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Company: Mental Health Systems
Location: fresno
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYThe Employment Specialist functions as an ACT/FSP PSC assisting clients with training for, seeking, finding, and keeping viable jobs.RESPONSIBILITIESReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. While working primarily in the field, this position actively promotes an integrated, regional system of care by participating in committees, on interagency teams, and by attending meetings related to the field of employment. Serves in a consultative capacity to other service providers, both intra-agency and interagency, to promote the supported employment model. Provides information about the program to community agencies connected to the mental health and substance abuse services system in order to educate them about the program. Serves as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing assessment of clients' capacities and updates regarding work status, and provides expertise to the team in areas related to work trends, employment models, potential employer profiles, and demographic data as needed. Carries a caseload, conducts groups, 1:1 coaching and education, and serves as part of the on-call team. Educates clients regarding competitive work opportunities, assessing interest/work needs as indicated, and offers direct placement of clients in positions appropriate to skill level and personal needs, while advocating for clients as needed to ensure work success. Maintains a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and trauma-informed care. Serves as ongoing support to clients, including providing information and education to family members and other support persons, and provides long-term job coaching for clients to assist in work stability and retention. Provides services after-hours as required by contract, and maintains a daily log of client contacts, and collects necessary client demographic data and enters it in appropriate program software.QUALIFICATIONS B.A./B.S. degree in social/human services field and two years' experience providing employment services to psychiatric population; OR: M.A./M.S. degree in Vocational Rehabilitation or similar field and at least two years' experience. One year of experience providing job-coaching, counseling, or placement, or two years' experience in vocational rehabilitation, employment placement or sales. Training in Supported Employment, Assertive Community Treatment, and Full-Service Partnership models Must be able to engage culturally diverse populations and understand cultural competency relevant to community/communities served and possess the skills necessary to successfully work as a member of a treatment team, and interact positively with persons of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and education. Utilizes logical problem-solving techniques both independently and in collaboration with workers in dealing with client needs. Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision. Fosters excellent rapport with clients and builds trusting and motivating relationships, while maintaining the distinction between therapeutic and social relationships.PAY RANGE: $25 / HOURLY Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Mental Health Systems, Fresno , VOCATIONAL / EDUCATIONAL CASE MANAGER - DART WEST (Essential Position), Other , fresno, California

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