Position Title: Employment Specialist Case Manager
Classification: Full-Time, Salaried/Exempt, 40 Hours per Week
Location: Guild St. Paul, 130 Wabasha St S Ste 100, St Paul, MN 55107
Salary Range: $47,476 – $50,500 Annually
Guild believes that dignity is a basic human right- which is why we work hard to connect individuals to proper mental health treatment, competitive employment, and stable housing. We serve individuals 16 and older who are experiencing serve and persistent mental illness, mental illness concerns, and chronic homelessness. On any given day, Guild staff serves nearly 900 individuals in the Twin Cities metro area. Services are mobile, provided in the community when and where needed. By looking at the holistic wellness of each client we serve, we are able to facilitate healing, growth, and new quality of life.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Services help individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) find hope, healing, and independence. We walk alongside clients to help them establish achievable goals, manage their physical and mental health, and build lifelong skills.
This specialized position is responsible to assist individuals as well as the team to identify and assess for individuals’ interest in work activities while providing a range of services to individuals. It is responsible to help individuals who have serious mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders develop and implement their employment plans and achieve their chose employment objectives while assisting them with an array of services to live self-directed and satisfying lives by providing services directly as part of team, minimally using outside resources and diverting people from hospitalizations whenever possible. The end result is to assist individuals with healthier, more stable lives.
Access available community and employment resources so that necessary and relevant resources match client needs and desires.
Assist clients to locate and secure employment, education, or volunteer opportunity of their choice as indicated in the Individualized Community Support Plan/Treatment Plan.
Communicate consistent information and offer assistance to the team to ensure continuity of service for the clients served.
Ensure services are documented in individual records so information is readily available, results of services can be determined, and record-keeping standards are met.
Assess needs, identify goals, and plan service so that participant’s needs are met and goals are enhanced.
Facilitate communication among others involved, to provide coordination and define service direction to attain clients’ goals.
Provide crisis assessment and intervention so clients receive the assistance they may require to be safe in their home and in the community.
Education and Experiences:
The Employment Specialist Case Manager shall be qualified under one of the following:
• Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and
1-2 years experience providing rehabilitation services to adults with mental illness or related conditions
Exposure to or knowledge of the local business community is also desirable.
C. Other Qualifications
• Must be ambulatory and able to negotiate stairways.
• A valid Class ‘D’ Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, satisfactory driving record and necessary insurance.
• The ability to lift and carry heavy weights (e.g., moving household furnishings, carrying groceries) that could be up to or even exceed 40 lbs.
• The ability to work evenings, occasional Saturdays and periodically ancillary coverage on Sundays.
• Must not be actively receiving services from Guild Incorporated and must not have received services within the last two years.