Clubhouse Director - Los Angeles

Employer
Fountain House
Location
California, United States
Salary
$105,000.00 - $115,000.00
Closing date
Mar 6, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY

The Hollywood Clubhouse Director will oversee the launch and operations of a new Fountain House clubhouse in the Hollywood area. The clubhouse is an organization that promotes psychosocial recovery for people living with serious mental illnesses within a culturally responsive and member-led community. The director is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the clubhouse and will work with members and oversee staff in building an effective and engaging community and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the clubhouse. The Director reports to Fountain House’s Senior Director of Programming and Housing, based in NYC and will consult with Fountain House’s Executive Director regarding clubhouse program development. 

Shift: 9AM- 5PM Monday - Friday with some flexibility as needed. 

Salary: $105K - $115K

ABOUT FOUNTAIN HOUSE

For more than 70 years, Fountain House has successfully addressed the devastating impact of mental illness on individuals, families, and communities through its pioneering clubhouse model, which provides a structured, therapeutic social community and the tools to break the bonds of social isolation faced by people living with mental illness, while also addressing their basic health and social needs such as access to healthcare, housing, employment, education, nutrition, and safety. Fountain House accomplishes this by working in partnership with its members – people living with mental illness – and putting them at the center of their own recovery.

Fountain House is the most widely replicated evidence-based model for people living with mental illness in the world with over 300 model programs serving over 100,000 people throughout the US and in more than 30 countries.

We are working for a world where no one is powerless, where health for all is not just an aspiration but a reality, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We are just getting started and hope you will join us.

Fountain House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We especially encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. We actively work to increase the diversity of experience and perspectives on our team, and we want to hear from you. Remember, no one comes with the entire complement of skills, and no one is the perfect candidate, so do not let a lack of experience/ skill in one specific area deter you from applying. 

Fountain House is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

At this time Fountain House, Inc. is not able to sponsor visas.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities include the following but may also include additional duties as assigned by your supervisor:

Clubhouse Management

  • Liaise with Fountain House senior leadership to ensure the clubhouse is aligned with the organization’s overall strategic vision and priorities.
  • Develop, implement, and manage effective and innovative programming at the clubhouse.
  • Promote a healthy and effective rehabilitative clubhouse culture and community.
  • Ensure commitment to social practice and the clubhouse model in all areas of clubhouse programming.
  • Ensure that all clubhouse programs operate ethically and with fidelity to the clubhouse model.
  • Ensure that all programs are evaluated regularly for effectiveness and improved where necessary.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.

Clubhouse Operations

  • Manage clubhouse program budget working with Fountain House’s Senior Director of Programming and Housing and the Finance team.
  • Ensure the clubhouse is evaluated regularly for effectiveness and improved where necessary.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures. 
  • Develop sustainable fundraising, governmental and other external partnerships that promote the mission in coordination with Fountain House’s development team and relevant external consultants.

Staff Supervision and Development

  • Attract, develop, and support high-performing program staff.
  • Supervise, support, and mentor program staff.
  • Work in partnership with Fountain House’s Manhattan and Bronx Clubhouse directors to ensure alignment on clubhouse programming and staff development processes.
  • Create an effective team culture that utilizes shared decision making among members and staff to co-create and sustain the programming in the clubhouse. 
  • Ensure all staff have the resources and knowledge to perform their duties effectively.
  • Participate in supervision and training activities as requested by your supervisor and senior management.

Partnership Management

  • Be able to promote and articulate the clubhouse model and social practice to varied audiences.
  • Effectively represent the clubhouse to external audiences.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work with a racially and culturally diverse group of members and staff.
  • Ability to effectively handle mental health crises in a supportive and professional way based on training and standard accepted practice.
  • Ability to manage and develop diverse teams.
  • Ability to effectively handle crisis in a supportive and professional way based on training and standard accepted practice.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and Slack).
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to conduct assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Flexibility in terms of schedule including availability for limited work on nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Preference for bilingual Spanish/English speaking candidate.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS

  • Undergraduate Degree required, Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English speaking fluence preferred.
  • 1-2 years Clubhouse experience preferred, but not required 
  • 3+ years supervisory experience required 
  • Driver’s License for some required travel is highly preferred. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet all physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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