Posted by Willy Franzen on July 31, 2010. Jobs updated daily.
New Orleans, LA
|Field Education Director and Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor|
|Associate/Assistant Clinical Professor|
|Social Services Specialist II (Part Time)|
|Director of Nursing - Behavioral Health|
Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
I’ve done a good amount of traveling this summer, and it just so happens that a number of the cities that I’ve visited have significant homeless populations. San Diego stands out the most, but there’s also Denver, San Francisco, and my home, Chicago. It showed me how serious mental health issues can become for individuals and communities. Obviously, mental health issues affect people from all walks of life, but with the homeless it’s visible in a way that most other mental health issues aren’t. The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a Washington, DC based organization that acts as “the unifying voice of America’s behavioral health organizations.” They support more than 1,700 member organizations and serve the “more than 6 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.”
The best way to get a feel for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is to watch the video that I’ve embedded below called “Fighting for Our Future.”
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare “advocates for public policies that ensure that people who are ill can access comprehensive healthcare services,” which means that they’re involved in all kinds of interesting work. If you’d like to be a part of it, you’ll want to check out their Jobs page. It actually doesn’t have their only posting right now, but I was able to find it on Idealist. They’re looking for a Membership Associate, and the position appears to be suitable for new or recent grads (although the description is a bit unclear on that).
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