· Bachelor’s degree in human services, mental health, social services, vocational services or business.
· Two years of related experience or internship working with people with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorders and experience with vocational services.
· Possess a basic knowledge of serious mental illness (including symptoms, medications and treatment).
· Complete intake assessments on individuals referred to Supported Employment.
· Provide career exploration to individual consumers and job development for individuals enrolled in Supported Employment.
· Engage consumers in setting goals in order to reach successful job placement and maintaining employment.
· Evaluate consumers’ vocational needs on an ongoing basis.
· Outreach to employers building relationships with HR staff to develop jobs and provide support to employers and consumers.
· Maintain contact with other service providers to discuss the consumers’ needs with case managers, therapists and other treatment team members regularly to coordinate services.
· Develop the consumer’s understanding of job market expectations, e.g., interviewing skills, ADL skills, good job habits (appropriate work attire, punctuality and positive behaviors) and cover letter, resume and reference development.
· Provide on-and off-site support to consumers as needed to create job matches based on individuals’ interests and abilities.
· Offer feedback on work performance and problem solving for work improvement.
· Provide unlimited follow-along services to help consumers remain employed.
· Help consumers understand how working will affect benefits and link consumers to other social service agencies, e.g., Social Security, Workability, Medicaid, etc.
· Provide information to consumers, family members/significant others, care providers and other community agencies about the services Supported Employment offers.
· Engage consumers through all work phases of vocational exploration from job placement through maintaining the position.
· Meet with team leader on weekly basis to discuss individual cases.
· Attend Supported Employment-related trainings and networking meetings as scheduled.
· Maintain individual case files, treatment plans, logs and statistics as required.
· Work a flexible schedule as needed, including evenings as required.
· Conduct self in a professional manner consistent with the agency’s Code of Ethics.
· All other duties as assigned.
This full-time position provides generous paid time off, an offer of medical, dental and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan with company match.
All staff must either be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 or be willing to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. All staff, consumers and visitors must wear a face covering within all agency facilities.
Family Guidance Center of Warren County is an equal opportunity employer.
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