Tri-City is looking for one innovative and ambitious individual to serve as a Wellness Advocate Manager coordinating peer services throughout Tri-City system of care. This position will be responsible to plan, coordinate, implement activities that promote peer/family involvement in order to improve access to care, reduce local area disparities. The Wellness Advocate Manager will report to the Executive Director.
This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Create a pathway for persons with lived experience to volunteerism and/or employment via training and support; Will stay abreast of legislation and best practices in peer services and advise Tri-City administration on policy and protocols;
- Establishes, leads and maintains an active community-wide Peer Advisory Committee for Tri-City consumers, families/caregivers, and allies.
- Articulates and advocates for the mental health consumer and family/caregiver perspective across all levels of the organization; and makes consumer- and family/caregiver-oriented recommendations to the Agency administration on current and proposed policies, programs, and procedures throughout the entire Tri-City system of care;
- Develops, implements, coordinates and manages strategies aimed at meeting the needs of consumers and family/caregivers for information, education, support, and empowerment;
- Oversees the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive system for consumer and family/caregiver involvement within the Agency ranging from services recipient to paid employment; and other duties as assigned.
A completed job description available upon request.
Current or previous experience as a mental health consumer, or direct family member/caregiver of a mental health consumer AND a Bachelor’s degree OR four years or more if experience as a licensed/certified/registered as specialized professional including certified substance abuse counselor, licensed psychiatric technician, or State-certified peer support specialist AND a minimum of three years’ experience in a leadership/supervisory/managerial role including as a program coordinator, supervisor, manager, or director of a mental health consumer advocacy organization or community mental health agency or public behavioral health agency. Must have experience with Microsoft WORD and experience with Electronic Health Records is preferred.
LICENSE: Must have & maintain a valid Driver’s License, have a satisfactory driving record and meet Agency’s vehicle insurance standards.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying. *Candidates may be hired above the minimum salary range depending on qualifications (DOQ).
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.
CalPERS Pension: 2% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA Members; employee contributes 7% for Classic and 6.75% for PEPRA. No Social Security.
Vacation: 80 hours per year, increasing with years of service with a maximum of 240 hours; cash out option available.
Sick Leave: Full-Time employees = 88 hours per year with no cap.
Holidays: 10 paid holidays per calendar year plus an additional 16 hours of Floating Holidays.
Flexible Work Schedule: 9/80 or 4/10, where applicable and approved by supervisor. **
Health Insurance: Medical (Kaiser HMO), dental (MetLife PPO) and vision coverage (EyeMed) of which 80% is paid by Tri-City Mental Health Services (TCMHS).
Life Insurance: Paid at one times annual salary, paid by Tri-City MHS with additional optional coverage available.
Deferred Compensation (457b): Available to interested employees; no employer match.
Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, FSA, STD/LTD & ADD, Bilingual Incentive Pay, On Call Pay, Employee Referral Fee Program, Loan Forgiveness, Credit Union available through CU of So Cal, paid time off for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and more.
**Availability of flexible schedule and days of regular day off is dependent upon the needs of the Department and approval from Management.
REQUEST FOR ACCCOMODATION: Tri-City Mental Health Services will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com.
Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone. Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.
Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.
Full job description available upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.