This career opportunity, offered by one of New England’s most respected and progressive human services organizations, provides the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference, through vocational rehabilitation, in the lives of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. The person selected for this role will be in a position to tip the balance in favor of ‘recovery’ through partnering with clients, staff, and community businesses to employ people in competitive jobs. The Employment Support Specialist, although spear heading this important effort, is not alone, but instead has at his/her disposal the following tools and supports:
1. A well researched body of evidence-based theory and practice, Individual Placement and Support (IPS), that provides the foundation to achieve success;
2. Participation in the ‘interdisciplinary team’ – the function of which is to collaborate around helping each person served to reach his/her goals.
3. Regular individual and group supervision with a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as well as extensive multi-faceted training opportunities to promote personal and professional growth and increase the effectiveness of interventions.
While a Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred, at a minimum, a High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required and a candidate must have at least (2) years experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness. The candidate must also have knowledge of vocational rehabilitation, possess a valid driver’s license and must have MAP Certification through DPH and CPR/First Aid certification within three months of hire (all training provided).
Multiple Locations available
Chelsea and East Boston