Mental Health Housing
Function: Provides supportive counseling, promotes the development of skills for coping with and managing behavioral health symptoms, and assists program guests in developing community living skills
Reports to: Program Director, Short-Term Crisis Respite & Transitional Step-Down Housing
· Acts as role model provides empathy and support to program participants (“guests”).
· Regularly assesses guests’ functional skills as well as their ability to care for their health and safety.
· Provides hands-on assistance with planning and preparing nutritious meals, maintaining living space, personal hygiene, and other activities of daily living.
· Monitors guest medication, including adherence and side-effects.
· Trains guests in safety procedures and conducts fire drills and self-preservation tests.
· Provides training in self-advocacy.
· Assists participants with conflict resolution.
· Provides health and wellness coaching, training in developing coping strategies and with symptom management.
· Develops Wellness and Recovery Action Plans (WRAPS) with guests.
· Plans and facilitates group socialization and recreational activities.
· Leads Wellness Self-Management and other peer support groups.
· Provides transportation training and escorts to appointments.
· Alerts Director to incidents, regressions and high risk behaviors.
· Provides crisis intervention in the event of an emergency.
· Documents services delivered, guest response to service, progress, regressions and incidents in compliance with agency procedures.
· Participates in the development, review and updating of transitional support plans and personal safety plans.
· Oversees maintenance of apartments, inventories furniture, and alerts Director to maintenance problems.
· Teaches advocacy, provides outreach and engagement, self-help tools, recovery supports, transitional supports and crisis supports. Teaches skills for budgeting, shopping, meal planning, preparation, self-preservation, travel skills, & monitors living units for safety/cleanliness.
· Staffs Emergency Cell Phone on a rotating basis.
· Attends initial and ongoing training on Intentional Peer Support, Whole Health Action Management and other training as requested by supervisory personnel.
· Duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications: Lived experience receiving mental health services and a commitment to assist others in attaining recovery and wellness goals. High School diploma or G.E.D. Good written and verbal communication skills in English. Basic computer and data entry skills. Peer Certification is a plus.
Salary: Full Time- $36,768- $39,167 plus generous benefits, Part Time- $18.08 – $18.83 per hour
Kearyann H.I. Austin, M.S., LMHC, Program Director
Short-Term Crisis Respite and Transitional Step-Down Housing, ACMH, Inc.
To apply for this job please visit www.acmhnyc.org.