Summary Of Responsibilities
The Employment Specialist is responsible for the comprehensive services offered through the Supported Employment Vocational Program. This includes assessment, job development, job placement, job coaching, and extended services. The Employment Specialist is also responsible for preparation of client records for internal and external audits. The Employment Specialist must be able to work independently and be proficient in resource development. She/he is responsible for the implementation and adherence to program policy. An Employment Specialist is responsible for maintaining their level of skill by completing the requirements of COMAR. In addition, each employee is expected to abide by all safety rules and regulations of the department and facility. The Employment Specialist is responsible for carrying out the mission, philosophy for care and policies of APS LLC. She/he also performs other duties as needed to achieve program goals and objectives.
Supervision and Coordination of Services
The Employment Specialist reports directly to their immediate supervisor, the Vocational Coordinator and/or the Director of Rehabilitative Services. The Employment Specialist coordinates with other professionals within the agency as well as outside agencies to create an interdisciplinary team approach as well as other assigned duties. The employee abides by the ethics set forth by the agency and the profession as a whole.
DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The Vocational Coordinator must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a Mental Health field or in Vocational Rehabilitation. She/he should have knowledge of the DSM and relevant symptoms of the most common diagnosis within the Vocational programs. The Vocational Coordinator will be able to demonstrate proficiency in assessments, treatment planning, advocacy skills and case management skills. The employee demonstrates the ability to express themselves well through writing, interpersonal and oral communication skills. She/he will demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to serving culturally diverse and/or special needs population while maintaining patient confidentially.
Education and Experience
Mental Health Professional possessing a Bachelor’s Degree as required by the credentialing process.
Based on the current ranges established by Human Resources Department and level of experience.
Full time – 40 hours per week.
Credentialing and Privileging
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