We have an opening for a Lead Clubhouse Specialist in our Yahara House program! The Lead Clubhouse Specialist (LCS) position is responsible for providing a wide array of culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive, direct clinical services including assessment, counseling, supportive contacts and referrals serving adults who are struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The LCS works in partnership with members to develop and implement individual recovery goals that acknowledge the member’s needs, values, world views, traditions, definition of family, and helping resources. They model working side-by-side with members as respected colleagues to enhance the member’s self-esteem, confidence, hope, skills, opportunity and sense of community.
Journey Mental Health Center (JMHC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the agency's belief that staff diversity and cultural humility are the foundation for services, which are accessible, effective, and relevant to the diverse needs of our consumers.
It is important that we choose employees that reflect our mission, vision and values, thus our selection process is thorough and sometimes longer than other employers.
Thank you in advance for providing us with complete and accurate application materials and for your patience when waiting to hear from us.
Though you may have excellent experience, strong work ethic and passion for recovery, due to our funding contractual agreements, candidates we hire must meet the Essential Qualifications specified in the job postings in order to be offered an interview. Please review the qualifications carefully. We wouldn’t want you to put effort into your application materials if you don’t meet the essential qualifications.
You can read about the many benefits of working at JMHC on our careers page.
FOLLOWING IS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This position reports directly to the assigned supervisor with overall program supervision provided by the Clubhouse Director. Minimum annual service hours are 88. Union Status is based on the credentials of the candidate hired.
- Licensed Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
- Bachelor’s degree in a related behavioral health field, and must be eligible for CCS Medicaid billing
- Experience in a related behavioral health field
- Commitment to working towards culturally sensitive/culturally humble services relevant to each colleague
- Experience working in community-based programs providing mental health and co-occurring substance use services
- Effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams
- Willingness and availability to work in a variety of settings (in home, in office, in school, in the community) and to work a flexible schedule that includes occasional evenings, weekends and holidays
- Must be available for 2-3 weeks of training at a Nationally Recognized Clubhouse
- Possession of a valid driver's license, a favorable driving record, adequate insurance (per WI law) and access to a vehicle
Requires driving, sitting, standing, light lifting, bending, and reaching; and the ability to use and operate standard office equipment, including computer, calculator, phone, printer, cell phone, facsimile, etc.
May require evening or weekend hours depending on program and consumer’s needs.
- Master’s degree in a related behavioral health field
- LCSW, LMFT, LPC or SAC, CSAC or SAC-IT
- Blingual, and/or bi-cultural (Spanish/Hmong/Cambodian)
A. Provision of Clinical Services
- Performs accurate assessments to evaluate mental health and/or co-occurring issues in a culturally sensitive/humble, recovery oriented, trauma-sensitive manner by providing assessments within the context of the member’s perspectives and beliefs.
- Provides a range of clinical services including recovery planning, service coordination, therapy/counseling, support and referrals in a context that it is supportive of the member’s culture, values, and perspectives.
- Complete accurate clinical records and other information in a timely manner.
- Works side-by-side with Clubhouse colleagues completing the day-to-day operations of department work, transitional employment, and supported employment.
- Attend staff meetings, in-services, and other program activities as requested.
- Participates in JMHC committees, trainings, and activities as directed and/or approved.
- Work collaboratively with the Clubhouse community on the diverse array of meaningful work, consistent with Clubhouse standards.
- Engage and empower members in a culturally sensitive/humble manner in department activities to promote recovery by:
- Promoting Clubhouse decision making with members about what tasks need to be accomplished by the department, how members want to organize tasks, and ensuring there is a wide diversity of challenging and fulfilling work to meet members’ recovery needs.
- Promoting Clubhouse processes for members by having open discussions within the departments about issues that affect them within the department, Clubhouse, and community.
- Promoting members to take meaningful leadership roles within the department and within the Clubhouse.
- Promoting ongoing ways to recognize members for their contributions in the departments, Clubhouse, and community.
- Assuring that work of the department is fulfilled in an organized, efficient process, necessary for the effective operation of the department.
- Maintaining responsibility for outreach to members with low attendance.
- Provide Recovery, Case Management, Coordination of Crisis Services, and Employment Support
- Provide ongoing support services in a culturally sensitive/humble manner to help each member to achieve goals. Responsibilities include individual/annual goal planning that promotes self-esteem, hope, and skill-building.
- Engaging members in all aspects of their recovery process.
- Advocating for, coordinating, and assisting members in a culturally sensitive manner with individual needs, such as: financial/benefits counseling; social/recreational; medical; educational/employment; residential; legal; and community living skills.
- Attend member staff meetings, as needed.
- Assisting and/or coordinating services with community providers.
- Manage at least 1 Transitional Employment Placement (TEP) work site by:
- Developing a working relationship with the work site supervisor.
- Participating in on the job training provided by employer.
- Developing comprehensive detailed task analysis/job description.
- Recruiting interested YH members for the TEP.
- Providing on the job training for YH member.
- Following members progress on the job through on going contact with direct supervisors, and assist in developing training strategies/accommodations.
- Filling in for YH member when member is not available to work.
- Provide services based on Clubhouse values.
- Participate in 8 hours of JMHC, program, and other outside trainings that focus on cultural sensitivity/humility and recovery.
- Consistently meet production expectations and paperwork expectations.