Employment Opportunities at the Mental Health Association of NWPA

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C/FST Mental Health Associate 1 Trainee Part Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: C/FST Team Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Consumer/Family Satisfaction Team (C/FST) Member has direct and telephone contact with consumers of mental health services or family members being served in the Erie County mental health system to conduct surveys regarding satisfaction with mental health services. Team Member is responsible for following procedures determined by the C/FST Team Leader and policy procedure manual regarding the data gathering process. Team member must be able to function with another member(s) as a team. Team member must be able to present themselves professionally at all times and represent the Team in the community. Good judgment and common sense must be practiced and exercised while performing the duties of a C/FST member. Team Member must have working knowledge of all services connected to Consumer Family Satisfaction Team as well as mental health services.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assists with identifying multiple avenues for reaching the population of consumers receiving various mental health services.
  2. Conduct individual interviews, face-to-face surveys, phone surveys, open forums as assigned.
  3. Completed all paperwork associated with the interview process.
  4. Is able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  5. Demonstrates a working knowledge and understanding of the mental health services provided in Erie County.
  6. Participates with team members to identify possible systems and individual consumer issues that need to be addressed or improved.
  7. Completes training as assigned.
  8. Attends regional C/FST meetings and conferences as assigned.
  9. Identifies and refers consumers in need of resources to senior staff.
  10. Attends C/FST meetings and MHA staff meetings.
  11. Represents the Consumer/Family Satisfaction Team of the Mental Health Association when in the community.
  12. Other responsibilities as assigned.
  13. Able to work days, evenings, weekends.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively with people (Read and speak clearly and distinctly.)
  2. Ability to work flexible schedule which may include some evening hours.
  3. Ability to organize and operate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  4. Must be able to take and follow directions.
  5. Knowledge of the Erie County Mental Health System and other community resources.
  6. Knowledge of the Vision, Mission, and Values of the Mental Health Association.
  7. Knowledge of the Operations and Policies of the Mental Health Association.
  8. Subscribe to ethical standards of confidentiality and HIPPA regulations.
  9. Ability to function as a team member.
  10. H.S. diploma or equivalent.
  11. Must have reliable transpotation to and from work.
  12. Valid PA Driver's License preferred.
  13. Submits to a pre-employ drug screen, position contingent upon results.
  14. Agrees to and complies with the MHA "drug free workplace" policy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, and hear (hearing aid permitted). Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral and distance vision. The staff is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and use legs to lift and or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. The noise level is usually moderate.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

MHA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROHIBITS HIRING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGIOUS CREED, DISABILITY, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE OR SEX. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE TO MEET THE PHYSICAL OR MENTAL LIMITATIONS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES

Please send application to:

Mary Sackett, Human Resources Manager
Mental Health Association of NW PA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

or email to: info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~


Center Team Assoc 1 Full-time Non-Exempt
Reports To: Center Team Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Associate I Center Team Member is a full-time Senior Team staff that has direct contact with consumer center members. Team members are responsible for following procedures determined by the Center Team staff regarding the day to day operations of the Consumer Center. Team members must be able to function as a team. Center Team members act as a support and resource to consumer members. The Associate I Team Member has a working knowledge of all consumer center operations and procedures, and has the ability to take on specific project responsibilities as assigned. In the absence of the Team Leader or Assistant Team Leader, the Associate I Team member assumes leadership for the team members on duty. All Team Members must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive a 15 passenger van.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Assist Consumer Center members in feeling welcome and encourage participation in groups and activities.
  2. Safely operate a 15 passenger van, be insurable under MHA insurance, and maintain order and enforce van rules.
  3. Respond to consumers in distress in a supportive and respectful manner.
  4. In conjunction with co-workers, maintain a safe, peaceful environment.
  5. Monitor all physical environments for safety of members, while protecting our material resources.
  6. Monitor all functions of the kitchen. If there are problems, inform the team leader and/or the assistant team leader.
  7. Monitor the check-in process to help ensure all who enter are members in good standing and have had their current member ID badge scanned.
  8. Mentor new Center Team members.
  9. Maintain and update the Consumer Center Daily Announcement binder.
  10. Complete assigned paper work. i.e.…membership forms, incident reports, consumer contacts.
  11. Recognize and manage crisis situations.
  12. Talk, listen, advocate for, and refer members as needed.
  13. Assist consumers to develop skills necessary to fulfill volunteer roles.
  14. Facilitate groups as assigned, assist in design and implementation of new groups.
  15. Project a positive image in or outside of the MHA.
  16. Provide role model for successful interaction skills, (assertiveness, conflict resolution, boundary maintenance).
  17. Monitor and assist café operations and café volunteers.
  18. Act in a leadership role in the absence of Team Leader or Assistant Team Leader.
  19. Create, maintain, and update written work flow of each Consumer Center function.
  20. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Act 33/34 Clearance, Act 151 Clearance.
  2. Have a valid PA drivers license.
  3. Knowledge of the Mission, Vision and Values of MHA.
  4. Ability to follow policies and procedures of the MHA.
  5. Ability to meet schedules, plan, take direction.
  6. Have flexibility in availability for work including weekends, and holidays.
  7. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  8. Knowledge of internal resources as well as Mental Health resources in the community.
  9. Subscribe to ethical standards of confidentiality.
  10. Ability to be a team player.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The Physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, (hearing aid permitted). Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral and distance vision. Staff is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and use legs to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. Noise level is usually moderate.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

