Job Openings

The Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) staff is comprised of individuals with a wide range of experience and expertise, with most having lived experience with mental health, substance use, and other life challenges. These experiences are considered an asset in serving individual members who may be experiencing similar issues.

As an equal opportunity employer, TMWC strives to hire individuals as diverse and unique as our members. TMWC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices, and affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran, Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Thomas M. Wernert Center. To apply for any of the positions listed on this site, please send a cover letter and resume with three references and their contact information to info@wernertcenter.org with the title of the position in the heading. Please note that you may embed your cover letter within the email. Resumes must be a separate attachment.


Open Position Listings:

Peer Supporter/Program Specialist – Mental Health

Salary Range: $16HR ($29,120) - $18HR ($32,760)

TMWC is looking for a full-time peer supporter/program specialist to join our team. Ideally, the right person will have lived experience and is willing to use their story of recovery to help empower others. Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills are necessary to work with members to promote recovery and self-direction. This position is full-time, 32 to 35 hours per week with medical, dental, life, short term disability, employee assistance program, retirement (403B), and paid time off.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Enthusiastically engage members in daily activities and skill building that helps promote their recovery and self-sufficiency
  • Engage and motivate member participation in movement, recreation room, and outdoor activities. Lead or assist in off-campus outings.
  • Research recovery topics and lead support meetings/groups as needed and assigned
  • Ensure that safety standards are followed consistently, providing a clean and safe environment for members and staff
Experience and Abilities
  • Experience working with adults living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, or related fields in social service preferred
  • Committed to personal recovery
  • Experience leading support meetings/groups
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to research topics, organize resources, prioritize key tasks, and use effective time management skills
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Ohio Peer Supporter in Mental Health (PS-MH) training and passing of examination preferred or will complete when available
  • Valid driver's license preferred
  • Ability to drive a 10 passenger Ford Transit Van preferred
  • Proficient in computer use; Outlook Email, Internet, Word
  • Valid First Aid, CPR, and CPI certification preferred or will obtain

Please submit a current resume and cover letter (can be pasted into an email) to Tonalee Tucker, Finance & Operations Director, via email at ttucker@wernertcenter.org

Communications Specialist

Salary: $16HR ($33,280) - $20HR ($41,600)

The Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) is looking for a highly organized and motivated communications specialist to create and execute a communication strategy that builds awareness and increases engagement among members, donors, and the mental health community in Lucas County. Candidates must be able to develop written communication materials, lead community outreach efforts, and create and maintain positive media relations. Lived experience with mental health is a plus. The communications specialist position is 40 hours per week with medical, dental, life, short term disability, employee assistance program, retirement (403B), and paid time off.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Write and/or edit compelling and creative content for website, blogs, social media, newsletters, presentations, and other communications.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented, able to interact with members, donors, and co-workers.
  • Manage multiple priorities, problem solve, meet deadlines, and follow-through on work assignments.
  • Experience creating and implementing marketing materials across a variety of channels, including social media, email, print, and electronic media. Photography skills a plus.
  • Experience with Canva, InDesign, Constant Contact, PowerPoint, and other design tools a plus.
  • Internal and external event planning and coordination.
  • Develop and participate in community outreach activities at public, social, and business events to increase awareness and disseminate information about TMWC.
  • Support fundraising, development, and grant writing as necessary.
Qualifications & Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, or communications.
  • Highly collaborative team player willing to jump in to support others on the team.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with content writing including social media, marketing copy, newsletters, and press releases.
  • Exceptional writing skills and a firm grasp of the English language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Strong knowledge of AP Style guidelines.
  • Creative and strategic problem solver.
  • Strong project management skills.

Pre-employment screenings include criminal background, drug screening, and contacting references
Please submit a cover letter (can be attached or pasted into email), current resume, and three references to Patricia Robb, Executive Director, via email at info@wernertcenter.org by Friday, May 31, 2024.

Peer Supporter – Mental Health

Salary Range: $15HR ($31,200) - $18HR ($37,440)

TMWC is looking for a part-time peer supporter to join our team. Ideally, the right person will have lived experience and is willing to use their story of recovery to help empower others. Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills are necessary to work with members to promote recovery and self-direction. These positions range from 20 hour to 40 hours per week with medical, dental, life, short term disability, employee assistance program, retirement (403B), and paid time off. (Benefits based on number of hours worked.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Enthusiastically engage members in daily activities and skill building that helps promote their recovery and self-sufficiency.
  • Research recovery topics and lead support meetings/groups as needed and assigned.
  • Engage and motivate member participation in movement, recreation room, and outdoor activities. Lead or assist in off-campus outings.
  • Ensure that safety standards are followed consistently, providing a clean and safe environment for members and staff.
Experience and Abilities
  • Experience working with adults living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, developmental disabilities or related fields in social service preferred.
  • Committed to personal recovery.
  • Experience leading support meetings/groups.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to research topics, organize resources, prioritize key tasks, and use effective time management skills.
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Ohio Peer Supporter in Mental Health (PS-MH) training and passing of examination preferred or will complete when available.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.
  • Ability to drive a 10 passenger Ford Transit Van preferred.
  • Proficient in computer use; Outlook Email, Internet, Word.
  • Valid First Aid, CPR and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification preferred or will obtain.

Please submit a current resume and cover letter (can be pasted into an email) to Tonalee Tucker, Finance & Operations Director, via email at ttucker@wernertcenter.org by Friday, April 19.

Vehicle Driver

Salary: $16HR ($33,280) - $18HR ($37,440)

Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC), a peer support mental health recovery agency, is looking to fill a vehicle driver position for Toledo/Lucas County area transportation. Experienced driver needed to transport members to and from their homes. Successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. CDL license not required. Must pass pre-employment background and drug screening. This position is 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend or evening hours. Also includes medical, dental, life, short term disability, employee assistance program, retirement (403B), and paid time off.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide roundtrip transportation for members of TMWC in a Ford Transit Van or 14 passenger Mini Bus.
  • Operate all vehicles in a safe manner and in compliance with all applicable TMWC policies, procedures, traffic laws and regulations, and vehicle inspections.
  • Maintain vehicles, including refueling, regular maintenance, cleanliness of interior and exterior.
  • Daily documentation of transportation requests, rider services, and mileage/driver’s log.
  • Assist riders on and off vehicles, ensure all riders are securely fastened in seat belts or QStraint System at all times.
  • Operate chairlift to assist riders in boarding vehicles, ensuring they are properly secured.
Experience, Educational Qualifications, and Abilities
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record.
  • At least 1-year professional driving required.
  • Ability to drive a 14 passenger mini bus.
  • QStraint experience preferred for securing scooters and/or wheelchairs.
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet use, including use of technology to ensure accurate and efficient routes.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Considerable knowledge of and experience driving on Lucas County roads.
  • Ability to obey all traffic laws and signs, read maps and directions.
  • Working with adults living with mental illness, substance use disorders, or developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Pre-employment screenings include criminal background, drug screening, and contacting references.
Please submit a cover letter (can be attached or pasted into email), current resume, and three references to Tonalee Tucker at info@wernertcenter.org by Friday, April 19.