Project Development Specialist, Grade 23
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. - New York, NY

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DESCRIPTION

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trainer (Project Development Specialist) for the First Episode Psychosis (FEP) initiative will provide training and technical assistance to the IPS Specialists. IPS Specialists are part of the FEP team and are responsible for carrying out supported employment and education services for consumers. IPS is an evidence-based approach assisting individuals with mental illness to obtain rapid competitive employment and mainstream educational opportunities. IPS workers are fully integrated the mental health service. The FEP model offers specialized early intervention treatment teams for individuals experiencing a newly emerging psychotic disorder. Interventions in FEP are targeted towards attaining full symptomatic recovery, relapse prevention, and return to previous level of social, academic and vocational functioning. The philosophies of recovery-oriented services and shared decision making are essential to this model of care. This initiative is under the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) in the Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research. The incumbent will report to and work closely with the Director of the FEP Initiative, the Director of the Center for Practice Innovation.

DUTIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:
1)The incumbent will have primary responsibility for training and technical assistance activities related to IPS and will receive supervision and support from the initiative's director and other senior CPI staff.
2)In order to provide the essential training and technical assistance with the necessary intensity and frequency for sites, the incumbent will have regular and consistent contact with sites. Training will occur in a variety of formats: face to face regional training sessions, on-site consultation visits, on-line meetings, and webinars.
3)In addition to these scheduled activities, the incumbent will be available by e-mail and telephone as needed by each site.

QUALIFICATIONS

1)Master's degree and two to three years of professional experience in the appropriate field or a bachelor's degree and three to four years of such experience. Appropriate fields include Vocational counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
2)Previous experience as an employment specialist assisting clients with serious mental illness in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment.
3)Experience working as IPS trainer for a State, County, or agency is desired.

Special requirements: Must be able to do some day traveling throughout downstate area.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent benefits package, AA/EEO Employer.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: http://corporate.rfmh.org then click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
1)The incumbent will have primary responsibility for training and technical assistance activities related to IPS and will receive supervision and support from the initiative's director and other senior CPI staff.
2)In order to provide the essential training and technical assistance with the necessary intensity and frequency for sites, the incumbent will have regular and consistent contact with sites. Training will occur in a variety of formats: face to face regional training sessions, on-site consultation visits, on-line meetings, and webinars.
3)In addition to these scheduled activities, the incumbent will be available by e-mail and telephone as needed by each site.

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