Part of the purpose of mental health centers like High Plains Mental Health Center is to help individuals who struggle with mental illnesses to be able to function normally within their communities. To do this, the Center brings a broad range of services to the table including short term respite care for children through our Homeward Bound program, the Schwaller Center crisis center, Woodhaven and Colby House apartments, and more traditional services like therapy and medication services. However, many of these services require the participation of people like you who are willing to go the extra mile to help those in our communities who are struggling. Here are some of the ways you could get involved:
Become a Homeward Bound Resource Family:
Homeward Bound provides kids with mental health diagnoses with temporary placements with area families who are trained to help adolescents learn to cope with their mental health struggles. To be a resource family, your home must pass state inspections much like a foster home must, and our staff will train you so that you are equipped to work with the children who are placed in your home. This is a fabulous program that impacts a lot of lives. For testimonials from families who have worked as resource families, click here.
Apply to become a Recovery Worker:
Recovery Workers help with much of the day to day business of caring for clients at High Plains Mental Health Center. Job tasks include providing transportation, helping with kids groups, and working one-on-one with individuals in the Schwaller Center. This is a great job for students who are considering a career in mental health, but it is also an excellent job for retired individuals who are willing to help and make a little extra money. Hours are flexible with a limit of 28 hours per week. For more information on Recovery Worker positions, click here.
Serve on the High Plains Mental Health Center Governing Board:
High Plains’ Board is comprised of one voting member and one alternate from each of our 20 counties as well as “at large” board members who represent High Plains’ clients. High Plains’ Board Members are appointed by their respective county commissions and approved by the sitting board. For more information on the High Plains Mental Health Center Governing Board, contact David Anderson – Director of Clinical Services at (800) 432-0333.
Work for High Plains Mental Health Center:
High Plains Mental Health Center has a variety of positions open for both clinical staff and support staff. HPMHC provides competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. For more information on employment, click here.