All Impact Behavioral Health Partners employees are expected to perform with competence and a commitment to excellence. Regardless of their role, employees are responsible for conducting themselves in a way that promotes the dignity of the people we serve and shows respect for their colleagues. Quality performance includes; knowledge of recovery principles, productivity, accuracy, sound judgment, innovation, orderliness, courtesy, teamwork, initiative, positive attitude, reliability, and follow through. Pride in performance and commitment to personal and professional development are valued.
Understand the importance of recovery and communicate it to members and colleagues. Be aware of the current nature, cause, and treatment of mental illness including personality patterns and behaviors. Understand the use of basic pharmacology.
Provide timely and accurate assessments and effective assistance with goal setting and goal achievement with up to 20 Participants. Search for methods to develop member strengths; and to make use of naturally-occurring community resources. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assess members’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis using background information and work experience;
Assist members in job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are consistent with their needs and interests, using the principles and procedures of supported employment.
Provide individualized, time unlimited follow along services to assist members in sustaining employment;
Provide education and support to employers, as agreed by the member, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow along contact with the employer;
Provide engagement services as necessary to consumers when they appear to disengage from the service. Maintain some contact with the member even without a vocational focus if necessary to sustain engagement.
Meet regularly with treatment team members to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment;
Help members create individual vocational service plans in concert with their case manager, and other treatment team providers;
Spend at least 60% of direct service time in the community to engage and support members, family, and employers.
Know the events, issues and problems relevant to people with mental illness, (local, state, national policies, law suits, etc.) Maintain communication with employers and use this network as a referral source.
Use effective and professional skills to build rapport and communication. Maintain regular contact with your supervisor and keep them informed of issues related to members, service and the service team. Meet with your supervisor weekly.
Other duties as assigned.
Assist Participants in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their goals and recovery. Coordinate the timely, productive exchange of clinical and employment information between and within the teams, members’ families and other participants of the community support team.
Assist members in developing employment skills, gaining confidence, and managing symptoms that may interfere with work and other functioning. Actively engage members in skill-building activities that promote growth and empowerment. Help members identify employment goals, make informed decisions, and access necessary or desired resources. Operate as a member of a multidisciplinary team; share and document observations, identify problems and unmet or changing needs, and implement strategies outlined in the member’s service plan.
Learn and implement specific strategies and practices outlined in the IPS model’s framework including: adherence to the zero exclusion principle, structured job development, rapid job searches, consumer preference and integration with mental health treatment team.
Ability to twist, turn, bend, stand, climb stairs, and lift as required to perform the duties associated with this job.
Impact Behavioral Health Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals with regard to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, retention, and discipline. Impact will not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, or disability, provided that an individual is qualified and meets the requirements established by the agency for the job.
Qualifications and Requirements:
You must meet Department of Mental Health and/or Medicaid criteria for a Mental Health Professional.
You are required to have current certification in Basic First Aid and CPR.
The above is intended to describe the general content of requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Impact reserves the right to modify this job description at any time without notice.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Impact Behavioral Health Partners is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community behavioral health organization that offers affordable housing and support from social workers, counselors, employment specialists and psychiatrists to adults recovering from chronic mental illnesses. All of our programs and services are integrated to ensure our clients receive the support they need to recover and attain wellness ...and reclaim his or her life in the community. We serve individuals through our Community Care, Supportive Housing, and Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Programs.