Fields: social work, mental health, job training, psychology, social services
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
About the Organization: Chrysalis promotes mental health recovery by supporting work opportunities that encourage hope, healing, and wellness.
About the Position: The Supported Employment Specialist is responsible providing community-based, recovery-focused, vocational support services to adults with serious mental health challenges. These services include vocational counseling and support, assessment, skills training, and problem solving. Supported Employment Specialists develop relationships with local businesses and communicate with employers regarding participant’s performance. The Supported Employment Specialist works with other treatment providers to coordinate services and develop person-centered treatment plans. The Supported Employment Specialist is responsible for keeping all documentation accurate and up to date, including: progress notes, vocational assessments, hour logs, and releases of information. Chrysalis utilizes the evidence based practice, Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of Supported Employment.
- Degree in social work, rehabilitation psychology, human services, or related field.
- Strong commitment to principles of recovery and person-centered services. Knowledge of mental health and vocational rehabilitation systems in Dane County.
- Experience working with individuals who have serious mental health challenges.
- Experience working in vocational or employment development and placement. Ability to evaluate and problem solve about mental health and job-related concerns. Sensitivity to the needs of underserved adults with multiple barriers to employment.
- Ability to create and maintain professional boundaries.
- Valid driver’s license, access to a car to use for work, and current automobile insurance.
- Creativity, organization, efficiency, flexibility and ability to take initiative; must be able to work independently.
Estimated Salary: $37,000 – $43,000, exempt
Deadline: October 1, 2018