Please Note: To be considered, we would like all candidates to include a cover letter with your application!
Are you a Mental Health professional interested in working in a community setting? Then this exciting opportunity with Fountain House might be of interest to you!
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.