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Employment Specialist - Mental Health (QMHA)

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

The Employment Access Center is hiring a full time Mental Health Employment Specialist. QMHA-I or QMHA-R required.

The Employment Specialist is responsible for all areas of employment including career exploration, employment preparation, assistance with finding employment and job retention. This position will work closely with other service providers to coordinate services and ensure ongoing support for individuals to maintain long term success. Duties will include:

  • Provide retention services including on site job coaching to ensure client success and employer satisfaction. Explore available alternatives with the employer and clients to address barriers and focus on job retention.
  • Collaborate with community resource agencies to remove barriers, provide interventions, and help clients succeed in the workplace.
  • Job develop throughout Portland in order to find client centered job leads
  • Provide client assessment and develop employment/training plans. Monitor client progress. Counsel and guide clients in developing career and/or employment goals.

    • QMHA-1 or QMHA-R, with plan to receive a QMHA-1 within 6 months of hire.
    • Within the role of employment specialist, you will spend 65% (26/40 hours) of your time in the community, either job developing or meeting with clients. Must be able to perform considerable inter-city travel.
    • Must have current CPR certification before start date
    • Basic knowledge and skills in counseling and assessment techniques with individuals and groups including assessing for risk of danger to self and others.
    • Basic knowledge and skills in mental health and substance use treatment methods, and crisis intervention.
    • Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
    • Must embrace the mission and philosophy of recovery and client centered treatment.
    • If using a vehicle for agency use: Must possess a current driver's license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety policy; pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training; and maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
      Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees:

      • Generous paid time off plan which provides up to 4 weeks of PTO accrual in the first year. Accrual increases with longevity.
      • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with competitive employer match!
      • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
      • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
      • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
        This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

        As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
        Associated topics: advocate, case, coordinator, disabilities, domestic, insights, lcsw, outreach, substance, violence

Keywords: Central City Concern, Vancouver , Employment Specialist - Mental Health (QMHA), Healthcare , Vancouver, Washington

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