MHA provides an environment of hope for those employed by the agency as well as those the agency serves. We are committed to fair, clearly stated, and supportive relationships between the organization and its staff. The organization is also committed to providing a positive, safe working environment consistent with all applicable laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Ohio.
MHA is an equal opportunity employer.
Our offices are located in Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio- each offering locations that are located on bus lines, provide free parking for staff and an opportunity to work in a non-profit environment helping others. Our staff are friendly and consider MHA a nice place to call their “second home.”
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Current Employment Opportunities
Title: Peer Recovery Supporter for Warren and Clinton Counties, Ohio
Summary: The Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) provides a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer supports, promoting greater independence, community integration and recovery from mental and substance use disorders. PRS assist with, coordinate, and oversee brief intervention, a wide range of classes, life skill activities, support groups and advocacy activities. These services contribute to the participant’s self-esteem, ability to engage in ongoing treatment, and develop/maintain healthy life styles. PRS will be providing these services in various settings, including but not limited to jail, housing and hospital settings.
Classification: PT, hourly, non-exempt
Required Experience Qualifications:
Skills and Knowledge Required
Strong desire to work with individuals with mental health/substance use diagnosis
Sensitivity to people struggling with mental health and substance use diagnosis
Familiarity with and/or interest in furthering understanding of mental health related issues and recovery principals as well as the impact on the individual and surrounding community
Well organized, detail oriented, and good time management skills
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Demonstrate familiarity and ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); perform data entry (Access); keep good records
Duties and Responsibilities:
Regular and timely data entry to ensure quality communication and timely reporting
Represent the agency in a positive, professional manner in all public and private meetings, speaking engagements and events
Work cooperatively and respectfully with all agency programs, co-workers, volunteers, clients, community members, and funders
Coordinate programs and services and build participant base/peer support relationships within and outside of the agency
Work within budget and funder guidelines
Ensures program efficacy and adherence to agency policies, procedures and safety requirements
Assist with publicity and outreach activities
Duties Specific to Evidence Based Practice Leadership
- Coordinate and consult with other Warren/Clinton County staff members & agencies, to keep team informed of issues and progress
Reports to: MHA Clinical Coordinator and work site supervisor(s)
Travel: local travel only - driving and proof of insurance required
Salary Range: $10.00 to $12.50
Hours: 4 - 20 hours per week.
Send letter of interest to:
MHA, P.O. Box 122604, Covington, KY 41012-2604
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Title: MHA Kentucky Peer Support Specialist
Positions available at our partner worksite, NorthKey Community Care on the Homeless Services Team, on the Opioid Treatment Response Team and the ACT Team that is focused on providing the support required to keep people with severe mental disorders living safely in the community.
Summary: The Peer Support Specialist provides a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer support in order to promote greater independence, community integration and recovery substance abuse and mental illness. Services provided by peers (mental health consumers) include a wide range of supports, services, and advocacy that contribute to a client’s ability to engage in ongoing treatment.
Classification: Part-time position 20 hours/week @ $10.10/hour
Reports to: NorthKey Supervisor, MHA Supervisor, and MHA Associate Executive Director
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•To foster continued focus on wellness and continued recovery and risk reduction/prevention, special attention will be given by peer specialists to their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan that identifies the individual’s self-determined goals, as well as specific objectives to carry out these goals. Peer Specialists will begin a WRAP class within the first 30 days of hire, create/complete a
•Effectively utilize motivational interview (client driven goals) and critical time intervention techniques (relationship building internal and external)
•Demonstrate consistent follow-up: phone calls, meetings to get information for outcome reporting requirements
•Work with peers to identify wellness and recovery goals, including assisting peers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan that identifies the individual’s self-determined goals, as well as specific objectives to carry out these goals.
•Exemplify recovery principles in order to show by example that recovery is possible and attainable. Share their own recovery story as appropriate, and walks the road of recovery alongside the service recipient.
•Work with peers on specific objectives identified on the recovery plan, ensuring that these specific objectives always refer back to the individual’s ISSP for billing purposes. Document all peer contact at time of service.
•Ensure timely completion of all required paperwork, electronic client records, electronic reporting records, electronic time sheets, and continuous learning opportunities.
•Coordinate and consult with other team members to keep the team informed of issues and progress. Attend and positively participate in required team, agency, interdisciplinary meetings, and weekly supervision meetings with NorthKey supervisor and MHA supervisor.
•Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency regarding Person Centered and Peer Delivered Services.
•Must be a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services, but not an current client of NorthKey Community Care. A self-identified person in recovery from a substance use disorder co-occurring mental disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovery staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs. Person must identify on the application or cover letter how they have “lived” personal experience leading to an understanding of the needs of persons with substance abuse and/or mental issues.
•Must be certified as a Peer Specialist at time of hire or pass the next 40 hour certification class.
•Must be able to provide peer delivered services as described in Medicaid guidelines..
•Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test and background check.
•Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
•Must adhere to agency’s policies, including but not limited to, non-discrimination, safety, drug and alcohol-free workplace, violence prevention and harassment-free workplace.
•Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
•If recovering from a substance-use disorder, providing treatment services, or peer support service, in alcohol and other treatment programs, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions, or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
•Good driving record; maintain auto insurance, and reliable transportation
Skills & Abilities:
•Computer Literate: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Database entry, Record keeping
•Well organized and good time management skills
•Ability to work courteously and effectively communicate with the general public, clients, medical personnel, corrections personnel, police, and co-workers. Promote the agencies and programs in a professional manner in and outside of work.Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with all staff, organizations, businesses and the community-at-large.
•Ability to work effectively with peers, individual clients and groups.
•Ability to work as a team member and to establish priorities.
•Ability to apply principles learned to new situations.
•Ability to learn new skills.
•Ability to display a non-judgmental attitude.
•Knowledge of community and social service agencies.
•Knowledge of and use of recovery principles, motivational interview (consumer driven goals) and critical time intervention techniques (relationship building internal and external)
•Very familiar with mental health information and referral guidance, healthy lifestyle support, financial management skills (checking, basic budgeting, savings), education resources
•Ability to follow oral and written directions and to apply techniques for specific needs.
•Knowledge and skills in mental health treatment methods and crisis intervention.
•Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks.
•Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
•Ability to work in an environment where people may be hostile or abusive.
•Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
•Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.
Description of Other Duties:
•Provide back up to other team members as qualified and appropriate.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Send letter of interest to:
MHA, P.O. Box 122604, Covington, KY 41012-2604
Deadline: April 30, 2017