ACTT QP – Vocational Specialist - Yanceyville, NC
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Yanceyville, NC

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This is a Fulltime position.

Location Yanceyville, NC

Qualifications Master’s level Qualified Mental Health professional with at least 1 year of experience with the population served. Must have a strong commitment to the rights and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residence; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license for the State of North Carolina. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.

Responsibilities Engages the individual on the topic of school and/or work, particularly competitive employment, educating them about their opportunities and the benefits of working and school. Conducts job development, where the vocational specialist builds relationships with local businesses and educates them about the services that the vocational specialist provides, collects information about positions, and, ideally, determines potential for job carving options. Facilitates individualized job placement according to individuals’ preferences, with a focus on competitive employment. Provides job coaching and ongoing supports, assisting the beneficiary in learning the job skills, navigating the work place, managing work relationships with other employees and supervisor. Provides case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team. Assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the Individualized Treatment Team (ITT).

Contact Information Francine Hutchings; Fax: 336-524-9540 or Francine.hutchings@eastersealsucp.com

Posted: 4/15/13

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