guidance, training, coaching and mentoring to employees
  • Evaluates performance of management team members
  • Initiate corrective actions, progressive discipline and other personnel actions as needed
  • Update, modify and implement PRN’s policies, procedures and processes

Qualifications of the successful candidate

Preferred:

experience with peer supporters
experience working with licensed clinical employees
experience as an agency leader, administrator, or supervisor
experience with grassroots non-profit initiatives
experience with people in recovery from substance use challenges
licensure in social work, counseling or psychology (not required)
knowledge of practices, approaches and models that promote recovery

Strongly preferred:

lived experience of mental health and/or substance use recovery
experience developing and operating programs

Minimally required:

Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field
6 years of leadership experience
6 years working in the human services field with people
Clinical knowledge and experience with the behavioral health system

Application Process

Please email:

  1. A letter of interest explaining why this position is of interest to you and how you would be an asset to this initiative
  2. A description of what is recovery and a brief comparison of traditional services and recovery-based supports
  3. Your resume
Please send no later than October 1, 2014 to Cherene Allen-Caraco, Executive Director of Promise Resource Network at ccaraco@meckpromise.com with the heading Director of Recovery Programs.

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Bilingual Warm Line Specialist (CA)

Posted 8/28/2014

Join the San Francisco Bay Area’s first peer-run 24 hour/7 day per week Warm Line!

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) is proud to announce implementation of the Mental Health Peer Run Warm Line!  Fully run and operated by individuals with lived experience of mental health conditions and champions of recovery, the Warm Line will provide live peer support via phone and chat.  This is a fantastic opportunity for innovators in recovery to join the Bay Area’s leading most dynamic mental health change agency.

Overview of Position:
Under supervision, the Warm Line Specialist for the San Francisco Mental Health Peer-Run Warm Line is responsible for day to day operations and oversight of the Mental Health Peer Run Warm Line with the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF). The Peer Run Warm Line is a new multi-faceted peer support program in which trained peer staff provide live support to individuals in sub-acute crisis/distress and refer to community based resources in San Francisco via 1:1 phone and web-based technology on a 24 hour/7 day a week basis after full program implementation. The Warm Line Specialist is responsible for assisting with the development of Program Policies, Procedures, and Training Curriculum, providing outreach and communications efforts for program promotion, supervising Warm Line Counselors, assisting with staff training and development, and collecting outcome data for evaluation and quality assurance activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise and provide performance management/support to Warm Line Counselors
  • Develop and manage schedules for Warm Line Counselors and ensure coverage for Warm Line Counselors and Volunteers on a 24 hour/7 day basis
  • Assist Warm Line Manager with implementation of comprehensive Warm Line Policies and Procedures, including Training Curriculum and Protocols in a Train-the-Trainer modality
  • Collaborate with county and community-based organization partners in linkage of Warm Line to other crisis triage efforts
  • Provide community outreach presentations for promotion and communication efforts
  • Provide live web/phone coverage for day-to-day operations of Warm Line
  • Collect and maintain data of calls/chat for Warm Line
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with project and agency partners, consumer advocates, and other key stakeholders
  • Manage shift schedules and shift changes and lead daily debrief sessions between shift changes
  • Ability to travel to local and regional training sites and meetings
  • Evening hours and weekend hours required
  • Other duties as assigned by the Warm Line Program Manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or Tagalog
  • Previous experience working in a call center (hotline, warm line, etc)
  • At least 1 year of experience with peer specialist or peer support services
  • Extensive experience coordinating projects, events and trainings
  • Extensive experience with volunteer management
  • Experience working with county mental health systems
  • Deep familiarity with mental health recovery resources, consumer empowerment/advocacy and program development
  • Commitment to consumer empowerment, culturally competent services, and nonjudgmental approach
  • Highly organized and resourceful, excellent attention to detail, ability to multi-task and manage time well to accomplish all key tasks and deadlines
  • Professional computer skills including Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Collaborative team working style with ability to relate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of MHASF
  • Undergraduate degree required, Graduate degree preferred
  • Lived experience of mental health challenges/psychiatric disability required

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with contract management and reporting.

About the Mental Health Association of San Francisco
The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) advances the mental health of the people of San Francisco and leads the global community in advocacy, education, research and supports that promote recovery and wellness while challenging the stigma associated with mental health conditions.  MHASF, a mental health consumer-run program, is the local affiliate of the Mental Health Association in California and National Mental Health America. People with lived experience of mental health conditions are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:
Send the following to ATTN: Mental Health Bilingual Warm Line Specialist MHASF, 870 Market, Suite 928, SF, CA 94102, Fax: 415-421-2928 or email to melodee@mentalhealthsf.org

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in this position and MHASF
  2. Resume
  3. Sample of professional writing

*For emails please include in the subject line the position you are applying for, your last name, and the initial of your first name.

