Employment Opportunities at the Mental Health Association of NWPA

MHA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits hiring discrimination on the basis of 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.

Non-discrimination Statement


Positions Now Available at MHA

Warming Center Crew Leader
Assoc 1, As Needed, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Center Team Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a part-time position which does not have specific hours per week. The Warming Center Crew Leader co-ordinates and monitors the operation of the center on those nights when it is operational. Persons in this role maintain a safe, comfortable environment for persons in need of shelter on nights when winter temperatures are forecast to meet criteria for opening the MHA facility for a Warming Night. They must be able to maintain order in the Center while being supportive and helpful to persons using the Warming Center.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assigns and oversees all warming center staff responsibilities.
  2. Welcome individuals to the Center and make sure all attendees are aware of rules and expectations.
  3. In conjunction with co-workers, maintain order and enforce rules including requiring disruptive individuals to leave premises or contact police if necessary.
  4. Complete written incident reports as needed and verbally review with Center Team Leader prior to leaving shift.
  5. Be aware of resources available to persons in need of services and oversee distribution of material resources to warming center attendees.
  6. Respond to participants in distress in a supportive, respectful, but assertive manner.
  7. Monitor all physical environments for safety, while protecting our material resources.
  8. Mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the pandemic by implementing the MHA’s policy and procedures which follow the CDC’s Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19.
  9. Recognize and manage crisis situations.
  10. Role model postitive interaction skills (assertiveness, conflict resolution, and boundary maintenance).
  11. Assume responsiblity for accurate tracking of warming center attendance.
  12. Attend staff meetings and continuing education.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Have flexible availability on short notice to work from 10:30 PM to 7:30 AM.
  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. Basic knowledge of internal resources as well as social service resources in the community.
  7. Proven ability to interact with others compassionately yet assertively.
  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 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. Staff may be required to drive to obtain donations made to the center.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described herein 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 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 LIMITATIONS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES

Please send application to:

Monica Stanford, Operations Manager
Mental Health Association of NW PA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

or email to: info@mhanp.org

Deadline: Oct 1, 2020.

Job Description ~


Warming Center Night Staff
Assoc 1 Trainee, As Needed, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Warming Center Team Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a part-time position which does not have specific hours per week. Persons in this role maintain a safe, comfortable environment for persons in need of shelter on nights when winter temperatures are forecast to meet criteria for opening the MHA facility for a Warming Night. They must be able to maintain order in the Center while being supportive and helpful to persons using the Warming Center.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Welcoming individuals to the Center and making sure all attendees are aware of rules and expectations.
  2. In conjunction with co-workers, maintain order and enforce rules including requiring disruptive individuals to leave premises or contact police if necessary.
  3. Be aware of resources available to persons in need of services.
  4. Respond to participants in distress in a supportive, respectful, but assertive manner.
  5. Monitor all physical environments for safety, while protecting our material resources.
  6. Recognize and manage crisis situations.
  7. Document significant incident reports accurately and objectively.
  8. Provide role model for successful interaction skills, (assertiveness, conflict resolution, and boundary maintenance).
  9. Perform required cleaning/disinfecting duties throughout the shift.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Have flexible availability on short notice to work from 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM.
  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. Basic knowledge of internal resources as well as social service resources in the community.
  7. Proven ability to interact with others compassionately yet assertively.
  8. Subscribe to ethical standards of confidentiality.
  9. Ability to be a team player.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

he 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 work environment characteristics described herein 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 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 LIMITATIONS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES

Please send application to:

Monica Stanford, Operations Manager
Mental Health Association of NW PA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

or email to: info@mhanp.org

Deadline: Oct 1, 2020.

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