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Wellness and Support Advocate

Mental Health America of the Heartland currently seeks an experienced Wellness and Support Advocate to provide non-clinical peer support to people with mental illness. The opening is for 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, a daily schedule to be determined upon hire. The successful candidate will be working at eitas in Kansas City, MO. The primary focus of support will be monitoring and mentoring personal life skills, assisting clients in complying with prescribed medication program, etc. Primary duties include providing professional peer support to individuals needing assistance to access and utilize mental health and community resources, leading client groups, provide guidance for developing personal life skills and sustain community living. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, responsible and have reliable transportation.

Qualified applicants must have: A GED or high school diploma - some post-secondary education is preferred; Certification as a peer specialist in Kansas or Missouri or eligibility/ commitment to acquire same is required; Personal lived experience of recovery from mental illness is required.

Mental Health America of the Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mail or hand-deliver cover letter with resume and completed application (found online at www.mhah.org) to: Mental Health America of the Heartland, 739 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101. Please make ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES/ WASA (EITAS). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, faxes or emails please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled


Instructors

We are currently recruiting contract instructors for day and evening classes teaching Department of Mental Health (DMH) Medication Aide; Two-Year Medication Update; and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR. Positions are part-time and provide no benefits.

Instructors are compensated as such:

  • DMH Medication Aide Training - $630

  • Two-Year Medication Update Training - $140

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Training - $28 per student

Instructors must be currently licensed to practice as either a registered nurse or practical nurse in Missouri or hold a current temporary permit from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The licensee shall not be subject to current disciplinary action such as censure probation, suspension or revocation. If the individual is a licensed practical nurse, the following additional requirements must be met:

  • A valid Missouri license or temporary permit from the Missouri State Board of Nursing

  • A graduate of an accredited program which has pharmacology in the curriculum

If interested, please contact Rita Trotter, eitas training coordinator, at 816.822.8900.