Employment Specialist, Independence Center
Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 11, 2021
Information About this Position
Company and Job Overview
Health is a community health center that provides and
coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000
seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed
children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron
and Washington counties. As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri
Department of Mental Health (DMH), BJC Behavioral Health serves as
a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health
services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper
to the public mental health system.
Fosters an atmosphere of belief in all
member's ability to work. Assists members to obtain and maintain
employment that is consistent with their vocational goals by
utilizing the guidelines of two evidence based practices: The
Individual Placement and Support model of Supported Employment and
the Clubhouse Model of psychiatric rehabilitation.
On-call responsibility by participating in
the after-hours crisis phone rotation.
Reviews documentation for compliance and
quality. Provides feedback to Supervisor and training/support to
co-workers. Assists with oversight of practicum students based on
the collaborative agreement with the university.
- Conducts and engages members in individualized job development
and job search activities. Assists with resume development and
interview skills as necessary. Provides outreach to members who are
disengaged including phone, job and home visits. Participates in
and promotes the Evening, Weekend, and Holiday social program.
- Develops and maintains relationships with the business
community to establish and maintain employment opportunities.
Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by
members, which may include negotiating job accommodations and
follow-along contact with the employer. Provides excellent customer
service to employers.
- Provides as much support as needed to assist members with
employment goals -act as trainer, troubleshooter, bus trainer,
follow-along support, benefits counselor, advocate and liaison with
the employer for Transitional and Supported employment positions.
Fulfills placement manager responsibilities for Transitional
Employment. Provide crisis intervention services as needed. On-call
responsibility by participating in the after-hours crisis phone
- Acts as a liaison with the Department of Vocational
Rehabilitation (DVR) and assures compliance with their guidelines.
Coordinates services with vocational rehabilitation counselors,
Clubhouse staff, Community Support Specialists, and other
clinicians at Independence Center as well as community providers.
In addition, may assist with management of employment grants and
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation billing and budget. Based on
program need, provides Field Instruction, mentoring and support to
practicum students based on collaborative agreements with the
- Partners with members to achieve their goals by creating and
updating an individualized employment plan with measurable goals
and objectives. Quarterly completes the Daily Living Activities-20
(DLA) assessment tool. Documents progress toward goals based on the
Individual Placement and Support model of Supported Employment
(IPS) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities employment
guidelines. Incorporates input from other supports. Reviews
documentation for compliance and quality. Provide feedback to
Supervisor and training/support to co-workers. Fulfill the role of
Field Instructor for practicum students based on the collaborative
agreement with the university. Develop and facilitate formal new
staff orientation training and annual competency based training to
meet the requirements of the Department of Mental Health and
guidelines of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
- BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The
ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe
manner is an essential function of this job.
- Master's Degree in Social Services or related field
- Valid Driver's License
Note: not all benefits apply to all
- Comprehensive medical, dental, life
insurance, and disability plan options
- Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
- 401(k) plan
- Tuition Assistance
- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
- On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
- Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick
does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton
Memorial or Parkland Health Center
The above information on this description has been designed to
indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be
interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties
and qualifications required of employees assigned to this
Equal Opportunity Employer
Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Employment Specialist, Independence Center, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri
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