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Employment Specialist at FRED FINCH YOUTH CENTER in Oakland, California

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Fred Finch Youth & Family Servicesis a great place to work, and we have the hardware to prove it! Year after year, our employees make the difference in helping those with mental health issues. Whether you are just starting your career or a seasoned professional, youll be able to find the right spot to help others at a TOP WORKPLACE in 2023.

The philosophies and concepts behind the service design of the STAY draw from both evidence-based and evidence-informed best practices. STAY utilizes principles from the Transition to Independence model (TIP) for working with TAY; the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP); and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Additionally, co-occurring disorders are normative in this population, and therefore all staff receives education in concepts related to co-occurring complexity such as Motivational Interviewing. Individually designed services support participants to gain the skills, knowledge, and abilities to move successfully into adult life. Through their engagement in program services, participants learn to imagine and develop aspirations for the future.
Join our team as: Employment Specialist
Note-*This is not a HR role. This is a support service role working directly with participants.

What You Will Do
Our employment services are based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment and serve individuals with serious mental illness and /or behavioral health conditions find work at regular jobs of their choosing. Services include Job development with employers, job search with participants and job retention to support participants with maintaining their job. In addition to providing employment services the Employment Specialist is part of a mental health rehabilitation team, promotes employment as a critical part of recovery within the agency and contributes to meeting fidelity to the IPS model. The Employment Specialist works collaboratively with participants to identify areas of employment interest, develop their soft skills to improve interpersonal interactions at work and in the community and work related skills such as resume building, applying for jobs, mock interviewing and dressing for success!

Shifts Available
Full Time - Hourly; Mon-Fri/8am-5pm

Salary Range
In accordance with California law, the expected salary range for this California position is between $22.00 and $28.71 per hour. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.

Amazing Benefits with Affordable Copays - Click here for more detail.

What You Bring to The Table (requirements):
B.A. Degree from accredited college or university or equivalent years of related work experience. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment, and services. Valid California Drivers License is required with a clean driving record or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire. (Preferred): A minimum of two (2) years post-college experience working with or providing mental health counseling to teens or transition age youth living with mental illness, developmental/intellectual disability, and/or severe emotional disturbance, often with unstable housing situations.
Our Mission:
"Fred Finch Youth & Family Services partners with individuals and communities to provide culturally responsive services that cultivate mental and physical resilience and wellness."
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