Employment Specialist

Job Number: 21-526-11484 

Job Summary: Employment Specialist provide employment skills training to individuals who may also have co-occurring substance use disorders and/or chronic health conditions utilizing a recovery based and trauma-informed perspective.  Employment Specialists operate in a dynamic environment, develop extensive knowledge of community resources, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and cultivate a clinical skill-set by forging therapeutic relationships with diverse community members.  Services are typically provided in the community and require the use of a personal automobile and cell phone.

Employment Specialist work in partnership with racially and culturally diverse individuals to define and facilitate their desired life/employment outcomes. Employment Specialists participate in diagnostic evaluations and provide assessment of strengths, preferences, functional impairments and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorder(s) at regular intervals to ensure optimal and personalized services.  Frequent service coordination with external and internal providers is necessary to support individuals in achieving independent functioning.  Employment Specialist may provide all or some of the following:  obtain/maintain employment, transportation, and resources fulfilling any basic need. Employment Specialist may also facilitate employment skills training groups and/or utilize other evidenced-based interventions. 

On-call responsibilities may be required dependent upon unit protocols. This position may have additional duties associated with providing bilingual communication services and requires the completion of a language competency test.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess a strong knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness and commonly co-occurring disorder and case management/service coordination principles.
  • Must effectively communicate their clinical impression, assess the strengths and functional impairments of those they serve and effectively collaborate with racially and culturally diverse individuals to achieve their goals.
  • Collaborate professionally with an interdisciplinary treatment team and be adaptable to a wide variety of service environments and rapidly evolving clinical circumstances.
  • Possess a beginning knowledge of principles of psychiatric crisis intervention and be prepared to interact with emergency medical and psychiatric service providers to ensure the safety of Integral Care staff and clients.
  • Must possess computer skills necessary to document or work performed and demonstrate the ability to work efficiently to complete all assessments and documentation in a timely manner.

Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

Preferred:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

License(s): 

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • Center certification (QMHP-CS) to perform psychosocial rehabilitative skills training and case management.
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Safety-Care certification

Experience:

Preferred:

  • Bilingual in Spanish 
    • May receive additional compensation once a bilingual competency test is passed.

Hours:  Full-time; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday

Salary:  Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479-$40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)


QMHP Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker