Clackamas County Behavioral Health, located in Oregon City, is hiring for a full-time Employment Specialist (Bilingual Spanish). See below for more information or go to their website here.
Supported Employment Specialist $22.72 – $28.62 Hourly Closes: December 11, 2017
JO#104429(EDB) – (Bilingual Spanish) Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional 5% (Bilingual Spanish is required)
Clackamas County is seeking an experienced, highly motivated individual to join the Health Center’s Division’s Behavioral Health Services team. Working within the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment framework, this position will assist clients in obtaining and sustaining meaningful employment that is consistent with their vocational goals and recovery. The IPS model of supported employment for individuals with serious mental illness has been designated an evidence-based practice by the Center for Mental Health Services and the State of Oregon. This position does require fluency in Spanish.
The Supported Employment Specialist (classified as a Job Development Specialist) will provide employment and training opportunities to individuals with mental illness; possess the ability to work independently in the field; create employer networks for the purpose of establishing program partners; develop and administer marketing programs and activities to enhance training and employment opportunities; partner with Vocational Rehabilitation in maximizing program compliance and satisfaction with area employers and partner agencies; and do other work as required.
The most successful candidates will be detail-oriented; be able to communicate the importance of work as recovery in services to the mentally ill; possess a working knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI); have the ability to instill hope in others; and have previous successful experience as a job developer with the ability to initiate partnerships with the business community on the behalf of clients. The ideal candidate will have experience working with clients for one of Oregon’s Mental Health Supported Employment Programs or similar as well as successfully completed training and certification as a Benefits Counselor under the Work Incentive Network Training and Certification program.