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
Summary: The Certified Peer Recovery Supporter provides a variety of recovery oriented services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer support. Services include: promoting greater independence, community integration, and recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. Peer Supporters assist with, coordinate, and oversee a wide range of classes, life skills activities, support groups, advocacy activities, and brief intervention. These services contribute to the participant’s self-esteem, ability to engage in ongoing treatment, and ability to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. Peer Supporters will provide these services in various settings, including but not limited to: jail, housing, hospitals, treatment centers, and community agencies.
- Personal, lived experience with mental health or substance use disorders (must personally be in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder)
- Strong recovery story
- Successful completion of Ohio Certified Peer Recovery Support training
- Strong desire to work with individuals with mental health/substance use diagnosis
- Familiarity with, and/or interest in furthering knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and recovery principles, and their impact on the individual and surrounding communities
- Excellent organization and time management skills, as well as attention to detail
- Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
- Proficient utilization of, and ability to navigate Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)
- Ability to perform data entry and keep accurate, timely records
- Reliable transportation and proof of insurance
Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with clients individually to increase their recovery and coping skills
- Share information about, and knowledge of community resources that assist in recovery and meeting basic needs
- Communicate personal story of recovery in order to help and encourage others
- Facilitate and/or assist in the facilitation of groups in various settings (Seeking Safety, Intensive Outpatient, etc.)
- Complete regular and timely data entry and reporting to ensure compliance with funding sources
- Represent the agency in a positive, professional manner in all public and private interactions
- Work cooperatively and respectfully with all agency programs, volunteers, clients, co-workers, funders, and community partners
- Coordinate programs and services, and build participant base/peer support relationships within and outside of the agency
- Assist with publicity and outreach activities
- Complete other duties as assigned
To apply: Email resume to email@example.com, or direct mail to Mental Health America, c/o Ashley Bailey, 1001 W. Main St, Suite E, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Title: Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialist
Classification: Part or Full time, hourly, non-exempt position
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. This position will serve as a “bridge between locations and services” –building connections between staff and clients so that clients are connected to as much as possible.
Required Experience Qualifications:
- KY Peer Support Specialist certification at the time of hire (40 hour certification class)
- Lived experience (mental health and/or substance abuse)
Skills and Knowledge Required:
- Familiarity with furthering understanding of mental health and substance abuse related issues and recovery principals as well as the impact on the individual and surrounding community
- Sensitivity to people struggling with mental health and substance use diagnosis
- Organized, detail oriented, and good time management skills
- Good 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
- Experience working with people with serious mental illness, experience providing employment services, and knowledge of the work world are preferred
- Experience working as a team member to ensure clients’ needs and program goals are achieved
- Familiarity with resources and referral guidance, healthy lifestyle support, financial management skills, education and training resources
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Regular and timely data entry so that all needed reports are obtainable
- Represent the agency in a positive, professional manner at all times
- Works cooperatively and respectfully with all agency programs, co-workers, volunteers, clients, community members, and funders
- Carries out other duties as assigned, such as attending staff meetings, submitting written staff reports, contributing to the agency PR materials, and assisting with other agency activities as needed
- Peer Support Specialists function as role models demonstrating techniques in recovery and in ongoing coping skills through:
- Assisting with teaching and educating the client on problem solving techniques in general and when symptoms increase around their goals.
- Assisting with building social skills that will enhance integration opportunities and teaching self-advocacy skills support success within the community.
- Teaching clients how to identify and work through negative self-talk and ways to overcome fears.
- Lending their unique insight into mental health and substance use disorders and what makes recovery possible.
- Informing clients about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process.
- Assisting clients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and stigma-busting activities.
- Teaching wellness management strategies.
- Assist individuals in overcoming barriers to treatment and meet basic needs to promote self-sufficiency
- Provide goal planning sessions, access to resources, care navigation, and one-to-one support to individuals/families
- Follow-up and conduct check-ins with individuals to gauge progress and provide support
- Leverage Recovery Community Center best practices by:
- Working with Recovery Community Center staff to assist in coordination of programs and services in collaboration with partner organizations and ensure goals are achieved
- Assisting in curriculum development that support recovery from substance use disorders and associated recovery activities
- Supporting staff, facilitators, volunteers, and participants in their self-guided recovery
- Participating in treatment team, Recovery Community Center, and MHA staff meetings regularly
- Participate in and follow facility operations (standard operating procedures) and safety requirements
- Developing and maintaining internal and external peer support relationships; meeting one-to-one as needed; attending community meetings and events
Travel: Reliable transportation required as local travel is necessary; proof of insurance required
Hourly Pay Range: $12.50 to $16.00 per hour
Hours: 20-40 per week
Accepting Resumes and Cover letters until 7/30/19- send to firstname.lastname@example.org
. No phone calls. EOE.
Title: Clinical Coordinator
Classification: FT, salaried, exempt
Summary: A professional position that provides program support and clinical oversight for service delivery. Services include Peer Recovery Supports and Pro Bono Counseling. Position will split time between the Covington and Southwest Ohio locations.
Required Experience Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree in Social Work, Ohio LISW preferred
•Experience in supervising others preferred
•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
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Peer Recovery Supports
- Works with community partners to identify, develop and train individuals to become Peer Support Specialists
- Supports and supervises Peer Recovery Supporters as they work in the field with contracted agencies and services, including leading monthly team meeting and attending treatment team meetings
- Collaborates with other peer support programming
- Manages data and outcomes associated with Peer Recovery Supports
- Attends community meetings, events, and trainings as needed
- Demonstrates knowledge of and use of recovery principles, motivational interviewing and critical time intervention techniques
- Understands and contributes to continuous learning and outcome reporting requirements
To Apply: Accepting Resumes and Cover letters until 7/30/19- send to email@example.com. No phone calls. EOE.
Title: Pro Bono Counseling
Classification: Part time, hourly, non-exempt position
- Screens new clients/client referrals
- Matches appropriate clients with MHA volunteer/intern and refers inappropriate clients to appropriate care
- Supervises Pro Bono student interns (licensure appropriate)
- Works closely with MHA Director of Clinical Care Coordination to manage client data/outcomes
- Promotes PBC in the community and works to attract volunteers
- 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
Accepting Resumes and Cover letters until 7/30/19- send to firstname.lastname@example.org
. No phone calls. EOE.