Fresh Start seeks Clubhouse Staff/Unit Facilitator

Position based in Ann Arbor, MI
Fresh Start Clubhouse, a psychosocial rehabilitation program for adults with psychiatric disabilities, is seeking a health and human service/social service professional to join our intentional working community.


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy (OTA accepted), voc rehab, social work, or related field. Experience with the Clubhouse/Fountain House model of psychosocial rehabilitation preferred. Must be an energetic, positive individual with the ability to motivate adults with serious mental illness. Highly developed communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills an absolute must! Must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently in an upbeat and dynamic environment with many distractions.


Clubhouse staff have generalist roles and share employment, community support, evening/weekend/holiday, and unit responsibilities. Central to this role is the energetic engagement of members in all aspects of unit and clubhouse operations. Staff complete unit work with members, not for members. Staff assist members in developing vocational, educational, housing, and socialization goals and objectives. Responsible for planning and coordinating unit work tasks. Provide training and coverage on transitional employment job placements and contribute to job development efforts. Provide coverage on rotating basis for evening, weekend, and holiday social activities. This position will be in our Culinary Unit.


Required characteristics, skills, and abilities: consistently upbeat and energetic attitude, ability to maintain focus in a dynamic environment with many interruptions and distractions, self-starter, creative thinker, encouraging demeanor, maintain a high level of energy for 8 hours, manage competing demands on time, keep space and tasks well organized, analyze tasks and spaces for barriers to utilization and develop interventions to address them, remain relaxed and nonreactive when others are upset, stand and move for long periods, stay alert, energetic, and positive for long periods, engage with small and large groups, document necessary information using pen and paper and/or a computer, drive a 15 passenger van, use a cell phone, utilize and be responsible for a company credit card, use standard office equipment, use standard kitchen equipment, periodically work in different job settings in the community (e.g. retail, food service, etc.).


Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. For insurance purposes, candidates must be at least 25.


People of color, men, LGBTQ*, veterans, and other identity groups highly encouraged to apply. Please send resume and a cover letter to