Supportive Employment Specialist
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.
Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 20% company match after 1 year of service. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) includes 3 weeks of time-off your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased vacation accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer low cost medical insurance and offer 100% company-paid dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, vision, licensure/certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 100% paid Employee Assistance Program, and much more!
We are seeking a Supportive Employment Specialist to join our Community Resilience Center - Day Treatment Program! Work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
The goal of this position is to develop a comprehensive soft skills development program, which links to existing job development work programs. Works within the CRC Job Development program to implement specialized SBH pre-vocational services for clients as related to soft skills, such as communication, interview techniques, work ethics, teambuilding, resume development, computer skills, self-esteem and self-actualization. Provides instruction, training and assistance to clients to improve marketable job skills abilities and job coaching. Must possess a high degree of patience, able to work in challenging situations. Assists in developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with local employers and community providers to maximize the opportunities for persons in services to enter the labor force.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Responsible to implement and maintain a pre-vocational job development. The primary focus in to find a natural "fit" between consumers' strengths and experiences and jobs in the community.
- Assist the Supervisor of the Job Development program with developing new practices and policies that improve current services and activities.
- Communicates and works in conjunction with Workforce Development staff and management to coordinate ongoing innovative soft skill training.
- Develops and teaches job development skills in individual and group formats to persons in services.
- Serves as a pre-employment job coach providing direction and the assistance needed for individuals to maintain work.
- Engages in practices that support job development and retention of program participants.
- Provides direct service to program participants to include; individual, group, life skills training, behavior management, and crisis intervention as needed.
- Prepares and presents job readiness training and activities.
- Documents client progress and participation on all aspects of pre-employment and soft skills training.
- Understands and implements services in accordance with RBHA and AHCCCS.
- Functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team to develop and implement treatment, case plans, skills assessment, programmatic goals and objectives.
- Coordinate the intake process and facilitate access to the program.
- Coordinates and follows up on referrals for job development and peer work services.
- Responsible to work independently on location and supervise program participants.
- Works with local service providers, case managers and employers to link persons in services with vocational opportunities.
- Undertakes training related special projects and provides technical assistance, as directed.
- Prepares written reports as required by funding source(s) and SBH management.
- Assists in marketing the program to the community and referral agencies as needed to grow the program.
- Engages in monitoring client’s assimilation and performance once placed in job development assignments.
Education & Qualifications:
- The minimum requirement includes 21 years age,
- Bachelor’s degree preferred or, An equivalent 2 year combination of education and experience directly related to behavioral health and or job development with experience in workforce development, soft skill development.
- Motor Vehicle clearance and 3 years' driving experience is required. Must be able to drive a truck (no CDL required).
- Must have fingerprint clearance issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or be eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire
- Spanish speaking preferred.