MHA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROHIBITS HIRING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGIOUS CREED, DISABILITY, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE OR SEX. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE TO MEET THE PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH LIMITATIONS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES.

Please send application to:

Mary Sackett, Human Resources Manager
Mental Health Association of NW PA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

or email to: info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~


Center Team Associate 1 Trainee As Needed, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Centert Team Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a part-time, shared position which does not have specific hours per week. It is designed to provide consumers with an opportunity to develop good work habits and skills prior to entering the general workforce. Maximum length of employment in this position is 2 years. As Needed staff must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a 15-passenger van. The As Needed Center Team Member has direct contact with consumer center members. All Team Members are responsible for following procedures determined by the Center Team staff regarding the day-to-day operations of the Consumer Center. All Team members must be able to function as a team and act as a support and resource to consumer members.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist members in feeling welcome and encourage participation in groups and activities.
  2. Must have flexible availability to work days, evenings, nights, holidays, and/or Sundays.
  3. Safely operate a 15 passenger van and be insurable under MHA insurance.
  4. Maintain order and enforce van rules.
  5. Respond to consumers in distress in a supportive, respectful manner.
  6. In conjunction with co-workers, maintain a safe peaceful environment.
  7. Monitor all physical environments for safety of members, while protecting our material resources.
  8. Complete assigned paper work. i.e., membership forms, incident reports, consumer contacts, and action plans.
  9. Recognize and manage crisis situations.
  10. Talk, listen, advocate for, and refer members as needed.
  11. Assist consumers to develop skills necessary to fulfill volunteer roles.
  12. Facilitate groups as assigned, assist in design and implementation of new groups.
  13. Project a positive image in or outside of the MHA.
  14. Provide role model for successful interaction skills: assertiveness, conflict resolution, and boundary maintenance.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. H.S. Diploma or GED.
  2. Ability to drive 15-passenger van.
  3. Act 33/34 Clearance. Act 151 Clearances and FBI fingerprints.
  4. Knowledge of the Mission, Vision and Values of MHA.
  5. Ability to follow policies and procedures of the MHA.
  6. Ability to meet schedules, plan, take direction.
  7. Knowledge of internal resources as well as Mental Health resources in the community.
  8. Subscribe to ethical standards of confidentiality.
  9. Ability to be a team player.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, and hear (hearing aid permitted). Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral and distance vision. The staff is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and use legs to lift and or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. The noise level is usually moderate.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

MHA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROHIBITS HIRING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGIOUS CREED, DISABILITY, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE OR SEX. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE TO MEET THE PHYSICAL OR MENTAL LIMITATIONS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES

Please send application to:

