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Employment Specialist

Company: Newport Mental Health
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description $1,000 Sign-On Bonus, $500 paid at 90 days and 500 paid at 6 months of employment. Newport Mental Health is a progressive high-energy organization that uses state of the art approaches to help individuals recover from mental illness and substance use disorders. NMH offers an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a career in mental health to gain knowledge and experience and to learn therapeutic skills in a multidisciplinary setting by helping people to overcome their disabilities and meet their life goals. We are currently seeking a motivated, caring, innovative and empathetic full-time Vocational Specialist to join our team. This position provides vocational rehabilitation services for designated clients that embraces the IPS model and leads to competitive job placement, educational placement and meaningful and daily structure. Responsibilities include: Work with clients on identifying and pursuing employment and educational goals that draw upon their interests, strengths, skills and abilities. Assist clients with identifying and overcoming barriers that have impacted their ability to successfully gain or maintain competitive employment/educational pursuits. Provide on-going supports around career exploration, job development and job retention. Network, communicate and provide on the job supports when needed with employers. Conduct vocational evaluations, assessments and career profiles Assist clients with involvement in community connections and activities to expand social networks and community integration. Work with clients on their identified goals as outlined in their recovery plans. Work with families and identified supports that can be part of the client---s recovery plan. Co-Lead vocational groups with Peer Assist in the development and securing of new positions through liaison activities with the Office of Rehabilitation Services and community employers. Assist with providing job coaching within our transitional and supported employment program with the agency. Work collaboratively with the treatment teams on providing necessary case management supports. Qualifications: Bachelor---s degree in human services field & SEP certification preferred. Minimum of six months experience required. Knowledge of the IPS Model and Evidence Based Practices preferred. Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery treatment planning, vocational assessment, skills training and job placement and development. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to professionally communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of individuals. Caring and empathetic, with the desire to help others in need. Self-motivated and independent, with the ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines. Valid Driver---s License with reliable transportation. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package in a supportive environment where mentorship and mission is critical to our work. We value diversity, and encourage candidates with bilingual and bicultural skills to apply. Our fast paced and impactful workplace provides an excellent environment to learn. More about us: Founded in 1964, Newport Mental Health provides trauma informed evidence-based services to children, adolescents, families, and adults who are experiencing problems with mental illness, substance use or stress in their lives that would benefit from counseling and other behavioral health services and supports. Our person-centered recovery approach to care offers individuals a chance to achieve a better quality of life and recovery from emotional illness.

Keywords: Newport Mental Health, Fall River , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Middletown, Massachusetts

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