The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.
MHA offers a range of treatment and support services that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and individualized to promote recovery and wellness. MHA reaches out to families and individuals by providing services in their homes, nursing homes, homeless shelters and other community sites. Our staff support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. When possible we will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
MHA is hiring Per Diem Staff for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). HCBS provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders (SUD) to receive services in their own home or community. HCBS utilizes a recovery model of care which emphasizes and supports a person's potential for recovery by optimizing quality of life and reducing symptoms of behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders through empowerment, choice, treatment, educational, employment, housing, and health and well-being goals. Recovery is generally seen in this approach as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, self-direction, social inclusion, and coping skills.
Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST) - CPST is designed to help individuals with behavioral health diagnosis to achieve stability and functional improvement in the following areas: daily living, finances, housing, education, employment, personal recovery and/or resilience, family and interpersonal relationships and community integration. CPST is designed to provide mobile treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals who have difficulty engaging in site- based programs who can benefit from off-site rehabilitation or who have not been previously engaged in services, including those who had only partially benefited from traditional treatment or might benefit from more active involvement of their family of choice in their treatment.
Practitioners possessing a license or a permit from the New York State Education Department who are qualified by credentials, training, and experience to provide direct services related to the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders and shall include the following: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Creative Arts Therapist, Practical Nurse, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse or Social Worker.
Ability to master an electronic record system, meet deadlines and productivity targets and willingness to grow and change are musts.
Must have a valid driver’s license, car, and meet MHA guidelines to drive agency vehicles. Basic computer skills are required. Candidates must consent to Fingerprinting and a Criminal History Information Records search.
We offer a professional yet relaxed working environment, providing room for personal growth as well as career advancement.
To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with MHAEMPLOYMENT as the subject line of the e-mail. EOE