Employment Specialist

Hill Health Ctr
Mar 07, 2018
Apr 04, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
# # Summary# #The Employment Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining an appropriate linkage system with various community agencies and employers. Assists in engagement of clients into services by means of meaningful daily activities. May facilitate employment readiness or skill building groups under the supervision of the Program Director. # CS-HHC#s Expectations of all Employees # Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC#s Values at all times Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates #Essential Duties and Responsibilities Assesses client interests and assesses their strengths and weaknesses as related to employment/employment readiness Individualizes client#s goals and objectives with regard to co-occurring conditions Documents assessment, interventions and outcomes in a timely manner Coordinates placements with employers or training programs in a timely manner Coordinates daily operation of on-site meaningful activities Follows up on results of services provided to clients. Re-evaluates needs and outcomes regularly Presents material in a framework of recovery and with respect to the clients# #stage of change# Utilizes CS-HHC clinical and case management staff appropriately (e.g. for consultation, coordination of care Ensures to integrate issues relevant to special populations (e.g. trauma, MH, SA, women in recovery) into service plan Conducts skills training and employment readiness groups under supervision of Program Director Establishes and maintains good working relationships with community agencies and funding sources Attends multidisciplinary team meetings as required and actively participates Performs other related duties as assigned # Qualifications Education: #### High School Diploma/GED required. Associate#s or Bachelor#s Degree preferred. Education in the vocational skills being taught. # Experience: ### Candidate must have a good working knowledge of New Haven community and employment/vocational resources. Some supervisory experience preferred. Experience in community networking is required. Must have worked in the field of technical/vocational# expertise as well as had experience teaching the skills of sewing, design to a handicapped population using didactic and experiential teaching methods. # Knowledge/Abilities:# Ability to work well with multi-disciplinary service providers. Excellent organizational skills are necessary. Must demonstrate age specific/population specific competency in area(s) of practice. Ability to market products created in the program. Proven ability to integrate recovery skills into vocational skills training.# # Physical Demands/Working Conditions The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.# # While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit for extended periods of time.# The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.# # Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on an as needed basis. ## # # SDL2017