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.

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Positions Now Available at MHA

Housing Case Manager (HCM) for Make It A Home Always II-Non-Exempt-Associate I Part-Time
Reports To: Peer Support Team Leader

General Responsibilities:

This position provides support in housing needs to participants of the Make It a Home Always HUD funded programs at MHA. These services will be delivered in a timely, respectful and consumer friendly manner. The person will help identify landlords interested in renting to participants of the program. This person will identify consumers wanting to participate in the program and the supports offered. (S)he will determine eligibility of participants, in consultation with fellow HCM and the team leader. This person will engage the participants in recovery-oriented activities relating to housing needs. (S)he will identify resources and supports leading to self-sufficiency of the participants. (S)he will complete all necessary paperwork and reports. The position will require a majority of the work to be off site at facilities operated by other organizations. Hours of work will vary, depending on caseload and funding.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Will develop a pool of landlords willing to participate with the program.
  2. Will maintain regular contact with these landlords
  3. Will enter and maintain data in in the County HMIS
  4. Assess and screen potential participants of the program
  5. Will maintain regular contact with participants
  6. Assist residents in navigating the various community systems; provide advocacy and referrals as needed with other services and supports including natural supports in the community and if appropriate, The Peer Support Program at the MHA, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health, and Stairways Behavioral Health.
  7. Work closely with staff of designated rental facilities
  8. Work closely with other supports involved with the participants such as staff at the MHA, Targeted Case Managers at Lakeshore Community Services, Inc., at Stairways Behavioral Health, Inc., and Safe Harbor Behavioral Health.
  9. As assigned, represent MHA at forums related to low income housing
  10. Participate in pertinent training opportunities
  11. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High School graduate or completion of GED, Peer Specialist Certification a plus.
  2. Experience with and knowledge of low-income housing system in Erie County
  3. Knowledge of the Erie County Mental Health Services System, Erie County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services System, and other community resources.
  4. Knowledge of the Vision, Mission, and Values of the Mental Health Association of NW PA.
  5. Knowledge of housing regulations and rights as they affect low-income individuals.
  6. Commitment to standards of confidentiality.
  7. Good organizational skills and record keeping skills
  8. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  9. Ability to function autonomously and to make food decisions.
  10. Access to transportation.
  11. Act 33/34, 151, FBI Clearances.

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.

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, NATIO NAL ORIGIN, AGE OR SEX. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE TO MEET THE PHYSICAL O R MENTAL LIMITATIONS OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES

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Certified Peer Specialist-Associate I-Non-Exempt
Reports To: Peer Support Team Leader

Two positions will be filled as soon as possible in the Peer Support Program at the Mental Health Association. Applicant must have successfully completed Certified Peer Specialist training recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These are part-time as needed positions, normally working 15-28 hours per week. The person filling this position will provide fee for service peer support to adult mental health consumers, meeting medical necessity requirements, who are residing in Erie County. There will be evening and weekend hours. The applicant must have good time management skills and be able to work independently. Also must have an understanding of recovery principles related to the needs of mental health consumers. Knowledgeable of the concepts of a consumer run/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 the completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan group facilitator training.

QUALIFICATIONS:

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here in are representative of those a staff encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

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

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Cover letter, Resumé and Job Application is required. Send to:

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