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

Consumer Family Satisfaction Drug and Alcohol Team Member-Associate I Trainee-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 drug and alcohol services or family members being served in the Erie County drug and alcohol system to conduct surveys regarding satisfaction with drug and alcohol 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 drug and alcohol services.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  1. Assists with identifying multiple avenues for reaching the population of consumers receiving various drug and alcohol 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. Own transportation.
  12. Submits to a pre-employ drug screen, position contingent upon results.
  13. Agrees to and complies with the MHA "drug free workplace" policy.
Physical Demands:
Physical demands describe 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, and 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 pounds.
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 to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. Noise level is usually moderate.
Applications Deadline
Deadline for application for this position is February 28, 2020
Please send or e-mail application and resume to:
HR Manager
Mental Health Association of NWPA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA
or
info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~

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.

Certified Peer Specialist-Associate I Non-Exempt

Reports To:
Peer Specialist Team Leader
General Responsibilities:
Employee must have successfully completed Certified Peer Specialist training recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is a part-time as needed position, 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 employee must have good time management skills and be able to work independently. He employee must have an understanding of recovery principles related to the needs of mental health consumers. Knowledge 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.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  1. Work one-on-one and in groups with peers who want assistance in meeting their recovery goals, including development of Wellness Recovery Action Plans or other recovery tools.
  2. Assist peers locating/ 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. As assigned, represent Team and MHA at forums/meetings related to mental health.
  7. Participate in pertinent training opportunities.
  8. Complete all necessary paperwork and reports in regards to the peer he/she is providing support.
  9. Maintain standards of confidentiality.
  10. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  1. Act 33/34, Act 151, FBI Fingerprints.
  2. Negative pre-employment drug screening.
  3. Certified Peer Specialist Certification.
  4. Computer skills working with Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  5. Record keeping skills, ability to write clearly.
  6. Proven ability to work as a member of a team.
  7. Ability to manage own work schedule, set own appointments.
  8. Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  9. Proven ability to advocate on behalf of self and others.
  10. Knowledge of recovery principles related to mental health.
  11. Knowledge of consumer rights as they impact mental health.
  12. Knowledge of publicly funded mental health and addiction disease services in Erie County.
  13. Knowledge of natural supports in the community.
  14. Knowledge of the Mission of Community Care Behavioral Health.
  15. Knowledge of the Mission, Vision and Values of the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
  16. Have access to transportation.
Physical Demands:
Physical demands describe 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, and 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 pounds.
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 to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. Noise level is usually moderate.
Applications Deadline
Deadline for application for this position is February 27, 2020
Please send or e-mail application and resume to:
HR Manager
Mental Health Association of NWPA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA
or
info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~

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.

Peer Navigator
(Associate 1 Non-Exempt)

Reports To:
MHA CEO
General Responsibilities:
Employee must have successfully completed Certified Peer Specialist training recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is a part-time position, normally working 30 hours per week on location at the Erie Blasco Library. This staff will work in the Erie library Monday through Saturday. The employee will provide direct support and training/education to library patrons and staff on issues of mental health, substance abuse and homelessness. The goal is to provide a safe environment and connect patrons with available community resources and services.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Be accessible to and aware of library patrons in distress in a supportive and respectful manner
  • In conjunction with library staff, help to maintain a safe and peaceful environment by knowing the emergency protocol and security measures implemented in an emergency
  • Recognize and manage crisis situations.
  • Provide role model for successful interaction skills (assertiveness, conflict resolution, and boundary maintenance).
  • Work closely with the Library staff and Social Work interns.
  • Familiarize library staff on recognizing symptoms of mental illness and strategies to defuse potential volatile situations.
  • Work one-on-one and with library patrons who want assistance in development of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) or other recovery tools.
  • Assist peers in navigating the physical/mental health systems; provide advocacy and resources as needed with other services and supports including involvement in the community and the MHA Consumer Center.
  • Assist peers who are visiting library with applications for public assistance, utilizing library computer lab.
  • Assist library patrons with referrals for continued education endeavors such as literacy, adult education, GED, career counseling.
  • Participate in approved pertinent training opportunities.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  • Maintain standards of confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Maintain Certification as a Certified Peer Specialist.
  • High School or General Education Diploma.
  • Act 33/34 and Act 151 clearance.
  • Negative pre-employment and random drug screenings.
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Computer skills working with Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Record keeping skills, ability to write clearly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage own work schedule, set own appointments.
  • Proven ability to advocate on behalf of self and others.
  • Knowledge of Recovery Principles related to mental health.
  • Knowledge of consumer rights as they affect mental health.
  • Knowledge of publicly funded mental health and addiction disease/substance abuse services in Erie County.
  • Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse and housing resources in the community.
  • Knowledge of the Mission, Vision and Values of the Erie Blasco Library
  • Knowledge of the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Have access to reliable 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.
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. The noise level in the work place is usually minimal.

