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Workforce Support Employment Specialist Hamilton/McMinn

Company: Helen Ross McNabb Center
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

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 -

Hamilton/McMinn.

SUMMARY

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.

REQUIREMENTS

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

position.

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 (www.mcnabbcenter.org) 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.

This

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.

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Location:

Chattanooga,

TN

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