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Clubhouse Generalist

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ

Description

General Purpose:

Provide rehabilitative case management services to adults with psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring substance use disorders within a Clubhouse International accredited clubhouse setting and following the evidenced based model. Services include assisting with social service needs; including but not limited to medical and financial benefits, housing and vocational needs. Coordinate educational and social activities of program members. Work side by side in partnership with members to ensure the day to day functioning of the clubhouse.

Essential Functions:

Staff use the Clubhouse environment to develop relationships whereby members experience themselves as valued participants in the Clubhouse community
Staff is given responsibility for aspects of the work that is integral to the operation of the Clubhouse
Engage members and work alongside members in carrying out these responsibilities
Engage members through encouragement, appreciation for their help, and a focus on abilities, while allowing for and accepting limitations
Actively promote the development of members’ aspirations regarding Clubhouse participation, employment, education, housing, and social involvements
Respond to needs and problems of members with practical guidance and advice geared toward realizing aspirations, cooperation with others, and community integration
Manage and participate with members in Clubhouse programs providing opportunities for social and recreational activities
Engage cooperatively with other staff and members in developing Clubhouse policies and in advancing the purposes and welfare of the Clubhouse as a whole
Assume responsibility for Clubhouse Units while developing new projects and methods to enhance unit functioning - Oversee the daily operations and management of the assigned unit including activities and goals
Manages all aspects of the assigned unit; including but not limited to, assisting members with meal planning and meal preparation, food shopping, food ordering and overseeing appliance maintenance or repairs, assisting members with clubhouse maintenance and cleaning, assistance with computer skills and monthly newsletter, employment activities, i.e. resume writing and job development, and other tasks as assigned
Provides case management; maintain caseload, provides outreach to members, including crisis intervention/prevention
Facilitates various community meetings
Design and facilitates various clubhouse activities in partnership with members
Functions as Placement Manager for members in Transitional Employment, providing on the job-training for members and filling in for members on the job during absences
Responsible for related monthly and quarterly reports

(Other duties and assignments as may be assigned at the sole discretion of the employer)

Qualifications:

High School diploma required. Bachelor degree from an accredited school in related field preferred
Knowledge of recovery model of services preferred
Work experience in mental health or vocational rehabilitation preferred
Enjoys working in a kitchen, does not require background in culinary arts
Experience in case management/and or clubhouse experience highly preferred

Skills Required:

Must have aptitude for computers and have a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
Ability to effectively carry out responsibilities in a communal setting comprised of people experiencing the effects of mental illness
Impart to members a vision of their potential, through acceptance and empathy, which is not restricted by disability but is based on needs and aspirations common to all people
The communal setting entails working in groups where staff shares responsibilities with members enabling the raising of expectations to permeate the group and members to lead in encouraging and empowering each other
Have the capability and flexibility of handling and juggling the multiplicity of activities and demands occurring in the group setting
Convey a vibrant energy that attracts members and enables both staff and members to do lots of things well
Navigate and negotiate through difficult situations

Scope of Responsibility & Positions Supervised:

Responsible for the financial operations of the assigned unit under the direction of the Program Director
May supervise volunteers

Special Working Conditions:

Some Saturdays required
Program is open on all holidays, staff coverage is rotated
Two (2) to Three (3) week clubhouse training at a Clubhouse International certified training base outside of New York State
Requires standing for long periods at times
Requires lifting 20lbs
May be responsible for home visits
Responsible for traveling off-site via public transportation for Transitional Employment visits with members
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment under pressure

Qualifications

High School diploma required. Bachelor degree from an accredited school in related field preferred
Knowledge of recovery model of services preferred
Work experience in mental health or vocational rehabilitation preferred
Enjoys working in a kitchen, does not require background in culinary arts
Experience in case management/and or clubhouse experience highly preferred

Contact

rroten@goodwillny.org

or apply online at:

https://www.irecruit-us.com/jobRequest.php?OrgID=I20120605&RequestID=15208775745aa6c006b45a33577&source=XML

Posted on 03/29/18; CVMHA ID #11990