Title: Employment Specialist
Reports To: Project Director
Hours per week: 40
- Must have a High School Diploma
- Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field preferred
- Certified IPS credential required
- Two years work experience must be with homeless mentally ill adults who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse
Skills and Abilities
- work within a system of fully electronic record keeping and medical records assuring a comprehensive health history and up to date health and medication information is recorded in the consumer’s electronic health record
- Must have valid California Driver’s license and the availability of a car with adequate insurance.
- Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide services for clients as a part of the CCBHCTeam using evidenced based practices
of Seeking Safety, Housing First, Motivational Interviewing and emerging practice JPS
- Develop employment resources appropriate for formerly homeless mentally ill adults. Employment options developed should include a variety of skilled and unskilled employment placements.
- Assist clients in completing employment applications, and developing resumes and any other required paperwork. Ensure clients are able to keep job interview appointments and meetings as needed.
- Interview potential employers to identify new employment resources for clients. Explain how SCHARP services will assist the client to be stable employees.
- Coordinate all employment placements with CCBHC Team, working together to ensure a good match between the client and the employer.
- Develop resources for temporary or transitional employment and job training situations while clients are developing work skills and habits.
- Monitor clients placed in employment or job training situations. Monitoring is to identify potential problems and develop intervention strategy with CCBHC Team as well as the employer or training program.
- Prepare for weekly clinical staff meetings by having current information on the status of clients and employment/training resources. Attends all inter/intra agency meetings as scheduled or assigned.
- Provide services with a strong behavioral health recovery orientation, cultural sensitivity, and awareness of the unique needs of the population of focus; homeless persons with cooccurring disorder transitioning from jail to the community.
- May be required to travel locally and out of state to participate in conferences, workshops and training.