Mental Heath Social Practitioner – Employment Resource Center
Fountain House

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Post Date: May 17, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: TBD
Salary: $46,125.00
Location: US - New York - New York
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Please Note: To be considered, we would like all candidates to include a cover letter with your application!

Utilize all elements of Social Practice (member engagement, social design, relationship development, continuous assessment and therapeutic intervention and management of transitional environments) in order to guide members toward the appropriate employment path
Utilize the community to design positive interventions to address barriers to employment
Have a working knowledge of all of Fountain House’s employment opportunities (transitional employment, supported employment, independent employment, careers) and be able to connect members with the appropriate contact(s) for each potential path
Develop relationships with Fountain House members and the community as a whole that can be leveraged to: provide support for positive change and risk-taking; combat social isolation and increase meaningful connections, and introduce members to new opportunities
Help to engineer and onboard new job placements to create rehabilitative environments for members
Observe and assess experiences with members in a variety of environments in order to create specific interventions for individuals’ rehabilitation
Act as a liaison between the units of Fountain House and the Employment Resource Center to create employment plans that utilize the work of the units to support members in their employment goals
Serve as a job coach at one or more employment placements
Manages a caseload of up to 20 members who are working on employment goals. Responsible for documentation of interventions

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stake-holders
Basic computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
Ability to work as part of a team of staff and members and to conduct assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
Ability to effectively handle crises in a supportive and professional way based on training and standard accepted practices
Must be able to serve as a job coach at a variety of job placements, including jobs that require extensive standing, walking and/or lifting both indoors and outdoors


Master’s degree or equivalent preferred
Undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience required
Driver’s License and the ability to drive a van preferred
Experience working with individuals with serious mental illness and or/hands on experience working in a community setting.
Previous experience with varied employment types preferred, including retail and physical labor experience

Physical Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet all physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
May be required to stand for long period of times up to (4) hours or more.
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs.

Contact Details
Name: Clare Schaeffler
Address: 425 West 47th Street
State/Province: New York
Country: United States
Ph: 2125820340