Assists consumers in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their vocational goals and recovery.
ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Engages consumers and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in integrated settings.
- Assesses consumer’s vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences.
- Provides individualized, time-unlimited follow-along services to assist consumers in sustaining employment.
- Provides education and support to the employer, as agreed upon by the consumer, which may include negotiating job accommodations and ongoing contact with the employer.
- Provides outreach services as necessary to consumers when they appear to disengage from the vocational program. Maintains some contact with consumers even without a vocational focus if necessary, as determined by the case manager, to sustain engagement.
- Draws up the individual vocational service plan with the consumer and other treatment team providers and ensures quarterly updates.
- Spends at least 60% of direct service in the community to engage and support consumers, family members, and employers.
- Develops and implements worker support groups as needed.
- Complies with contractual and program obligations.
- Participates in in-service training, clinical supervision, consultations, utilization review meetings, and other meetings.
- Communicates with the public regarding mental health needs and services in the community.
- Supervises students and/or volunteers as mutually agreed.
- Other duties may be assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND EMPLOYMENT
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related mental health services field.
- One year of progressively more responsible experience in a related mental health and substance abuse services field is preferred. Experience in the delivery of vocational or rehabilitative services desired.
SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
- Must have licensure in the State of Michigan in a related mental health profession or an individual with a related mental health degree hired and performing in a similar role prior to January 1, 2008. Must have a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License and access to a vehicle to use for agency business.
- Occasional requirements: Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 25 pounds and walking.
- Frequent requirements: Sitting for long periods of time and working in confined areas.
- Occasional requirements: Irregularity of work hours because of evening rotation.
- Frequent requirements: Attention to detail/concentration on figures, paperwork, data, etc. Pressures related to meeting deadlines, fulfilling scheduling requirements, etc. Simultaneous handling of multiple projects. Distracting influences such as people, telephone calls, noises and so forth. Intermittent or cyclical work pressures.
UNDESIRABLE/DISAGREEABLE WORKING CONDITIONS
- Frequent requirements: Local travel and outside weather conditions. Exposure to clients who may carry contagious illness or cause bodily harm.
- Union: Mental Health Clinician II/III Scale or Bachelor’s/Master’s Two-Scale
- Contract: The rate of pay is determined by the contractual arrangement.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and skills required.
Program: Supported Employment
Unit: Lincoln Park Outpatient
Reports To: Outpatient Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt