New Job Openings at the Advocacy Alliance!

PART-TIME positions available for Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Registered Nurse

We are currently looking for Licensed Professionals to be part of our Early Intervention Evaluation Teams.

Each Team is made up of an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, and/or Registered Nurse (two professionals per team) which meet with an infant/toddler and his/her family in Lackawanna or Susquehanna County to access the infant’s/toddler’s eligibility for early intervention services.

Qualifications include:

A Bachelor’s Degree and must have Pennsylvania certificate of clinical competence.   Experience working with infants/toddlers or young children preferred.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.   Reply in confidence or for more information, please contact:

The Advocacy Alliance
Vice-President/Chief Human Resources Officer
846 Jefferson Avenue, P.O. Box 1368
Scranton, PA 18501
Email: info@theadvocacyalliance.org
Fax:(570) 207-9194

Equal Opportunity Employer

3 Certified Peer Specialist positions available at The Chalet

The Chalet has 3 Certified Peer Specialist positions available.

The Chalet is a three person therapeutic residential program that opened in June of 2014. The program is located in Walnutport, PA.

We currently have 52 hours allotted for Certified Peer Specialist positions. The position pays $11.00 an hour.

If you are interested, please contact:

Courtney Uhl, Program Director
POWER
188 S. First Street Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone 610-377-3940
or
The Chalet
4576 Clover Hill Circle
Walnutport, PA 18088
Phone: 610-978-8903

NEPA Inclusive has 2 new job offerings in Luzerne County!

NEPA Inclusive has 2 new job offerings in Luzerne County!

#1) Employment Specialist (Part-Time)

We are seeking an Employment Specialist (Luzerne County) to assist individuals find and secure employment.   An Employment Specialist also provides job coaching assistance to individuals once they secure a position. This position will communicate and coordinate services with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), PA Career Link, County Human Service referrals, and other networking agencies.

Responsibilities include:
• Meet with individuals to identify strengths and abilities in order to pursue employment opportunities;
• Assist individuals build their resume and apply for jobs online and in person;
• Assist to transition individuals’ into their new job;
• Provide job coaching assistance to individuals with regards to job tasks and duties;
• Assist individuals to obtain transportation;
• Researches available positions online (via newspapers, indeed.com, Craigslist, Career Builder, Monster, career link, etc);
• Work with local businesses to identify their needs;
• Develop, market, and provide referrals to prospective businesses and employers;
• Networks with community groups (e.g., chamber groups); and
• Complete paperwork and reports.

Educational/Professional Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree Human Services or related field preferred;
• One year experience working in Vocational Rehabilitation;
• Effective communication and presentation skills, computer knowledge, strong documentation and organizational skills;
• Sales experience is helpful; and
• Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Must possess a Valid Driver’s License and provide evidence of auto insurance.
Child Abuse History and Criminal Record Check Clearances will be completed.

#2) Direct Service Worker (Part-Time)

We are seeking a Direct Service Worker (Luzerne County) to assist individuals with disabilities with their daily living tasks.

Responsibilities include:
• Follow an Individual Service Plan (ISP) and/or Person Centered Plan.
• Maintain Pennsylvania Medicaid Waiver compliance.
• Arrive to work time and remain with our individual during assigned shift.
• Must be willing to work flexible hours.
• Represent NEPA Inclusive while working in the Community

Minimum Qualifications:
• 18 years of age or older, High School Diploma and experience working with individuals with disabilities;
• Effective communication and computer knowledge;
• Strong documentation and organizational skills; and
• Must complete staff orientation.

Must possess a Valid Driver’s License and provide evidence of auto insurance.  Child Abuse History and Criminal Record Check Clearances will be completed

To apply for either position, please respond via email to: dz@nepainclusive.org.

