02 Jul Clubhouse Community Support Staff
My life has changed drastically since joining the clubhouse, possibilities have opened up. I truly could have never seen my life where it is now, a few years ago. I am at a point where I have achieved a dream of giving back to others. This is a possibility I never thought I could have.”
Clubhouses are community-based hubs for people living with mental illnesses. It’s a single point for people to access, integrate, and coordinate the range of services they need. When people join the Clubhouse as members, they have access to community, relationship building, and opportunities to help reduce isolation through social support, improve mental and physical health through wellness education, obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing, and achieve vocational goals.
At the Clubhouse, employment and purposeful activity is a key piece to the Road to Recovery. Our Transitional Employment program helps members return to work with a safety net of a community backing them up. If a member is unable to make it to work, a trained staff member will take their shift. This guarantees coverage for the employer and a job to come back to for members.
The role of the Community Support Staff is to engage with members as colleagues in the important work supporting our community; providing encouragement, enthusiasm and connection to help members who might not yet believe in themselves or others. Our staff utilize their own strengths with technology, organization, teaching and creative motivational techniques to support the successful participation of members in the purposeful work and other support activities of our community. Through their daily side-by-side work, active encouragement and strengths-focused support, our staff foster and model genuine, trusting and confident relationships through which members experience themselves as valued and active contributors to their own recovery efforts and the larger community around them.
· BA or BS in human services or related area, or BSW with valid and current Social Work licensure.
· Minimum 2 years’ experience in mental health or human services.
· Experience in vocational or employment services a plus.
· Knowledge of technology to streamline processes.
· Must have and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License, maintain automobile coverage and have access to an automobile.
In response to the COVID‐19 Pandemic, Vail Place has worked diligently to establish strong health and safety protocols for our community. Under normal situations, this position is a face-to-face in-person role. Currently most work can be done through telecommuting, but please note that any interactions require direct face‐to‐face contact will involve the use of social distancing and personal protective measures. Vail Place grounds is also tobacco free to promote health and wellness for the individuals we serve and for our employees.
Vail Place is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We embrace diversity, foster inclusion, and do our work through an equitable lens. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, minorities, veterans, and people who have disabilities.
Vail Place has an active and engaged DEI Council made up of staff and Clubhouse members tasked with fostering a culture of inclusion, encouraging a diverse workforce, and recommending agency policies with an equitable lens.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
$39,000 to $45,000 Depending on Qualifications. Full Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, long term disability, matched 401k, generous paid time off including 11 recognized holidays.