Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
Position Title: Clubhouse Generalist Location: Citiview Connections
Reports To: Clubhouse Director
Provide rehabilitative case management services to adults with psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring substance use disorders within a Clubhouse International accredited clubhouse setting and following the evidenced based model. Services include assisting clubhouse members with social service needs; including but not limited to vocational supports, housing, financial benefits counseling, and medical needs. Coordinate vocational and educational activities of program members. Work side by side in partnership with members to ensure the day to day functioning of the clubhouse is carried out.
Staff use the Clubhouse environment to develop relationships whereby members experience themselves as valued participants in the Clubhouse community
Staff has the responsibility to oversee the work that is integral to the provision of Transitional Employment and supportive employment services within the Clubhouse.
Engage members through encouragement, appreciation for their help, and a focus on abilities, while allowing for and accepting limitations.
Respond to needs and problems of members with practical guidance and advice geared toward realizing aspirations, cooperation with others, and community integration.
Participate with members in Clubhouse programming for social and recreational activities.
Assume responsibility for Clubhouse Units while developing new projects and methods to enhance unit functioning.
Bring about all aspects of the assigned unit; including but not limited to, assisting members with meal planning and meal preparation, food shopping, food ordering and overseeing appliance maintenance or repairs, assisting members with clubhouse maintenance and cleaning, assistance with computer skills and monthly newsletter, and other tasks as assigned.
Facilitates various community meetings
Design and facilitates various clubhouse activities in partnership with members
Functions as Placement Manager for members in Transitional Employment, providing on the job-training for members and filling in for members on the job during absences
Responsible for related monthly and quarterly reports
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
High School diploma required. Bachelor degree preferred
Work experience in mental health or vocational rehabilitation preferred
Knowledge of recovery model of services
Experience in case management/ and or clubhouse experience
Enjoys working in a kitchen, does not require background in culinary arts
Must have aptitude for computers and have a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Ability to effectively carry out responsibilities in a communal setting comprised of people experiencing the effects of mental illness.
The communal setting entails working in groups where staffs share responsibilities with members enabling the raising of expectations to permeate the group and members to lead in encouraging and empowering each other.
Special Working Conditions:
Some Saturdays work required
Program is opened on all holidays
Three weeks clubhouse training at certified training base outside of New York State.