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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
Communications Specialist - ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (VA) Posted 4/19/2014
Executive Director, Office of Consumer Advocates, Inc (MD) Posted 4/19/2014


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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Communications Specialist - ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (VA)

Posted 4/19/2014

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a 30 year-old nonprofit organization that provides direct services and advocacy and supports individuals with disabilities to live independently and maximize their potential. We provide peer mentoring, life skills education, travel training and assistance with Medicaid and other programs.

ECNV is currently accepting applications for the “Communications Specialist” position. The incumbent will present ECNV’s mission, values and services to its constituents and the public through electronic and print media and outreach. This position also manages media relations and supervises data collection and management. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Director of Community Services.

Applicants should have a successful and demonstrable record of website design and content management; print media design and production; outstanding and polished writing and editing skills; and enthusiasm for promoting and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. An understanding of web and other accessibility guidelines for individuals with visual, auditory and other disabilities is key to our work. At least two years of related experience in a business environment are desired and a portfolio of work should be available for ECNV’s review. A demonstration of writing, editing, design, social media and web skills will be part of the interview process.

ECNV provides a supportive work environment. We are located at the Courthouse Metro. The salary range for this position, depending on qualifications and experience, is $37,500 to $45,000. We offer excellent benefits, including paying full health care coverage and three weeks of paid vacation annually.

We will consider only applications that include all of the following: 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) a writing sample, and 4) links or attachments that demonstrate your graphics and web design skills to:

Jobs@ecnv.org or by mail to Jobs, ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22201; or fax to 703/525-3585.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

ECNV is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Executive Director, Office of Consumer Advocates, Inc (MD)

Posted 4/19/2014

SALARY: Range: $38,000 to $42,000 depending on experience and qualifications

DESCRIPTION: The Office of Consumer Advocates, Inc. (OCA, Inc), Executive Director is responsible for managing and overseeing 7 programs, 5 of which are located in Washington County and one each, a Wellness and Recovery Center, located in Allegany and Garrett counties.  In addition, OCA, Inc. has a grant in Washington County from the Washington County Health Department, funded by ADAA, that has helped to create an Integrated Behavioral Health Wellness and Recovery Center, called Soul Haven, in Hagerstown. 

The five programs in Washington County include

  • Self-Directed Care:  A program in which peer support advocates work with individual participants who develop a self-directed goal plan to further their recovery
  • Peer Support and Recovery Program that assists individuals with accessing public benefits, housing, employment, and in addressing personal and other family issues and accessing appropriate resources
  • Listening Line:  A “warm” telephone line from 5-10 p.m., M-F.  This provides an access to a caring listener who can provide support, information, and resources. 
  • Transportation program:  Provides transportation to and from Soul Haven, the Washington County Wellness and Recovery Center and to appointments at the Self-Directed Care program and the Peer Support and Recovery Program
  • Soul Haven, an integrated behavioral health wellness and recovery center, that provides informational and support groups about health and wellness, individual 1:1 peer support, social activities, meals, and other services and resources. 

Allegany County has Hope Station, a wellness and recovery center that serves the adults of Allegany County similarly to Soul Haven.  Hope Station also provides an evening support group for people with affective disorders as well as a GLBT evening support group. 

Garrett County has Mountain Haven, a wellness and recovery center located in Oakland, that operates similarly to Soul Haven and Hope Station.  All three wellness and recovery centers provide group activities and support, socialization, and other individualized services and supports.  In addition, each of the programs has a coordinator who is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.

The person in this position will work to ensure the highest quality of services from staff advocates whom he/she supervises and brainstorm on solutions to issues that arise in all programs and services. 

Duties will include:

  • Fiscal management of all programs
  • Direct supervision of the program manager and the coordinators in each of the programs
  • Coordination with the accountant
  • Ensuring reporting of all tax, fiscal, and other reports due
  • Payment of all bills
  • Development of each fiscal year’s budget for approval
  • Coordination and development of all services offered
  • Hiring of all staff and monitoring of successful completion of probationary periods
  • All human resources functions
  • Supervision of the administrative assistant
  • At least monthly visits to each program
  • Completion of monthly reports to the Washington County Mental Health Authority
  • Completion of invoices for monthly billing by deadline
  • Coordination of reporting, calls, etc. with the Mental Hygiene Administration (soon to be the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration)
  • Tracking of all expenditures
  • Scheduling and coordination of monthly calls with coordinators
  • Coordination and provision of training for all OCA staff
  • Participation in all Board meetings; preparing minutes at these meetings, and preparing an Executive Director’s report to be provided to all board members for discussion at these meetings
  • Participation in community coalitions and meetings, e.g., the Washington County Homeless Coalition.  Ensuring that all relevant coalitions and community groups include representation from OCA. 
  • Creatively address strategies to engage individuals more effectively in OCA program
  • Lead all-staff quarterly meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the OCA Board of Directors

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: At least a Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, psychology, or related field or equivalent experience

Experience: At least 5 years of progressive non-profit management experience, including development and management of budgets.  Experience providing recovery supports to adults 18 and over

Skills:

  • Supervisory experience and/or demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and other office programs
  • Experience utilizing above computer programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with funding sources
  • Human resources’ experience
  • Fiscal experience
  • Ability to work successfully with non-profit board of directors

Candidates for this position should have a valid driver's license.

How To Apply: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications should send a letter of interest and resume to Ms. Sharon Smith, Board President, 1527 Sherman Avenue,  Hagerstown, MD  21740 by Monday, April 21, 2014.

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