Supportive Employment Specialist at Community Counseling Center of Ashtabula County in Ashtabula, Ohio
Community Counseling Center of Ashtabula County has an immediate, full-time position available for a Supported Employment Specialist responsible for assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their vocational goals and takes into consideration their individual strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences.
EDUCATIONAL and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of an associate’s degree with 3 years of experience in the mental health, social services, vocational services, and/or business field is required; a bachelor’s degree with prior mental health, social services, vocational services, and/or business field experience is preferred. LSW a plus. Experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness, emotional disabilities, and/or substance use disorders preferred. Experience working with people with criminal backgrounds, and experience in rehabilitation services delivery, job training, job development, and/or job placement services a plus.
DESCRIPTION: Carries out the services of the IPS Supported Employment (SE) program by assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their vocational goals and takes into consideration their individual strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences. Responsible for provision of necessary services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or chemical dependency barriers, who may also have legal obstacles to overcome, to help resolve or minimize effects of their impairment(s) during job search or work activities and can include one or more of the following employment activities: vocational planning/assessment; training (work & personal); job seeking skills training; job development/placement; job coaching; individualized supports; benefits planning; general consultation, advocacy, and building/maintaining relationships with employers; IPS SE; rehabilitation guidance and counseling; and time unlimited vocational support. Provision of these services will help lead a person to a job of their choosing, increase self-sufficiency, and further their recovery. Additionally, will apply supported education, using principles similar to supported employment, for clients who express interest in education to advance their employment goals.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and employers; ability to function as part of an organization by working with others and by adhering to established policies and procedures; and the ability to assemble meaningful information in order to draw valid conclusions. This position requires the ability to work independently as well as an effective team member; working cooperatively, reliably and dependably. Employee must have the ability to manage time and available resources to carry out assigned tasks effectively. This position will require training in First Aid, CPR and De-escalation techniques.
The position requires a valid driver’s license, driving infractions within the last three (3) years subject to the Corporation Handbook, and no DUI, drug, theft, or felony charges in the past. Must have reliable transportation and adequate levels of insurance.
CCC has been providing quality behavioral health care to Ashtabula County residents for over 52 years. We offer a competitive salary, excellent full-time benefits including health, dental, vision, STD/LTD, life insurance, and 403(b), generous paid time off and holiday package, as well as performance based bonuses. In addition, we offer extensive training, excellent clinical supervision, and a flexible, supportive work environment. EOE, DFWP.
Job Type: Full-time