Careers

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.

 

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Case Mgmt. / Service Coord. / Peer Services

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 (PRRS)
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Under immediate to general supervision, the Peer Outreach Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRRS) provides peer support services to participants referred by the Special Services Docket and other programs and agencies throughout the service area. They work as an advocate for participants, refers participants to information and resources and connects them to a variety of behavioral health and community settings. The Peer Outreach PRSS performs a wide range of tasks to assist participants in the recovery processes. The PRSS engages in supportive interactions with all ODMHSAS stakeholders.
  • 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: Part time, Monday-Friday (20-hour work week)

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Position: Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRRS)-Creating Connections
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 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: Part time, Monday-Friday (20-hour work week)

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Position: Team Leader-Walker Hall
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: The Team Leader is responsible for the oversight and daily operations of a 12-bed, mixed-gender group home for young adults who have serious mental illness and/or substance abuse issues, and are experiencing homelessness.  The Team Leader is responsible for administrative duties and program services, including the provision of high level case management services to residents, supervision of program staff, accurate and timely reporting and documentation, and compliance with all standards of Mental Health Association Oklahoma and applicable local, state and federal agencies.
  • Minimum Requirements: Able to evaluate situations and implement an effective course of action, to delegate responsibilities, organize and present information accurately and effectively, and to process complex information within established policies and procedures; Able to establish and maintain appropriate and productive professional relationships with clinical, administrative, and support staff within the program, the agency, our partner agencies, and regulatory agencies; Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with efficiency and consistency; Possess basic computer skills necessary to enter and disseminate information using programs and technology required by internal and external entities; Able to support and promote a service environment for individuals in need of mental health and/or substance abuse services that is trauma informed, recovery focused, client driven, and safe; Possess the skills to intervene and de-escalate clients who are agitated, anxious, angry, aggressive or potentially aggressive in an appropriate manner that minimizes or eliminates risk of harm to any person in the environment; Able to recognize and manage resident crisis, including a threat of suicide or harm to self or others; Must be 21 year of age or older; High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Experience working with persons who are experiencing serious mental illness and/or substance abuse, and/or homelessness required, subsidized leasing and/or housing administration experience preferred; Certified or eligible to be certified as a Behavioral Health Case Manager (CM l or CM ll) by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Must be licensed and able to operate a motor vehicle and a driving record acceptable to the insurance company that underwrites the agency vehicles; Must have reliable transportation.
  • Hours: Full time; 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

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Position: Transportation and Intake Specialist
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: The Transportation and Intake Specialist for A Better Way, a program provided through the City of Tulsa, will be responsible for facilitating day labor opportunities by providing transportation of clients to and from pick up and drop off sites. Daily responsibilities will include: identifying individuals actively panhandling, who can work for the program, gathering demographic and intake information, and aiming to engage 75% non-duplicated workers each day. The Transportation and Intake Specialist will additionally provide oversight and supervision of on-site day labor activities three days out of the business week or as needed for on-call purposes.
  • Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent; Current CPR/First aid certification or ability to obtain within 3 months of beginning employment; Current and valid Oklahoma driver’s license; Good driving record and reliable vehicle with current insurance; Excellent oral communication skills; Strong customer service/public relations skills; Good organizational skills.
  • Hours: Part time; 24-30 hours per week; Monday-Friday

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Clinical Services / Employment Services

Position: Director of Employment First
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: Management, oversight, supervision, development, and maintenance of 3 employment service programs which include: A Better Way – A panhandling and homelessness initiative aimed at providing day labor for individuals who are interested in transitioning into competitive, full or part time employment; Transitional Employment – A transitional program providing temporary employment to individuals living with a criminal background and mental illness, aiming to enhance job skills and ready participants for competitive employment within the community; Altamont Bakery – A supportive employment program for individuals living in recovery, where participants are hired on to work part time in a bakery to make and sell cookies throughout the community; Provide clinical supervision for staff in all programs; Provide case management and supervision for participants in both the Altamont Bakery and Transitional Employment program; Triage, service, and/or refer potential program recipients who are motivated to begin preparing for entry into volunteer, transitional, supportive, or competitive workforce by addressing physical, mental, and psychological barriers to employment and wellness; Interface with community stakeholders and leaders to build relationships, network, educate, and engage community interest in issues surrounding employment of an at-risk population; Assist in identifying and obtaining capital through fundraising, grant-writing, networking, and reporting; Research and remain adept in the areas of Labor market needs, Equal employment and Employment policy, disability law, and employment advocacy; Provide timely reports to satisfy grant requirements as mandated by the City of Tulsa – Mayor’s Office and the Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW), as well as the Zarrow’s Family Foundation; Assist in building and maintaining a sound employer networks/directory, building relationships with corporate or private retailers, and facilitate successful long-term substantial gainful activity for program participants.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related field preferred; Consideration will be given to a combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Hours: Full time; Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, flexibility in scheduling required.

