Intro/Program Description: The Other Place (TOP) is a clubhouse that assists individuals with mental illness to achieve their desired goals in the areas of working, living, learning, and socializing. Members belong to a community where they share in decision making about the operation of the clubhouse its daily activities. Members work side by side with staff through a work ordered day structure and can also engage in social activities together on the evenings and on weekends. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow as members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health.
Purpose of Position: The Clubhouse Generalist will work in partnership with staff and members in the daily operation of the clubhouse employment, education, advocacy and wellness programs. The Clubhouse Generalist is responsible for engaging Clubhouse members in all activities that keep the community going while also assisting them in reaching their recovery goals and ensuring quality supports and services.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, some Saturdays; Hours: 9-5, some rotated evening hours
Goddard Riverside and Isaacs Center follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.
Role, Responsibilities & Essential Duties
Maintain a caseload of 20 adults with serious and persistent mental illness
Maintain caseload records with documentation of services provided, according to specific program procedures
Responsible for completing case notes and service plan using an electronic database
Prepare timely internal and external reports
Collaborate with treatment, housing, education and vocational providers
Active participation in operating and maintaining clubhouse
Assist in the development of transitional employment opportunities for members of the Clubhouse
Assist in organizing and engaging members in work ordered day and social and recreational activities
Facilitation of evidenced-based workshops/meetings, encouraging input for shared decision making and program improvements
Attend training programs and supervision meetings
Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and upkeep of the clubhouse environment, along with other staff and members.
Conduct outreach activities to referral sources to enhance membership
Other duties as required including providing some services and activities remotely.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or Associates degree with 2 years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring disorders
Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred