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Discover Your Future at Mental Health Association Oklahoma

We’re a unique collection of mental health and homelessness professionals, apartment leasing experts, fundraisers, volunteers, and advocates with a common goal: to change and save the lives of Oklahomans impacted by mental illness and homelessness.

People — those we serve and our employees — are at the center of our purpose and everything we do, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us.

Discover your future at Mental Health Association Oklahoma!

Diversity at Mental Health Association Oklahoma

We are committed to playing a role in creating a more equitable society in which our organization, employees, and communities will thrive.

This means we seek to build and foster a diverse workforce that is a true reflection of our mission and vision – empowering, inspiring, and unique – where all of our employees feel at home to perform their best and be themselves.

In addition to amplifying a culture that celebrates our differences, our Employment First program provides more support, visibility, and empowerment to our underrepresented employees, especially staff members who have been impacted by mental illness, homelessness and those with previous nonviolent convictions.

Our definition of diversity means not only being inclusive of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations, but must also include breaking down the barriers to employment for people who have overcome the challenges of mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse and those with nonviolent felonies.

…. And we practice what we preach.

Out of approximately 180 employees across the state:

  • 55% have a history of mental illness
  • 22% have experienced homelessness

Benefits at Mental Health Association Oklahoma

Everyone in our family possesses the many qualities we expect of our employees, like dependability and work ethic, but they have something else, too: dedication to serve Oklahomans impacted by mental illness and homelessness.

Our success across the state depends on the talent, creativity, and skill of our employees working together to improve the lives of those we serve. We offer a competitive benefits package and a work environment that nurtures talent, develops leaders and rewards achievement.

Your Benefits

We offer a broad range of benefits to give back to our employees. The following list is not comprehensive and subject to change.

  • Your Health
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    Happy, healthy people have a passion they bring to work. We offer: Medical, dental & vision; Company paid & voluntary life insurance; Employee Assistance Program; Short & long-term disability; Gym discount.
  • Your Time
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    We encourage balanced lives by offering: 11 paid holidays; Paid vacation starting with 2 weeks & 4 personal days per year for full-time employees; Jury duty, military & bereavement leaves; 1 paid sick day per month.
  • Your Finances
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    We want you to feel valued and secure by providing: Competitive pay; Financial planning seminars.

 

 Be a Part of our Statewide Team!

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Case Mgmt. / Service Coord. / Peer Services

Position: Employment Specialist
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties:  The Employment Specialist (ES) for the Supported Employment Demonstration (SED) will be the primary source of job development services for participants in the program. The ES will work with participants on resume building, interview preparation, and job supports. Learning the participant’s background, job history, and education experience will also build rapport with participants and help them find suitable employment using a strength-based approach. The ES will spend 65% or more of scheduled work hours in the community. The ES will spend time outreaching to local employers to build trust and relationships. This helps the ES to learn more about the employers and companies in order to do more effective job matching with participants. Daily responsibilities may include meeting clients at various locations, such as home, work, the library or a coffee shop to work on securing or maintaining employment through supportive techniques. Also, duties may include meeting with potential employers, One-Stop, Vocational Rehabilitation, participant’s family members, and/or community partners. The ES also helps provide transportation for job-related activities or to learn more about educational opportunities in the area.
  • Minimum Requirements: Education and experience equivalent to undergraduate degree in mental health, social services, or business. Experience working with people with severe mental illness, experience providing employment services, and knowledge of the work world are preferred; Ability to work effectively as a collaborative team member.
  • Hours: Full time, Monday-Friday (some flexibility in scheduling required)

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Position: Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRRS)-Pathways
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

  • Duties: Provides outreach services to others in community with mental illness.  Develops relationships with other mental illness consumers through phone calls and personal visits.  Survey consumers to determine interest in community activities.  Coordinate with other agencies to provide activities to participants and other services to assist with maintaining housing stability.  Position will require travel throughout Oklahoma County.
  • Minimum Requirements: Funding of this position requires that applicant have a mental illness and be willing to self-disclose; High School diploma or equivalent required; good interpersonal skills; willingness to provide help and support to people with mental illnesses required; access to reliable transportation required; must be able to work independently as well as with others; must have valid Oklahoma driver’s license and a good driving record: experience working with veterans preferred; personal computer skills desired.
  • Hours: Full time, Monday-Friday (some flexibility in scheduling required)