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Position: Director of Housing Programs & Services
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

  • Duties: The Director of Housing Programs & Services – OKC is primarily responsible for overseeing the daily operations of all the Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s housing programs and services in the Oklahoma City area. These programs consist of a wide array of services such as housing assistance, recovery supports, case management, outreach services, crisis intervention, and clinical consultation. This position will also represent the Association on an administrative level promoting positive collaboration, and cultivating relationships with the Oklahoma City-based community health and mental health agencies, social services organizations, the Continuum of Care and other key stakeholders in the Oklahoma City area.
  • Minimum Requirements: Ability to manage, supervise, and lead at multiple levels in the organization, including; standing in for Director of Housing and Recovery Services, as necessary; Thorough knowledge of systems theory and management techniques; Thorough knowledge of various mental illnesses and diagnostic categories for purposes of clinical management of client cases, and providing supervision, education and training; Extensive knowledge and experience working with families or individuals who are homeless or chronically homeless, disabled (mental or physical), or with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders; Solid foundation and knowledge base of Community Resources in Oklahoma City/County and surrounding counties; Strong oral and written communication skills, including interpersonal skills; Ability to prepare and deliver persuasive oral and written reports and presentations both internally and in large community/public settings; Proficient PC skills including word processing and spreadsheet applications; Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and experience with other data management systems including internet based applications; Business administration experience that includes accountability for financial oversight of program operations and budgeting processes; Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities. Must be able to systematically gather relevant information and apply logic to solving problems and make decisions; interprets various types of data; sees the relationships and inter-relationships among concepts, issues or situations; handles crisis situations  and makes clinical and management decisions with ease, speed, accuracy and precision; Ability to manage relationships with external and internal partners; Ensures that information is always reviewed and presented in a thorough and accurate manner; precisely captures information to complete work accurately; focuses on the smaller elements and/or the fine points of material or processes; Works well in a team environment; self-motivated; results oriented; ability to multi-task and ability to delegate as necessary; This level of knowledge is normally acquired through completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a similar degree. Management and supervisory experience of a least 3 years post-graduate; Requisite current and active licensure is required (LCSW, LSW-Adm, LCSW-u/s, LPC, LMFT, etc.).
  • Hours: Full time; Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, flexibility in scheduling required.

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Position: Nurse Care Coordinator
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: The Nurse Care Coordinator is responsible for assisting participants in the Full-Service Group of the Supported Employment Demonstration (SED) project as needed with systematic medication management services related to identified behavioral health and substance abuse concerns and assisting with care coordination within the context of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Minimum Requirements: Current authorization in the State of Oklahoma as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse; Demonstrated knowledge and skill in working with individuals with mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders; Thorough knowledge of professional nursing practice care techniques, medical supplies, and sanitation and personal hygiene, and nutrition; Demonstrated skill in planning, organizing, and applying nursing care techniques working with clients with mental illness and co-occurring disorders; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated skill in exercising judgment, initiative self-control, patience in following detailed and or written instructions; Demonstrated skill in maintaining a sympathetic and harmonious relationship with individuals who have been homeless and may have serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders.
  • Hours: Part time; 20-30 hours per week; Monday-Friday

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Homeless Outreach

Position: Outreach & Rapid Response Case Manager
Location: Tulsa, OK

  • Duties: The Outreach and Rapid Response Case Manager will work on the streets in a virtual mobile office focusing primarily on chronically homeless individuals, including those that were recently or are currently incarcerated. The Case Manager will primarily target, but not exclusively, the downtown area, encampments, and homeless gathering areas and will work in continuous collaboration with friends and family members, shelters, outreach/case managers, law enforcement, fire department, ambulance services, business owners/operators, faith communities and ordinary citizens. The Case Manager 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, and helping to formulate plans and interventions designed to help people secure permanent housing and obtain needed resources or services such as legal, financial, medical, social/recreational, etc.
  • Minimum Requirements: The Outreach and Rapid Response Case Manager will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a human relations/behavioral health/medical health related field and 1-year experience working with homeless populations OR 3+ years working extensively with homeless populations. The individual 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. The individual must demonstrate a 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 and problem-solving skills will also be necessary.
  • Hours: Full time; Monday-Friday

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Housing Development

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

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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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

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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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