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Mercy Haven Inc. Mental Health Wellness Specialist in Islip Terrace, New York

Mental Health Wellness Specialist

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  • Islip Terrace, NY, USA

  • 18.50 per hour

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  • Full Time

    Full Benefits Package including Medical, company-paid Dental and Vision Single Coverage as well as Vacation and Sick time.

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    Wellness Specialist

    What's the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding profession? Being a part of something bigger. At Mercy Haven, we are committed to ending homelessness on Long Island by providing homes and services to populations in-crisis, including those living with mental illness, homeless families, veterans, and the elderly. Our excellent benefits package and investment in our employees' success got us voted a Newsday Top Workplace on Long Island the past three years.

    The wellness specialist is responsible for providing access to community resources, daily living skills training and support for those living in our supportive housing programs. The wellness specialist is a critical resource and advocate for our individual's.

    Some of the responsibilities of the Wellness Specialist include:

  • Facilitate individual's linkage and access to services available the community. These include case management and clinical services, day programs, vocational opportunities, community integration, entitlements

  • Outreach to community services, agencies and other wellness providers to bring wellness to the individuals as needed.

  • Development of a comprehensive needs assessment.

  • Schedule meeting with individuals to develop skills and review progress.

  • Provide medication management and support for all individuals in program.

  • Engage in recovery planning through the use of Wellness and recovery initiatives.

  • Provide daily living skills training (e.g. medication monitoring, personal money management, community integration etc...)

  • Maintain communication with other program staff with regards to individuals plan of care

  • Attendance at supervision and staff meetings

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field preferred OR

  • High School Diplomas and relevant experience in human services (mental illness population preferred) required OR

  • Peer Specialist Certificate and relevant experience preferred

  • CASAC certification and relevant experience preferred

  • Valid NYS Driver's License with a safe driving record, access to a personal and reliable vehicle

  • Physical Requirements: Sits, stands, stoops, squats, walks, and moves intermittently during work hours, may push or pull 10-15 pounds daily, may push or pull up to 50 pounds occasionally, drive agency vehicle

    Benefits

  • Full Benefits Package including Medical, Company-Paid Dental and Vision Single Coverage. Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) for medical plan.

  • Generous Paid Time Off policies, including vacation and sick time.

  • Agency paid Basic Life Insurance. Supplemental Employee, Spouse and Child Life Insurance policies, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), 403(b) Retirement Savings

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Position eligible for Alternative Work Schedule after training completed.

MERCY HAVEN IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AN APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, GENETIC PREDISPOSITION, CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, VETERAN STATUS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

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