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Posted Mar 20

Residence Staff Worker

New York, NY, United States Full Time

Position:Residence Staff Worker

Reports To: Residence Director

Company Overview

Serious mental illness affects over thirty million people in the United States each year. The stigma, rejection, and isolation that accompany these conditions prevent people from forming the relationships they need to grow socially and emotionally. Fountain House reduces the devastating social impact of mental illness. Every day hundreds of members choose to come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities, and forge friendships. Our innovative working community is both our method and our outcome. As partners, members and staff operate successful employment, education, wellness, and housing programs and perform all the functions that keep our community going, such as advocacy, communications, food preparation, and administrative support. Our activities and programs are designed to provide opportunities and, at the same time, produce the desire and confidence to pursue them. Working together, we create a culture that transforms lives. Members experience a reduced sense of isolation and increased fulfillment, purpose, and stability – vital steps toward mental health.

Job Functions:

  • Engage and work alongside members in the residence or apartment to perform necessary tasks for the upkeep of the residence and the well‑being of members.
  • Assist members with all aspects of community support services and case management work (including housing and entitlements, clinical linkage and follow-up, etc.).
  • Establish and update goals and record progress of members, with members.
  • Prepare and submit paperwork (including service plans, progress notes, plan reviews, etc.), in a consistent and timely manner.

Other Requirements:

  • BA/ BS required, particularly in a relevant human services field.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS.
  • VETERANS & MALES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
  • Must be flexible and able to work any residential shift, including evening and weekend, as needed.
  • Valid Driver’s License preferred.
  • Working knowledge of mental illness, including previous relevant paid employment
  • Positive, energetic, dynamic and engaging personality
  • Flexibility, as demonstrated by interactions with other staff; staying late or arriving early, as necessary, to fulfill residence or member needs.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team approach

Salary: $27K - $30K


Additional Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must view website at www.fountainhouse.org. If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to fhresidence@yahoo.com, or fax to 646-395-7391. NO PHONE CALLS. EEO

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