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Employment SpecialistLoves Park, IL
Provide Community Employment Services (CES) to persons with disabilities, individuals with identified psychiatric, developmental and/or physical impairments with the desired outcome being long term, stable, competitive, community employment. Community Employment Services utilizes the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) evidence based fidelity model that includes engagement, intake, assessment, service planning, individualized rapid job search, advocacy, linkage, counseling, on-the job training/coaching, and community support services. Additional responsibilities include job development, competitive placement, job retention, personalized benefit planning, and follow along supports. The population to be served includes adults and adolescents with disabilities. Coordination and treatment planning with the interdisciplinary team is an integral component of Community Employment Services.
Minimum of Bachelor's degree is preferred or equivalent relevant experience; must have Mental Health Professional (MHP) credential. One year of experience in vocational rehabilitation is desirable, as well as some experience working with persons with serious mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or other disabilities.
If driving is part of the job, must have reliable transportation, maintain a valid driver's license and insurability which is based on maintaining a good driving record, and is determined by Bridgeway's liability carrier. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, have good social and assessment skills, have the ability to work independently and interact professionally within the public domain, and must demonstrate belief in the principles of recovery and empowerment of persons with serious mental illness. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours is critical.
Full - time
$12.50/hr - $15.00/hr