Vocational Specialist/ Case Manager

Employer
Sheppard Pratt
Location
Aberdeen, MD
Posted
Sep 22, 2021
Closes
Sep 24, 2021
Ref
105914980
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Make a difference in your community! Sheppard Pratt is seeking a skilled Supportive Employment Specialist at our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team program in Harford County MD General Summary:A Supported Employment Specialist"s primary role is to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive employment in normal community settings. This member of the multidisciplinary team conducts all phases of vocational services including engagement, assessment, job search, job development, and job support. They provide supportive counseling to enable clients to identify vocational strengths and challenges, establish vocational goals, and develop plans to reach them. In addition, the Supported Employment Specialist assists clients to recognize and target the symptoms of mental illness that interfere with their successful employment.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:1.A' A' A' A' A' Must have a minimum of an Associate's degree in rehabilitation counseling, behavioral science or related discipline or significant experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.2.A' A' A' A' A' Minimum of one year of experience providing employment services.3.A' A' A' A' A' Must have strong commitment to the rights and abilities of each person living with a severe mental illness to live in the community, work in a competitive job, and have access to helpful, adequate and continuous supports and services.4.A' A' A' A' A' Skills sufficient to interact effectively with persons who have psychiatric disabilities in order to gain meaningful participation.Skills and knowledge in performing supported employment activities including identifying and negotiating potential jobs, getting clients integrated into jobs, providing job coaching assistance, and client advocacy with employers and clients