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Employment Specialist

Company: FRED FINCH YOUTH FAMILY SERVICES
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Description

Fred Finch Youth and Family Services is a dynamic socioculturally attuned organization that has been offering hope and healing to California community members since 1891. We support communities and families directly affected by mental illness, behavioral challenges, and autism. Our team members are dedicated to strength based culturally responsive whole person care for individuals and families working toward healing and recovery.?

We're looking for individuals that want to be part of a dynamic team using innovative programming to make a positive impact in the lives of youth and their families. As a large mental health agency that's rapidly expanding programs across California, Fred Finch can also provide many opportunities for training and career advancement. ?

Employment Specialist??

Changing Life's Trajectory?
Our employment services are based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment and serve individuals with serious mental illness and /or behavioral health conditions find work at regular jobs of their choosing. Services include Job development with employers, job search with participants and job retention to support participants with maintaining their job. In addition to providing employment services the Employment Specialist is part of a mental health rehabilitation team, promotes employment as a critical part of recovery within the agency and contributes to meeting fidelity to the IPS model. The Employment Specialist works collaboratively with participants to identify areas of employment interest, develop their soft skills to improve interpersonal interactions at work and in the community and work related skills such as resume building, applying for jobs, mock interviewing and dressing for success!

Change a participant's life by collaborating to identify meaningful work in jobs of their choosing and in doing so, increase their well-being. Employment can be a critical part of their recovery and using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, you will work with candidates to find the right job, build their resume, conduct mock interviews, reviewing dress codes, polish their on-the-job interpersonal skills and by doing so increase their success rate at the job.

Our employment services focus on working collaboratively with participants to increase their confidence and wellness through work. Using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, the Employment Specialist (ES) will work with participants to identify areas of employment interest, develop their soft skills to improve interpersonal interactions at work and in the community and develop work related skills such as resume building, learning how to apply for jobs, preparing for interviews and how to dress for success! The services provided by the ES will also include Job development with employers, job search with participants and job retention to support participants with maintaining their job. In addition to providing employment services the ES will be part of a mental health rehabilitation team and will promote employment as a critical part of recovery within the program and the agency.

Shifts Available?
Full Time; Days/Shift TBD?

Wage range $22 - 28.71 (DOE) - Starting pay is commensurate with relevant experience above the minimum requirements.?
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What You Bring To The Table (Key Qualifications -see Job Description for more details)?

  • 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.
  • Valid California Driver's License is required with a clean driving record or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire.
  • (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.
    What's In It for You*?
    • Paid Time Off: For Full Time Employee it is 21 days in your first year?
    • Nine Paid Holidays & Shift differentials for hourly staff (6% for PM Shift, 8% for Overnight Shift)?
    • Free CEUs, free Supervision for BBS Associate License, coaching, and mentorship?
      • Tuition Assistance and Company Scholarships (up to $10k)?
      • Student Loan Forgiveness Qualification?
      • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance, 401K (pro-rated for part-time, no coverage for on call)?
        Join Our Compassionate Team?
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        Fred Finch Youth & Family Services?mission is to provide innovative, effective services supporting children, youth, young adults, and families to heal from trauma and lead healthier, productive lives. individuals in recovering their health, hopes, and dreams. Fred Finch continues to advance cultural diversity, humility, equity, and inclusion at all levels of our organization by hiring mental health peers, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and all belief systems.?
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Keywords: FRED FINCH YOUTH FAMILY SERVICES, Oakland , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Oakland, California

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