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Employment Specialist (Mental Health)

Community Research Foundation San Diego ,CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Community Research Foundation (CRF) a nonprofit mental health organization in San Diego County is hiring immediately for an experienced employment/or vocational specialist with mental health experiences. Apply today for immediate consideration!

Employment Specialist – Corner Clubhouse and Self-Help Services

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Pay Rate: $17.00 to $18.00 per hour, depending on experience

Program: Corner Clubhouse (North Park San Diego)

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED is required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • First Aid/CPR certification is required and must be kept current during employment
  • Peer Employment Training certification preferred; required after hire
  • Experience with mental health services required
  • Experience in recovery as a consumer of mental health services strongly preferred
  • Intermediate level computer skills as well as internet research skills
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance

Typical Duties of the Employment Specialist

  • Versed in the Individual Placement and Support Model (IPS) Model.
  • Conducts employment assessments and assists clients in linkage to school, volunteering or employment opportunities.
  • Works with various businesses and agencies in the community to build relationships for purposes of job development and placement.
  • Assists the client in developing vocational goals, prioritizing areas of need, and steps needed to reach employment goals established, as well as identified areas of strength.
  • Continually monitors progress towards goals and supports client’s efforts toward competitive employment and self-sufficiency.
  • Attends meetings related to vocational services.
  • Ensures program is in compliance with Scope of Work outcome measure expectations regarding number of clients participating in preparation and pursuit of competitive employment.
  • Educates team members on the Individual Placement and Support Model (IPS) and vocational services so that they may increase the quality of these services to clients.
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed and indicated at the program in order to ensure the safety of clients, other members, and staff. Informs/consults program management regarding crises and/or unusual or critical incidents.
  • Documents all services provided and maintains documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures and the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model in accordance with IPS Model standards.
Company Description
Vision Statement

IMPROVING AND ENRICHING THE LIVES OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY WE SERVE

Mission

CRF, in partnership with our clients and stakeholders, designs, delivers and evaluates innovative and exemplary behavioral health services in a manner that is both culturally and trauma competent, providing these services with integrity, compassion, and a strong focus on wellness. We also inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health professionals.

Philosophy

CRF embraces the concept that persons affected by mental illness and co-occurring mental health and substance use problems can and do recover when provided with appropriate and adequate treatment, activities and supports. This includes access to culturally appropriate, recovery-focused care within the individual's own community provided in the least restrictive level possible. Our child, youth and family programs are family-centered and designed based upon wraparound philosophy.

Persons Served

Community Research Foundation serves adults with serious mental illness, many with a co-occurring substance use problem, as well as seriously and emotionally disturbed youth and children.

General Areas of Service

Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) programs (alternative to hospitalization for adults)
Transitional Living Residential Program for Adults
Outpatient Clinics for Children and Adults
Walk-In Urgent Care Clinic for Adults
School-Based Counseling Programs
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs
Client-Directed Psychosocial and Vocational Clubhouses
CalWorks Specialized Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence Program

Community Research Foundation

Why Work Here?

We inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health professionals.

Vision Statement IMPROVING AND ENRICHING THE LIVES OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY WE SERVE Mission CRF, in partnership with our clients and stakeholders, designs, delivers and evaluates innovative and exemplary behavioral health services in a manner that is both culturally and trauma competent, providing these services with integrity, compassion, and a strong focus on wellness. We also inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health professionals. Philosophy CRF embraces the concept that persons affected by mental illness and co-occurring mental health and substance use problems can and do recover when provided with appropriate and adequate treatment, activities and supports. This includes access to culturally appropriate, recovery-focused care within the individual's own community provided in the least restrictive level possible. Our child, youth and family programs are family-centered and designed based upon wraparound philosophy. Persons Served Community Research Foundation serves adults with serious mental illness, many with a co-occurring substance use problem, as well as seriously and emotionally disturbed youth and children. General Areas of Service Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) programs (alternative to hospitalization for adults) Transitional Living Residential Program for Adults Outpatient Clinics for Children and Adults Walk-In Urgent Care Clinic for Adults School-Based Counseling Programs Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs Client-Directed Psychosocial and Vocational Clubhouses CalWorks Specialized Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence Program

Address

2864 University Ave
San Diego, CA
USA