Mental Health Social Practitioner

Fountain House

About the organization

We provide services to adult member with serious mental illness


Social Practitioners are the staff workers at the Fountain House clubhouse – a 75-year-old rehabilitative community and the originator of the clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation.

Social Practice is a specialized form of therapy that uses a community-based approach of assisting individuals in their mental health recovery to:

Learn new skills,
Hone their talents
Build dignity
Develop a sense of belonging, and
Make progress towards their goals

Fountain House is a community of opportunities for social connection, growth, meaning and recovery. It is not “clinical” program in the traditional sense – workers here do not have a private office nor conduct one-on-one therapy or counseling sessions. The participants of the program – people living with serious mental illnesses (SMI) like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – are referred to not as “clients,” or “patients,” but members of the community who are essential to the function of the program. Fountain House employs a community-based approach to rehabilitation, using ordinary daily activities to connect staff with members, members to each other, and everyone to their strengths and talents. Serving as social practitioner presents a unique opportunity to use all of the developing techniques of “social practice,” the tools and opportunities of the clubhouse, and above all, yourself to support members in their recovery.


Undergraduate degree required, masters degree preferre
1-2+ years’ experience working with individuals with serious mental illness and or/hands on experience working in a community setting preferred
1-2 years coaching and counseling experience preferred


$29.12 per hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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