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Two Opportunities - Web Content Manager, and Technical Assistance Writer (DC)
Vice President of Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services - CHD (MA) Posted 7/12/2016
Certified Peer Specialist - Resources for Human Development [RHD] (PA) Posted 5/11/2016
Resident Peer Specialist - Recovery Retreat Peer-Run Respite House (CA)
Executive Director - Another Way Inc. (VT) Posted 3/28/2016
Soteria Program Manager (VT) Posted 3/23/2016
Operations and Policy Analyst 1 [Office of Consumer Activities Coordinator] (OR)
Iris Place Peer Run Respite Director (WI) Posted 3/15/2016
Research Interviewer - The Disability Policy Consortium (MA) Posted 3/3/2016
Peer Run Respite Program Coordinator - Grassroots Wellness Peer Run Respite (WI) Posted 2/16/2016
Two Opportunities - Web Content Manager, and Technical Assistance Writer - the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section (DC)
The Disability Rights Section, which is part of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has two employment opportunities available for qualified individuals interested in technical assistance activities that implement civil rights laws designed to protect persons with disabilities from illegal discrimination in employment, public services, and public accommodations and services operated by private entities. One position is a job-share opening for GS-13/14 Web Content Manager. The position is half-time (40 hours per two week pay period). The application period for this position closes on July 22nd.
The other position is for a full-time technical assistance writer (GS-13 Accessibility Specialist) and the application period for this position closes on July 25th.
Information about the openings and application instructions are at the links below.
Web Content Manager
The person selected will share duties directing and managing web-related activities, including the popular Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website, www.ADA.gov, and supporting content development as the Section uses the web and mobile apps for ongoing technical assistance activities. The ADA website is one of the Section's major technical assistance activities hosting more than one hundred thousand user sessions per week. The position will share directing the development of sections of the ADA website and migration of the website to Drupal, working closely with other staff that possesses extensive experience with the ADA and technical assistance.
Information about the position and the application process are at USAJobs:
DEU (United States Citizens) - www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443069800
MPP - www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441260300
Technical Assistance Writer (Accessibility Specialist)
The person selected for this position will be responsible for writing technically authoritative technical assistance documents to explain the Department's ADA regulations to a wide variety of nationwide audiences; writing technical assistance content suitable for dissemination using various technologies, including the web, mobile devices, and social media; writes speeches, talking points, and briefing/background materials for Section managers, the Office of the Assistant Attorney General, and other Department officials; and representing the Department at meetings or conferences to deliver speeches and/or training workshops to explain the Department's interpretation of the ADA.
Information about the position and the application process are at USAJobs:
DEU (United States Citizens) - www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443955000
MPP - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443942800.
Vice President of Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services - CHD (MA)
Tremendous leadership opportunity in one of the most respected social service and behavioral health agencies! CHD is a dynamic, fiscally-strong non-profit with an annual $95 million budget and nearly 1,500 staff serving 23,000 children, adults and families each year in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Join CHD and be part of an amazing 45-year history of innovation, empowerment, and excellence.
The Vice President of Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services provides leadership, direction, and oversight to the Center for Human Development’s adult mental health and substance use treatment programs located in Massachusetts. She/he ensures the design, development, and ongoing implementation of high quality services to individuals and families who are troubled, at risk, and/or in need of residential, outreach, and/or rehabilitative services. These programs, totaling over $20 million, provide support to over 900 individuals and are funded by DMH, DPH and BSAS. Duties include program development and expansion, supervision and support of at least four Program Directors, oversight of CHD’s role as a lead agency in the Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) system and oversight of two residential recovery homes for women and children. There is a strong emphasis on relationship-building and partnerships within the private provider networks and funder communities in this role. CHD supports five subcontractors in the CBFS system and the VP is a key liaison and leader within that service system. The VP also has responsibility for complex budget management, planning and decision making that furthers CHD’s mission, implementation of services through person centered recovery approaches, participation in corporate and programmatic strategic planning, building and maintaining relationships with regional and area funding source representatives and trade organizations, and quality assurance.
Qualifications include five to eight years of senior management experience; commitment and enthusiasm for the mission, goals and objectives of the agency; demonstrated experience in managing complex budgets, personnel issues, and service delivery needs of client populations. Also required are knowledge of and experience with Massachusetts social service systems and agencies; Master’s Degree in a related field; ability to represent CHD in the community and on the local and state level; ability to operate division in a manner that strengthens CHD’s position both as a high quality service provider and as a fiscally-sound organization.
To apply, visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition number 16-0262.
Certified Peer Specialist - Resources for Human Development [RHD] (PA)
This position requires a self-motivated person with extensive knowledge of and involvement in the recovery movement. Qualifications include lived experience of extreme states that include hearing, seeing, or sensing things that others don’t and unusual beliefs. Knowledge of the Hearing Voices Network is desirable.
The position involves skill in engaging individuals and promoting wellness mutual aid groups as well as in facilitating a variety of peer-led support groups. This includes but is not limited to groups that integrate Wellness Recovery Action Plan ethics and values, trauma-informed approaches, and adhere to the values and ethos of Intentional Peer Support and Hearing Voices Network. The mutual aid facilitator will also train peers in peer recovery approaches that result in certification, including but not limited to Mental Health Recovery and Wellness Recovery Action Plan and Hearing Voices Network knowledge and understanding.
The unique opportunities of this position require a creative and flexible individual who is committed to growing their recovery knowledge. Training in the aforementioned approached that are not listed in the job description qualifications will be offered through employment opportunities. The position requires someone who can work independently and enjoys working collaboratively with others to advance the vision of growing informal community-based peer support and mutual aid in Montgomery County.
For more information please contact David Son CPS and co-director at 484-681-9432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resident Peer Specialist - Recovery Retreat Peer-Run Respite House (CA)
The SHARE! Recovery Retreat is a Peer-Run Respite House in the San Gabriel Valley for people with mental health issues.
Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
The SHARE! Recovery Retreat provides short-term (14 days) respite for up to 8 guests at a time where guests participate in recovery activities such as goal setting, self-help support groups, and other guest-initiated peer-support services.
SHARE! needs qualified candidates for the position of Peer Resident Specialist who have extensive personal experience in self-help support groups, are passionate about recovery, and want to help others find their own path to change and grow.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate daily activities at Peer-Run Respite House
- Model recovery behavior and be a role model
- Coordinate transportation to self-help support groups and appointments
- Manage high-stress situations/interventions
- Coordinate and participate in house meetings and meals
- Help others negotiate conflict
- Provide crisis management as needed
- Make community linkages for people
- Assist with outreach and special events
- Significant recovery experience
- 3 – 5 years of personal experience attending self-help support groups
- Ability to leverage community resources, e.g. get donations of food, services, etc.
- Ability to problem solve
- Self-starter, able to take a project and run with it
- Non-judgmental acceptance of others
- Bilingual any language a plus, Spanish, any Asian languages desired
- Minimum 1 year of sobriety/abstinence required if applicable, 2-5 years preferred
- Honesty, Willingness, Open-mindedness, Desire to grow
- Sober Living/Collaborative Housing experience a plus
- BA degree a plus
- Managerial experience a plus
- CADC, CAADAC or LADE not required.
TO APPLY: Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your passion for self-help support groups, your personal experience attending self-help support groups and why you want to work at SHARE! to: email@example.com or 6666 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230 or FAX to (310) 846- 5278.
All SHARE! job postings are at www.shareselfhelp.org/programs/share-jobs
Executive Director - Another Way Inc., Montpelier (VT)
Another Way Inc., Montpelier Vermont seeks reliable, capable Executive Director.
Another Way is a Community Center in Montpelier which provides a safe and friendly place to share community, to network and to learn from each other. We welcome everyone, especially persons seeking to overcome struggles and live well. Another Way grew out of the psychiatric survivor movement to counter oppressive systems of control and we continue to advocate for freedom and self-determination of care. Another Way promotes equal rights, participation and protection of the needs and interests of the peer mental health community, provides provides advocacy, outreach, information, referrals, crisis intervention, access to housing resources, peer support, supported employment, and educational opportunities. Holistic health opportunities and classes.
The Executive Director has administrative responsibility for the operation of the program with an annual budget of $430,000 and 22 staff. Candidates should have lived experience of involvement with the mental health system and/or peer community. Ability to integrate conflicting perspectives, foster collaboration and inspire participation across diverse viewpoints and stakeholder interests is a must.
Daily operations, management of personnel, oversight of major improvements to physical plant, manage multiple grants and contracts and maintain strong involvements with coalitions, financial management and budgeting experience and understanding of peer values and organizations is crucial.
Salary $50K - $60K plus full benefits
To reply, send a cover letter and resume to ED.Search@AnotherWayvt.org by May 1, 2016
Soteria Program Manager (VT)
Type: Full Time with Benefits
The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing a voluntary five-bed residence in Chittenden County for individuals experiencing an early episode of psychosis and seeking to avoid or reduce reliance on medication. Based on Dr. Loren Mosher’s successful project from the 1970s, Pathways Vermont Soteria provides non-coercive supports in a homelike environment focused on interpersonal and psychosocial approaches.
- Overall responsibility for residents and quality of Soteria experience
- Supervision of Shift Supervisors
- Present 22 hours a week at the house (including network meetings)
- Coordinate and oversee contract service providers
- Update policies and procedures as needed
- Oversee training program for all Soteria staff
- Work with the Intake Coordinator/Intake team for eligibility criteria/referrals/admissions/ and after-care support
- Manage ongoing program evaluation
- Prepare and deliver regular reports to funders, and regulatory bodies as necessary
- Oversee and execute incident reporting to DMH, licensing and APS
- Develop and manage program budget
- Oversee staff time cards, reports to HR
- Other duties as assigned
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission
- In-depth knowledge of psychiatric alternatives and psychosocial approaches to mental health and wellbeing
- Master’s degree in human services field or comparable experience
- At least three years of management or leadership experience
- Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills - the ability to network with area service providers, funders, and community stakeholders
- Excellent organizational skills
- Valid driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle available for work purposes and current automobile insurance
- Ability to share one’s own personal transformative life experiences
- Personal experience of psychosis/extreme states will be considered an asset
HOW TO APPLY:
Thank you for your interest in joining Pathways Vermont. To apply for an of the positions listed on this site, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations and Policy Analyst 1 [Office of Consumer Activities Coordinator] (OR)
Salary: $3,339.00 - $4,862.00 Monthly
Location: Salem, OR
Job Type: Permanent
Department: Oregon Health Authority
Job Number: OHA16-0351
Closing: 4/4/2016 11:59 PM Pacific
service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity, innovation and partnership.
NOTE: A cover letter is required for this position (please see additional information section).
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees.
OHA is the organization at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board (http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/index.aspx
) which is working toward comprehensive health and health care reform in the state.
The Health Authority is focused on transforming Oregon's health system by:
- Improving the lifelong health of Oregonians
- Increasing the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians
- Lowering or containing the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone
OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.
This employment opportunity is with the External Relations Division (ERD), Office of Consumer Activities, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one permanent, full-time position located in Salem (500 Summer Street NE). This position is represented by a union.
This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
- Duties & Responsibilities
The Office of Consumer Activities Coordinator implements and completes daily activities within the External Relations Division of the Oregon Health Authority. .
- Providing and arranging for technical assistance to develop and maintain consumer/peer run organizations to strengthen consumer and recovery individual representation within advisory and governing bodies and to implement a statewide or regional network of consumer advocacy.
- Providing training, consultation and technical assistance to OHA staff, contractors and providers to relay current, state of the art methods to address the concerns, needs and desires identified by consumers related to behavioral health programs and services.
- Assessing system performance, pertinent outcomes and measures including the impact on the lives of consumers in the system.
- Initiating and conducting special studies related to services for specific populations by identifying local, state and national data sources, research literature and surveys with the objective of improving system effectiveness to initiated positive change.
- Developing and preparing agendas; and facilitating meetings, including focus groups and meetings with advisory councils. Identifying stakeholders, advocates and key decision–makers as participants.
- Drafting policy recommendations based on the assessment findings to External Relations Division (ERD) leadership.
- Using Needs Assessment findings to develop a catalog of services and resources.
- Ensuring the distribution of materials to the appropriate community members using effective technologies.
- WORKING CONDITIONS
Normal office environment with travel and occasional overnight stays.
Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record. If not, you must be able to provide an alternate method of transportation.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills.
