Position Title: Employment Specialist
Classification: 40 Hours Per Week, Full-time
Location: 1740 Livingston Ave, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Salary Range: $17.17 – $22.00 Per Hour
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.
This position is responsible to help eligible individuals develop and implement their individual vocational plan and achieve their chosen employment objective, using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model.
· Assist clients to establish goals and identify steps and tasks to accomplish goals as written in the Community Employment Plan; conduct six employer contacts per week.
· Provide pre-employment services to clients as assigned.
· Assist clients to locate and secure employment, education of their choice as indicated in the Community Employment Plan.
· Provide flexible individualized support so that the client can succeed in his/her job or educational plan.
· Communicate with the team and participate in team meetings. Document individual service information to ensure continuity of services for clients including reliable, complete records.
· Promote an inclusive, diverse, culturally competent and respectful work environment.
Education and Experiences:
· A Bachelor’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university
· One to two years’ work experience in rehabilitation services or a combination of residential and rehabilitation services to adults who have serious and persistent mental illness;
· Exposure to or knowledge of the local business community is desired
· Other relevant post-secondary education may be considered.
· Knowledge and ability to develop marketing strategies to promote Guild Services Employment Services and develop job leads and resources by contacting potential employers with whom we do not have an established relationship;
· Knowledge of IPS model.
· Ability to analyze needs of employers and communicate ideas to promote services and individuals in the job market;
· Knowledge of the needs of people with mental illness.
· Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, satisfactory driving record and necessary insurance are required;
· CPR and First Aid certification and the ability to respond to emergency situations;
· Must not be actively receiving services from Guild Services and must not have received services within the last two years.