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Wellness & Support Advocate

Posted: 03/28/2021

Mental Health America of the Heartland currently seeks a Wellness and Support Advocate to provide non-clinical peer support to people living with a mental health diagnosis. The opening is for 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, a daily schedule to be determined upon hire. The successful candidate will be working at our Supportive Housing site in Leavenworth, Kansas.
 
The focus of support will be engaging with peers to establish and work on recovery goals in areas such as maintaining independent community living and other personal life skills. Primary duties include providing professional peer support to individuals by connecting them to mental health and community resources, facilitating recovery groups, developing Individual Success Plans, and documenting interactions. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, responsible and have reliable transportation.
 
Qualified applicants must have
 

  • GED or high school diploma; some post-secondary education, preferred
  • Certification as a Peer Specialist in Kansas or Missouri or eligibility/commitment to acquire same, required
  • Personal lived experience of recovery from mental illness, required
 
Mental Health America of the Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Mail or hand-deliver cover letter with resume and completed application (found on-line at www.mhah.org) to:
 
Mental Health America of the Heartland
739 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
 
Attn: Human Resources/ WASA/Residential
 
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Deadline: Open until filled
No phone calls, faxes or emails please.  EOE

Job Type: Full Time