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Employment Specialist

Access supports For Living

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 11, 2022.

Location: Kingston, NY $3,000 Sign-On Bonus Supported Education and Employment Specialist-OnTrack NY Duties: OnTrack NY is an innovative treatment program at Access Supports for Living.

Located in Kingston New York the program serves adolescents and young adults who are within 2 years of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis.

IPS is an evidence-based approach assisting individuals with mental illness to obtain rapid competitive employment and mainstream educational opportunities.

SEES workers are fully integrated into the mental health service.

The SEES will work 1.0 FTE as part of a small multidisciplinary team providing coordinated and assertive treatment in the earliest stages of illness.

The duties include: Engaging participants and establishing trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of education or competitive employment in community job settings Collaborating with other team members to deliver the SEE support within the context of the model (e.g., engaging with participants to do fun activities, practicing cognitive or social skills that can then help them get a job, etc.) Based on the participants preferences, working closely with family members or loved ones to educate them on how to support the young person with work/school goals Helping family or loved ones navigate employment and educational systems, identify resources that can be helpful to them, and/or providing other supports to families as needed to help the young person with their recovery.

Providing job development and job search services directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on their situation and the situation of their support system, following the principles and procedures of the individual placement and support approach to supported employment.

Conducting a minimum of 4 (IPS is 6) employer contacts per week.

Provide support to the individual and the family for education goals in the community, including contact with staff at high schools, colleges and other educational institutions Providing individualized support to assist participants in maintaining employment or education Arranging access to entitlements counseling for the individual and/or family.

Spending 65% or more of scheduled work hours in the community.

For example, meeting participants at community locations (e.g.

home, workplace, school, coffee shop, library, etc.); taking participants to apply for jobs; investigating local employment options; or meeting with employers regarding job development.

Linking transitioning participants to services that can support work and school goals post-discharge from OnTrackNY.

Qualifications: -A.S in mental health-related field, social services, or business.

-Training and experience working with adolescents and/or young adults with serious mental illness preferred.

-Experience providing employment or education services preferred.

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