OrganizationPartner for Mental Health
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJuly 30, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$50-57,000


Partner for Mental Health Community Navigator
Deadline: June 1, 2024
Qualified Mental Health Professional
The position is full time working as part of Partner for Mental Health’s representative with the
City of Charlottesville’s co-responder team. The position involves going on follow-on calls to
persons who have called 911 in a mental health or substance use crisis to check on
their well-being, de-escalate situations and make appropriate referrals to City agencies
and other community resources.

Salary Range $25-27/hr. depending on experience.

About: Partner for Mental Health (PMH) is a 501(c)3 affiliate of Mental Health America
that has operated in the Charlottesville Albemarle area since 1947. Its focus has
changed over the decades with changing mental health policies beginning with
advocating for better conditions in state mental hospitals to its programs today geared
toward helping individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorder live stably
in our community.
PMH does not provide direct mental health services.  Although our mission is Educating,
Advocating, and Connecting to Promote Mental Health for Everyone, our clients over
the past decade have tended to be disadvantaged individuals with poorly managed
serious mental illness or substance use disorder.
PMH’s primary program is Community Navigation, that is providing personal support,
education and advocacy for clients and connecting them to vital community resources,
including working to secure stable housing.
Here PMH has two programs:
 The Albemarle District Court’s Therapeutic Docket. Two PMH Navigators work
with the Therapeutic Docket providing support for clients are in the program.
PMH has been a part of this since the Docket was launched six years ago.
 The Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail’s (ACRJ) Re-entry Program.   The
Re-entry program is geared to clients with diagnosed mental illness to help with
their transition back to the community.  We have one Community Navigator
working with ACRJ.

More recently, PMH has moved “upstream” to address mental health needs before folks
have adverse encounters with law enforcement. PMH is working with both Albemarle
County and the City of Charlottesville on their co-responder teams.
 HART (Human Services Alternative Response Team). We are part of the HART
team that includes the Departments of Social Services, Police, and Fire and
 ANCHOR (Assisting Navigation, Crisis Help, and Outreach Resources). PMH will
also partner with the City’s ANCHOR program, scheduled to launch July 1st. The
ANCHOR team will consist of members from the Departments of Social Services,
Police, and Fire & Rescue and two PMH staff. PMH staff will include a QMHP
(Qualified Mental Health Professional) and a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
About the Job
This job entails being Partner for Mental Health’s Qualified Mental Health
Professional of the City’s ANCHOR team. ANCHOR is designed as a
multidisciplinary approach to persons having a mental health or substance use crisis
and to mitigate the likelihood of legal entanglements.
The candidate should have a minimum of five years of experience in mental health-
related environments with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a
member of a multidisciplinary team.

The candidate should also understand the resources available in the community.
Minimum Qualifications:

• Certified Qualified Mental Health Professional or pending certification within one calendar year of hire
• Bachelor’s degree preferable

Essential Responsibilities
Work as a Partner for Mental Health Navigator, assigned to the City of
Charlottesville’s ANCHOR team.
Work full-time, five days per week. Office space will be at City Space on the
downtown mall and morning meetings will take place there. Much of the time
will be out with an ANCHOR partner conducting follow-on calls.
Review 911 calls, identify those related to mental health and/or substance
use disorder crises and go on follow-up visits to assess status, provide
education, and make appropriate referrals.

Occasionally, be part of ANCHOR presentations to the community.
Meet at least monthly with the Partner for Mental Health Navigator team.
About the Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of mental illness and
substance abuse and the adverse impacts it can have.
They will be particularly interested in being part of a new program and the
opportunities to help shape it.
They are skilled at diffusing tense situations, engaging people from a wide
range of backgrounds.
They enjoy working with colleagues with different skill sets and are open to
exchanging ideas.
They are flexible and insightful problem solvers.
They are good communicators.
Additional Info
Salary Range & Benefits
This position is full-time (40 hours per week) with a benefits package that
includes health coverage, vacation, sick leave, and national holidays. Salary
range is $50K-58K range, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Are you the one we’re looking for? Please email your resume and cover letter
to In your cover letter, please speak directly about your
experience and your interest in working with Partner for Mental Health.