Working at Thrive

Thrive is currently looking for a full-time Clubhouse Generalist. 

Job Title: Clubhouse Generalist

Organization: Thrive

Location: Hendersonville, NC

Job Type: Full-Time; employees rotate on-call and weekend duties

About Us: Are you ready to make a difference? Join our dynamic team at Thrive, where we’re not just a workplace; we’re a community committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families. At Thrive, we believe in creating a friendly and supportive atmosphere that empowers our employees to thrive while making a difference in our community.

Position Overview: As a Clubhouse Generalist, you will play a vital role in helping adults with severe and persistent mental illness set and meet their goals. With your guidance, our members will learn symptom management, coping skills, daily living skills, and vocational skills all while making progress towards their individual goals. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a self-starter, and happy to work in a team atmosphere.

Why Choose Thrive?

  • Positive Atmosphere: Experience a positive and uplifting atmosphere where collaboration and support are at the core of our values. We are committed to creating an environment where you can thrive both personally and professionally.
  • Friendly Team: Join a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a difference. Our friendly and inclusive culture ensures that everyone feels welcome and valued.
  • Great Communication: We value open and transparent communication at Thrive. We work hard to ensure that you will feel comfortable expressing ideas, providing feedback, and raising concerns.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work patiently with individuals with mental illness, helping them to set and achieve goals
  • Drive a transportation vehicle for Clubhouse members
  • Work side-by-side with members to model job and independent living skills
  • Actively participate in team meetings, training sessions, and ongoing professional development opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Combination of Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or experience working with adults with behavioral health needs
  • Ability to work in a team setting or independently with up to 8 members
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic computer and technology skills
  • Time management skills
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a 5-year clear driving record
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Benefits:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off that starts accruing immediately upon hire
  • Multiple paid holidays
  • Access to Employee Assistance Network
  • Employer-matched retirement fund after 1 year

Pay for this position is $18 per hour

How to Apply: Ready to make a difference in people’s lives while enjoying a great work environment?

Please download, complete and email the application to Teresa Drevar at: [email protected]

Thrive is currently looking for a full-time Housing Case Manager. 

Job Title: Housing Case Manager

Organization: Thrive

Location: Hendersonville, NC

Job Type: Full-Time; Hybrid Remote

About Us: Are you ready to make a difference? Join our dynamic team at Thrive, where we’re not just a workplace; we’re a community committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families. At Thrive, we believe in creating a friendly and supportive atmosphere that empowers our employees to thrive while making a difference in our community.

Position Overview: As a Housing Case Manager, you will play a vital role in helping individuals and families secure stable housing while providing the support they need to never return to homelessness. Your expertise and compassion will make a meaningful impact as you work with our clients to overcome housing barriers. With your guidance, our clients will learn how to be good tenants, achieve mental health and housing stability, and foster key independent living skills to ensure a brighter future. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a self-starter, and happy to work in a team atmosphere. Persons with lived experience, BIPOC, and bi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Why Choose Thrive?

  • Positive Atmosphere: Experience a positive and uplifting atmosphere where collaboration and support are at the core of our values. We are committed to creating an environment where you can thrive both personally and professionally.
  • Friendly Team: Join a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a difference. Our friendly and inclusive culture ensures that everyone feels welcome and valued.
  • Great Communication: We value open and transparent communication at Thrive. We work hard to ensure that you will feel comfortable expressing ideas, providing feedback, and raising concerns.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough assessments to understand clients’ needs and challenges.
  • Develop and implement individualized housing plans with a focus on sustainable solutions.
  • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy to empower clients in overcoming obstacles.
  • Collaborate with landlords, housing agencies, and community resources to secure housing options.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed case notes, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, training sessions, and ongoing professional development opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Combination of Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or experience working in human services or lived experience
  • Knowledge of local housing resources, tenant rights, and fair housing practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Technology and computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a 5-year clear driving record
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Benefits:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off that starts accruing immediately upon hire
  • Multiple paid holidays
  • Access to Employee Assistance Network
  • Employer-matched retirement fund after 1 year

Pay for this position is $21 per hour

How to Apply: Ready to make a difference in people’s lives while enjoying a great work environment?

Please download, complete and email the application to Teresa Drevar at: [email protected]

Applications remain on file  90 days.

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Chris Parker, MSEd, LCMHC 

Chris Parker leads the team as Executive Director of Thrive. Chris earned his degree in psychology and his Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Northern Illinois University. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 29 years of experience providing counseling to individuals, couples and families.

For the last 24 years Chris has been providing supervision and program management in the areas of counseling, psychiatry and case management. He believes in building strong relationships from a strengths-based perspective in working with staff, clients and community partners.

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Teresa Drevar

Teresa Drevar has been the Administrative Services Director of Thrive since 2009. She enjoys advocating for people with mental health struggles while assisting in managing the agency’s financial responsibilities.

After obtaining her associates degree in Business Administration at Blue Ridge Community College, she went onto complete a certificate in Human Resources. She has worked in mental health field since 1992. Prior to her start in mental health she was a corporate bookkeeper in Washington D.C. After marrying she returned to this area.

Teresa is a native to Hendersonville and enjoys participating and supporting local businesses and events. When Teresa was raising her daughters she was the co-owner of a bakery called Wildflour in Saluda. She greatly enjoyed spending her days sharing her talents with customers.

Teresa enjoys gardening and participating in outdoor activities. She often tells others how therapeutic it can be to work with your hands in soil and to see something grow and flourish. Teresa also takes pleasure in spending time with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren.

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Nickie Kilgore, MSW (she/her)

Nickie was born in Ohio, but grew up in Hendersonville and Upstate South Carolina.  A former mental health case manager, Nickie has worked in various human services positions and graduated with her Master’s of Science in Social Work degree in May, 2011. 

She started at Thrive in January, 2019, as the Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager, and Nickie has now moved into the role of Housing Director in 2023.

In her free time, Nickie enjoys spending time with her family, doing crafts, attending local festivals, and traveling.

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Adam Olenik (he/him)

Adam has been the Thrive Clubhouse Director since 2015. He started as a Clubhouse generalist when he first moved to North Carolina in 2013. Adam is originally from Western Pennsylvania, and he attended Pennsylvania State University for his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Art History. He then worked for Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Maryland as a direct care staff and discharge planning coordinator. Adam moved to Asheville, North Carolina, after visiting family in the area for many years. He fell in love with the mountains and the surrounding area.  

Adam is passionate about serving and advocating for those with mental illness. He enjoys working with those who need support; Adam helps them to grow and gain their independence, with over 15 years of experience in the field of behavioral health.  In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and his dog, Otis; he enjoys hiking, kayaking, nature photography, playing hockey, and seeing live music. He continues to work on his gardening skills, both at the Clubhouse and at home in his personal garden.   

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Krissey Browder Masotti (she/her)

A North Carolina native, Krissey travelled up and down the east coast working in marketing before settling down with her husband and their plott hound, Mini Muffin, back in the mountains they love! 

While searching for her next adventure, Krissey was drawn to Thrive’s incredible mission and dedicated supporters. She is excited to help grow the Thrive community, increase visibility and awareness of the organization, and expand Thrive’s efforts to provide even more support to our community.

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