Mental Health Worker - Bronx Friendship House
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Post Date: Jul 25, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Bronx
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Description
Supports the mental health of Friendship House members
Assists clients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy
Encourages socialization by introducing topics of discussion and/or assisting with introducing activities to reduce isolation
Collaborates and assists with planning, organizing and facilitating peer-oriented activities as needed
Assists new members to acclimate to program through making connections with other members
Reports changes in members’ mental status, behavior, mood, and functioning to other program staff
Provides telephone reassurance as needed
Supports program operations
Assists with arranging other transportation for members not traveling in program’s vehicle
Assists with room set up for activities as needed
Accompanies members to appointments when necessary
Collaborates with other staff to plan and prepare for activities and events
If bilingual, assists with translation as needed
Drives program's van to transport Friendship House members to and from their homes
Picks up and drives members to and from their residences to the center
Assists members into and out of the vehicle
Obeys all traffic regulations and signals
Maintains trip records and mileage records daily
Calls members to confirm before picking up


Skills
Three years driving experience and a valid NY State Drivers license. CDL license preferred.
Clean driving record with no moving violations or DUI/ DWI convictions
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with older individuals at all levels, especially those with a mental health diagnosis
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships virtually with a diverse group of staff and consultants


Notes
A great sense of humor, flexibility and adaptability
Ability to work a lift gate
Ability to read, write and speak English


SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA
JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment


Contact Details
Name: Madeleine Chatz
Address: 247 West 37th Street
City: New York
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10018
Country: United States