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Workforce Support Employment Specialist Hamilton/McMinn

Company: Helen Ross McNabb Center
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:


At the McNabb Center, our
mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve." Do you see yourself as a part of this
life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivatedprofessionalfor
the following position:Workforce Support Employment Specialist -


The Workforce Support
Employment Specialist - Hamilton/McMinn performs is responsible for the
completion of all phases of employment service: 1) Intake, 2) Engagement, 3)
Assessment, 4) Job Placement, 5) Job Coaching, and 6) Follow Along Supports.
Ensures consumers have access to benefits counseling/work incentives planning.
Works closely with IOP treatment teams to place consumers in competitive,
diverse jobs that are tailored to meet the consumer's individualized needs and
preferences. Develops and maintains a strong employer network. Adheres to the 8
Practice Principles of IPS and assists in maintaining fidelity to the model.

This position requires
utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining
a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.


Education/Knowledge: Must have at least a Bachelor's degree in a
health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a
behavioral science field with course work or experience in the areas of
cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental
illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and
intellectual/developmental disabilities. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in
rehabilitation, occupational therapy, criminal justice, education, or other
fields; must have fifteen college-level semester hours of coursework in
behavioral health and at least one year of work experience in the behavioral
health setting.

Experience: One year experience in employment
counseling, job placement, job coaching, or public vocational rehabilitation
program preferred. Certification from a nationally recognized supported
employment program is preferred. Applicants without certification must be
eligible to obtain certification within the first 90 days of hire. This
position requires that the employee have an "F" endorsement on his/her Drivers
License to be available to transport individuals as needed. Transporting
clients in a personal or Center vehicle is an essential function of this

Applicants should possess
the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural
backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect
and dignity. Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary
in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies,
and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of
normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license.
Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting,
standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the
clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate
implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide
range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding
another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.COMPENSATION:Salary range for this position starts at approximately $15.59 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.
The McNabb Center () is a premier not-for-profit provider of
behavioral health services. The Center provides quality care and serves
all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social,
co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts
background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug
screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background
check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB
Screening and/or testing. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also
perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate
supervisor and other management as required. This organization reserves
the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Moreover,
management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or
working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with
disabilities. This job description does not constitute a written or
implied contract of employment.#RPM


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Keywords: Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville , Workforce Support Employment Specialist Hamilton/McMinn, Human Resources , Knoxville, Tennessee

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