No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position is open until filled.

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Peer-to-peer leadership role @ The Western Mass RLC (MA)

Posted 8/28/2014

Are you interested, or do you know someone else who might be? See below for more info!!!

30 to 40 hours salaried position. Support team members, project development and day-to-day functions at one or more of our RLC spaces and in the community throughout Hampshire and/or Hampden County. Focus may include supporting roles with our Bridger team (working in local hospitals), respite house (Northampton), and/or our centers in Holyoke and Springfield. Responsibilities will include direct supervision, team building and meeting facilitation, scheduling, budget oversight, on-call duties, training and other administrative tasks as well as some direct peer-to-peer support.

REQUIRED: Demonstrated managerial/supervisory experience; Personal experience as someone with psychiatric diagnosis, extreme states and/or a trauma history; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Computer proficiency; Access to reliable transportation that can be used at times for work purposes; Creativity, dependability, and commitment to the values of the RLC.

PREFERRED: Prior knowledge of and involvement with relevant movements, rights and advocacy work; Prior experience offering peer-to-peer support.

A PLUS: Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide and/or Certified Peer Specialist training; Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/ASL).

Please submit a resume and letter of interest detailing how you meet the above requirements and why you are interested in this work by Tuesday, September 2nd to info@westernmassrlc.org.

Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC)

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New York City Training and Technical Assistance Facilitator position at NYAPRS (NY)

Posted 8/4/2014

NYAPRS Overview

The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), a nationally acclaimed behavioral health systems 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 Training and Technical Assistance Facilitator for the New York City/Long Island area in its Systems Transformation division.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Senior Projects Coordinator, the Training and Technical Assistance Facilitator will develop and implement training for New York City and Long Island behavioral health providers on Recovery Innovations as part of the statewide NYAPRS Training Collective for Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Rights. This is a work-from-home position that requires extensive travel.

Requirements:

  • GED or High School Diploma, BA/BS preferred
  • Experience in formally training or leading groups preferred
  • Great oral and written communication skills
  • Facility with computers/technical equipment
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to act independently
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others in training
  • High level of accountability and initiative
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel extensively required

Personal experience with the mental health system and the ability to use that experience to enhance training preferred.

NYAPRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including health coverage, retirement plan, paid time off, and paid holidays.

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

HR1@nyaprs.org

- OR -

NYAPRS
Director of Human Resources
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210

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Peer Support Specialist - Another Way (VT)

Posted 7/11/2014

Another Way is seeking a full-time Peer Support Specialist for our vibrant community center in Montpelier, Vermont. This position entails one on one counseling with folks with mental health, poverty, addiction, trauma issues, and facilitation of a variety of weekly groups, outings, and activities. The ideal candidate will have mental health, poverty, addictions, and/or trauma issues and the ability to work well with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is a fast-paced position which requires a high degree of organization, self-direction, and flexibility. We provide a generous salary with benefit package; a fun and supportive work environment. Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@anotherwayvt.org by Friday, July 18th. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please feel free to drop by our community center located at 125 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT or visit our website at www.anotherwayvt.org.

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Peer Support Mentor - Mental Health Empowerment Project (NY)

Posted 6/18/2014

The Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. (MHEP) is a self-help and peer support agency that was organized in 1988 to develop and strengthen self-help and mutual support activities throughout the United States. The Peer Support Mentor position is based at The Empowerment Exchange in Troy, New York. The Empowerment Exchange is a peer support program dedicated to offering strategies that encourage people throughout Rensselaer County to use their personal power and the power of peer support to move forward in their lives.

Responsibilities of this position include:

Helping people to establish creative community connections that assist them to develop natural supports;

  • Providing individualized peer-to-peer outreach and support to people who may find it difficult to reach out and connect to their communities;
  • Offering individualized advocacy and support services to help a person learn and protect their rights and interests. This may include assisting people to work through system processes and procedures; researching information, preparing documents, role-playing situations and attending meetings as needed;
  • Establishing connections to community based activities that may enhance wellness, recovery and social engagement.
  • Engaging people in one on one recovery planning, using tools such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning and Intentional Peer Support;
  • Assisting people to choose, record and achieve wellness goals;
  • Mentoring volunteers.
  • Organizing and coordinating wellness/recovery events and activities
  • Any duties deemed appropriate to achieve the goals of the project.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have direct, personal experience using mental health services and modeling principles of recovery and wellness. They will be an active team member, offering support and assistance to ongoing projects. Basic computer skills and competence in Microsoft Office are required. Additionally, this person will be able to work independently on projects and meet deadlines. The ability to demonstrate knowledge of job duties through follow-up and accurate record keeping is also important. A clean, NYS Drivers License and reliable transportation is also required.