Mary Sackett, Human Resources Manager
Mental Health Association of NW PA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

or email to: info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~


Certified Peer Specialist Associate I Full Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Peer Specialist Team Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Employee must meet the minimum requirements as listed below. This is a full-time position, normally working 37.5 hours per week. The person filling this position will provide fee-for-service peer support to adults with mental health needs who meet medical necessity requirements and reside in Erie County. There will be evening and weekend hours. The employee must have good time management skills and be able to work independently. The employee must have an understanding of mental health recovery principles. Knowledge of the concepts of a consumer driven organization is required. Self-identification as a person who has or currently is experiencing homelessness or near homelessness is a plus, as is completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan group facilitator training.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work one-on-one and in groups with peers who want assistance with meeting their recovery goals, including development of Wellness Recovery Action Plans or other recovery tools.
  2. Assist peers with locating and utilizing natural supports.
  3. Assist peers in navigating the physical/mental health systems; provide advocacy and referrals as needed with other services and supports including involvement in the community and the MHA Consumer Center.
  4. Assist peers in a hands-on way with life skills including but not limited to problem solving, budgeting, hygiene, housekeeping, relationship/social skills, employment skills, credit rebuilding, and communication skills.
  5. Work closely with the Blended Case Manager and other supports.
  6. Represent Team and MHA at forums/meetings related to mental health, as assigned.
  7. Maintain CPS certificate by earning and documenting the required mental health training credits per the PA Certification Board.
  8. Complete all necessary paperwork and reports together with assigned peers.
  9. Meet productivity requirements.
  10. Maintain standards of confidentiality.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Certified Peer Specialists must meet the following (per OMHSAS-19-05 Peer Support Services, revised bulletin effective November 15, 2019):
    • Be self-identified individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services for a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
    • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
    • Have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
    • Within the last three (3) years, maintained at least 12 months of successful full or part-time paid or voluntary work experience or obtained at least 24 credit hours of post-secondary education; and have related, supervised work or volunteer experience, as approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB).
    • Have completed the PCB-approved CPS training.
    • Hold and maintain CPS certification through the PCB or attain certification through the PCB within six months of hire and maintain CPS certification.
  2. Act 33/34, Act 151, FBI Fingerprints.
  3. Negative pre-employment drug screening.
  4. Computer skills working with Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  5. Record keeping skills, ability to write clearly and accurately.
  6. Document person centered strengths, needs, goals and progress collaboratively.
  7. Proven ability to work as a member of a team.
  8. Ability to manage own work schedule, set own appointments, and produce billable units.
  9. Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  10. Proven ability to advocate on behalf of self and others.
  11. Knowledge of recovery principles related to mental health.
  12. Knowledge of consumer rights as they impact mental health.
  13. Knowledge of publicly funded mental health and addiction disease services in Erie County.
  14. Knowledge of natural supports in the community.
  15. Knowledge of the Mission of Community Care Behavioral Health.
  16. Knowledge of the Mission, Vision and Values of the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
  17. Must have valid PA Driver License and access to transportation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, and hear (hearing aid permitted). Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral and distance vision. The staff is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and use legs to lift up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

MHA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROHIBITS HIRING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGIOUS CREED, DISABILITY, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE OR SEX. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE TO MEET THE PHYSICAL OR MENTAL LIMITATIONS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES

Please send application to:

Mary Sackett, Human Resources Manager
Mental Health Association of NW PA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

or email to: info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~


Seasonal Positions Now Available


Seasonal Our Neighbors' Place Manager
Reports To: Director of Veterans Services

BASIC JOB FUNCTION:

Manage all aspects of EUMA's seasonal overflow shelter. Maintain a safe environment for homeless adult guests at EUMA's seasonal overflow shelter. Coordinate and support shelter volunteers to end homelessness.

EUMA's Our Neighbors' Place seasonal overflow shelter operates every night between Wednesday, November 17, 2021 –Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Adults 18+ are welcome. All COVID19 safety protocols will be practiced including 6' social distancing, masks, sanitizing protocols.

WORK HOURS:

