The IPS Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.
- Engages clients and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in integrated, community job settings.
- Assess clients’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences.
- Conducts job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the clients, following the principles of IPS supported employment.
- Conducts a minimum of six face-to-face employer contacts per week.
- Provides individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment.
- Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients.
- Provides outreach services, as necessary, to clients when they appear to disengage from services.
- Provides timely interventions.
- Participates in weekly meetings with the mental health treatment team and communicates individually with teams members between meetings in order to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment.
- Develops person-centered plans with clients.
- Spends 65% or more of scheduled work hours in the community.
- Documents activities in case notes meeting Medical Assistance billable standards.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of education or human services.
- Experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, experience providing employment services, and knowledge of the work world are preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Pay: Starting at $41,500 per year