Two New Job Openings at the Advocacy Alliance

FULL TIME Accounts Specialist

We are seeking an Accounts Specialist (Scranton Office) to provide assistance with money management and budgeting to persons who have a mental illness, persons who have developmental disabilities, or older adults, who are unable to manage their monthly financial affairs.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and computer skills.
  • Ability to budget monthly income benefits for a specified caseload of individuals.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accounting and tax knowledge a plus.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please reply in confidence to:

Mail to:
The Advocacy Alliance
Vice-President/Chief Human Resources Officer
846 Jefferson Avenue
P. O. Box 1368
Scranton, PA 18501
Email: info@theadvocacyalliance.org
Fax: 570-207-9194


FULL-TIME WELLNESS NURSE

We are seeking a full-time registered nurse to serve Monroe and surrounding counties. This position will be a part of a collaborative team to improve the health and well-being of individuals who have extensive physical and behavioral health conditions

Job Description:

  • Identify and provide, in collaboration with case managers, individuals with frequent usage of physical and/or behavioral health services and offer them assistance in developing an individualized wellness plan;
  • Design and conduct periodic “health surveys” for individuals with co-morbid conditions;
  • Provide case-specific training and consultation to behavioral health staff who are working directly with individuals with co-morbid conditions;
  • Develop and implement programs around compliance to medical appointments and medication;
  • When necessary, accompany individuals to medical appointments;
  • Advocate for the health of the individual by: referring, helping access, and coordination of quality physical/behavioral health services; coaching individuals to advocate for themselves in meeting with health care providers; develop wellness materials for individuals on identifying and managing chronic health conditions;
  • Convene team meetings for individuals with complex physical/behavioral health issues;
  • Develop preventative wellness plans to preclude the development of chronic health conditions;
  • Assists in educating provider network about the needs of individuals with serious mental illness; and
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and reports in order to meet the administrative requirements of the program.

Education/Professional Experience:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Interest and/or experience in Behavioral Health
  • Excellent computer and communication skills

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please reply in confidence to:

Mail to:
The Advocacy Alliance
VP/Chief Human Resources Officer
846 Jefferson Avenue
P. O. Box 1368
Scranton, PA 18501
Email: info@theadvocacyalliance.org
Fax: 570-207-9194

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

We are seeking a Full-Time Wellness Nurse

We are seeking a full-time registered nurse to serve Monroe and surrounding counties. This position will be a part of a collaborative team to improve the health and well-being of individuals who have extensive physical and behavioral health conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and provide, in collaboration with case managers, individuals with frequent usage of physical and/or behavioral health services and offer them assistance in developing an individualized wellness plan.
  • Design and conduct periodic “health surveys” for individuals with co-morbid conditions.
  • Provide case-specific training and consultation to behavioral health staff who are working directly with individuals with co-morbid conditions.
  • Develop and implement programs around compliance to medical appointments and medication.
  • When necessary, accompany individuals to medical appointments.
  • Advocate for the health of the individual by: referring, helping access, and coordination of quality physical/behavioral health services; coaching individuals to advocate for themselves in meeting with health care providers; develop wellness materials for individuals on identifying and managing chronic health conditions.
  • Convene team meetings for individuals with complex physical/behavioral health issues.
  • Develop preventative wellness plans to preclude the development of chronic health conditions.
  • Assist in educating provider networks about the needs of individuals with serious mental illness.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and reports in order to meet the administrative requirements of the program.

Education/Professional Experience:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Interest and/or experience in Behavioral Health
  • Excellent computer and communication skills

Mail to:
The Advocacy Alliance
VP/Chief Human Resources Officer
846 Jefferson Avenue
P.O. Box 1368
Scranton, PA  18501

Email to:   info@theadvocacyalliance.org

Fax to:  (570) 207-9194

 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association Announces New Trainings

Certified Peer Specialist / Supervisor Trainings

The Recovery Opportunity Center/RI has posted their Certified Peer Specialist and Supervisor trainings for 2015.

The first Certified Peer Specialist Training will be held January 5-16, 2015  at Philhaven in Lebanon, PA and the first Supervisor training will be held January 20-21, 2015 at Philhaven in Lebanon, PA.

For more details and registration applications, visit the Certified Peer Specialist job listing page on the PMHCA website.

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) is a statewide member organization providing information, referrals and supports to people who are receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness in Pennsylvania.

For more job listings, visit the Job Bank on the PMHCA website.

If you are an employer in the behavioral health community and have a position available in Pennsylvania, PMHCA will post the job on this website and include it in an email to our membership. Send job title, description, contact information and any other details to us at pmhca@pmhca.org.