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  • Please upload your job postings as a WORD document via the National Empowerment Center Contact Form.
  • We review all submissions prior to posting.
  • Please let us know when a job posting is no longer needed.
  • Postings will be removed after 3 months unless we are notified that the job is still available.
  • Other job postings available at www.mhselfhelp.org

 

Multiple Job Opportunities - Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) (MA) Posted 7/12/2017
Senior Programs Manager - PEERS (CA) Posted 6/26/2017
Peer Mentor - Justice Resource Institute (MA) Posted 5/21/2017
Night Shift Peer Companion - The Iris Place Peer Run Respite (WI) Posted 3/4/2017
Executive Director - Brookline Community Mental Health Center (MA) Posted 2/27/2017
Iris Place Peer Run Respite - Peer Companion Sub [Two shifts available] (WI) Posted 2/3/2017

Multiple Job Opportunities - Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) (MA)

Posted 7/12/2017

NILP is a human service organization for people with disabilities who wish to live independently in the community. As an Independent Living Center (ILC) funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is mandated to be an organization comprised of people with disabilities assisting people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are always eager to hear from enthusiastic individuals who would like to join our team!

Please visit www.nilp.org/careers to view multiple job opportunities.

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Senior Programs Manager - PEERS (CA)

Posted 6/26/2017

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
The ideal person for this job has a passion for eliminating stigma and discrimination towards people who have mental health experiences, diagnoses, and/or challenges. This person should have successful experience in supervision, program coordination, meeting contract requirements and program evaluation. Experience with budgeting is a plus. The ideal candidate will have an Advanced Level Facilitator certificate in WRAP. This person should enjoy working with peers within a team setting. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Programs Manager is a part of the Leadership team and will manage the planning, outreach, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of mental health peer-led programs, including Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Everyone Counts Campaign (Latino/a/x Campaign), Community Engagement/Outreach, and the Transition Age Youth (TAY) Program. The person in this position supervises staff, contractors, interns and volunteers.  The Program Director works closely with leadership team and reports to the Associate Director.

Programs Management:

  • Supervise and work closely with staff to evaluate the design, development, and implementation of all program/deliverable elements. In partnership with Program Coordinators, manage timeline and coordination of projects, programs, and staff.
  • Follow Results Based Accountability (RBA) and Prevention and Early Intervention, MHSA standards to manage the data and evaluation of assigned programs by analyzing data and reporting on program activities, including data collection, summary and analysis of program effectiveness.
  • Monitor costs for all program-related activities, ensuring appropriate tracking of budget items.
  • Sustain programs that hold high integrity of cultural foundation, including ethnicities, life experiences, gender(s), sexuality, socio-economic status, age, etc.
  • Stay abreast of the latest development in culturally appropriate recovery based mental health services and best practices approaches for reducing stigma and discrimination.
 
Staff Development and Supervision:
  • Supervise staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers; ensuring that high levels of performance standards are met.
  • In close partnership with the Associate Director, identify and coordinate trainings for staff.  Promote the value of continuous learning and wellness throughout the organization through empowering strategies; including coaching, team building activities, trainings, and leadership opportunities.
  • Provides leadership to all agency staff; assists other managers to create an atmosphere of cooperation, connection, and support. 
  • Supports a work environment that focuses on wellness, cultural humility and high accountability to eliminate stigma and discrimination.
Community Relations and New Partnership Development:
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with individuals and organizations that share a stake in the mental health community (consumers, family members, mental health providers and community at large).
  • Work closely with Executive Director to create strategies that expand our reach (local, state, national level) with a focus on building new partnerships through various strategies including grant writing and fund development efforts.
 
SPECIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, and COMPETENCY FACTORS
  • Experience as a mental health consumer and/or family member is at the core of our mission and vision. We are seeking someone who understands that we are a peer-run and operated organization that honors lived experience as an expertise in the field of mental health.
  • Exceptional leadership skill, ability to take initiative and work independently to meet organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and from a strengths-based perspective with diverse populations.
  • Absolute commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Excellent communication, administration, outreach/marketing, program management, and personnel management skills essential.
  • Advance level Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator preferred.
  • Exceptional training, public speaking, presenting, and group facilitation skills.
  • The individual in this position will have skills equivalent to someone who possesses a Bachelor’s degree. The degree itself, though valued, is not required.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and car.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS AND JOB SETTING
  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring use of an elevator for access.
  • Environment with diverse populations internally and externally, with community members routinely coming in for workshops or trainings.
  • Innovative organization founded and run by people with lived-experience with mental health, wellness and struggles, and special messages, with strong ties to the community.
  • Business operating hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with some weekends and evenings.
 