Up to 40 hours per week | $15-$18/hour.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide shelter coverage during first shift 6:00 PM –11:00 PM;
  • Act as shift fill-in as needed;
  • Incarnate the mission, vision and values of EUMA in the way you welcome our neighbors;
  • Manage all aspects of Our Neighbors' Place (ONP) seasonal overflow shelter;
  • With assistance from Director of Veterans Services, hire and train staff;
  • Coordinate up to 10 shelter moves to each of three host locations;
  • Act as a liaison between Erie County's homeless coordinated entry program including receiving and approving referrals;
  • Lead intake process for all guests;
  • Ensure all policies, procedures and protocols for shelter management are followed;
  • Work with ONP shelter coordinators to coordinate volunteer staff;
  • Safeguard EUMA assets and protect the host location property;
  • Ensure all COVID19 health and safety protocols are followed;
  • Provide safe space for housing stakeholders to meet with residents who will connect them with health, housing and other services;
  • Ensure the health and safety of all residents reporting any incident that jeopardizes this commitment;
  • Enlist crisis intervention techniques focused on enhancing the clients' ability to independently problem solve, utilize effective coping skills, and manage and self-coordinate own care;
  • Issue supplies to residents when needed and maintain appropriate records;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all residents/clients, staff information, records, and EUMA organizational issues;
  • Attend EUMA all-staff meetings, in-services and/or trainings as required;
  • Utilize evidence based practices in service delivery including Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Housing First practices;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your Supervisor.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Complete and maintain guest records in HMIS;
  • Maintain guest, staff, volunteer and health and hygiene completion documentation;
  • Collaboratively work with EUMA's Housing Specialist team and other community homeless/housing providers to secure permanent housing and rent assistance for guests;
  • Complete, submit and investigate, as needed, incident reports to supervisor;
  • Read previous shift log updates and update shift log including census before completing shift;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to EUMA's mission, vision and core values;
  • Must have or be able to obtain Acts 33/34 clearances and FBI Fingerprinting;
  • Veterans, minorities and those with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Excellent inter-personal and verbal communication skills;
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills necessary;
  • Maturity, good judgment, flexibility and a positive attitude;
  • Ability to multi-task and shift gears quickly with good organizational skills;
  • Ability to respond effectively to crisis situations;
  • Understanding of and able to appropriately respond to poverty issues and cultural differences;
  • Ability to work comfortably with people of diverse backgrounds and unusual lifestyles in a non-judgmental manner;
  • Peer support specialists are encouraged to apply;
  • Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, clients and other members of community;
  • Maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality a must;
  • Initiative, ability to work independently under general supervision, with a highly developed sense of personal and professional responsibility.

Please send cover letter and resume' to:

EUMA, HR
1033 E. 26th St.
Erie, PA 16504

or email to: info@EUMA-Erie.org

Job Description ~


Seasonal Our Neighbors' Place Client Advocate
Reports To: ONP Coordinator

BASIC JOB FUNCTION:

Provide overnight health and safety support to unsheltered homeless adults at EUMA's Our Neighbors' Place seasonal (November 17, 2021-April 5, 2022) overflow shelter ministry. Ensure guests are welcomed into a COVID19 safe and secure environment and help move guests onto a pathway to permanent housing.

WORK HOURS:

Sunday-Saturday scheduling available - 11:00PM to 7:00 AM | up to 40 hrs/week as needed |  Seasonal/Temp through April 2022,Full or Part-Time shifts available $11.00-hr+/-depending on experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

EUMA's client advocate of Our Neighbors' Place is responsible for the health and safety of ONP guests during her/his shift at the shelter. (S)he will:

  • Create an environment of welcome and caring for all who are guests;
  • Support shelter coordinator, other ONP staff and volunteers in achievement of ONP goals;
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring that shelter protocols and procedures are followed during shift;
  • Ensure COVID19 and other health and hygiene policies, procedures and protocols are enforced;
  • Complete shelter cleaning and disinfecting while on shift;
  • Receive referrals during the shift if necessary and help get guests settled into their cot;
  • Assist with daily guest exit before 7:00 AM each day;
  • Support shelter stakeholders, hosting site leadership before, during and after each shelter move; and
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to EUMA's mission, vision and core values;
  • Experience working with;
  • Must have or be able to obtain Acts 33/34 clearances and FBI Fingerprinting;
  • Veterans, minorities and those with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Excellent inter-personal and verbal communication skills;
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills necessary;
  • Maturity, good judgment, flexibility and a positive attitude;
  • Ability to multi-task and shift gears quickly with good organizational skills;
  • Ability to respond effectively to crisis situations;
  • Understanding of and able to appropriately respond to poverty issues and cultural differences;
  • Motivational interviewing a plus;
  • Ability to work comfortably with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Peer support specialists are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, clients and other members of community;
  • Maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality a must;
  • Initiative, ability to work independently under general supervision, with a highly developed sense of personal and professional responsibility.

Please send cover letter and resume' to:

EUMA, HR
1033 E. 26th St.
Erie, PA 16504

or email to: info@EUMA-Erie.org

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