Details: 375/month + housing, food, healthcare and transportation
The Plymouth Helaing Communities (PHC) House of Healing (HoH) is a place of solace and rest for people recovering from an acute mental health crisis. HoH Resident Mental Health Companions commit to live at the house for 1 year, building community with residents transitioning out of inpatient mental health treatment. The four companions and four residents who live at the house pursue collective and personal healing while sharing meals, stories, and living space.
The Resident Mental Health Companions build restorative relationships with residents and collaborate with the program coordinator and with residents’ mental health service providers to support their recovery.
Mental Health Companions are accountable to one another and to the program coordinator, director and board.
Weekly team meetings are facilitated by the program coordinator, who also meets one-on-one with companions to provide supervision and mentorship and work to build an analysis of the ways in which trauma and oppression intersect within the mental health system.
Mental Health Companions are expected to participate in ongoing training and to take advantage of personal/professional growth opportunities.
The Mental Health Companion lives and works with the other Companions and the program coordinator and shares in creating a house life that supports each individual’s journey toward healing and wholeness.
The Mental Health Companion shares in the responsibilities of daily life at the house, including meal planning and preparation, cleaning and maintenance duties and other tasks involved in operating this unique non-profit program.
To ensure 24-hour availability at the house, at least one member of the companion team will be on shift at all times.
- Invest in relationships with residents and with other Mental Health Companions
- Share conversation, meals, and living space with HoH residents
- Collaborate with each other to generate shared commitments and to foster an atmosphere conducive to holistic healing
- Welcome new residents and support residents in following their treatment plans
- Model self-awareness, sensitivity, and accountability
- Actively work to diffuse conflict, modeling direct and constructive engagement
- Participate fully in the life of the community, and support residents to do the same
- Join actively in daily routines, including community dinners and household chores
- Be present in the house on a regular basis as part of a 24/7 coverage plan
- Help to implement guidelines and to articulate expectations for participation in community life
- Learn and help implement crisis intervention and emergency plans for the house
- Interest in working directly with people experiencing homelessness and/or people living with mental illnesses.
- Confidence, curiosity, and creativity within interpersonal relationships
- Exceptional communication and active listening skills
- Dedication to self-reflection and willingness to discuss goals for personal and professional growth
- Ability to respond to difficult situations and problem-solve calmly and appropriately
- Experience working with low-income, oppressed and special needs populations
- Experience with group living
- Age 21 or older
The Mental Health Companion position is a year-long, live-in time of service with benefits including:
- private furnished room and board provided (food, electric, water, etc)
- a monthly stipend of $375
- health insurance
- bus pass
- NOTE: Resident Companions are available on a flexible basis to assure that among the Companions there will be coverage at HoH at all times. You may seek part-time work, study, or volunteer opportunities, but the role and duties of Resident Mental Health Companion must be prioritized throughout the year of service.
Plymouth Healing Communities is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse working community and encourage all qualified individuals to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status..
medical benefits, housing, food and public transportation pass!!
Minimum Education Required