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.”

Look for future employment opportunities to be posted here.

To find our intern positions, choose the "get involved tab" from the home page.

 

Current Employment Opportunities:

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Position:  Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialist

Summary: Certified Peer Support Specialists are trained professionals who use lived experience to form a mutual relationship of equals to support those in recovery from Mental and/or substance use disorders.  Peer Support Specialists engage, educate, and empower those in recovery by offering genuine empathy and encouragement. 

Peer Specialists assist people to learn/ regain the tools and skills they need to live self-directed, self-sufficient, and purposeful lives. 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. Peer Support Specialists meet people “where they are” and inspire hope for recovery.

Required Experience Qualifications:

  • Must be certified as a KY Peer Specialist at time of hire. See link on www.mhankyswoh.org home page to apply to be certified.

  • Must be verified as eligible to work in the U.S., possess the education, skills, training, and other qualifications necessary to provide services; and based on criminal background checks are eligible to provide services and have not been found to have engaged in improper or illegal conduct for the past two years. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test and background check.

  • Be able to document recovery support services, completion of treatment program(s), abstinence under independent living conditions and/or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, phone skills and organized with good time management skills

  • Demonstrate familiarity and ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office programs; perform data entry ; keep good records

  • Promotes the agency 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

  • Substance use free; good driving record; maintain auto insurance, and reliable transportation

  • Familiarity with area resources

Classification: Part-time position 20 – 40 hours week, day and nights and weekend hours needed, driving required along with proof of insurance.

Pay Range: $10.10 - $12.00 per hour

Reports to: Worksite supervisor at NorthKey Community Care or St. Elizabeth Medical Center and MHA Supervisor

Mental Health America offers the following benefits: long term disability, company match for Simple IRA, holiday pay, sick/personal/vacation pay.  Eligibility for benefits is determined by hours worked.  EOE Employer.  Submit resume and cover letter to kbodie@mhankyswoh.org by 5 p.m. on May 30, 2018.  No phone calls. 

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Position: Peer Support Clinical Coordinator, St. Elizabeth Peers    

Summary: A professional position providing clinical oversight to Mental Health America Peer Support Services being provided in St. Elizabeth facilities/programs in Northern Kentucky. The position helps identify, develop, train, and support Peer Support Specialists and provides clinical oversight for their work.  Position will collaborate with other peer support programs in the region to build the Recovery Network via Mental Health America. Mental Health America works with community to develop and certify Peer Support Specialists.  “Peers” are persons with lived experience who use that experience in a professional capacity to help others.  Peers work as part of a person’s treatment team and play a critical role in helping people recover from mental and substance use disorders.

Required Experience Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, LISW required, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky preferred or willingness for Ohio LISW to file for KY LCSW. Plus demonstrated background that shows experience with program management, service provision, supervision, and coordination of care.

  • Experience in supervising others required

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and phone skills

  • Demonstrate familiarity and ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); perform data entry (Access); keep good records

  • Organized with good time management skills

  • Promotes the agency 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

  • Substance use free; good driving record; maintain auto insurance, and reliable transportation

Familiarity with area resources

Classification: Full time position, salaried or hourly, to be identified, driving required along with proof of insurance.  Some nights and weekend hours needed.

Pay Range: $41,500-$51,500 annually.

Mental Health America offers the following benefits: life insurance, long term disability, company match for Simple IRA, holiday pay, sick/personal/vacation pay.  EOE Employer.  Submit resume and cover letter to kbodie@mhankyswoh.org by 5 p.m. on May 30, 2018.  No phone calls. 

 


 

Position:  Peer Recovery Supporter for Hamiltion County, Ohio

Summary: The Family Peer Mentor (FPM) provides peer support to caregivers and families who are involved with the child welfare system due to substance abuse as the primary risk factor. The family peer mentor will help the caregiver to navigate through child welfare and other systems while also providing hope and motivation to support the individual towards recovery and promote healing to keep children safe and families together. The family peer mentor serves as a member of the local START team along with the child welfare caseworker, child welfare supervisor, and behavioral health service provider. The goal of the entire team is to keep children safe and families together.

Classification: PT, hourly, non-exempt

Required Experience Qualifications:

• Have earned a minimum education level of GED;

• Demonstrate no ongoing criminal activity;

• Have lived experience with the child welfare system either as a parent;

• Maintain a current driver’s license.

• Demonstrated 3+ years recovery from substance use diagnosis.

• Successful completion of certified peer recovery support specialist training. Prefer certification prior to employment, however, may be acquired upon hiring. Once state certification has successfully been completed, one must complete Ohio START training. 

