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We are dedicated to helping the people who utilize our services. If you’re ready to make a difference, browse our openings or upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Multiple Positions Available

  • Housing Advocate/Mental Health Caseworker
    Housing Advocate/Mental Health Caseworker

    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc. (CHAPS) is seeking a full-time Housing Advocate/Mental Health Caseworker. Duties include providing intensive case management and life skills services to persons who are experiencing homelessness or are near homeless, as well as persons with serious mental illness. 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.

  • CHIPP Residential Support
    CHIPP Residential Support

    CHAPS is seeking recovery-oriented individuals for our CHIPP Residential Support position. This program serves adults experiencing mental illness on an individual basis or in small groups in the home and community to enhance the consumer's quality of life through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, assistance in the achievement of personal goals, and strengthening of independent living skills.
    Duties to include:
    • Assist participants in the development and enhancement of practical living skills needed to maintain independent living
    • Support participants with adherence to medication as prescribed and symptom management
    • Maintain records/documentation and outcomes measures
    • Connect participants to community resources, including both physical and mental health professionals
    • Assisting participants with independent living and social skills
    • Serve as a support system and link to other service providers

    Full and part-time positions are available for caring, dependable workers to provide support to individuals participating in the CHIPP program. The position includes flexible morning, evening, and weekend shifts. Previous experience in human services/mental health preferred, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills and belief that recovery is possible for all.

    We are looking for candidates who have:

    • A high school diploma or GED with previous experience in human services/mental health preferred
    • Current Act 31/33/34 Clearance and FBI Criminal Background Check
    • A valid driver's license

    Submit letter of interest and resume to:
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc.
    Attn: Doreen Duffy
    944 Liberty St.
    Meadville, PA 16335
    dduffy@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.

  • Permanent Supportive Housing Advocate
    Permanent Supportive Housing Advocate

    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc. (CHAPS) is seeking a Permanent Supportive Housing Advocate. The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program is a subsidized housing option paired with case management services for transition age youth experiencing mental health challenges and housing instability in our community. The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Advocate will provide intensive case management to participants of the PSH Program. In all aspects of their work, the PSH Advocate will utilize Positive Youth Development, Trauma Informed Care, Housing Focused, Progressive Engagement and Housing First Model practices. The PSH Advocate will practice a person-centered approach that assures the youth has a major say in identifying goals and service needs, through shared accountability. The PSH Advocate will coordinate with community agencies and schools and work in close collaboration with all programs that would benefit PSH participants, while utilizing the Housing First Model and a strengths-based approach.

    Duties include outreach, assessment, service coordination, support, and advocacy. This position involves supporting youth/young adults with identifying housing needs, developing their Individual Service Plan, obtaining & maintaining housing, obtaining mainstream benefits, connecting them with other support services, and assisting youth with the identification of and connection to needed community services and resources, including move-on strategies to permanent housing.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related human service field and 2 years experience in the field of social services, housing, community organizing, or other relevant work. Candidates with relevant experience in place of a BA may apply. Must possess strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Ability and willingness to work in participant’s home, community and with other staff and organizations providing flexible supports based on the individual needs of the participants. 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.

  • 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.

  • Assistant Youth Systems Navigator

    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program, Inc. (CHAPS) is seeking an Assistant Youth Systems Navigator. The Assistant Youth Systems Navigator will assist the Youth Systems Navigator with providing outreach and rapid response 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 Assistant Youth Systems Navigator will coordinate with community agencies and schools to educate them on youth homelessness as well as available services and programming for youth. The Assistant Youth Systems Navigator will work closely with a Youth Systems Navigator (YSN), Certified Peer Support Specialists and other programs to provide necessary support to youth.

    In partnership with the Youth Systems Navigator (YSN), the Assistant YSN will provide outreach and rapid response 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 Assistant YSN will educate the community on youth homelessness, available resources for youth, and programming for youth. The Assistant YSN will conduct group presentations and trainings in collaboration with the Youth Systems Navigator, market the Systems Navigation Program throughout the community through various ways including outreach, meetings, flyers, and social media. The Assistant YSN will assist with creative problem solving to help youth self-resolve a housing crisis, provide linkages to community-based services, and maintain positive collaborations and partnerships with organizations and agencies to support youth.

    Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Youth with lived experience with homelessness or housing instability. 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 problem solve, complete tasks, and take direction well. Must be trustworthy, compassionate, and empathetic. Must 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.

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