Are you a licensed LMSW, MSW, LPC or Mental Health Counselor? Then this exciting Mental Health Social Practitioner opportunity with Fountain House might be of interest to you!
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The Mental health Social Practitioner is responsible for making sure all elements of social practice are carried out in support of the goals and expectations of the unit in support of members’ (individuals with mental illness) recovery while adhering to the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs. Social Practice is a specialized form of therapy that uses the setting of an intentional community to assist people in their mental health recovery. It focuses on a community-based approach of helping individuals learn new skills, hone their talents, build dignity, develop a sense of belonging, and make progress towards their goals.
The International Standards for Clubhouse Programs, consensually agreed upon by the worldwide Clubhouse community, define the Clubhouse Model of rehabilitation. The principles expressed in these Standards are at the heart of the Clubhouse community’s success in helping people with mental illness to stay out of hospitals while achieving social, financial, educational and vocational goals. The Standards also serve as a “bill of rights” for members and a code of ethics for staff, board and administrators. The Standards insist that a Clubhouse is a place that offers respect and opportunity to its members.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stake-holders.
Basic computer and software (MS Office – Word, Excel, and Outlook) proficiency required.
Experience with AWARDS database preferred.
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 manner based on training and standard accepted practices.
Ability to use a computer for documentation and other purposes.