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. The following positions are available:
Individual Employment Support
Pre-vocational Services: These are time-limited services that prepare an individual for paid or unpaid employment. This service specifically provides learning and work experiences where the individual with mental health and/or disabling substance use disorders can develop general, non-job-task-specific strengths and soft skills that that contribute to employability in competitive work environment as well as in the integrated community settings.
Transitional Employment: This service is designed to strengthen the individual’s work record and work skills toward the goal of achieving assisted or unassisted competitive employment. This service may only be provided by clubhouse, psychosocial club program or OASAS recovery center.
Intensive Supported Employment: This service assists recovering individuals with MH/SUDs to obtain and keep competitive employment.
On-Going Supported Employment: This service is provided after an individual successfully obtains and becomes oriented to competitive and integrated employment.
Employment Specialists may be non-licensed and possess an education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in employment services, disabilities services, business personnel management, or behavioral health counseling.
Ability to master an electronic record system, meet deadlines and productivity targets and willingness to grow and change are musts.
The CM 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.