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Position: Peer Recovery Support Specialist-Walker Hall
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Provide and advocate for effective recovery oriented services for residents, ages 18-24, at Walker Hall, a  mixed-gender group home for young adults who have serious mental illness and/or substance use issues, and have experienced homelessness.  Teach and mentor the value of every individual’s recovery experience.  Coach on effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.  Assist individuals in articulating personal goals for recovery and identifying the objectives needed to reach them.  Empower participants through promoting autonomy, self-directions and self-advocacy.  Facilitate peer support groups and self-help groups. Support participants in identifying meaningful roles and integrating into communities of their choice.  Attend treatment team and program development meetings to ensure the presence of the participant’s voice and to promote the use of self-directed recovery tools.  Share knowledge about the resources for various behavioral health settings and ancillary services. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, Demonstrated participation in advocacy and /or personal recovery and wellness.  Be stabilized in recovery and practice ongoing self-care. Be able to serve as an example for others of what wellness and recovery looks like.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday (20-hour work week)

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Position: Peer Recovery Support Specialist-Diversion
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: This position will work alongside the Diversion Case Manager as well as the Police and Fire Clinical Coordinator to serve the needs of individuals referred through the Tulsa Police and Fire Departments.  The team member will collaborate closely with other service systems, help identify individuals who are not currently being engaged by other care systems, work collaboratively with individuals, businesses, and systems that are regularly engaged with people living on the streets, gather critical information regarding their needs, help secure permanent housing and obtain needed resources or services such as legal, financial, medical, social/recreational, etc.
  • Minimum Requirements: Have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED; Have  experience working with homeless populations and/or individuals living in recovery representative of various forms of diversity, disability, and complex clinical needs; Must possess outstanding communication skills and interpersonal comfort with people who may appear aggressive at times, people with histories of varying types of severe and chronic illness, personal hygiene issues, and untreated mental illness; Demonstrated experience in critical thinking and problem-solving skills; Complete the Peer Recovery Support Specialist  training and pass the examination with a score of 70% or better.
  • Hours: Full Time, Monday-Friday (some flexibility in scheduling required)

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Position: Police and Fire Clinical Coordinator
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties:  Under immediate to general supervision, the Police and Fire Clinical Coordinator will provide clinical consultation, service navigation and support to Tulsa Fire and Police Departments.  Specifically this position will focus on support services to the Community Response Team (CRT) and Community Assistance Referral and Educational Services (CARES) programs as well as the identified top utilizers of city emergency services.  Direct services provided to referred individuals may include assessing needs, identifying goals, advocating, and facilitating warm hand offs to needed services like mental health, healthcare, housing, recovery services, socialization and legal assistance etc.  The clinical coordinator performs a wide range of tasks to reduce the misappropriation of public safety personnel services and improve the overall health and well being of the identified participants. The clinical coordinator engages in supportive interactions with all City of Tulsa emergency services stakeholders.
  • Minimum Requirements: Masters’ degree in social service/human services preferred or a relevant combination of education and experience. Must have a current Oklahoma License in one of the following: Social Work, Counseling, or Alcohol and Drug Counselor; 
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; Must possess working knowledge of technology including Microsoft suite programs; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; Ability to work closely with a multidisciplinary team that includes various partner agencies; Possess clean MVR and valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
  • Hours: Full time, Monday-Friday (some flexibility in scheduling required)

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Position: Service Coordinator
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Provide and advocate for effective recovery oriented services. Teach and mentor the value of every individual’s recovery experience.  Coach on effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.  Assist consumer in articulating personal goals for recovery and identifying the objectives needed to reach them.  Empower consumers through promoting autonomy, self-directions and self-advocacy.  Facilitate peer support groups and self-help groups. Assist in creating a crisis plan and Psychiatric Advanced Directive.  Support consumers in identifying meaningful roles and integrating into communities of their choice.  Assist consumers in building social skills and on the development of natural support systems.  Attend treatment team and program development meetings to ensure the presence of the consumer voice and to promote the use of self-directed recovery tools.  Share knowledge about the resources for various behavioral health settings and ancillary services. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Requirements: High School diploma required, Bachelors’ degree in social service/human services preferred or a relevant combination of education and experience.
  • Hours: Full time; Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

