JOB TITLE: Employment Specialist
REPORTS TO: POWER Supervisor/ Senior Employment Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Supported Employment
HOURS: 35 hours per week
Experience in vocational rehabilitation, placement and job coaching. Clean N.Y. State Driver’s license. Fingerprinting, approval from NYS Office of Mental Health, Suitable Determination clearance from Social Security, and all clearances from the Justice Center.
Provide vocational skill development, support, and job placement assistance, resume writing to individuals who are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless, or who have a history of homelessness and have a mental health condition. Provide information, assistance and referrals to people who are homeless and in recovery from mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. Work with the Outreach Team to conduct street outreach, assist in the food pantry and in developing activities and running an employment group during the Wednesday Evening Social.