Employment Specialist - Santa Clara IPS

$20.00 - $27.00 hourly
  • Fred FInch Youth Center
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Are you interested in making your community a better place? Come join the team at Fred Finch Youth Center!!! 

The Company: Fred Finch Youth Center has been serving children and young adults with mental and intellectual disabilities for more than a century.

Position: Full-Time Employment Specialist position will be part of a mental health team in the San Jose area. The day to day operation of the Employment Specialist will be in San Jose. They will occasionally commute to the San Mateo office location to drop off paperwork, attend meetings and trainings. 

Job Responsibilities: The Employment Specialist (ES) is part of a multi-disciplinary team that helps program participants to meet their mental health and wellness goals. The ES focuses on helping participants with achieving their employment aspirations. The ES is responsible for all phases of employment service for program participants who wish to seek employment. Program participants may include transition aged youth (TAY) or teens with special circumstances including mental health disabilities, substance abuse, intellectual delay, or homelessness. The phases of employment services include: program intake, engagement, assessment, job development/job placement, job coaching, and follow-along supports. Employment Specialist develops, builds and maintains a database of employer contacts to match the participant to a position based on participant’s preferences and developmental needs. In TAY mental health programs, the Employment Specialist spends 65% or more of their work time in the community both with employers as well as with the participants. In residential and housing programs, the Employment Specialist works both onsite with the youth and in the community conducting job development with employers. Employment Specialists who work with teens may conduct classroom- or community-based employment training and career exploration activities. <br

Required Qualifications: 

  • B.A. degree from accredited college or university or equivalent years of related work experience.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and responsiveness with diverse cultural and ethnic groups required.
  • A minimum of two years post-college experience working with or providing mental health counseling to teens or transition age youth living with mental illness, developmental/intellectual disability, and/or severe emotional disturbance, often with unstable housing situations. (preferred)
  • Experience delivering career development, job development, or vocational services. (preferred)
  • One or more years of experience working with socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations. (preferred)

Our benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options).
  • Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Employer paid life insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care).
  • 8 Paid holidays.
  • 21 days of Paid Time Off


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