Get Involved & Make a Difference with MHATC

The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is currently seeking applicants for the following paid positions:


Skill Builder
Part-Time Position, Youth Services

MHATC’s Skill-Builders provide Respite and Skill-Building services to youth in Tompkins County who are at risk of hospitalization or residential placement for their mental health challenges.  Skill-Builders work one-on-one with youth to help them work toward specific goals and objectives outlined by the youth’s case manager to help the youth stay safe and successful in their home setting.


  • Meet with assigned youth in their homes/communities to work on objectives and goals described in service plan
  • Work with youth and families to design a schedule and activities that meet their needs and goals
  • Transport youth to and from skill-building activities
  • Attend bi-weekly team meetings at MHATC
  • Document each visit on a progress note for Medicaid billing


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience working with children
  • A vehicle, clean driving record and up-to- date insurance
  • Age 21 or older
  • Strong writing skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible to accommodate family’s needs
  • Must pass a criminal background check and Statewide Central Register Clearance
  • 1-year commitment to position preferred
  • Experience with special needs populations preferred


  • Varies depending on client/caseload, typically 6-16 hours/week, afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends


  • $10/hr for 3-month probationary period, $12/hr after 3 months
  • $4/visit travel reimbursement

If you are interested in applying, please download a MHATC Emploment Application and submit to:
Email: mlittle@mhaedu.org
Fax: 607-272-5343
Location: 301 S. Geneve St., Suite 109
Ithaca, NY 14850

The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is currently seeking volunteer/intern help with:

Office Work (Telephone/Filing/Research/etc.);
Event Planning;
On-site Event Assistance;
Grant Writing
And More!

If you are interested in donating your time, please download a MHATC Volunteer Application.

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