Main Purpose of the Position
Apply Chelton Loft’s mission by working together with members to develop and coordinate the daily activities of the clubhouse. All staff hold a professional level, direct service position in a generalist role. An intricate part to the Program Coordinator/Staff Generalist role is engaging members in all aspects of clubhouse operations. The participation of members and staff is performed side by side to focus on the members’ strengths, skills, and interests. Staff will offer a positive, supportive relationship that helps to build members’ self esteem and encourage working toward identified goals, wellness and recovery.
All work is carried out in a manner that is person centered with a focus on recovery from psychiatric illness/experience and/or co-occurring disorders (CoD).
- Facilitate assigned tasks and projects in a timely manner, maximizing members’ skills, goals, engagement, and leadership.
- Plan and coordinate work to meet the needs of the Clubhouse and its Members.
- Attends outside meetings, speaks to various groups and visits other Clubhouses in an effort to give the Loft visibility in the community and to share with and learn from other Clubhouse programs. Develop long and short-term strategic planning for clubhouse work; support by keeping the work on-task; and develop work in collaboration with Members, Program Director, and Executive Director. Lead Clubhouse’s projects as needed and assigned.
- Complete paperwork and case notes as assigned, meeting all deadlines.
- Participate in the Clubhouse’s Transitional Employment Program (TE), paid jobs for Members in the community. Manage TE placements by learning the job; developing work relationships, training and supporting members on the job. As a clubhouse worker a priority is to provide TE job coverage whenever necessary.
- Facilitate Supported, Independent and Entrepreneurial Employment, and Educational opportunities for members in the community, as needed.
- Cover, on a rotating basis, evening, weekend, and holiday social programs. Participate in Clubhouse functions and events as needed.
- Assist Members to develop and assess personal, career, housing, and social goals and objectives.
- Provide education and support utilizing of community resources that promote well-being, self-determination, independence, self-sufficiency, and foster self-advocacy, including areas such as Financial Benefits, Community Support Services, Career Development, Mental and Physical Health, Job, Family, and Friends.
- Make presentations, and support member participation in presenting to the Clubhouse Community and International Seminars and Conferences.
- Advocate for the Clubhouse and its Members with Legislators, Community Service providers such as Housing, Doctors, Psychiatrists, DMV, including attending appointments with Members when needed to advocate, direct and model communication between members and service providers.
- Provide training and support to new members, staff, interns, volunteers, and clubhouse colleagues as necessary.
- Facilitate clubhouse evaluation, meetings and action-planning in preparation for Accreditation by Clubhouse International Faculty.
- Staff and members are responsible for clubhouse’s community maintenance
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of and ability to follow Agency policies and procedures;
2. Knowledge of and ability to follow department policies and procedures
3. Working knowledge of mental illness preferred
4. Positive, energetic, dynamic and engaging personality
5. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing;
6. Ability to be flexible, adapt to changing situations, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
7. Ability to resolve problems within scope of responsibilities
8. Excellent organizational skills
9. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with consumers, staff, visitors, etc.
10. Ability to work independently and take initiative when appropriate
11. Ability to make presentations to groups and individuals
12. Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet) necessary
13. Knowledge of the Foothold awards system for monthly record maintenance is preferred
14. Ability to maintain good attendance and punctuality.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, rehabilitation or related field
Experience: Three (3) years experience in the human services preferred.
Flexibility and a belief in rehabilitation and recovery are essential.
Salary is based upon experience
Spanish speaking is a plus
Please send resume and cover letter to Jeffica Laborde (email@example.com) and Suzanne Stoute (firstname.lastname@example.org)