Social Practitioner / Wellness Cafe
San Antonio Clubhouse
a form community
We believe in building a team of people with diverse life experiences. People who have been successful at form communities don’t necessarily have experience working in mental health. More important to enjoying this work, you will be Friendly, Engaging, a Good Listener, and have experience working in Vibrant, Ambiguous Environments. If this sounds like you, we’ll invest in training and developing your interests to fit the needs of our San Antonio Clubhouse community.
About the Job
As a Social Practitioner in the San Antonio Clubhouse, you’ll be responsible for carrying out all elements of social practice in support of members‘ wellness and recovery goals as well as meeting overall expectations for unit work, while adhering to the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs.
Acting as both a leader and a listener, you will continually assess and adjust opportunities to meet member needs. Utilizing the broad platform of the Clubhouse Work-Ordered Day, with its variety of tasks and projects, you will deploy positive experiences—both big and small—to support individuals’ recovery from mental illnesses. You will facilitate a sense of belonging and need for members in the Clubhouse community, with a particular focus on strengths, talents, and interests. You will develop positive, supportive relationships that promote hope, choice, wellness and recovery for individuals.
Working in our Wellness Cafe, you will coordinate and support member engagement in all aspects of meal preparation and serving, including supplies shopping, food prep and cooking (for 30-45 persons), service, cleaning, and maintenance of a full commercial kitchen. With a staff partner and team of members, you will lead and participate in exercise and wellness activities that complement a nutritious food program in support of a whole health approach to wellness.
Clubhouse is an evidence-based model for mental health recovery where members engage in meaningful work within a community of peers, overcoming the symptoms and stigma of mental illness while supporting the daily operations of the organization. San Antonio Clubhouse has supported lasting recovery in our community since 2003.
Based on the belief that everyone can recover and lead a full, productive, and meaningful life, Clubhouse members share ownership and responsibility for the success of the organization. Working and socializing in a unique partnership with a small staff, we focus on strengths over illness. Skills acquired or enhanced while working at the Clubhouse can be readily applied to a variety of outside paid work and educational environments.
Since it's founding in 2003 as the San Antonio Clubhouse, form communities has relied on the passion and strengths of our community members to drive recovery and well-being for people across the city and world at large.
As an integral part of this community, you will receive these benefits in addition to your compensation:
- Health Insurance
- Educational Assistance Plan
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Parental Leave
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off
Duties & Responsibilities
Support the growth and development of the San Antonio Clubhouse community, based on the Principles of Social Practice and the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs.
Utilize all aspects of the Clubhouse work-ordered day in fostering positive opportunities for our members to overcome common barriers such as social isolation, poor self-esteem, anxiety, withdrawal, symptom management, homelessness, unemployment, and poverty.
Facilitate members’ access to the larger San Antonio community with relationships that build general skills, a sense of confidence, and support members’ self efficacy, including regular provision of on-site support in employment, education, and housing.
Develop relationships with Clubhouse members and the community as a whole that can be leveraged to: (1) Provide support for positive change, growth, and risk-taking; (2) Combat social isolation and increase meaningful connections; and (3) Introduce members to new opportunities.
Curate professional and social experiences at the Clubhouse, including interactions with and among a diverse membership, towards therapeutic results and the safety of an accessible, positive community.
Observe and assess experiences with our members across a variety of professional, social, and vocational environments in order to craft individualized feedback, coaching, and intervention.
Facilitate member engagement in meetings, unit work, and overall operations.
Support members’ sense of self-efficacy, in developing and following through on action plans based on individualized goals for recovery and growth.
Communicate the importance of a whole-health approach to wellness and model healthy attitudes, habits, and practices for the community.
Act as a source of education and support to the community in all aspects of unit work.
Engage members in all aspects of unit work, while ensuring program and food safety standards are met, including in food preparation, service, and cleanup for a commercial scale kitchen.
Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff on the unit, staying late or arriving early, if necessary, to fulfill unit or member needs.
Support and fill-in for members in their Transitional Employment (TE) opportunities, if/when needed.
Work some Federal holidays, which might include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and occasional weekend or evening hours.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience in working with a diverse and constantly changing population, including the ability to inspire action and growth within individuals overcoming the symptoms and stigma of mental illnesses.
Experience with de-escalation and crisis management, and the ability to handle situations with compassion, confidence, and care for our members and the larger community.
Enthusiasm for a whole health approach to wellness, including the importance of fresh, nutritious foods and the ability to motivate and inspire others in the work of food preparation, cooking, and wellness activities.
Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing demands, prioritizing the needs of the community, while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude.
Ability to maintain focus in a dynamic environment with many interruptions and distractions.
Willingness to learn new software and technology.
San Antonio, Texas
Come Work with Us!
If this sounds like you, please send a copy of your resume to:
In your email, please let us know:
- Why you're interested in the SA Clubhouse
- Why you think you'd be a good fit for this role
- Your salary requirements
Please, NO PHONE CALLS. We'll reach out to you if we have questions.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!
form communities, inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.