MHAPA is Hiring!

Position:  

External Advocate

Position Summary:

External Advocate is an independent advocate who provides assistance and support to individuals receiving services at a state operated mental health facility.  The open position is located at Danville State Hospital in Danville, PA.  Position entails the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure the fundamental rights of the individual receiving services in the state operated facility.
  • Help individuals and their families with questions, concerns, and complaints regarding hospital care and treatment.
  • Help resolve concerns and complaints.
  • Work with individuals and others, including local/regional mental health offices and county providers, to facilitate community living.
  • Refer individuals to an attorney or agency that provides legal advocacy.
  • Assist with questions about benefit programs and concerns regarding employment.
  • Provide technical assistance and education regarding rights to individuals, their families and the hospital staff.
  • The position is full time but two individuals sharing the position and responsibilities would also be considered.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidate will have advocacy experience, knowledge about the PA mental health system, reporting, organizational and data entry skills.  A college degree or a combination of education and experience is required.  We are an affirmative action employer – individuals of color, women and those with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please email resume and salary requirements to: externaladvocacy@mhapa.org

Subject Line: External Advocate Search

Or Mail to:

External Advocate Search
MHAPA
1414 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103