Under direction of the Multi-Service Center Program Director and/or Assistant Coordinator, the Back to Work Specialist is responsible for supporting mental health consumers in re-entering the workforce.
STATUS: Full-time, Non-Exempt
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Responsible for developing documents and procedure for data collection to support outcomes.
2.Establish a working relationship and referral process with Job Placement Specialist.
3.Develop community relationships with employers to help support consumers with employment retention.
4.Conduct employment preparedness presentations regularly.
5.Follow up with consumers following placement, provide needed supports to promote retention.
6.Create and maintain a safe, supportive and accepting environment for Consumers.
7.Assimilate statistical information for funding reports and outcome study on appropriate forms in an accurate and timely fashion.
8.Attend weekly staff meetings and other designated meetings.
1.Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, or a minimum of two years experience in a social service setting.
2.Two years of experience working with homeless and/or psychiatric disabled persons.
3.Knowledge of severe mental illness and its symptoms.
4.Bilingual (Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English) and Bicultural ability and knowledge is preferred.
5.Possession of or ability to obtain a California Driver’s License and maintain a driving record meeting with agency insurance requirements.