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Employment Specialist - Baldwin County

Company: River Edge
Location: Milledgeville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Employment Specialist - Baldwin County About River Edge Behavioral Health Serving more than 10,000 Georgians, River Edge continues to be one of the state's leading resources for mental health, substance use disorder treatments and supports as well as individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provides state-of-the-art treatment and support services for more than 13,000 children, youth, families and adults annually, who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. River Edge is looking for an individual who is passionate and motivated about assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining employment in order to "make life better." The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop contacts and partnerships with community businesses and leaders to provide a good match for clients and employers. In addition, this position includes specialized and individualized case management duties. Employment Specialist isn't just a career service. Our dedicated, professional, and compassionate team of Employment Specialists understands the unique challenges a person in recovery can face while reaching his or her career goals. Our team helps individuals identify their strengths, motivations, and preferences in order to be placed in competitive positions. The major goal for our team is to assist clients in becoming self-sufficient through competitive, community-based employment. Essentially, the most important aspect of the being an Employment Specialist is to find jobs for our clientele and support them every step of the way. Responsibilities: Network with community businesses and leaders in order to develop appropriate professional contacts and partnerships that lead to enhanced employment opportunities for our clients. Provide a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families. Know where to get needed resources. Conducts patient/client/consumer intakes, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention and emergency shelter services. May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services. May perform case management duties and group skills training with adolescents. Implements life skills workshops and programs in behavior management. Maintains program statistics, intake reports, and case history records. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Training & Experience: High school diploma or GED and two years' experience in a social services related position OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a social services related field (social work, sociology, psychology, etc.) is preferred. Preferred Qualifications: Fully COVID Vaccinated At least 6 months of job coaching experience. Benefits Offered: Medical Dental Vision 401K All applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test. If selected for interview, please bring a copy of your professional license, driver's license, social security card, highest level of education (transcripts and degree) and names of three references to the appointment. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. We at River Edge believe every employee has a right to a safe work environment. Therefore, we require full vaccination of all employees. Getting the vaccine, frequently washing your hands, sanitizing common areas, and wearing your mask continues to be the most effective way to fight COVID-19. Job Posted by ApplicantPro

Keywords: River Edge, Macon , Employment Specialist - Baldwin County, Human Resources , Milledgeville, Georgia

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