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 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.
Empowerment Services/Peer Supports - Peer Support services are peer-delivered services with a rehabilitation and recovery focus. They are designed to promote skills for coping with and managing behavioral health symptoms while facilitating the utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of recovery-oriented principles (e.g. hope and self-efficacy, and community living skills). Peer support uses trauma-informed, non-clinical assistance to achieve long-term recovery from a behavioral health disorder.
Peer support providers must have a certification as of the following:
• OMH established Certified Peer Specialist
• OASAS Certified Peer Advocate
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. Our benefit package is generous and flexible. And, we offer flexible work schedules, making MHA one of the most family-friendly places you could work! 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.