Job description – Engagement Specialist – Clubhouse – Changing the World of Mental Health
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Position Summary: Join a team of professionals who work together with members to develop and coordinate the daily activities of people living with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment. The Engagement Specialist focuses on recruitment, intake, and ongoing engagement of members in the Chelton Loft clubhouse community. Members and staff co-equally participate in the identification and empowerment of members’ strengths, skills, and interests. Staff offer a positive, supportive relationship that helps to build members’ self-esteem and encourage working toward identified goals, wellness, and recovery.
Essential Job Functions:
· Facilitate assigned tasks and projects in a timely manner, maximizing Members’ skills, goals, engagement, and leadership.
· Plan and coordinate work to meet the needs of the Clubhouse and its Members.
· Attend outside meetings, speak to various groups and visit other Clubhouses in an effort to give Chelton Loft visibility in the community and to share with and learn from other Clubhouse programs. Develop long and short-term strategic planning for Clubhouse work; support by keeping the work on-task; and develop work in collaboration with Members, Staff and Program Director. Lead Clubhouse’s projects as needed and assigned.
· Participate in the Clubhouse’s Transitional Employment Program (TE), paid jobs for Members in the community. Develop and manage TE placements by developing relationships with employers, learning the job; training and supporting members on the job. As a Clubhouse worker a priority is to provide TE job coverage whenever necessary.
· Generalist role includes employment, services, evening / weekend/holiday and unit responsibilities while working to engage members in all aspects of Clubhouse operations. Provide coverage on rotating basis for evening, weekend, and holiday social activities.
· When needed to advocate, direct and model communication between members and service providers.
· Provide training and support to new Members, Staff, Interns, Volunteers.
Education and Experience;
· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, rehabilitation, counseling or related field strongly preferred.
· A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in human services.
· Prior experience in a Psychosocial Clubhouse or other mental health community support program preferred.
· Prior experience engaging women and men impacted by the criminal legal system preferred.
· Flexibility and a belief in rehabilitation and recovery are essential.
· Bilingual Preferred (Spanish/French/Haitian Creole/Youruba/ASL).
Equal Opportunity Employer