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Multiple Positions Available

  • Youth Systems Navigator

    Youth Systems NavigatorCrawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc. (CHAPS) is seeking a Youth Systems Navigator (YSN). The Youth Systems Navigator will provide outreach, rapid response, and case management to youth who are homeless or unstably housed, while utilizing Positive Youth Development, Trauma Informed Care, Housing Focused, Progressive Engagement, and Housing First Model practices. The YSN will practice a person-centered approach that assures the youth has a major say in identifying goals and service needs, through shared accountability. The YSN will coordinate with community agencies and schools to educate them on youth homelessness/housing instability as well as available services and programming for youth. The YSN will work closely with a Youth Assistant Systems Navigator, Certified Peer Support Specialists, and other programs to provide necessary support to youth.

    Duties include community education, outreach, assessment, service coordination, support, and advocacy. This position involves providing a rapid response to youth/young adults experiencing homelessness/housing instability, connecting to emergency housing, identifying housing & service needs, completing intake assessments, coordinating initial services, and connecting to community resources & mainstream benefits. The YSN will be tasked with educating the community on youth homelessness/housing instability, available resources for youth, available programming for youth, and creating and conducting group presentations and trainings.

    Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Two years’ experience in human services, including one year of mental health direct care experience or BA in relevant field, preferred. Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Must have the ability to communicate well, orally and in writing and possess basic computer skills. Ability and willingness to work in the community and with other staff to provide support based on the individual needs of the youth. Must possess the ability to set priorities and problem solve, as well as complete tasks with minimal supervision. Must be trustworthy, compassionate, and empathetic. Must have experience working with youth and be willing to provide education to the community regarding youth homelessness and youth programs.

    Submit letter of interest and resume to:
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc.
    Attn: Sandy Farkas
    944 Liberty St.
    Meadville, PA 16335
    cfarkas@chapsinc.org

    CHAPS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
    CHAPS offers competitive pay and excellent benefits packages.

  • Clubhouse Generalist (Psych Rehab Caseworker)
    Clubhouse Generalist (Psych Rehab Caseworker)

    Journey Center Clubhouse is seeking a qualified candidate for the full-time position of Clubhouse Generalist. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed individual to work in a progressive recovery-oriented setting providing direct support to adults with serious mental illness. The Clubhouse is a non-clinical psychosocial rehabilitation program that offers individuals hope and the chance to move beyond their illness and achieve their full potential. The model is unique in that it is not clinical or illness-centered, and instead focuses on the strengths of each individual and the power of the Clubhouse community. We support Clubhouse members (program participants) to meet their needs for employment, housing, education, friendship, structure, and stability through participation in meaningful work-related activities designed to sharpen skills and build confidence. Staff encourage supportive relationships that help promote hope, choice, wellness, and recovery for participants while working together as colleagues and mentors.

    Please reference Clubhouse International link (http://clubhouse-intl.org/) which is a guide to this job description.
    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Work/interact with people from a variety of backgrounds, including adults with mental illness
    Help members set and achieve personal, career, and wellness goals
    Maintain necessary record and documentation per Carelon Behavioral Health and DPW/OMHSAS standards
    Facilitate groups and individuals to participate in work-ordered day activities such as computer work, gardening, food prep, and vocational supports
    Identify/use community, healthcare, and social service resources that promote member well-being, independence, and personal satisfaction
    Help foster member self-advocacy
    Encourage members to take leadership roles and develop peer-to-peer interaction
    Assist members with employment goals through job development and community-based supports
    QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    Bachelor’s Degree with minimum two years’ experience in human services field preferred
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    Ability to maintain focus in an upbeat and dynamic environment with many interruptions and distractions
    Exhibits good judgment and strong problem-solving abilities
    Possess an understanding of and belief in recovery as a holistic, lifelong experience for people living with mental illness.
    Effective communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational abilities are essential
    Enjoys involving others in activities
    Maintain high level of energy for 8 hours; frequently requires fine dexterity, standing and sitting
    Ability to occasionally lift, carry, or otherwise move up to 15 pounds
    Uses standard office equipment, use standard kitchen equipment, periodically work in different job settings in the community (e.g. retail, food service, etc.) for job development and training at member’s place of employment
    Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license with a good driving record; ability to drive and accompany individuals into the community and provide support and assistance
    Prepare and submit paperwork (including service plans, daily progress notes, quarterly updates, etc.) in a consistent and timely manner
    Strong communication and computer skills (familiar with Microsoft Office)
    Multimedia skills/experience helpful but not required (video production, websites, HTML, new technology, etc.), acquainted with social media
    Current Act 31/33/34 Clearance and FBI Criminal Background Check
    CHAPS offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and education. CHAPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please send cover letter and resume to:

    CHAPS

    Attn: Amy Lauria

    944 Liberty St.

    Meadville, PA 16335

    OR

    alauria@chapsinc.org

  • Housing Advocate
    Housing Advocate

    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc. (CHAPS) is seeking a full-time Housing Advocate. Duties include providing intensive case management and life skills services to persons who are experiencing homelessness or are near homeless. This position involves assisting consumers with the identification of and connection to needed community services and resources, including permanent housing.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related human service field or a minimum of 3 years of experience in the human service field. Applicant must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Must have the ability to communicate well, orally and in writing and possess basic computer skills. Ability and willingness to work in consumer’s home, community and with other staff to provide support based on the individual needs of the consumer. Must possess the ability to set priorities and problem solve, as well as complete tasks with minimal supervision. Applicant must be trustworthy, compassionate, and empathetic.

    Submit letter of interest and resume to:
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc.
    Attn: Sandy Farkas
    944 Liberty St.
    Meadville, PA 16335
    cfarkas@chapsinc.org

    CHAPS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

    CHAPS offers competitive pay and excellent benefits packages.

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