The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.
MHA offers a range of treatment and support services that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and individualized to promote recovery and wellness. MHA reaches out to families and individuals by providing services in their homes, nursing homes, homeless shelters and other community sites. Our staff support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. When possible we will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
MHA is hiring Per Diem staff for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). HCBS provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders (SUD) to receive services in their own home or community. HCBS utilizes a recovery model of care which emphasizes and supports a person's potential for recovery by optimizing quality of life and reducing symptoms of behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders through empowerment, choice, treatment, educational, employment, housing, and health and well-being goals. Recovery is generally seen in this approach as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, self-direction, social inclusion, and coping skills.
Habilitation - Habilitation services are designed to assist individuals with a behavioral health diagnosis in acquiring, retaining and improving skills such as communication, self-help, domestic, self-care, socialization, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, personal adjustment, relationship development, use of community resources and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) - The intent of PSR is to restore the individual’s functional level to the fullest possible and as necessary for integration of the individual as an active and productive member of his or her family, community, and/or culture with the least amount of ongoing professional intervention.
Family Support and Training - A person-centered or person-directed, recovery oriented, trauma-informed approach to partnering with families and other supporters to provide emotional and information support, and to enhance their skills so that they can support the recovery of a family member with a substance use disorder/behavioral health condition.
Educational Support Services - Education Support Services are provided to assist individuals with mental health or substance use disorders who want to start or return to school or formal training with a goal of achieving skills necessary to obtain employment.
Staff may be unlicensed but meet the following criteria:
A. At least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 1-3 years of relevant experience working with individuals with SUD disorders and/or behavioral health conditions or a BA degree.
b. A Certified Peer Specialist/Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, or equivalently qualified by education in the human services field or a combination of work experience and education, with one year of education substituting for one year of experience.
Ability to master an electronic record system, meet deadlines and productivity targets and willingness to grow and change are musts.
Must have a valid driver’s license, car, and meet MHA guidelines to drive agency vehicles. Basic computer skills are required. Candidates must consent to Fingerprinting and a Criminal History Information Records search.
We offer a professional yet relaxed working environment, providing room for personal growth as well as career advancement. EOE
To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with MHAEMPLOYMENT as the subject line of the e-mail.