Clubhouse provides services to people with mental illness. It is a psychosocial rehabilitation program opened to patients of Cherry Health and patients from other mental health case management programs within the county community mental health provider system as well as patients who utilize non-traditional funding sources such as Kent County Senior Millage Self Pay or Ottawa County Millage funds. The Clubhouse program(s) is accredited by Clubhouse International and operates under its evidence-based proven standards. Clients of Clubhouse are referred to as members. The program offers members a safe place to develop purpose, responsibility, independence, skills and empowerment in their lives.
Times of operation can vary depending on community activities and holidays.
Work Hours: Monday through Friday the work ordered day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. At least once per week, there is an evening activity offered. This activity typically ends between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. At least once per month, an activity is offered on a weekend. This activity typically lasts four hours.
Social events occur both at the Clubhouse and in the community, based on member choice. A Clubhouse activity is also offered on all legal holidays. Those hours are determined by the members interested.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with academic concentration in an area relevant to the position, preferred but not required.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
- Experience in a Clubhouse environment and life or work experience with adults who suffer from mental illness or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above.
- Ability to work flexible schedule as position requires some evening, weekend and holiday hours.
Primary Components of Clubhouse:
· A work-ordered day in which the talents and abilities of members are recognized and utilized within the Clubhouse. Members and staff of Clubhouse work side by side, as colleagues, completing all the important tasks necessary to run the Clubhouse. These include meal preparation, menu planning, shopping, clerical tasks, newsletter publication, finance reporting, data tracking, cleaning duties and many other tasks. Through involvement in this work, members gain the skills, confidence and supportive relationships that help them in achieving their full potential.
· Participation in consensus-based decision-making regarding all important matters relating to the running of the Clubhouse. All program decisions are made by members and staff together.
· Opportunities to obtain paid employment in the local labor market through a Clubhouse-created Transitional Employment Program. In addition, members participate in Clubhouse supported and independent employment opportunities.
· Assistance in accessing community-based educational resources.
· Access to crisis intervention services, when needed.
· Evening, weekend and holiday social recreational events.
· Assistance in securing and sustaining safe, decent and affordable housing.
Individuals with a serious and persistent mental health disorder.
Location and Hours of Operation:
Lakeside Clubhouse (Ottawa County Clubhouse) is located at:
490 Century Lane, Suite 400
Holland, MI 49423
Philosophy of Program
At the Clubhouse, we believe that all members have something to contribute. Through the development of relationships, building of skills and having a place to feel needed and valued, the Clubhouse helps individuals develop community, independence and personal growth.
Through involvement in the Clubhouse and its Work Ordered Day and supports offered, the Clubhouse can help members reach their goals of:
· Increasing pre-employment skills
· Gaining paid employment
· Developing daily structure
· Increasing social and interpersonal skills
· Increasing social support / building relationships
· Increasing community involvement
· Improving sense of purpose and belonging
· Decreasing isolation
· Increasing opportunities to practice and develop skills (social, behavioral, employment)
· Increasing independent living skills
· Increasing decision making skills and opportunities
Research shows that Clubhouse members have a higher quality of life and are more likely to be reported to be in recovery, (Characterizes of users of consumer-run drop-in centers vs Club Houses, J Behav Health Sern Res, 2009).
Description of Treatment Modalities (include frequency of services)
Staff are trained to use treatment modalities on a daily basis:
· Person Centered Plan, when working towards goals.
· Have training in motivational interviewing, Stages of Change, mental illness, Trauma Informed Care, recipient rights, grievance and appeals, cultural competency, safety/crisis planning and HIPAA.
· Regular training specific to Clubhouse philosophy and structure.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)