MHAAC needs dedicated professionals committed to advocating on behalf of our clients and family members and helping people transition to self-sufficiency while working in a great environment!

We have positions open in the following programs:

FAMILY EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER (FERC)

Lead Family Advocate (1 position): ***INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY***  Great opportunity for existing FERC staff!  The Lead Advocate will support both the Program Director and Program Supervisor with training new Family Advocates throughout FERC.  This position will also be responsible for providing  direct services to family members in the Fremont office.    Email resume and cover letter that includes a description of your Lived Experience to Jobs@mhaac.org or FAX to (510) 746-1701

For the full job description and application, please click here

Family Advocate (3 positions): If you are, or have been, a family member/primary caregiver responsible for, or closely involved in the life of a loved one with a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance (adult or child) whether biologically related or not, The Mental Health Association of Alameda County encourages you to apply for a full time, benefitted position currently available with its program. Seeking persons with ‘PERSONAL LIVED EXPERIENCE’ that now drives their passion for serving other family members/caregivers needing hope and support.  No ‘on the job’ experience in the mental health field is required.  Email completed applications to Jobs@mhaac.org or FAX to (510) 746-1701

For the full job description and application, please click here.

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 

Family Partner (2 positions):  The Family Partnership Program works with a multidisciplinary team to help support the families and caregivers of children and young adults receiving services. Family Partners help families with obtaining community services and support; participate in trainings and education on mental health and special education needs. The Family Partnership Program provides direct services within Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services serving children and young adults. Candidates must have “lived experience” as the primary caregiver of a child or immediate family member who is now or has in the past received services from a public child-serving agency, i.e. special education, mental health, social services, and/or juvenile justice.  Email cover letter and resume to Jobs@mhaac.org

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PATIENTS' RIGHTS ADVOCACY (PRA)

Patients' Rights Advocate (1 position):  PRA staff represent patients in hearings regarding involuntary mental health treatment to ensure that the patients rights are maintained.  Staff represent and advocate for patients during two hearings.  At "Certification Review Hearings" PRA staff  speak on behalf of patients that have been involuntarily detained for mental health treatment longer than 72 hours.  Staff also represent patients at "Capacity (Riese) Hearings" when a doctor seeks a court order to involuntarily treat a patient with psychotropic medication.

For the full job description, application and supplemental questions, please click here