ACT Vocational Specialist
1. Develop employment opportunities for members through direct solicitation of employers for individual positions, creation of enclaves and mobile crews for subcontracted group work, and stimulation of cottage industries. 2. Complete vocational intake and orientation to vocational services for newly recruited members; Assess readiness and employment skills; provide generic training for employment; provide specific training. 3. Serve as a liaison to the business community and helping agencies; advocate for people recovering from severe mental illness as employees. 4. Maintain awareness of advances in the vocational field and advise staff on issues and trends in vocational development, training, and placement. 5. Attend all staff meetings and in-house trainings as requested. 6. Keep records, provide reports, and maintain data as required by the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health Administration, or other regulatory agencies. 7. Report revenues and expenses consistent with budget constraints. 8. Establish program targets for job development, training, employment and job retention with the Vocational Coordinator; Evaluate program semi-annually. 9. Other duties as assigned by the Vocational Coordinator. 1. Personal stability, flexibility, energy, and commitment to working with people recovering from severe mental illness. 2. Current CPR and First Aid; Driver's license and safe driving record. 3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 4. Formal training and/or related experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree, with value accorded to small business and supported employment experience. 5. Demonstrated ability to address the problematic needs of supported workers. Demonstrated familiarity with the psycho-social and vocational rehabilitation process.