Skills and Knowledge Required

•Multi-tasking, advocacy, setting personal/professional boundaries, and the ability to work with a diverse population.

•Strong desire to work with individuals with substance use diagnosis

•Sensitivity to people struggling with substance use diagnosis

•Familiarity with and/or interest in furthering understanding of 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 and Excel); perform data entry; 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

•Coordinate and consult with other Hamilton 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: 20 hours per week.

Send resumes to: 

kbodie@mhankyswoh.org

Deadline, 5/28/18

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Title: Peer Support Clinical Coordinator and Ky Peer Support Specialist Certification Trainer

Classification: FT, salaried, exempt position

Summary: A professional position that provides clinical oversight and supervision to Certified Peer Support Specialists that are trained professionals who use lived experience to form a mutual relationship of equals to support those in recovery from Mental and/or substance use disorders. The position is the lead trainer of Kentucky Peer Support Certification 40 hour training. The position helps identify, develop, train, and support Certified Peer Support Specialist at NorthKey Community Care worksites, and is an active member of MHA’s the treatment team and supervisor team.

Required Experience Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Licensed Independent Social Worker, with demonstrated background that shows experience with program management, service provision, supervision, and coordination of care.

  • KY Peer Support Specialist Certification which requires self-identification of lived experience of a mental disorder which may or may not include substance use treatment.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Experienced supervisor

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and phone skills

  • Demonstrate familiarity and ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); perform data entry (Access); keep good records

  • Organized, detail oriented with good time management skills

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication.

  • Substance use free; good driving record; maintain auto insurance, and reliable transportation

  • Familiarity with area resources

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Educates the community about Peer Support and MHA programs

  • Works with community partners to identify, develop and train individuals to become Peer Support Specialists

  • Supports and supervises Peer Support Specialists as they work in the field with contracted agencies and services, including leading monthly team meeting

  • Collaborates with Ohio Peer Support program and provides back up supervision as needed

  • Coordinates the development and implementation of service agreements with provider agencies

  • Manages data and outcomes associated with Peer Support Specialists

  • Attends community meetings, events, and trainings as needed

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and use of recovery principles, motivational interview and critical time intervention techniques

  • Understands and contributes to continuous learning and outcome reporting requirements

Other duties as assigned, such as attending MHA staff meetings, submitting written monthly staff reports, contributing to the agency PR materials, assisting with other agency activities as needed

Reports to: Associate Director

Travel:  local/regional travel- driving and proof of insurance is required

Please send resume/cover letter to :

kbodie@mhankyswoh.org

 

Warren/Clinton Counties Program Coordinator

Title: Program Coordinator, Clinton and Warren Counties

Classification: FT, hourly, non-exempt position

 

Summary: A professional position that plans, develops, implements, and promotes peer support services in Clinton and Warren Counties.  The position provides community awareness and education, engages with individuals in behavioral health and recovery oriented services, coordinates the Compeer program matching individuals with volunteers, and matches individuals with peer support opportunities including (but not limited to) skill building, enrichment, training, employment, peer connection, etc.

 

Required Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Demonstrated work and/or volunteer experience working with mental health and substance issues/services.

     

    Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; written and oral; relationship builder

  • Demonstrate familiarity and ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); perform data entry (Access); keep good records

  • Organized, detail oriented, experience with project management, effective time management skills

  • Substance use free; good driving record; maintain auto insurance, and reliable transportation

  • Familiarity with area resources

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides education, awareness, and social activities

  • Builds relationships with staff, organizations, businesses, funders and community

  • Promotes the agency and programs in a professional manner in and outside of work

  • Works with community partners to identify individuals who could benefit from peer support and recovery oriented opportunities

  • Supports individuals involved in all aspects of MHA peer support and recovery oriented services

  • Recruits, screens, trains, matches, monitors and supports Compeer Program volunteers and participating consumers

  • Obtains donations to support activities

  • Manages data and outcomes associated with all MHA Peer Support Programming & Compeer

  • Assists with the implementation of service agreements with provider agencies and other procedural tasks as needed

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and use of recovery principles, motivational interview and critical time intervention techniques

  • Other duties as assigned, including (but not limited to) attending MHA staff meetings, Area team meetings, submitting written monthly reports, contributing to the agency PR materials, assisting with other agency activities as needed

Pay Range: $25,500-$37,200

Submit resume to kbodie@mhankyswoh.org on or by June 4, 2018

No phone calls please.

EOE