Do you want to be part of a dynamic, growing organization? Summit County Clubhouse is seeking a part-time staff Social Practitioner to provide psychosocial rehabilitation services to adults living with mental illness in accordance with the standards of Clubhouse International (clubhouse-intl.org).
The Social Practitioner helps members meet their needs for employment, housing, education, friendship, structure, and stability. This is NOT a desk job or a case management position. Clubhouse members are involved in doing everything necessary to run their own program (admin., cooking, cleaning, events, mental health advocacy, etc.) and staff works hands-on alongside the members.
This position is part time, 16-24 hours per week, $15-20 per hour.
•Guide groups of members in work units at the Clubhouse involved in operating the program while modeling a strong work ethic.
•Generate member interest in participation in all aspects of the “work-ordered day”.
•Assist with internal and external employment and educational programs.
•Help members set and achieve personal, career and wellness goals. Emphasize members' strengths and abilities
•Identify/use community, healthcare, and social service resources that promote member well-being, independence, and personal satisfaction.
•Encourage peer-to-peer relationships and interaction among the members.
•Conduct outreach activities at community organizations to increase membership and visibility.
•Participate with members and staff in a collaborative decision-making process. Encourage members to take leadership roles.
•Staff clubhouse social and recreational programs. Flexibility to work occasional weekend, evening, and holiday hours.
•Bachelor’s degree in the social services fields strongly preferred
•At least 4 years previous successful work experience in mental health/social services required.
•Enjoy working/interacting with people from variety of backgrounds.
•Demonstrated ability to establish positive and productive relationships with others.
•Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational abilities are essential.
•Bi – lingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.
•Flexible, considerate, patient, tactful and a ready sense of humor.
•Organized and able to thrive in a multi-task environment.
•Exhibit good judgment and strong problem-solving abilities.
•Multimedia skills/experience extremely helpful- video production, websites, HTML, new technology, etc.
•Proficiency in MS Office software applications.