Under the direction and supervision of the Shore House Executive Director and in partnership with other Clubhouse staff and the members we serve, the Shore House Social Practitioner is involved in all aspects of the smooth and productive operations of the Clubhouse. The Social Practitioner must be able to adapt to situations as they arise by possessing the capability and flexibility and quick thinking in order to address the daily multiplicity of activities and demands occurring in the operation of the Clubhouse, including but not limited to:
- Represent Shore House in a professional manner at all times;
- Attend events in the community, often with at least one member.
- Must be knowledgeable about Shore House, its aims and its programs;
- Promote program development in accordance with the Clubhouse philosophy, as outlined in the International Standards for Clubhouses on which Shore House’s accreditation is based;
- Work side by side with and engage members in a non-hierarchical manner, with respect to daily tasks, sharing in the daily operation of the Work Order Day in the units;
- Participate in the development and maintenance of meaningful work opportunities in units for members;
- Actively promote the development of members' aspirations regarding Clubhouse participation, employment, education, housing, and social activities;
- Assist in outreach for and communication with members who are absent from the Clubhouse;
- Participate in seeking and maintaining employment opportunities with local businesses, including Transitional Employment Program (TEP), for Clubhouse members with employers within Monmouth County, and if member is unable, attend in member’s place;
- Participate in education and resource development for Clubhouse members, by helping members find and apply for appropriate educational opportunities, and if necessary help them find necessary funding;
- Maintain communication at all levels of Clubhouse operations;
- Participate in social and recreational activities, including evening, weekend and holiday hours, when required.
- Participate in maintaining in the care and wellbeing of the Clubhouse facility.
Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree;
- Non-clinical community approach
- Prior non-clinical experience working with persons with mental illness is a plus
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Slack and Filmora
- Highly developed communication and organizational skills;
- Must be able to promote Shore House by creating and boosting effective social media posts, using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, doing so either from a computer, or mobile phone.
Candidate must be mission-driven, have a strong work ethic and be willing to problem solve, multi-task on an ongoing basis, and take initiative to enhance the unique Clubhouse program.