Job title: Employment Specialist
Company: Resources for Human Development
Job description: Description/Job Summary
LVACT Employment Specialist provides direct vocational assessment, job development, and job coaching services to participants of the Assertive Community Treatment program, as well as leadership to the ACT team engaged in similar activity.
The Employment Specialist is responsible for establishing a collaborative relationship with all team members and the participants for planning and implementation of work related services. While adhering to specific procedures and policies, the Employment Specialist assists to empower individuals with serious and persistent mental illness to gain meaningful work experience that will support their recovery and overall success in the community.
This is an hourly position with competitive on-call stipends and a $1,500 sign-on bonus after 90 days.
- Participate in identifying needed supports to overcome barriers to employment through assessment, pre-vocation collaboration, and training interventions toward attainment of work (paid or unpaid).
- Identify or develop jobs that best match the skills and interests of individuals, facilitation of job applications and contract, and follow-along support to enhance job retention.
- Provide education, resources, and motivational coaching to team members will be integral to the team’s maturation and ability to support participants effectively in these activities.
- Ensure all activities focus on individual recovery through meaningful community participation, contribution, and membership.
- Complete accurate and timely documentation in accordance with program regulation procedures.
- Develop and implement person centered, strength based treatment plans in collaboration with team and participants.
2 years’ previous work experience in vocational employment services for behavioral health or IDD populations required.
A bachelor’s degree in Human Service, Health or Vocational/Rehabilitation field required.
Knowledge of community resources, experience in consumer advocacy , and the capacity of participation in a team format is essential. The Employment Specialist must have a valid driver’s license.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran or disability status.
RHD is a different type of company – no divisive walls, no cubicles, no private offices. Our experience has shown that in a relaxed atmosphere where employees have a chance to deal openly and directly with each other, the work environment is significantly better, communications are clear, and attitudes remain positive. We emphasize group decision-making and decentralization, so that staff has maximum authority, creativity, freedom and support to help meet the needs of the people we serve, without cumbersome centralized bureaucracy. We believe that RHD demonstrates its commitment to employees by listening and responding to employees’ concerns. Eligible employees of RHD are provided a wide range of benefits. Eligibility depends on a variety of factors including salary level and job status. In addition, RHD provides a wide range of employee resources that include a credit union, employee assistance and internal education and leadership development programs. As well, RHD has a unique partnership with Capella University that included discounts on tuition and scholarship assistance.
Lehigh Valley ACT’s recovery-focused, multidisciplinary, assertive community treatment program provides intensive, Individualized support for people in Lehigh and Northampton counties who are working to overcome the barriers to recovery from mental illness. Assertive Community Treatment Teams provide: psychiatric assessment, medication education and monitoring, treatment for co-occuring disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, psychosocial services and education (including Wellness Management and Recovery, SAMSA evidence-based IMR) and interventions to help strengthen the individual’s support network.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.
Expected salary: $21 per hour
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Job date: Sat, 29 Jul 2023 07:16:46 GMT
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