Provide individual vocational-supportive counseling throughout the Greater Phoenix area. The Volunteer Support Specialist will identify vocational strengths and barriers of persons served; establish vocational goals and plans to obtain goals help identify symptoms that may interfere with employment. Plan and provide work-related support services.
Average of one job placement per month and at least three (3) 90-day successful retention outcomes for the first year
Minimum of five (5) 90-day successful retention outcomes per year thereafter
Maintain a caseload of persons served with competitive employment goals to comply with Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
Providing support and skills training in best practices for vocational rehabilitation as they relate to employment
Conduct job development in the community to provide employment opportunities that match interests and abilities of persons served
Coordinate with treatment teams, psychiatrists and other treatment professionals to coordinate care as it relates to vocational goals
Work collaboratively with Vocational Rehabilitation or other agencies providing employment assistance; coordinate with other agencies within community and state to research possible employment opportunities
Provide limited amount of case management to ensure rapport building
Attend weekly Vocational Specialist Supervision
Maintains knowledge of current best practices for field
Counsel on benefits; teach job-seeking skills, coaching, and problem solving to be successful in employment and community living
Complete annual training requirements as outlined by employee handbook and supervisor
Perform other related tasks/jobs as assigned by the supervisor
Minimum of Associates Degree with at least one (1) year of experience in Behavioral Health or similar work
Vocational Training/Experience a plus.
Own vehicle and current insurance
Pass Background Check
Ability to stand, bend, kneel, lift (20-30 lbs),
Navigate steps or use appropriate accommodations,
Ability to flexible to match persons served availability
Drive your own vehicle and be able to sit for periods of hours at a time
Ability to meet multiple monthly deadlines
Knowledge of community and college resources
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team required.
Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks required.
Ability to take direction as well as direct others required.
Ability to make sound judgments regarding the health/welfare of consumers required.