Opportunities

Get Involved & Make a Difference with MHATC

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

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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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

Hours:

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

Wage:

  • $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;
Marketing/Fundraising;
Grant Writing
And More!

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

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