Reports To: Director of Housing Operations
Fountain House ("FH") successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness. We were founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own & each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,300 members come to FH to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities & forge new friendships.
FH creates a culture that transforms lives. Our members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing & wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance & food preparation that keep our community going. Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks & experience fewer hospitalizations & improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow.
FH has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually. In 2014, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recognized our global reach and the efficacy of our evidence-based model with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
Fountain House provides professional development opportunities & promotes from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports & inspires personal growth & development.
• Assist the members living in our housing program to maintain safe & decent housing.
• Conduct reach-out visits to members at their homes.
• Advocate on behalf of members with benefit organizations and government agencies.
• Support members with any other daily living skills they may need.
• Prepare & submit progress notes in a consistent and timely manner.
• Work on a team of members & staff to complete the tasks of the resource area.
• Actively participate in the running of the resource area & entire Clubhouse in general.
• Interact with members & staff within the entire Clubhouse on a daily basis.
• Co-Manage transitional employment positions for our members.
• Create & run interesting and productive workshops w/ members & for members regularly.
• Have a valid driver’s license & ability to drive in an urban setting.
• Other duties; as assigned.
• Must possess current and valid U.S. work authorization and be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without sponsorship.
• Bachelors’ degree required.
• Driver’s license required.
• Working knowledge of mental illness, preferred.
• Written & verbal communication.
• Time management skills in order to balance your paperwork with your work out in the field.
• Desire to go above & beyond for the well being of others.
• Ability to think on your feet & to adapt to any given situation.
• Positive, energetic, dynamic and engaging personality.
• Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff within Fountain House, staying late or arriving early, if necessary to fulfill unit or member needs.
• Team approach.
1. Paid Time Off Accrued for maximum of 23 days
2. Ten Paid Holidays
3. Paid Bereavement Leave
4. Medical, dental and vision plans
5. Life Insurance paid by Fountain House (2x salary)
6. Optional Life Insurance
7. Long-Term Disability
8. Supplemental Short-Term Disability
9. Tuition Assistance
10. Flexible Spending Account
11. Health Savings Account
12. 403(b) Retirement Plan