Any combination of experience or education equivalent to three years technical-level experience that typically supports the knowledge and skill requirements listed for the classification.
Note: Transcripts are required to be attached to your application if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received and; 4) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.
The following skills, knowledge, abilities and experience are desired at the time of hire:
- Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist or Certified Peer Wellness Specialist in Oregon at the time of hire or become certified within nine months of hire date. Certification is required to maintain employment in this position.
- Experience advocating for issues related to behavioral health
- Experience facilitating large diverse groups
- Experience providing technical assistance to behavioral health consumer organizations
- Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the desired attributes will be invited for an interview.
- Additional Information
***PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION***
A cover letter (as a separate document) that clearly addresses the following two questions:
If you do not respond to each of the above questions, you may not be offered an interview. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the desired attributes will be invited to interview. Please save and attach as Cover Letter OHA16-0351.
- If you were asked to participate in a statewide training on recovery, how would you relate your experience so that the consumer in the audience will connect with you?
- How have your experiences helped you prepare for the Office of Consumer Activities Coordinator position?
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1383544/operations-and-policy-analyst-1-office-of-consumer-activities-coordinator)
If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call 503-945-6377 (voice) 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.
If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the OHA, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
OHA will communicate with all applicants by e-mail.
If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach to your electronic application the following required documentation:
> A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
> A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.
For more information on veterans' preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org, and select veterans' preference.
To apply, follow the "Apply" link above and complete the Oregon employment application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date and time posted on the announcement. A resume' (text or attachment) will not replace the work experience section of the application. For help with applying online, please contact 1-877-204-4442.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Email Addresses Required
The State of Oregon requires all applications have a valid email address.
If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's web page. Click on the link below to go directly to question #14 to view several internet providers where you can get a free e-mail account. The state of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.
Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's
If you need assistance with adding attachments to your application please go to Applicant E-Recruit FAQs and review FAQ #33 for further instructions. This quick help guide can also be found on the State Jobs Page by clicking in the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's then click on Applicant Profile Maintenance.
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US!
The Oregon Health Authority is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity
Iris Place Peer Run Respite Director (WI)
NAMI Fox Valley develops and offers education, support, outreach, and advocacy programs that seek to break down stigma and to support and empower all those in our community who are affected by mental illness.
The agency’s Iris Place Peer Run Respite program, which is funded primarily through a contract with the State of Wisconsin, provides a safe and welcoming environment with an opportunity for individuals experiencing emotional distress or crisis to grow and change through the support of others with lived experience. Iris Place’s 5-bedroom peer run respite center is run by and for individuals who identify with lived experience with mental health and/or substance use. The program provides 24/7 peer support, linkages to community resources, and improved outcomes and quality of life for callers and guests.
Primary Responsibility and Accountability
The Iris Place Peer Run Respite Director, who reports directly to the agency’s Executive Director, will have overall operational responsibility for the Peer Run Respite’s staff, activities, funding, financial stability, and execution of the program mission. In addition, the Iris Place Director will provide organizational and community leadership and demonstrate qualities consistent with the values of the program.
Major Position Functions
The Iris Place Director will be primarily responsible for the following:
- Act as a liaison among the program staff, Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Iris Place Advisory Board.
- Serve as the agency’s primary liaison with the State of Wisconsin and other Wisconsin peer run respite programs.
- Identify strategies to meet needs of program staff, callers, and guests.
- Provide peer support to program staff, callers, and guests as appropriate.
- Build and enhance collaborations to make the best use of available community resources for implementation of services.
- Inform the program with current best practices, research, evidence-based practices, SAMHSA recovery principles, and dimensions and principles of peer support to ensure that Iris Place operates with a recovery orientation.
- Maintain accurate records of timelines, deadlines, activities, and volunteer personnel needed to accomplish tasks.
- Oversee implementation of effective marketing and communications plans, community outreach strategies, and public relations efforts for the program.
- Manage all aspects of facility operation, including ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations.
- Represent NAMI Fox Valley, in the capacity as Iris Place Director, on committees, task forces, and initiatives, and attend community and state events as appropriate.
- Organize and lead regular meetings of the Iris Place Advisory Board.
- Ensure fidelity with the work plan through activities including policy development and implementation.
- Support the Executive Director in hiring and supervising Iris Place staff.
- Encourage staff development through coaching, mentoring, and supervision.
- Address staff performance issues and utilize leadership skills to delegate efficiently, foster teamwork, and support program operation.
- Facilitate “co-reflection” staff meetings and support staff training and development needs.
- Facilitate scheduling and time tracking to ensure 24/7/365 coverage, including vacation and sick time coverage.
- Ensure program excellence and outcomes through oversight, quality assurance, and data driven modifications.
- Ensure adherence to established outcome-based evaluation systems for activities and services in order to comply with requirements of funding sources.
- Report to the State of Wisconsin regarding outcomes and program progress and evaluation as required, including by preparing for and participating in the State’s annual contract site visit.
- Directly manage financial operation of the Iris Place program, including by administering the budget, monitoring income and expenditures, and assessing the financial condition of the program.
- Regularly report on the program’s financial status to the Executive Director, Finance Committee, and Advisory Board.
- Work together with the Financial Manager and Executive Director to develop and monitor program budget and work plan, including the annual budget contract with the State of Wisconsin.
- Maintain accurate, up-to-date records of finances as they pertain to program income and expenses.
- Evaluate budget and provide regular financial accounting to funders as required, including providing monthly financial expenditure reporting to the State of Wisconsin.
- Approve, code, and ensure timely payment of all program expenses.
The ideal candidate for the position of Iris Place Peer Run Respite Director will:
- Be a Certified Peer Specialist.
- Understand principles and best practices of peer run respite and its core activities and operations.
- Be able to establish appropriate relationships of trust, hope, and empowerment by providing empathy and sharing own lived experiences to facilitate achievement of recovery goals.
- Have strong interpersonal skills, emphasizing team-building and the ability to work with a variety of individuals.
- Have a minimum of two years management and supervisory experience.
- Possess solid budget-management skills, including preparation, analysis, and reporting.
- Have experience with design and development of data collection and analysis for monitoring program outcomes and success.
- Be extremely self-motivated, with the ability to work effectively and handle multiple concurrent tasks and projects with minimal supervision in high-paced environment with deadlines.
- Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills.
- Be able to professionally present self in internal and external communication.
- Exhibit ethical behavior, cultural awareness, and an ability to build trust and rapport in activities involving individuals of diverse backgrounds.
- Have demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners and diverse populations including the corporate sector, community groups and government agency staff.
Iris Place is values based, that there is an expectation of staff, volunteers and guests to hold the values of the space. The Iris Place Director is expected to fully understand and uphold the values of Iris Place.
- We believe that healing happens in relationships.
- We believe in hope and that recovery is possible for everyone.
- We believe in respect for self and others.
- We believe in creating a space that is welcome and healing.
Benefits & Work Requirements
Full time, salaried position.
Salary based on experience.
Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Maren Peterson, NAMI Fox Valley Executive Director via e-mail at email@example.com or mail to NAMI Fox Valley Attn: Maren Peterson, 211 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911. Interviews will take place as applications are reviewed. Please contact Maren Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (920)954-1550 with additional questions.
NAMI Fox Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NAMI Fox Valley will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Research Interviewer - The Disability Policy Consortium (MA)
The Disability Policy Consortium is looking for a part-time research interviewer. This is a short-term position.
The interviewer will complete up to 30 telephone interviews with people who recently used urgent care, paramedics, or emergency services. The calls last approximately one hour. Ideally the candidate will have some basic knowledge or experience as an interviewer.
Understanding of research and research protocols is a plus. Pay will be $25 per hour up to a maximum of $5,000 dollars over the course of a year. Training will be provided. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kimberley Warsett at email@example.com. An understanding of healthcare is preferred. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Peer Run Respite Program Coordinator - Grassroots Wellness Peer Run Respite, A program of Grassroots Empowerment Project (WI)
Position: Peer Run Respite Program Coordinator (Full-time)
Start Date: March 29, 2016 – Although negotiable if necessary
Position Description: The Peer Respite Program Coordinator will work closely with Respite Director to provide trauma-sensitive peer support and team leadership within the Peer Respite. Duties will include substantial direct support, program development, data collection & management, and assistance with community outreach and engagement. All peer respite staff will be responsible for direct support, team collaboration, and general responsibilities. All peer respite staff will provide substantial direct traumasensitive peer support to respite guests and will support each other as a team to keep this core service a priority.
