Principal responsibilities are assisting persons with psychiatric disabilities to find and keep employment. The ES operates as a member of the mental health treatment team and works in collaboration with Community Integration (Adult Case Management) and/or Behavioral Health Home Services. Employee will utilize rehabilitation and supported employment technologies in the career development of an individual. Also serves as a liaison to businesses, developing employer and community relationships in the assigned area. This position is based at The Opportunity Alliance in Portland and functions with considerable independence. Travel is required.
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.
Committed to being the trusted source for quality care – and careers.
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