Consortium Director - NYC Dohmh
Vibrant Emotional Health
New York , NY 10001
Posted 2 months ago
Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), Vibrant Emotional Healths groundbreaking solutions have delivered high quality services and support, when, where and how people need it for over 50 years. Through our state-of-the-art technology-enabled services, community wellness programs, and advocacy and education work, we are building a society in which emotional wellness can be a reality for everyone.
Mission: The Peer and Community Health Workforce Consortium (The Consortium), is an entity established to advance and strengthen the New York City Peer and Community Health Worker workforce. The Consortium is continuing its role by coordinating efforts with existing community organizations committed to addressing individual and employer needs across a variety of peer support roles. Family Advocates, Youth Advocates, Community Health Workers, and Peers working in the mental health and substance use communities are the focus of the Consortium activities. The Consortium will create resources and develop strategies to maximize utility of, and access to, technical assistance materials designed to enhance organizational readiness for expansion of the Peer and Community Health Worker workforce.
Essential Duties and
The Directors knowledge, skills and experience will inform the supervision of employees in the following roles: Coordinator, Research and Evaluation Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. The Director of the Consortium will perform activities in the following areas:
- Build capacity within the profession by strengthening existing structures of Peer and Community Health Worker networks, creating opportunities to share and identify best practices, and evaluating existing programs and curricula.
- Support advocacy and leadership in the peer workforce by ensuring that the perspectives of peer support workers are well represented and are reflected in decisions, recommendations, and products throughout processes of system transformation and professionalization
- Enhance collaboration and strengthen partnerships between various types of programs and settings with shared values and goals.
- Provide technical assistance to organizations that hire, train and support Peer and Community Health Workers.
- Provide career development support for the Peer and Community Health Worker workforces.
- Identify best practices in peer support, evidenced by studied impact on desired outcomes, and communicate recommendations for uptake.
Program Development and Design:
- Lead program innovation and development activities
- Identify and organize appropriate strategies for implementation and technical assistance activities for employers of the peer support and community health workforce.
- Strengthen plans for sustainability (financial capacity and continued buy-in) for the Consortium, and oversee the Consortiums budget, ensure financial accountability
- Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with senior leadership
- Responsible for project management
- Regularly review progress towards objectives, and evaluate selected tasks, activities and project goals within this framework
- Provide high-level supervision and create standards and structures to guide efficient collaboration between team members, and to encourage optimization of individual strengths
- Engage stakeholders, gather, and incorporate feedback to address any needs, challenges, or other considerations related to the implementation and oversight plan
- Finalize the objectives and measures upon which the Consortium will be evaluated
- Prepare and edit reports to DOHMH leadership on Consortium activities
- Oversee research and evaluation to capture the impact of the peer support workforce and the work of the Consortium
- Coordinate assessments of organizational needs to determine technical assistance and lead and monitor technical assistance processes and outcomes
- Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals
- Engage local, regional, state, and national agencies; educational institutions; nonprofit organizations; and private sector business interests for program development and technical assistant opportunities
- Deliver public presentations and organize outreach efforts to promote the work of the Consortium
- Convene community stakeholder (e.g. steering committee) to guide the work of the consortium
- Lead DOHMH divisional workgroup which will strategize to increase collaboration of workforce integration
Supervision of Program Employees:
- Provide high-level supervision and create standards and structures to guide efficient collaboration between team members, and to encourage optimization of individual strengths.
Engagement and Strategic Collaboration:
- Provide ongoing strategic direction as key issues arise in Consortium meetings and working groups and make recommendations to DOHMH leadership on how to address them.
- Develop a strategic plan to support the uptake of tools and resources developed by the Consortium to insure
- Minimum a Bachelor's degree, Masters degree in Social Work preferred or related field from an accredited college or university.
- Lived experience with mental health and/or substance use services.
Please mail or email a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Carlton Whitmore at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Applications should be received by September 21, 2018.
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Division of Mental Hygiene
Office of Consumer Affairs
42-09 28th Street, 19th Floor CN-43
Long Island City, NY 11101
Vibrant Emotional Health is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Excellent comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, supplemental income insurance, pre-tax transit/parking, pre-tax FSA for medical and dependent care, and 401K available.