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ACT Employment Specialist

Buffalo

Summary of Position Function

Provide vocational/employment support to individuals who are receiving services from the Spectrum ACT team.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required.  Consistent with state and federal law, requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered   

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field plus one year work experience with mental health recipients OR
  • Associate degree in Human Services or related field with two years’ experience working with mental health recipients
  • LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC(P), PHD, PSYD, RN, CASAC preferred

Experience

Three years work-related experience

Must possess a valid Driver’s

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Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and demonstration of agency core values in day-to-day activities
  • Assist individuals with identifying employment/vocational goals.
  • Explore with individuals the steps needed to obtain Employment/Vocational Goals.
  • Conduct vocational assessments when needed.
  • Assist with job exploration that matches an individual’s strengths and desires.
  • Assist with developing skills necessary to choosing, securing and maintaining employment.
  • Assist with the electronic submission of applications and resumes.
  • Educate individuals served and staff on Employment/Vocational services available to them.
  • Assist individuals with overcoming barriers they may face in obtaining their Employment/vocational goals
  • Provide rapid non-traditional employment opportunities to those individuals seeking such goals
  • Provide resources for individuals and staff regarding Work Incentive Benefits for those on SSDI/SI who pursue vocational goals
  • Network with local Vocational Programs to assist individuals with Vocational goals
  • Ability to utilize electronic data systems (i.e. electronic records and computers).
  • Provide case management for clients including coordinating and monitoring these activities.
  • Conduct ACT comprehensive assessments to assist in the development of treatment plans in conjunction and collaboration with the treatment team and providers.
  • Document and maintain an individual’s permanent record.
  • Responsible in providing individual with supportive therapy, linkages to support services as well as assistance in the development of symptom management and rehabilitation skills.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software such as MSWord, Outlook, as well as the use of the internet to complete job searches and applications.
  • Must have some degree of knowledge and experience of vocational programs available for individuals.

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