Employment Status/Salary:  Full-time, Exempt (Annual Salary Range: $62,000 - $68,000)
 
To apply: Please complete ALL application steps to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.
  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Lynn Rivas at hr@peersnet.org. Please include Senior Programs Manager as the subject line in the email.
  • Supplemental questionnaire:
    1. Do you identify as having lived mental health experience or do you have a family member with lived experience?
    2. What skills do you possess that would allow you to flourish in a mental health consumer-run peer organization?
    3. Briefly describe your experience managing programs and directly supervising staff.
 
DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties/assignments may be modified as needed.
PEERS is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. People of color, women, transgender people, LGBQI people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Peer Youth Mentors - Justice Resource Institute (MA)

Posted5/20/2017

JRI Boston Metro is hiring Peer Youth Mentors. This is a BA level position open to folks 21-30 who have lived experience with trauma, mental health concerns, and youth systems such as foster care and juvenile justice. Applicants must drive and be willing to transport clients. Applicants should hold HS diploma/GED. This is a 40 hour position with excellent benefits and room to grow. Supportive and progressive workplace. LGBTQ folk, and ethnically and culturally diverse individuals are especially encouraged to apply. Please contact Melissa Parker at mparker@jri.org for more information.

Click to download Job Description (PDF, 245KB, 3 pages)

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Night Shift Peer Companion - The Iris Place Peer Run Respite (WI)

Posted 3/4/2017

The Iris Place Peer Run Respite, a program of NAMI Fox Valley is currently seeking to hire 1 Night shift Peer Companion. This individual in this position will be responsible for covering 3 to 4 eight-hour shifts per week (may include weekends and holidays), typically from 8:00 p.m. through 4:00 a.m. The A description of expectations and qualifications can be found at: https://www.unitedwayfoxcities.org/resources/nonprofit-job-opportunities/look-for-a-job/#B210217

We are looking to cast a wide net of experience including:

  • Peer Specialist Certification
  • Recovery Coach Training Certificate
  • Emotional CPR
  • Intentional Peer Support
  • Mental health or substance use recovery support group facilitation
  • Alternative Support / Healthy Living Trainers

Iris Place is values based, and there is an expectation that staff, volunteers and guests will hold the values of the space. Peer Companions are expected to fully understand and uphold the values of Iris Place.

Our Values:

  • 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.

For more info about NAMI Fox Valley and the Iris Place Peer Respite program please visit: www.namifoxvalley.org

Peer Companion applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jesse Heffernan, Iris Place Director
jesse@namifoxvalley.org

NAMI Fox Valley
Attn: Jesse Heffernan
211 E. Franklin Street Appleton,
WI 54911

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Executive Director - Brookline Community Mental Health Center (MA)

Posted 2/27/2017

The Opportunity
The Brookline Community Mental Health Center (BCMHC), an independent, non-profit community health care center ensures access to the highest quality mental health and innovative, integrated care services in Brookline and Greater Boston, seeks a strategic and inspiring executive to lead the organization.  The Center is uniquely positioned to continue the evolution of community mental health programs while bringing to scale initiatives that transform care delivery.

The Organization
For 60 years, the Center has deeply embraced its mission of promoting individual, family and community well-being through culturally responsive care.  With a budget of $6 million and 100+ multi-disciplinary professional staff, the Center serves 3,700 clients annually, providing 40,000+ out-patient visits, particularly for those with serious mental illness and limited access to care, and offers a comprehensive range of homeless prevention, mediation, basic safety net, and community consultation services.  It has a robust training program for graduate level psychology, social work and clinical interns.
The Center is a leader in creating innovative, community based programs that integrate mental health within educational and medical arenas, serving children and adults with complex care needs and building new models of care for high risk populations that are increasingly recognized regionally and nationally.

Executive Director Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership and Vision

  • Ensure that the Center’s mission and values are embodied in its organizational culture and service delivery
  • In partnership with Board and staff, develop and implement short and long range strategic priorities in concert with organizational vision 
  • Ensure that both strategic vision and day-to-day operations remain responsive to community needs and health care reform efforts
  • Attract, develop and retain highly qualified staff who work collaboratively

Development and External Relations

  • Oversee, develop, and coordinate the management of the Center’s primary external relationships with government officials, public and private funders, community partners, collaborators, and individual supporters
  • Serve as a primary policy and advocacy spokesperson for the Center
  • In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, develop and deepen relationships with foundations, major donors, corporations, and community members.

