POSITION TITLE: Social Practitioner with an emphasis in community outreach (employment)
POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Salaried
SALARY: $47,500 (DOE), Competitive Benefits Package
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
We are looking for someone who is outgoing and full of energy. We need someone to work alongside members of the Everett community that have mental illness. This is a job like no other and provides you the opportunity to change lives in a meaningful and positive way. We ARE NOT a clinical program. We do not provide clinical care. If you are interested in learning more please go to our website at www.everettclubhouse.org. We are willing to train anyone that fits the description of outgoing and personable. Our only other requirement is that you have a Bachelor’s degree. The starting wage is $47,500 with loads of benefits. If you would like to learn even more about our program you can check out the Clubhouse International website as well. Our program is part of an international model of rehabilitation and recovery for those with chronic and persistent mental illness. If you take this job YOU WILL be a part of a program that changes lives. After all your research, if you are still interested, please send us a resume and cover letter. See below for all the specific gobbledygook.
This is a professional level direct service position with the members of Everett Clubhouse as the primary recipients of services. The Clubhouse Rehabilitation Associate provides psychiatric rehabilitation services to adults recovering from serious mental illness in a Clubhouse model program. The responsibilities include sharing in the operation of Everett Clubhouse's programs. These programs include the work ordered day (prevocational work), social/recreational program, employment programs and education programs. The ultimate responsibility for the operation of these programs lies with staff. Central to this responsibility is the engagement of members in all aspects of clubhouse operation. This engagement is performed by helping members to experience the sense of belonging, with a focus on their strengths, talents and interests.
This position exists to assist King and Snohomish County adults with serious mental illness to maximize their optimal level of functioning within the community.
The Clubhouse Rehabilitation Associate is responsible to and is supervised by the Program Director of Everett Clubhouse.
Primary Job Functions
- Offer a positive supportive relationship that helps promote hope, choice, wellness and recovery for participants while working side by side on the work of the clubhouse.
- Work side by side with the members of Everett Clubhouse in program areas of work ordered day (within assigned unit such as Hospitality (kitchen) or Business), social/recreational, education, employment (Transitional and Supported), advocacy, and member supports
- Consistently fulfills the "primary responsibility" of helping members experience being needed and actively reaches out to each member to establish productive partnership
- Facilitate assigned tasks and projects in a timely manner maximizing members’ skills, talents, engagement and leadership
- Ensure that performance of job duties actively reflects and promotes the Standards for Clubhouse Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation as developed by the Clubhouse International
- Work in an assigned work unit (Hospitality/Kitchen or Business/Clerical)
- Assist members to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals
- Train, job coach and work with members at their place of employment
- Conduct job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the member, following the principles and procedures of supported employment
- Work evenings and weekends
- Provide education and resources that support illness self-management, self-determination, self-advocacy, and shared-health-care decision making
- Provides individualized follow-along supports to assist members in maintaining employment
- Has face-to-face meetings with vocational rehabilitation counselors (DVR) regularly to coordinate services for members
- Develops an individual employment plan with the member, mental health worker, and other treatment team providers and updates it quarterly.
- Develops job support plans with the member using input from the member, mental health workers, family members, past employment experiences and information about current job.
- Ensure all documentation is complete, accurate and performed within time frames as specified in Everett Clubhouse procedures
- Provide assistance in identifying and linking to community-based services and supports (primary care, mental health and or substance abuse treatment, housing, financial benefits, etc.)
- Provide and model advocacy to ensure access to service for the member where/when needed.
- Help with identifying and/or re-engaging with family, friends, and other natural supports
- Assistance with transportation to appointments, employment, social outings, etc.
- Keep supervisor informed on a timely basis of member routine/emergency/crisis needs developing, the proposed or actual response to these needs and/or barriers to, or gaps in needed services
- Other duties as assigned
Education/ Training/ Experience
- Must have Washington State Driver’s License
- Must pass a criminal history background check
- Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in psychology, sociology, social work or related human service field
- Must have basic computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word
- Prefer prior training in Trauma Informed Care
- Must be (or able to become) a WA State Registered Counselor
- Experience working with people with serious mental illness, experience providing employment services, and knowledge of the work world are preferred
Required Personal Skills
- Ability to listen effectively
- Ability to problem solve
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to facilitate individual and group activities
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a team
- Ability to break down large projects into smaller tasks
- Ability to work with a sense of urgency and excitement about the work of the clubhouse
- Ability to show personal initiative when identifying and completing task
- Ability to maintain healthy boundaries with peers
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
- Ability to demonstrates adherence to a strengths based perspective in words and actions with members
- Ability to adhere to Everett Clubhouse philosophy and applicable federal, state and local guidelines in carrying out job duties
- Ability to travel with members to various conferences, trainings, and social events
This position description is a record of major aspects of the job, but is not intended as an all-inclusive employment contract. It should be understood that one may be reassigned to other duties or positions for which qualified and trained, at the discretion of HERO House NW management.