Employment Specialist IV - Vocational Services

MaineHealth | Biddeford, ME

Posted Date 2/14/2020
Description
  • Position Summary (Position works as part of the ACT Team at Maine Behavioral Healthcare in Biddeford.)
    • Principal responsibilities are assisting persons with complex disabilities to find and keep employment. Employee may serve as a member of a mental health clinical and rehabilitation team and will incorporate rehabilitation and supported employment technologies in the career development of an individual. Also serves as a liaison to businesses and may participate in organizational development activities, identifying potential members of Employer Consortium.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Must be able to communicate and contribute in an interdisciplinary team setting.
    • M.A. or M.S. in Education and/or Counseling (specialty in rehabilitation and/or career counseling), or a B.A. in a related field with at least five (5) years’ experience in supported employment.
    • C.R.C. (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) and/or DMH Employment Specialist Certification, or intent to obtain certification.
    • Knowledge and background: counseling theory, physical and psychological effects of psychiatric disability, socio-economic effects of psychiatric disability, occupational analysis, vocational evaluation and training, and job development. Reflected in one to two years’ experience.
    • Working knowledge of community, service agencies (local and state), federal agencies, financial benefit programs (SS, SSDI, Worker's Compensation).
    • Knowledge of ADA and other employment/disability legislation; i.e. education, employment, accessibility, consumer rights, etc.
    • Must demonstrate technical writing ability specific to the rehabilitation field.
    • Must be able to complete career development plans with consumers' and family involvement.
Job Type
Regular
Geographic Region
Maine Beaches
Industry
Healthcare

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