FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The OnTrackNY Program is a
Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) treatment program at BestSelf Behavioral
Health serving adolescents and young adults. Our mission with the OnTrackNY
Program is to empower young people to make meaning of their mental health experiences
and to pursue their goals for school, work and personal relationships.
The IPS Employment Specialist develops
competitive job opportunities in the community for individuals with mental
illness. These jobs will be permanent in nature, competitive and pay at least
minimum wage. They will be jobs that are available for anyone and not set aside
for individuals with a disability. Will facilitate the successful utilization
of job readiness training and job retention services for consumers of
Vocational and PROS Programs. Building new relationships with potential
employers in the community.
individualized support/coaching to consumers to assist them in achieving the
outcome of employment and/or educational success
with community employers
consumers with resume writing, interview skills and job searching
transport consumers to and from interviews
consumers onsite at their place of employment
consumers with accurate information regarding disclosure to employers
vocational assessment and updates consumer profile on a regular basis.
weekly and monthly performance indicators and records data
as a liaison between employer and consumer as needed
data to NYESS or to agency designee for reporting purposes
participants and establishing trusting, collaborative relationships directed
toward the goal of education or competitive employment in community job
with other team members to deliver the education & employment support
within the context of the model (e.g., engaging with participants to do fun
activities, practicing cognitive or social skills that can then help them get a
on the participant's preferences, working closely with family members, or loved
ones to educate them on how to support the young person with work/school goals
family or loved ones navigate employment and educational systems, identify
resources that can be helpful to them, and/or providing other supports to
families as needed to help the young person with their recovery.
job development and job search services directed toward positions that are
individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on their situation
and the situation of their support system, following the principles and
procedures of the individual placement and support approach to supported
a minimum of 4 (IPS is 6) employer contacts per week.
support to the individual and the family for education goals in the community,
including contact with staff at high schools, colleges, and other educational
access to entitlements counseling for the individual and/or family.
65% or more of scheduled work hours in the community. For example, meeting
participants at community locations (e.g. home, workplace, school, coffee shop,
library, etc.); taking participants to apply for jobs; investigating local
employment options; or meeting with employers regarding job development.
transitioning participants to services that can support work and school goals
post-discharge from OnTrackNY.
all other duties as assigned.
degree in related field.
and experience working with adolescents and/or young adults with serious mental
providing employment or education services preferred.
have a working familiarity with community resources.
basic knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation, vocational development,
assessment, and placement techniques.
have excellent communication, presentation, and networking skills as well as
be goal directed, organized and able to work independently.
NYS Driver's License.
have accredited NYS Defensive Driving course; or obtain within 15 days of hire.
maintain active NYS Defensive Driving course every 3 years, upon expiration.
send updated copies of vehicle inspection, registration, and insurance cards to
Human Resources upon expiration.