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

Applications Deadline

Deadline for application for this position is March 10, 2020.

Please send or e-mail application and resume to:
HR Manager
Mental Health Association of NWPA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA
or
info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~

Peer Support Team Leader-Associate IV, Non-Exempt

Reports To:
Operations Manager
General Responsibilities:
This position provides leadership, direction, and supervision for a Peer Support Program serving consumers of mental health services in Erie County. This person is responsible for ensuring these services are provided in compliance with Contracts with Erie County and state directives and those services are delivered in a timely, respectful and consumer friendly manner. (S)He will make sure all necessary paperwork is completed in relation to these duties and that Certified Peer Specialist Staff have the resources necessary to perform their duties. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Peer Support Team including hiring/firing/discipline and supervision of workers.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  1. Supervision and performance of Peer Support Program.
  2. Oversight of routine daily needs of PSP Team.
  3. Monitoring with MHA Finance Office and Administration of Services authorization and billing processes.
  4. Training for PSP staff.
  5. Quality management and utilization monitoring of PSP staff performance.
  6. Develops and maintains data base regarding service utilization.
  7. Hires/Fires PSP staff.
  8. Establishes policies specific to team and makes sure PSP Team operates within the MHA policies.
  9. Represents PSP Team and MHA at forums relevant to Peer Support Programs.
  10. Represents PSP Team at internal meetings.
  11. Participates in pertinent trainiing opportunities.
  12. Monitors and assists with landlord relations for Make It A Home Always.
  13. With Administration, negotiates any contracts/agreements for Support Team services with housing providers for the Make It A Home Always Part I and Part II program.
Minimum Requirements:
  1. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and/or HS degree with direct experience assisting MHA consumers with Peer Services. Certification as a Certified Peer Specialist is preferred and certification as a Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor is required.
  2. Computer skill with Microsoft Office Products, WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS.
  3. Knowledge of the Erie County Mental Health Services System and other community resources.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the Vision, Mission, Values of the MHA.
  5. Act 33/34 and Act 151 Clearances.
  6. Commitment to standards of confidentiality.
  7. Ability to supevise the performance of others.
  8. Intimate knowledge of housing fair rights and peer support regulations.
  9. Knowledge of internal resources as well as resources in the community.
  10. Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  11. Good organizational skills.
  12. Able to function autonomously to make crucial decisions.
  13. Proven ability to advocate effectively for self and others.
  14. Access to own transportation.
Physical Demands:
Physical demands describe 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, and 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 pounds.
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 to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. Noise level is usually moderate.
Applications Deadline
Deadline for application for this position is March 12, 2020
Please send or e-mail application and resume to:
HR Manager
Mental Health Association of NWPA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA
or
info@mhanp.org

Job Description ~

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.

Center Team Member
Associate 1 Trainee
As Needed, Non-exempt

Reports To:
Center 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 and Duties:
  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 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 maybe 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

Applications Deadline

Deadline for application for this position is March 12, 2020.

Please send or e-mail application and resume to:
HR Manager
Mental Health Association of NWPA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA
or
info@mhanp.org

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