Psychosocial Rehab - Mental Health Clubhouse Recovery
Day Shift (Required)
Driver's License (Preferred)
Full Job Description
FRESH START SEEKS CLUBHOUSE STAFF/SOCIAL PRACTITIONER
Ann Arbor, MI
Please include the subject: Social Practitioner Application-[Your Name] in your email and include your resume and cover letter.
Who we are: Our intentional working community is a non-clinical therapy-through-work program that focuses on helping adults with mental illness (re)discover their passions and interests. We assist people in living vocationally meaningful and socially satisfying lives by returning to work and school, living independently, participating in their community, and developing a social support network.
Who you are: You are an energetic, positive individual with the ability to motivate people. You have highly developed organizational and written and verbal communication skills. You’re able to work as part of a team as well as independently in an upbeat and dynamic environment. You believe recovery for people with mental illness is possible and you believe in the power of community. You have a high tolerance for ambiguity. You are skilled at creating and implementing structure. You’re a self-starter and a creative thinker. You have an encouraging demeanor and can maintain a high level of energy and focus for 8 hours. You have outstanding interpersonal skills. You like to have fun! You preferably have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education, occupational therapy (OTA accepted), voc rehab, social work, the humanities, or a related field.
What skills you need to do the job: Be consistently upbeat with an energetic attitude, keep spaces and tasks well organized, assess a person’s strengths and challenges, analyze tasks and spaces for barriers to utilization and develop interventions to address them, create systems and procedures for many types of tasks and activities, easily build rapport with people from many different backgrounds, maintain focus in a dynamic environment with many interruptions and distractions, manage competing demands on time, remain relaxed and nonreactive when others are upset, stay alert and positive, coordinate and participate in small and large groups activities. You will also need to stand and move for long periods, document necessary information using pen and paper and/or a computer, drive a 15 passenger van, use a cell phone, utilize and be responsible for a company credit card, use standard office equipment, and use standard kitchen equipment.
What you’ll do on the job: Clubhouse Social Practitioners have generalist roles and share employment, community support, evening/weekend/holiday, and unit responsibilities. Central to this role is the active engagement of Clubhouse members in all aspects of Clubhouse operations.
Staff complete work with members, not for members. They are responsible for planning and coordinating work tasks with small and large groups. Staff also assist members in developing vocational, educational, housing, and socialization goals and objectives. Staff provide training and coverage on transitional employment job placements and contribute to job development efforts.
Periodically staff work in different job settings in the community (e.g. retail, food service, etc.) as a job coach. Staff also provide coverage on a rotating basis for evening, weekend, and holiday social activities.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Due to vehicle insurance requirements, candidates must be at least 25.
- Background check required prior to hire
- Equal opportunity employer
We have a hybrid work environment during COVID-19. Some work will be from home, some in the community, and some in an office with other colleagues. All with safety measures. Full return to the office is expected within the year.
Before applying, please read: http://clubhouse-intl.org/documents/communities_eng.pdf
Frequently cited statistics note that communities of color and other marginalized groups apply to positions only if they completely meet qualifications. Fresh Start encourages you to upend those statistics and apply to this position. We excitedly anticipate your application.
- A Member-Led Community Empowering People with Mental Illness
- We envision a world where all people living with mental illness lead healthy, productive lives and have equal opportunity.
- Dignity and Respect. *We believe that all persons with mental illness are able to lead full and productive lives and be contributing members of society.
- Membership. *We affirm that the strength of our organization is in its membership, and we engage members in all activities and decision-making.
- Community. *We believe that community is central to recovery from mental illness, and we strive to create a community that is inclusive and promotes success.
- Empowerment and Growth. *We encourage our members to take charge of their lives and to pursue personal and professional growth.
- Diversity. *We value the diverse perspectives brought to our organization by individuals of all backgrounds and make-ups, and we aim for our organizational leadership to reflect the diversity of the community that we serve.
- Equity. *We strive to treat every individual fairly and with respect, and we actively seek to overcome injustices on the basis of race; ethnicity; national origin; religion; age; gender identity and gender expression; sexual orientation; socioeconomic status; veteran status; and ability, especially in regards to mental health diagnoses.
- Inclusion. *We value the input of all members of our organization, and we endeavor to create an environment where all members have the opportunity to contribute to their desired potential.
- Environmental and Social Justice. *Consistent with our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we strive to create environmentally and socially just programs and follow management practices that promote environmental and social justice.
- Accountability. *As an organization, we aim to act with integrity, provide high quality services to our members, and encourage individual accountability.
- Partnerships. We strive to cultivate relationships with partner organizations to open up opportunities for our members.
Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Fresh Start Clubhouse is an organization that serves people from Washtenaw County who have serious mental illness. Washtenaw County is inherently a diverse community, and the population that Fresh Start Clubhouse serves is likewise diverse. In our efforts to support the Fresh Start Clubhouse and its members, the Board of Directors asserts a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do this through the following principles:
1. The Advisory Board is committed to promoting diversity in the makeup of the Advisory Board and encouraging the Clubhouse to similarly promote diversity in recruiting members and staff.
2. The Advisory Board does not discriminate on the basis of race; ethnicity; national origin; religion; age; gender identity and gender expression; sexual orientation; socioeconomic status; veteran status; and ability, especially in regards to mental health diagnoses.
3. The Advisory Board seeks to foster a community in which differences are welcomed, differing perspectives are respectfully heard, and each individual feels a sense of belonging.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Weekend availability
Staff are required to wear a mask while working with others and are encouraged to be vaccinated.
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- Associate (Preferred)
- professional: 1 year (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Preferred)
- Day Shift (Required)
Work Location: Multiple Locations
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