Clinician II - Employment Specialist
POSITION SUMMARY: Under supervision of Program Management, performs professional work by providing clinical therapeutic vocational services to an adult population composed of persons with substance-use disorders, SMI, dual-diagnoses and/or referred persons. Responsible for coordinating community and clinic based employment related services, interacts with community businesses to develop individual job opportunities for behavioral health recipients and provides employment support services to assist behavioral health recipients obtain and maintain employment; performs related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conducts assessments with behavioral health recipients to evaluate the nature of their presenting problems in order to determine employment related service plan goals. Evaluates and updates employment related service plans as appropriate.
- Works directly with behavioral health recipients to obtain and maintain community employment. Monitors, evaluates and documents behavioral health recipient’s progress.
- Provides employment support services according to established contractual guidelines and educates behavioral health recipients regarding entitlement programs. Provides individual and group skill development and training to enhance independent living and community integration such as resume writing, interview skills, job search skills, personal hygiene, problem solving, public transportation training and personal finances management skills.
- Seeks employment opportunities by developing relationships with community employers to identify individual placements to meet the needs of behavioral health recipients currently in services.
- Provides education to community employers regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) laws, impact of stigma related to mental illness and the benefits of hiring a person with a mental illness, and negotiating a reasonable accommodation as needed.
- Prepares documentation, progress notes, event notifications and other documentation regarding behavioral health recipients in accordance with regulatory requirements and Lifewell policies and procedures. Monitors case load daily to ensure required documentation is completed timely.
- Provides crisis management and conflict resolution as appropriate, reporting to referral sources in a timely manner as required.
- Interacts with referral sources advocating for vocational rehabilitation services and providing confirmation of such activity to program management.
- Participates in clinical staff meetings, trainings and other activities as required.
Skills / Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree in the behavioral health field and one year of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting, preferably involved in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services; OR
- A non-behavioral health field bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting involved in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services; OR
- A High School/GED diploma and five years of relevant experience involved in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services.
- Some assignments require an Arizona DPS Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Some assignments require a current Arizona Driver License and a current satisfactory 39-month Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
- Must be 21 years of age
- Background Check
- Minimum typing speed of 25 wpm
- Possession of, or the ability to obtain, the following: CPR and First Aid certifications