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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:

Activities Specialist - Mental Health

The Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) is seeking an individual to develop and implement an activities program that includes a variety of opportunities for members to engage in socialization, educational, and culturally diverse activities and outings. Personal or lived experience with mental illness or working with adults living with mental illness and/or alcohol and other drug addictions, developmental disabilities, or related fields in social service preferred. This position is 40 hours per week with medical, dental, life, short term disability, employee assistance program, retirement (403B), and paid time off. Salary range $12 - $18 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Research, plan, and facilitate socialization, educational, and culturally diverse activities and outings.
  • Enthusiastically engage members in daily activities, including Clubroom and recreation room games and activities.
  • Compiles a monthly social program calendar to post and distribute.
  • Plans and coordinates off-campus outings. Able to drive e a 10 passenger Ford Transit van for transporting members to outings and for other tasks when required.
  • Ensure that safety standards are consistently followed, providing a clean and safe environment for members and staff.
  • Document information regarding member participation in activities/outings/meetings.
  • Maintain inventory of activity supplies.
  • Facilitate support meetings as needed and if qualifications are met after appropriate training
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
  • Personal or lived experience with mental illness preferred
  • 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
  • Able to interact effectively with members, volunteers, community partners, and staff in a team environment.
  • A general knowledge/understanding of how trauma effects those with mental illness
  • Ability to articulate the role equity, inclusion, and diversity play in our work.
  • Possess characteristics such as patience and tolerance, while demonstrating behaviors that reflect respect for all persons
  • Ability to address crisis situations while remaining calm and objective
  • Ability to work flexible hours if needed.
Qualifications
  • Relevant degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver's license preferred
  • Ability to lead activities programming and encourage participation
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Needs minimal or no oversight to complete duties
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to drive a 10 passenger Ford Transit Van preferred
  • Knowledge and skills in use of Outlook Email, Internet, Word
  • Valid First Aid, CPR and CPI certification preferred or will obtain

Please submit a cover letter (can be attached or pasted into email), current resume, and three references to Tonalee Tucker, Finance and Operations Director, via email at ttucker@wernertcenter.org by Friday, November 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.





Vehicle Driver

Salary: $14HR ($29,120) - $17/HR ($35,360)

Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) is looking to fill a vehicle driver position for Toledo/Lucas County area transportation. Driver needed to transport members to and from their homes. Successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record. No prior DUI violations. CDL license not required. Must pass pre-employment background and drug screening. This position is 40 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:
  • Provide roundtrip transportation for members of the Thomas M. Wernert Center For Mental Health Recovery and Support in a Ford Transit Van or 14 passenger Mi ni Bus
  • Operate all vehicles in a safe manner and in compliance with all applicable TMWC policies, procedures, traffic laws and regulations, and vehicle inspections
  • Assist with vehicle service, including regular maintenance appointments, maintain cleanliness of interior and exterior, and refueling
  • 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 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
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Email/Outlook), and Internet, including global positioning systems (GPS), mapping programs (MapQuest and Google Maps)
  • At least 1-year professional driving required.
  • Ability to drive a 14 passenger mini bus preferred
  • QStraint experience preferred for securing scooters and/or wheelchairs
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and Saturdays
  • Considerable knowledge of and experience driving on Lucas County roads
  • Ability to obey all traffic laws and signs, read maps and directions, and use technology to ensure accurate and efficient routes
  • Working with adults living with mental illness, substance use disorders, or developmental disabilities preferred
  • Will require extended periods of standing or sitting and lifting up to 40lbs
  • 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, Finance and Operations Director, via email at ttucker@wernertcenter.org