Employment Opportunities

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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3 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:

  • Successful completion of certified peer recovery support specialist training. Prefer certification prior to employment, however, may be acquired upon hiring.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Leadership skills
  • 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

  • Working knowledge of Evidence Based Practices (EBP) as outlined in SAMHSA KIT’s
  • Collect necessary data foroutcome reporting
  • Coordinate and consult with other Warren/Clinton County staff members & agencies, to keep team informed of issues and progress
  • Carries out other duties as assigned

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: December 30, 2017

Title: MHA Kentucky Peer Support Specialist (Adult ) Positions available at our partner worksite, NorthKey Community Care

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: PT, hourly, non-exempt, 20 hours/week @ $10.10/hour (19 hours during probationary period)

Reports to: NorthKey Supervisors and MHA Supervisor

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

•To foster continued focus on wellness and continued recovery and risk reduction/prevention
•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 individuals 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

KY Certified Adult Peer Support Specialist: 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. Have a minimum educational requirement of a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) certificate. Must be certified as a Peer Specialist at time of hire or pass the next 40 hour certification class. Successfully complete, maintain, and submit to the department documentation of a minimum of six (6) hours of related training or education in each subsequent year.

KY Certified Family Peer Support Specialist: Must be a self-identified parent or other family member who has lived experience with a client who has received services related to a mental health, substance use, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disability from at least one (1) child serving agency. Have a minimum educational requirement of a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) certificate.
Have successfully completed a KY Family Leadership Academy training approved by the department. Successfully complete a KY Family Peer Support Specialist core competency training; Successfully complete, maintain, and submit to the department documentation of a minimum of six (6) hours of related training or education in each subsequent year.

•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: December 30, 2017

Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board
Position Posting: Coordinator

The Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board (NKY-ASAP) seeks a qualified individual for the position of Coordinator.  The NKY-ASAP board is a state mandated board working to reduce the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth and adult populations in Kentucky and coordinate efforts among state and local agencies. Housed within the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, KY-ASAP embraces and incorporates the philosophy of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to involve the three-pronged approach of prevention, treatment, and law enforcement.  Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio serves as the fiscal agent for the NKY-ASAP Board serving 8 counties in Northern Kentucky.

The Coordinator will provide advisory and project management services to the NKY-ASAP board and its partner agencies.  The Coordinator will also serve as a liaison to community organizations, government entities and funders involved in the prevention and treatment of substance use.  A central responsibility of the Coordinator will be to advocate for and support sustainable environmental change through changes in policy and practice in the Northern Kentucky area.  The Coordinator will establish a regional identity as the leading substance use disorder expert as well as be responsible for collecting data as needed for reporting to the NKY-ASAP board.  Additionally, the Coordinator will establish or enhance an online sharing platform (e.g., website –www.drugfreenky.org , Facebook, Twitter, etc.) in order to enhance the collection of data and aid in the distribution of data and evidence-based practices.
The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication abilities.  The desired candidate will also have strong project management, presentation, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.  The candidate must be willing to travel when necessary.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (required), Mater’s preferred, with proven experience as program coordinator or relevant position, with demonstrated leadership of complex multi-disciplinary teams, priorities management, and strategic planning.  Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication abilities. Strong project management, presentation, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.  Public speaking, ability to meet deadlines, and capacity to successfully collaborate with partner agencies when necessary.  Knowledge of substance use issues, concerns, and impacts on individual and the community beneficial. 

Salary:  $43,500-$50,000 commensurate with experience; benefits include 9 paid holidays, 3 personal days, vacation and sick pay, life insurance, long term disability and a Simple IRA plan with company match.

Must provide cover letter with resume for consideration to: submit to npreisler@mhankyswoh.org  or mail to NKYASAP c/o MHA 912 Scott Street Covington, KY 41012. Resumes will be accepted up until 5 PM on December 27 , 2018.  No calls please. EOE.