Program Operations and Administration

  • Ensure that administrative, programmatic, and clinical functions are efficient, effective, of the highest quality, and treat all involved with full respect
  • Promote employee collaboration, leadership development, organizational diversity, and positive staff morale
  • Ensure a commitment to building cultural competence and supporting staff diversity initiatives
  • In collaboration with senior leadership, oversee development and implementation of integrated operational systems including improvements related to administrative operations, infrastructure, and clinical functions
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, licensure  requirements, and grant/contract covenants
  • In collaboration with senior staff, assure program planning, development and evaluation to ensure relevance and effectiveness of Center services

Financial Oversight

  • Ensure the Center’s financial health in concert with the Board, supporting their ability to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the Finance Director, provide leadership in developing and monitoring annual budgets, ensuring adequate financial and internal controls are in place, anticipating needed financial modeling, and providing other fiscal oversight
  • Provide leadership and, where appropriate, direct involvement in:
    • contract negotiation and execution
    • identifying and cultivating new revenue streams

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • The ideal candidate will be an accessible, collaborative, and communicative leader with a track record of working successfully with diverse stakeholders, both internally and externally, through clear communications and successful and sustained personal relationships.
  • Must have a strong belief in and commitment to the Center’s mission as an independent community health center, and understand new health environment complexities.
  • Have a proven record as an effective executive, leading and building a large and highly qualified staff and developing the necessary administrative and financial infrastructure to support it.
  • Possess vision and leadership skills to gain the trust of constituencies, while leading  through a changing and uncertain environment
  • Needs strong listening and decision-making skills, with a team oriented approach that encourages innovative thinking and program development, while building strong internal leaders

MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s degree in related management or human services field
  • 10+ years of management experience, with a strong preference for leadership experience in non-profit, healthcare organizations

Reports to the President of the Board of Directors. 

The Center is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Excellent salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by February 28th to the attention of:  
Karin B. Miller, BCMHC Board President
ExecutiveSearch@Brooklinecenter.org

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Please see our website for further information: www.brooklinecenter.org

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Iris Place Peer Run Respite - Peer Companion Sub [Two shifts available] (WI)

Posted 2/3/2017

NAMI Fox Valley develops and offers education, support, outreach and advocacy programs to members of our community who are affected by mental illness. The mission of our Iris Place Peer Run Respite program is to provide 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 is run by and for individuals who identify with lived experience with mental health challenges and/or substance abuse. The five-bedroom facility offers a short-term (up to 7-night) stay for guests and provides 24/7 peer support, resources and linkages to community, and improvement of outcomes and quality of life for guests.

Values
Iris Place is values based, and there is an expectation that staff, volunteers and guests will hold the values of the space. Peer Companions are expected to fully understand and uphold the values of Iris Place. 

Our Values:

  • 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.

Primary Responsibility and Accountability
Peer Companion Subs fill shifts to relieve our full time Peer Companions. Peer Companion Subs have the same support duties as full time Peer Companions, providing peer support to guests and callers through sharing of their own lived experience with mental health challenges and/or substance abuse. Peer Companion Subs will be responsible for supporting peers with crisis prevention and diversion from hospitalization, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for guests and those who call by phone, providing one-on-one and group peer support, complying with all policies and procedures, providing linkages to community resources and utilizing their lived experience to support the needs and wants of guests and callers.
Major Position Functions
The Peer Companion Subs will also be responsible for the following:

  • Being knowledgeable about the various programs and services offered by NAMI Fox Valley, as well as other peer-based programs and services in the community.
  • Utilizing active listening skills to assist peers in accessing and connecting with community resources and working toward their Wellness Vision and goals/wants/needs for their stay.
  • Following and maintaining the values of Iris Place as well as policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate records of activities, including outcomes data. 

Shift Coverage - (Two shifts available)

The first position will be responsible for covering four weekly 4:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. shifts for 4 to 6 weeks followed by ongoing coverage of at least two peer companion shifts, one staff meeting, and one meeting with supervisor per month, as well as additional shift coverage as it arises.

The second position will be responsible for covering four weekly 4:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. shifts for 4 to 6 weeks followed by ongoing coverage of at least two peer companion shifts, one staff meeting, and one meeting with supervisor per month, as well as additional shift coverage as it arises.

Qualifications

  • Identify with lived experience with mental health challenges and/or substance abuse and be willing to utilize their lived experience in peer support.
  • Positive philosophy toward wellness and recovery and demonstrated ability to approach and support individuals through intentional listening, compassion and understanding/knowledge of the mental health system and community resources.
  • Ability to work effectively and handle multiple concurrent tasks and projects with minimal supervision.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills. Be able to professionally present self and maintain positive relationships through both internal and external communication.
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, cultural awareness and ability to build trust and rapport in all activities involving individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possess basic computer skills including word processing, data entry and e-mail/Internet.

Preferred (not required) Peer Support Experience

  • Peer Specialist Certification
  • Recovery Coach Training Certificate
  • Emotional CPR
  • Intentional Peer Support
  • Mental health or substance use recovery support group facilitation
  • Alternative Support / Healthy Living Trainers

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We are expecting to conduct interviews starting the week of February 13th, 2017

For more info about NAMI Fox Valley and the Iris Place Peer Respite program please visit: www.namifoxvalley.org

Peer Companion Sub applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jesse Heffernan, Iris Place Director
jesse@namifoxvalley.org
NAMI Fox Valley
Attn: Jesse Heffernan
211 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911

NAMI Fox Valley is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions at NAMI Fox Valley are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family or parental status. NAMI Fox Valley values diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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