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WorkSource Oregon Supported Employment Specialist in PENDLETON, Oregon

Summary: Assesses severe and persistent mentally ill client case load for employment capabilities, provides training assistance, offers continuing support, and assists clients target potential jobs, explore job possibilities in the community, and make job placements. Services are offered in a community based or home based settings. Educates employers and community providers about Lifeways' Employment Services and how they operate as a successful community placement model for employing people with long term mental illnesses and encourages them to recognize clients' abilities to be productive and successful. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job: 'Compiles supported employment documentation and meets work accuracy including timely completion of progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, and authorization requests. 'Meets standards for direct service, implementation and utilization of the clinical model of fidelity based IPS Supported Employment, quality of clinical practice and teamwork. 'Interviews individuals and, if applicable, family members or team members in the client support system to complete the strengths based vocational assessment to identify clients' skills and strengths, interests, goals, dreams, aspirations and resources available to reach their goals. 'Supports individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their vocational situations. 'Develops employment focused service plan based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Service plans will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and/or functional status. These ill specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of service. Service plans will be client driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided. 'Researches possible job openings and opportunities for clients by contacting employment services, newspaper want ads, previous contacts, cold calling, and any other means of reaching potential employers. 'Performs job analysis, matching potential openings with clients' needs, skills, and logistics of getting to the job site. 'Establishes and maintains connections with businesses offering employment opportunities. 'Sets up interviews for clients, assist clients with application, resume preparation and interviewing skills. 'Identifies barriers to client employment, such as inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules, and transportation problems and works with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers. 'Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placements to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy. Provide job coaching as determined by clients' needs and employer's wishes. 'Performs interventions as needed with assigned clients previously placed who may be at risk of losing their jobs. Work closely with employer and client to resolve issues as soon as possible. 'Coordinates and consults with other treatment team members to keep team informed of issues and progress.

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