Employment Developer
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - Inglewood, CA

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Reporting to the Program Director the person in this role will be responsible for Developing a working relationship with community businesses; and advocating for clients with psychiatric disabilities participating in Agency employment services program.

Reposibilities include but not limited to:
  • Surveying the community labor marketplace and meets with community businesses to determine their needs for employees and determines where Agency clients might be employed; develops and maintains effective working relationships with human resources and other staff responsible for hiring.
  • Engaging clients and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in community job settings with other workers who do not necessarily have disabilities.
  • Promoting Didi Hirsch to the business community to develop potential job placements for clients participating in the employment services program.
  • Analyzing work sites and identifies the essential skills and tasks required of the position; negotiates new employment positions and coordinates hiring of Didi Hirsch clients.
  • Assisting clients in obtaining information about their benefits (e.g., SSI or Medicaid) and how they will be affected by employment, Refer benefits counseling, as needed. Helps clients report earnings, as needed.
  • Assisting Employment Specialist with referral, selection, and job placement of clients with the skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • Interfaces with the Department of Rehabilitation and other related community agencies relative to placements.
  • Developing and evaluating individual employment goals; identifies client needs and ability for employment; assists program participants with job seeking skills; ensures best match.
  • Monitoring client’s adaptation to the work site and assists Employment Specialist with providing the employed client and employer with support during the first 90 days of employment.
  • Maintain knowledge of the community labor market to identify trends and prospective job openings; keeps the Employment Specialist and other staff apprised of new employment opportunities.
  • Maintain accurate, complete documentation of services provided to clients, ensures compliance with Didi Hirsch policies and procedures, state licensing, and other regulatory agencies, and prepares a variety of reports on employment activity for program, division, and Agency.
  • Developing and maintains professional skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education.
  • Attends and participates in routinely scheduled program, division, and Agency staff meetings.
To perform effectively in this position, the employee in this position is required to:

  • Education and experience equivalent to undergraduate degree in mental health, social services, or business.
  • Have a working knowledge of the community job market, job development, and job placement of individuals with a history or mental illness.
  • Working knowledge of characteristics, symptoms and etiology of mental illness, vocational rehabilitation and supported employment techniques, business operations and employer concerns, interviewing methods, job search skills and case management.
  • Working ability to establish rapport with mental health clients, employers and the general community.
  • Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.
  • Know and comply with policies and procedures; HIPAA, Department of Mental Health, Department of Rehabilitation, licensing policies and documentation guidelines; and other state/ federal regulations.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of all job specific skills including working effectively with individuals having a history of mental illness, case management; marketing and sales; crisis intervention; documentation; multi-cultural and socio-economic issues.
  • Possess demonstrated advocacy skills.
  • Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Efficiently use the personal computer to include a variety or word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
  • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.

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