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Employment Specialist

Location: New Windsor, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2024

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Description

Hours:  Mon-Fri-8am-4:30pm     
Location: New Windsor, NY    
Rate of Pay: $20.00 per hour 

PROS (Personal Recovery Oriented Services) is a Community Rehabilitation program to support individuals with a history of serious mental illness. Our goal is to assist individuals in acquiring and maintaining skills and supports to live successfully in their communities. These include: wellness self-management, benefits and financial management, leisure planning, and skill development to manage symptoms and practice life skills. This program offers intensive rehabilitation services to assist individuals in obtaining specific life roles, and to reduce the risk of relapse, hospitalization, loss of housing, or involvement with the criminal justice system. Extensive research has proven that consistent and meaningful employment has been a key factor in determining the social determinants of health.       

       

OVERVIEW OF PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:       

Currently we have a need for an Employee Specialist in our PROS Program. Ability to work as an effective team player and the ability to achieve employment outcomes is essential!       

       

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:       

  • Conduct job development activities from office and in the community
  • Attend meetings, trainings and community events in support of department and agency mission
  • Search for jobs using employment apps and sites
  • Assist clients to develop short and long-term educational and career goals
  • Work with clients to maintain employment
  • Facilitate small groups on employment related topics
  • Assist clients with basic benefits questions and connect them to benefits counseling
  • Interact with family members, employers, case managers, therapists and treatment teams to support employment and education goals
  • Negotiate on-the-job accommodations if necessary
  • Report activity into multiple databases
  • Other duties as assigned

 QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:        

  • Experience working with people with a serious mental illness and experience providing employment services is preferred
  • Strong Communication Skills (Written and Oral)
  • Strong organization skills with accurate attention to detail
  • Comfortable working one-on-one with clients in office and out in community (occasionally transporting)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable with responsive communication via text, phone and email
  • Able to learn from virtual trainings
  • Comfortable with receiving supervision virtually and reporting to off-site supervisor
  • Familiarity with virtual platforms (MS Teams, WebEx, Zoom)
  • Familiarity with data and billing systems
  • Able to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to be flexible with time and tasks
  • Valid Driver's License

         

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:        

  • A.S degree in mental health, social services or business
  • Prior employment experience(s) with preference on helping professions, business or retail can be beneficial to position

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:       

  • Must be capable to sit in front of computer 
  • Must be capable to move throughout workday and follow people served throughout community
  • Work alongside clients and co-workers within 3 feet

    

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