Job Counselor/Employment Specialist IV - Vocational Services
Posted on: November 22, 2022
The Employment/Vocational Specialist on the Maine Behavioral
Healthcare Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team is a unique
role and opportunity to support individuals on their path to
recovery. As part of a multidisciplinary behavioral health
treatment team, the ES brings a vocational/educational lens to the
individual's care, while learning and understanding the perspective
of other service disciplines. While part of a cohesive team
strategy, daily work is largely independent and focused on
assisting individuals to identify, develop, and make progress
toward their work and school goals. The ES uses many skills in
effectively delivering services including creative problem-solving,
research and investigation, counseling, and teaching. The ES will
also learn about local resources and employer needs, facilitating
connections to support individuals in their vocational goals.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Must be able to communicate and contribute in an interdisciplinary
M.A. or M.S. in Education and/or Counseling (specialty in
rehabilitation and/or career counseling), or a B.A. in a related
field with at least five (5) years' experience in supported
C.R.C. (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) and/or DMH Employment
Specialist Certification, or intent to obtain certification.
Knowledge and background: counseling theory, physical and
psychological effects of psychiatric disability, socio-economic
effects of psychiatric disability, occupational analysis,
vocational evaluation and training, and job development. Reflected
in one to two years' experience.
Working knowledge of community, service agencies (local and state),
federal agencies, financial benefit programs (SS, SSDI, Worker's
Knowledge of ADA and other employment/disability legislation; i.e.
education, employment, accessibility, consumer rights, etc.
Must demonstrate technical writing ability specific to the
Must be able to complete career development plans with consumers'
and family involvement.
Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated
700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's
largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers
outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in
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