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Homeless Outreach

Position: Diversion Case Manager
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Diversion Case Manager will work in a virtual mobile office focusing primarily on homeless individuals, in need of immediate advocacy and support. The Case Manager will receive referrals directly from Tulsa Police Department to divert individuals away from incarceration and into community treatment and services. Case Manager will work in continuous collaboration a multitude of service providers either establish or re-connect individuals when appropriate to behavioral health treatment,  housing and supportive services. The Case Manager will collect information regarding individual’s needs, helping to formulate plans and interventions designed to help people secure permanent housing, and obtain needed resources or services such as legal, financial, medical, etc.
  • Minimum Requirements: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a social services or related field,  1-year experience working with homeless population, knowledge of the criminal justice system, or other relevant equivalent combination of education and experience; Possess outstanding communication skills and interpersonal comfort with people who may appear aggressive at times, people with histories of varying types of severe and chronic illness, personal hygiene issues, and untreated mental illness; Work and communicate effectively with law enforcement; Clinical skill set in the area of crisis intervention, crisis management, trauma informed care, harm reduction, and de-escalation as there will inevitably be situations that will require the aforementioned areas of expertise; Demonstrated experience in critical thinking, problem-solving skills and data collecting will also be necessary.
  • Hours: Full time, Monday-Friday (some flexibility in scheduling required)

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Housing Development

There are no available jobs in this area at this time

Leasing / Pool/On-call / On-Site Housing

Position: Front Desk Attendant-Yale Apartments
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Responsible for general safety and security of the facility, including monitoring of video surveillance equipment, fire systems, and all building exits.  Makes interior and exterior checks of the premises. Enforces all property and leasing rules, Monitors incoming and outgoing guests. Observes and reports resident behaviors, Creates a shift log that accurately reports any incidents, behaviors or maintenance issues and is required to review previous shift logs to enhance awareness of potential problems or other issues.  May be required to assist with janitorial or kitchen duties when staffing is insufficient.  Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with Association policies and procedures.  Works in cooperation with Resident Assistant Staff and Pool Staff on shifts where two staff are required to be on duty.  Creates and distributes incident reports as required.  Be a living example that recovery is possible by role modeling recovery and wellness in his or her own life.
  • Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or GED preferred. Demonstrated participation in advocacy and/or personal knowledge in recovery.  Be willing to self-disclose about personal recovery and wellness.
  • Hours: Part time, Overnight shift, 8 am-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday (24-hour work week)

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Position: Pool (On-Call) Staff – Resident Assistant – All Housing Properties
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties:
  • Oversees shift operations of Walker Hall,  Yale or 12th Street Safe Haven (as appropriate), including but not limited to updating charts, monitoring medications, overseeing chores and routines of housing residents, and interacting with residents
  • Minimum Requirements: 
  • High School diploma required, Bachelors degree preferred, experience working with homeless people as well as those with mental illness preferred, good interpersonal skills, Adult First Aid, CPR certificates and CAPE (Creating a Positive Environment) training a plus
  • Hours: Varied – on as-needed basis, no set schedule; no guaranteed amount of hours
  • Closing Date: Indefinite

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Position: Resident Assistant-Altamont
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Responsible for general safety and security of the facility, including monitoring of video surveillance equipment, fire systems, and all building exits; Provides non-clinical support to program residents who are in treatment and recovery from serious mental illness and homelessness, and communicates with internal and external providers as needed; Makes interior and exterior checks of the premises; Enforces program rules; Receives and records resident payments for meal program and other fees; Monitors incoming and outgoing guests and maintains a daily sign-in/out sheet; Observes and reports resident behaviors; Facilitate weekly room inspections and report findings; Creates a shift log that accurately reports any incidents, behaviors, or maintenance issues, and is required to review previous shift logs to enhance awareness of potential problems or other issues; Creates and distributes incident reports as required; May be required to assist with janitorial or kitchen duties when staffing is insufficient; Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with Association policies and procedures; Works in cooperation with Front Desk Attendant and Pool Staff on shifts where two staff are required to be on duty; Be a living example that recovery is possible by role modeling recovery and wellness in his or her own life.
  • Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Experience with program housing and/or working with persons with mental illness preferred; Strong interpersonal skills required, including setting and enforcing appropriate boundaries with residents; Knowledge of basic office equipment and technology required; Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties required; Adult CPR and First Aid certification preferred; Current Tulsa City/County Health Department Food Handler’s permit required within 90 days of hire.
  • Hours: Part time, Saturday & Sunday (16-hour work week)

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Property Maintenance

Position: Property Maintenance Worker
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Addressing general maintenance and repair needs of the Association’s various properties as they arise, including: Assisting with all phases of general property management maintenance and repairs. These duties involve and are not limited to:  Landscape maintenance of all properties consisting of mowing, edging, hedge trimming, blowing walks and drives, leaf and snow removal as needed; Apartment make-readies consisting of general prep work, painting, minor plumbing and/or electrical repairs, and cleanup; Trouble shooting the variety of repair requests from all Association properties. Additionally, assistance with Association functions such as donations pickup, meeting room set up, etc.
  • Minimum Requirements: Past property maintenance experience in the areas of landscaping, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and HVAC are a plus. The successful candidate must be a dedicated team player.
  • Hours: 7:30 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday (some evenings and weekends, flexibility in scheduling required)

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Human Resources / Administration

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Marketing / Development

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Accounting

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Technology

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Evaluation and Compliance

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Criminal Justice / Public Policy

Position: Mental Health Training Specialist
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Mental Health Training Specialist will utilize best practice mental health training to create specialized training modules for community agency needs. This position will be a source of community wide resource education. The Mental Health Training Specialist will create and conduct training across a wide variety of community and criminal justice stakeholders.
  • Minimum Requirements: Shows initiative,  passion for criminal justice reform, and drive to create systemic change; Possesses interpersonal skills with which to represent the Association appropriately across all settings; Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and presentation systems; Bachelor’s degree in social services, criminal justice, communications or related field with 2- 5 years experience or other relevant equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Hours: Full time, Monday-Friday (some flexibility in scheduling required)

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Employment First

Housing to Work programs offers employment through an in-house, non-competitive, low demand, high expectation Work Program.

Our Work Program employees have been homeless with a disability and work part-time positions in the Altamont or Yale apartment buildings.  All Work Program positions are overseen by the staff on duty. These jobs have varying levels of support and training depending on the needs of the participant. Applicant must be a current resident at one of our housing properties.

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Supportive Employment is a program dedicated to those individuals who face barriers to employment due to mental illness (including substance abuse, criminal backgrounds, homelessness, and co-occurring disorders).

Part of the array of options provided to those seeking employment, participants can opt into applying for positions located within the organization that are short-term, part-time, highly structured, team based, and programmatic in nature. These particular positions provide needed additional structure to those who may not feel completely ready to re-enter the community’s competitive employment field and for those who desire strong accountability, structure, and skill and confidence development.

Position: Altamont Baker
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Workforce Readiness program collaborates with the B’nai Emunah synagogue for the Altamont Bakery to provide work to those interested in part-time work in a recovery setting. The Altamont Bakery bakes every Tuesday and is currently looking for two individuals living in recovery with an interest or background in baking.
  • Duties: Altamont bakers’ duties include learning all stations of the kitchen. These stations are mixing ingredients (wet and dry), dish washing, scooping, oven operation, and food storage. Bakers will need to know and/or learn proper food handling and storing techniques and guidelines. All those employed within the bakery work as a team and a team approach should be taken on all aspects of duties.
  • Minimum Requirements: Program qualifications require that applicants have a mental illness and be willing to self-disclose; access to reliable transportation (public or private) required; must be able to work independently as well as with others; must have food handlers permit. Applicants may apply without food handlers permit, but upon hiring, must obtain one before work in the kitchen begins.
  • Hours: Baking takes place every Tuesday,  beginning at 1:00. Hours fluctuate depending on the size of orders, but bakers are usually done with all duties around 6:00. Holiday seasons are busier and may require more time baking.

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