Employment Specialist / UMMC Harbor City

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Job ID: 59034
Area of Interest: Professionals
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F, 8a-4:30p
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Not Indicated
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

University of Maryland Medical Center is currently seeking a Supported Employement Specialist for our Harbor City Location. 

Job Summary:
Under  the  supervision of the Program Coordinator, -the Employment Specialist will provide  vocational rehabilitation for people with serious mental illnesses that emphasizes helping them obtain  competitive work in the community  and providing the supports necessary to ensure their success in the workplace.  SE will  help consumers find jobs  that pay competitive wages in integrated settings (i.e., with other people who don’t necessarily have disabilities) in the community.

 Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Performs  supported employment services for clients in the community in accordance with departmental procedures and in line with the State of Maryland EBP certification requirements
  • Develops Individual Vocational  Plans (IVPs) every six months that include consumer focused, consumer determined SMART goals (six months), short term objectives, and on-site and off-site employment specialist  services.  Team involvement in plan development  including case manager,  individual therapist and other important members of the consumer’s network.
  • Job Development is performed  and begins as soon as the client expresses a desire to work. Develops activities that integrate the client with non-psychiatrically disabled co-workers, such as, company sponsored recreational activities, job fairs -  Employer Contacts are based on consumer job preferences and jobs are developed in different settings and there are a diversity of job types.- . Individualized, follow –along supports are provided to employers and consumers on a time unlimited basis. - . Keeps in contact with employers to monitor client performance including job completion, acceptance of supervision, interaction with co-workers and attendance and punctuality. - Conducts discussion groups for clients eager to find employment or interested in working together to discuss work issues/concerns.  Provides weekly  reports to Supervisor regarding attendance and client progress.
  • Assists in providing outreach services that may include, phone/home visits, transportation of clients to and from program  and on the job coaching/support as needed and at the consumer’s request.
  • Provides Clinical Coordination Services as defined by the EBP guidelines to integrate supported employment efforts with the mental health treatment.
  • Completes all daily visit, monthly summary and semi-annual documentation  as required by EBP and program guidelines.  




What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in  mental health or social services, business, personnel management, or vocational services is required or  equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities have been acquired.
  • Experience working with people with serious mental illnesses, experience with vocational services and   knowledge of the work world are preferred.
  • Two years  professional experience performing counseling,   crisis intervention, or equivalent related experience in human services, marketing, public relations or business , is required.
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of occupations and jobs and general knowledge and experience in job development/experience is preferred.
  • Possession or access to an automobile along with Maryland state driver’s license is required 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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