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Employment Specialist

Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Who is Fred Finch? Our benefits Include: 21 days of Paid Time Off (initially) and 9 paid holidays Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options) Coverage starts next month after 30 days of employment 401k Retirement plan with company match Employer paid life insurance Employee Assistance Program Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care) Bilingual Stipends Qualify for the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program Fred Finch Degree Assistance Programs ($10,000 scholarships) Free CEU's Full-service IT - all staff receive a laptop and cellphone Scheduling Department Supervision toward licensure or certification Professional growth and leadership opportunities Corporate discounts- Cellphone, gym memberships, etc. Flexible work schedule Collaboration with high level clinicians and programs across the organization Fred Finch Youth and Family Services has been offering hope and healing since 1891. We support communities and families directly affected with mental illness, behavioral challenges and Autism. Our team members are dedicated to helping those who need guidance and support with empathy using compiled experience gained from three centuries of healing. Be part of an organization with proven track record of helping and healing others. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Employment Specialist Job Summary: The Employment Specialist (ES) is part of a multi-disciplinary team that helps program participants to meet their mental health and wellness goals. The ES focuses on helping participants with achieving their employment aspirations. The ES is responsible for all phases of employment service for program participants who wish to seek employment. Program participants may include transition aged youth (TAY) or teens with special circumstances including mental health disabilities, substance abuse, intellectual delay, or homelessness. The phases of employment services include: program intake, engagement, assessment, job development/job placement, job coaching, and follow-along supports. Employment Specialist develops, builds and maintains a log of employer contacts to match the participant to a position based on participants preferences and developmental needs. In TAY mental health programs, the Employment Specialist spends 65% or more of their work time in the community both with employers as well as with the participants. In residential and housing programs, the Employment Specialist works both onsite with the youth and in the community conducting job development with employers. Employment Specialists who work with teens may conduct classroom- or community-based employment training and career exploration activities. Duties and Responsibilities: Program Intake/Assessment; work Incentives Planning; Job Development/Job Placement; Engagement/Follow-Along Supports; Documentation/Administrative Duties; Professional Conduct. Other Duties: 1) Drives on agency business as required. 2) Other job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications Required: B.A. Degree from accredited college or university or equivalent years of related work experience. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities. Demonstrated ability to utilize de-escalation techniques that align with the trauma informed care model as part of intervention strategy for working with participants in crisis who are responding to triggers/stressors and/or demonstrating early indicators of distress. Valid California Drivers License is required with a clean driving record or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite. 8. Must have access to dependable transportation and personal car insurance, meeting minimum liability coverage required for position Preferred: A minimum of two (2) years post-college experience working with or providing mental health counseling to teens or transition age youth living with mental illness, developmental/intellectual disability, and/or severe emotional disturbance, often with unstable housing situations. Experience delivering career development, job development, or vocational services. One or more years of experience working with socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations. Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Knowledge of employment, educational, and healthcare resources in Alameda or Contra Costa County. Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community. M.A. Degree in relevant field. Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and, at all times, maintained within safe California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) standards. If you want to make a positive difference in someone's life, and join an organization with a staying power in helping others, send us your resume. We offer competitive compensation package to include comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance, company paid life and AD&D as well as voluntary life insurance, voluntary short-term disability insurance, voluntary long-term disability insurance, 401k contribution + company match, PTO, Holiday Pay, and other voluntary benefits to help support your lifestyle. To learn more about the organization, visit us athttps://www.fredfinch.org

Keywords: FRED FINCH YOUTH CENTER, Oakland , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Oakland, California

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