WJCS is currently searching for two (2) full-time Employment Specialists to join a team of professionals who are providing services as part of our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) program. One position is located in Mt. Vernon and the other in Peekskill. Under the general supervision of the Director of Integrative Services, the Employment Specialist will work as part of the CCBHC Team at their designated site and will provide job coaching skills training; identify and develop job opportunities within each community; and assist individuals to determine and identify reasonable accommodations necessary to manage mental health symptoms or substance abuse disorder triggers that may emerge while at work
The ideal candidate must possess a BA/BS in a mental health-related, social services, or business field; have experience working with individuals with emotional disturbance, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; and have experience providing employment services preferred. A strong understanding of the challenges for disenfranchised population who are seeking employment is desired.