MHEP is an equal opportunity employer. We actively recruit and hire qualified people who may have disabilities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, 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, Mental Health Empowerment Project
3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205
Albany, NY 12205

Fax: 518 434-3823
Email: mhepinc@aol.com

No phone calls, please.
Resumes must be received by August 8, 2014.

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Peer Support Unit Manager - Via Hope | Texas Mental Health Resource (TX)

Posted 6/3/2014

Reports To: Director, Via Hope

Percentage Time:1.0 FTE

Proposed Position Classification:
Manager (9029)

General Description: The Peer Support Unit Manager supervises the unit staff that plans and coordinates training, technical assistance, and consultation for peer specialists, other individuals with lived experience, and organizations that provide peer-driven services.  The manager works to develop a strong, viable public voice for individuals in Texas with lived mental health experience.

The Unit Manager is expected to be knowledgeable regarding state and national issues and provide leadership in the further development of the programs in this unit.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise staff responsible for coordinating programs including Peer Specialist Training and Certification, Peer Specialist Integration Program, Peer Run Organizations Program, PIR Leadership Initiative, and Veterans Peer Specialist Training and Certification (30%).
  • Provide leadership and planning for the continued operation and growth of programs designed to develop the peer workforce; increase peer voice and leadership; and promote peer delivered services. (25%)
  • Work with the Certified Peer Specialist Advisory Council by collaborating on the agenda for and attending the meetings (both in-person and by conference call), meeting with the subcommittees, and providing follow up to decisions made as needed (10%).
  • Work cooperatively with the Via Hope Director, Deputy Director, other unit managers, and program staff to develop a comprehensive and seamless array of training and technical assistance services to our target populations (10%).
  • Develop internal and external communications related to unit activities, such as quarterly and annual program reports, blogs, policy positions, and CPS policies (10%).
  • Perform other administrative duties related to the unit’s functions, including responding to questions from the public, communicating with organizations regarding training, and conducting/participating in unit and Via Hope staff meetings (15%).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree and minimum of five years’ work experience in a related position, or Masters’ degree and three years’ experience.
  • Strong organizational and program planning skills.
  • Proficiency in standard office software.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Via Hope encourages applications from individuals with lived mental health experience and knowledge of the Texas recovery movement.

Working conditions:

Typical office environment.  Some overnight travel and occasional extended work hours.

Learn more about Via Hope here: www.viahope.org.

Apply: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140515019029

The University of Texas at Austin Classification Description
Classification Title: Manager
Classification Code: 9029
FLSA Status: Exempt
Optional Retirement Program Eligible: no

General Description:
Oversees the daily operations and activities of unit/section. Recruits, manages, trains and evaluates assigned staff. Develops and implements methods for evaluating performance and employee improvement programs. Develops section guidelines, standards and priorities. Manages unit work content and processes/procedures to ensure positive results. Plans, implements, and monitors compliance with policies and procedures. Plans short and/or long range goals and projects for the units that are integrated with department/college strategic plans. Oversees preparation of reports and analysis to improve processes and outcomes. Establishes feedback mechanisms to ensure customer/stakeholder feedback. Manages budget, performs cost and productivity analyses, and formulates strategies for funding.

License, Certification and Registration: None.
Typical Evidence of Required Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstration of the competencies listed in the Competencies Profile typically acquired through: a Bachelor's degree and three to five years of experience in a supervisory/manager capacity and the university's Transition to Management Certificate (or equivalent).
Working Conditions: Usual office environment. May require occasional extended work hours.
Last Updated: 10/31/13
Salary $3,834 - $6,500. ($46K - $78K)
First line supervisor of office and administrative support workers.

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Project Manager, “Uniting for Change” Project - South Dakota United for Hope & Recovery

Posted 5/19/2014

Reports to: Executive Director and Business Manager

Essential Functions of the Position

Program

    • Assure that the organization makes consistent and timely progress toward fulfilling the goals and objectives of the “Uniting for Change” project. (Project work plan is attached)
    • Provide leadership to build a culturally diverse volunteer base through development of effective strategies to enlist and support a volunteer workforce that:
    • Has a working knowledge of concepts and practices specific to the field (i.e. fundamental elements of peer run programs, intentional peer support, trauma informed care, recovery principles, open dialogue, hearing voices facilitation, emotional CPR)
    • Values cultural diversity
    • Matches skill, interest, and time priorities of the volunteer with fulfillment of a needed project role to ensure each volunteers function is mutually beneficial
    • Supports continued leadership and educational development for volunteers that desire to enhance their existing skills and knowledge towards fulfilling new desired roles
    • Promote active and broad participation by people with lived experience in all areas of project work.
    • Collect, manage, and maintain required data appropriately using the strict confidentiality policy of the organization and report regularly as required for continuation of the project.

Communication

    • See that the Executive Director and Business Manager are kept fully informed on the condition of the project and all important factors influencing it.
    • With the assistance of the Executive Director, develop and maintain collaborative relationships to enhance the success of the project.
    • Maintain open relationships with Executive Director, Business Manager, grants award management, and technical assistance staff to support the success of the project, attend related meetings and presentations as requested.

Personnel

    • Be responsible for ensuring program support staff and volunteers have access to necessary resources to carry out assigned responsibilities, hours and data are collected and reported appropriately, and project tasks are carried out efficiently.

Qualifications

  • Lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, extreme states, and/or altered states required
  • Working knowledge of concepts and practices specific to the field (i.e. fundamental elements of peer run programs, intentional peer support, trauma informed care, recovery principles, open dialogue, hearing voices facilitation, emotional CPR)
  • Familiarity with the Consumer Operated Service Programs (COSP) Evidence Based toolkit
  • At least 4 years combined education and relevant experience in grants management and working in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers from diverse backgrounds required
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and administrative experience and skills required.
  • Computer/word processing and internet experience required
  • Must be willing to relocate to Rapid City, SD (in the beautiful Black Hills)
  • Experience with building a volunteer base strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in negotiating fiscal and programmatic issues with both public and private funding sources strongly preferred.
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Social media networking skills a helpful
  • Knowledge of South Dakota geographic regions helpful

Advantages and Opportunities of this position

  • Challenging work that offers the opportunity to grow with a group, including opportunities for lead positions on future projects
  • Live life at a gentle pace, be near nature, and develop meaningful relationships as a valued member of a small but growing community
  • Live in an area with a low cost of living without compromising a safe environment
  • Chance to be a key player making valued contributions to building a healthier and more inclusive communities

Compensation and References

  • Compensation depends on experience.
  • Please provide references specific to work experience and ability to fulfill position
  • To apply please send cover letter, resume, and references:
  • OR

    • By post to: SD United for Hope & Recovery, PO Box 3052 Rapid City SD 57709

   OR

    • In-person at 420 East Saint Patrick Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

South Dakota United is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability. South Dakota United is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Director of Recovery and Rehabilitation

Posted 5/6/2014

Full-Time Program Manager VI, Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health

Salary Range: $41,017.08 to $102,949.74 Annually

Bargaining Unit: M99

Shift: Day

Facility Location: 1 Prince Street, Northampton, MA

Application Deadline: 05-14-2014

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.

Duties:

The Director of Rehabilitation and Recovery will play an integral role in the development and maintenance of key components of a person centered, recovery oriented network of services. The Director will provide project management and oversight for targeted DMH Initiatives including suicide prevention, community integration, peer services, trauma informed care, treatment of co-occurring disorders. Efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination through public education and the integration of peer perspectives in all aspects of the work of the area are crucial to the success of this position. The Director will provide leadership, technical assistance and programmatic expertise in project management activities with a demonstrated capacity for building consensus with a diverse group of stakeholders that includes agencies such as MRC, DCF, DPH, EOHHS, VA services, the criminal justice system, along with peers, family members, other members of the community and the DMH workforce.

The Director will provide leadership through participation in strategic planning in the ongoing development of a system which is grounded in the principles of recovery and rehabilitation as well as the practices which reflect those principles. The Director will provide input in to policy development to ensure programs developed are continually evaluated for successes through defining expectations, measuring outcomes and providing guidance for corrective measures to ensure programmatic success. The Director will strive to increase the understanding and implementation of Evidence Based Practices and emerging practices throughout the area. Best practice standards for Case Management to achieve a Person centered, strength based service delivery will be identified and reinforced throughout the Area. The Director assists in the development and implementation of a strength based collaborative action/service planning process which reflects the range of interventions and contributing partners available within the natural community, the individuals existing community and the DMH provider community.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field or
comparable professional degree.

Knowledge of and commitment to the Peer Recovery Movement and Trauma
Informed Care; Lived experience with mental health issues.

Comments:

A criminal and tax history background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and click on "Information for Job Applicants".

How To Apply:

Mail, fax or email cover letter and resume to:

HR/Employment and Staffing Department
91 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Fax# (413) 562-2527
Email: EHS-HR-Western@state.ma.us

When applying for a position remember to include posting ID #J41138

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities,
veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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