• Act Employment Specialist

    ACT Employment Specialist
    CenClear is growing a new program and seeking applicant for several positions. The program is Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). ACT is an evidence-based practice where staff work together as a team to help improve outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of psychiatric crisis, substance use, hospitalization and involvement in the criminal justice system.
    General Description of Duties
    This position functions as a specialist and a primary case coordinator with a specific emphasis on psychiatric rehabilitation, vocational and coordination of employment services.
    Hours: 40 hours per week Nontraditional hours
    This position will require travel to multiple offices.
    CenClear has a Covid-19 vaccine mandate in effect for all employees by January 31, 2022. Religious and/or medical exemptions will be reviewed.
    · Bachelor's degree and completion of the supported employment certification.
    · Access to transportation
    Must obtain the following Clearances:
    · PA Criminal Record (State Police), https://epatch.state.pa.us,
    · Child Abuse History Check, www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
    · FBI Clearance, https://uenroll.identogo.com/,
    · Mandated Reporting Certificate, www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu.
    Specific Description of Duties
    · Assists clients with obtaining information about their benefits (e.g., SSI, Medicaid, etc.) and. refers clients to benefits counseling, as needed. Helps clients report earnings, as needed.
    · Assesses clients vocational functioning on ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences.
    · Conducts job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of clients.
    · Conducts employer contacts to learn about the needs of the business, describe supports offered by the program and describe client strengths that are relevant to the position.
    · Provides individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment.
    · Writes job support plans with clients and incorporating input from the ACT Team.
    Adjusts plan according to clients' needs and preferences.
    · Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact by the employment specialist with the employer.
    · Provides timely interventions with returning phone calls, seeing employers about job loss or job performance, job leads.
    · Participates in regular meetings with treatment team and communicates individually with team members between meetings in order to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment.
    · Participates in face-to-face meetings with vocational rehabilitation counselors to coordinate services for clients.
    · Develops an individual employment (and/or education) plan with clients. Incorporate input from treatment team and family members, with permission.
    · Provides supported education, using principles similar to supported employment, for clients who express interest in education to advance their employment goals.
    Benefits for Full Time Employment
    · Excellent Medical Insurance (shared cost)
    · Life Insurance (twice annual salary)
    · Short Term Disability
    · 401 (k) (Company match up to 7% based on employee deferment)
    · Paid Holidays (8 per year)
    · PTO (12 upon hire; increases with years of service)
    · EAP (includes immediate family members)
    · Flexible Work Schedule (if position qualifies)
    · 18% discount on Verizon cell phone services
    · Mileage Reimbursement
    · Tuition/Course Reimbursement for applicable coursework
    Please send resume to resume@cenclear.org
    Apply Here: https://www.cenclear.org/cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=102