IPS Employment Specialist

The IPS Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.

Essential Functions:

  • 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

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