Supervisory Relationships: The Program Coordinator will be supervised by the Respite Director and will assist director in volunteer supervision as necessary.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Development & Collaboration
- Work closely with respite leadership in program development including: support groups, volunteer involvement, and warmline activities
- Collaborate with respite leadership to offer ongoing training of respite staff or designating training and training logistics appropriately
- Collaborate with team members to offer ongoing groups and connection as is possible with past respite guests
- Collaborate with director to create opportunities and provide supervision and training for volunteers
Data Management & Coordination
- Lead efforts for data collection and management – including delegation and training of peer supporters
- Assist director in efforts to coordinate and maintain documentation as required
- Assist director, as requested, in evaluation, analysis, and reporting
- Assist director to offer general outreach to community groups and organizations to share information about the respite
- Collaborate with the team in the facilitation of orientation meetings about the peer respite to interested individuals
- Collaborate with the respite team to provide education about the peer respite with current and potential community partners, at conferences, or other similar opportunities
- Collaborate with director to develop supportive relationships with community partners and services
- Maintain a consistently accessible presence at the peer respite and support guests as needed/desired
- Support respite guests to self-determine and advocate for their needs and desires
- Partner with the guests at the respite to identify and connect with resources
- Partner with the guests at the respite to maintain desired existing natural supports and services in the community
- Support individuals at the respite who seek to identify goals, dreams and desires for their wellness, recovery and/or futures
- May accompany or provide transportation to guests to appointments, meetings or community resource settings in an effort to support the above goals
- Engage in clear communication with fellow team members and ensure that all team members have access to the necessary communication tools to communicate with one another
- Share leadership of Grassroots Wellness team meetings and attend all other required GEP team meetings.
- Attend a selection of GEP sponsored events and trainings throughout the year when their schedule allows
- Hold and exemplify the values of GEP, Grassroots Wellness, and trauma-informed practice
- Maintain confidentiality of individuals at respite according to requirements
- Maintain documentation as required
- Guide and support the peer respite entrance process
- Participate in the general upkeep of the respite space
- Share responsibilities for answering the respite phone
- Share on call duties with other full-time respite staff
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends
- Other duties as assigned
Education and/or Experience:
- Lived experience with psychiatric and substance use disorder diagnoses, extreme states and/or trauma, and/or history of mental health/substance abuse challenges
- Experience in advocacy, group facilitation and/or peer support
- Experience in public speaking preferred
- Experience sharing leadership responsibilities, working within a team, and delegation
- Certified Peer Specialist, Intentional Peer Support, Emotional CPR and other Trauma-Informed trainings and WRAP facilitation training preferred (training will also be offered post-hire as available and needed) and familiarity with recovery values and principles required. Ability to provide trainings preferred.
- Knowledge and appreciation for the history of the consumer rights movement
- Ability to act as an advocate and empower individuals to take leadership in their own recovery
- Ability and willingness to use own recovery experiences in an open and intentional manner
- Access to reliable transportation required (with access to your own vehicle strongly preferred)
- Bilingual/bicultural in English and American Sign Language, Hmong or Spanish preferred
- Ability to participate in physical tasks involved in household upkeep which may include general cleaning, laundry, raking, mowing, shoveling and similar
- Understanding of Microsoft Office programs, email, basic IT skills, and the ability to train others as necessary
- Safe and approachable, including when under pressure
- Respectful of and compassionate toward other people’s thoughts, behaviors, ideas and needs
- Self-starter and able to work well without close supervision
- Energetic, and confident in approach and outlook
- Curious about and open to peer support and alternative solutions, - keeping up-to-date on information about peer support, recovery, medical model alternatives.
- Confidence in using personal experience, interests, and talents to contribute to the development of the program
Hours and Compensation
- Full- time
- Salaried position starting at $30,000 – $32,500 depending on experience
- Competitive benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter by 10 AM Monday February 29* to:
Kate Laird, Peer Run Respite Director
*Resumes and cover letters will be accepted and reviewed as they arrive