Company: CareLink Community Support Services
Location: West Chester
Posted on: January 25, 2023
EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by law.DescriptionCareLink Community
Support Services has current openings for Career Specialist at our
Career Services location in Lansdowne, PA. For over 60 years,
CareLink Community Support Services has been dedicated to helping
people with disabilities to live in the community with dignity and
independence. Our rehabilitation services and professional staff
provide the support that people with serious mental illness,
physical disabilities and other developmental challenges need to be
active, productive members of their communities. The Career
Specialist is responsible for promoting recovery, wellness, and
self-determination for individuals participating in services by
implementing, supporting, and documenting activities that promote
recovery. Our DSP is responsible for supporting community
integration. The goal of the counselor is to promote the pursuit of
independence for all individuals participating in service. The
essential functions are established based upon the agency mission,
values, and goals.Job Summary The Career Specialist is responsible
for intake assessments, career counseling, job readiness
assessment, job skills training and coaching, education counseling,
job placement, retention activities and some program development
for Career Services Program consumers in multiple counties. This
position is also responsible for job development and employer
relations. Available Sift: 1st shift Monday through Friday (37.5
hours a week)Salary: $18.50Essential Functions Meet with potential
employers and develop contacts that are interested in employing
Career Services Program consumers. Provide presentations to
referral sources, businesses, colleges, and other community groups
as needed to explain the Career Services Program. Responsible for
coordination of the referral and intake process. Responsible for
following all referral, intake and assessment procedures.
Responsible to meet with Director to determine final eligibility
and with staff to introduce consumer's information. Responsible for
conducting intake into the Career Services Program. Ensure that all
required documentation for consumers entering the Career Services
program is completed. Ensure that discharge follow-ups are done and
information logged. Develop a Job Bank database of employers and
the Career Services Program. Act as liaison between employers and
the Career Services Program. Assist employers and consumers in
understanding and applying the ADA. Assist employers in obtaining
state and federal tax credit when applicable. Meet with new program
consumers and develop an Individual Career Service Plan outlining
goals and action steps as required. Provide vocational and
educational supports while maximizing consumer independence. Assist
program participants with job applications, resumes, references and
job interviews. Pre-screen job applicants and assess potential work
environments. Assist consumers with employment forms (I-9, W4,
etc.) as necessary. Provide job coaching services to participants
when necessary. Provide transportation to consumer when necessary
and provide training on alternative transportation modes (SEPTA,
etc.). Address issues regarding communication and social skills,
professionalism, and hygiene as needed. Work with consumers to
understand SSI, SSDI, or other benefits programs and incentives to
work, as well as other impacts of new income on those benefits.
Meet with consumers at least monthly to address Service Plan goals.
Handle on-going follow up with consumers and employers as needed.
Document all consumer career services interactions in progress
notes as required. Prepare monthly reports and submit to Career
Services Supervisor. Attend and be prepared for all scheduled
Career Services staff and supervision meetings. Meet with referring
and/or funding agencies when appropriate. Meet with families of
consumers when appropriate. Assist Career Services Supervisor and
Staff in designing new training as needed. Perform administrative
activities in coordination with Career Services Director. Conduct
consumer education and training groups. Coordinate job development
and coaching activities with Supervisor and other Employment
Specialist(s) to maximize program services. Keep supervisor
informed in order to prioritize duties, update progress, schedules,
etc. Assist the director with development of career services
program in new counties. Respond appropriately to emergency
situations. Perform job within framework of agency, site and
professional standards. Attend and participate in agency events.
Adhere to agency/site policies and procedures. Project a positive
and image to consumers, family members, staff and outside contacts.
Use appropriate communication channels. Participate in achievement
of agency goals, mission and objectives. Display motivation and
interest in working creatively with people who have mental illness.
Demonstrate the ability to make sound judgements regarding the
welfare of consumers. Display knowledge of basic principals and
methods or rehabilitation. Follow expected dress code and dress
appropriately to represent the agency in business settings.
Cooperate/coordinate with other staff and exhibit positive attitude
toward position and agency mission. Show initiative and demonstrate
good judgement. Attend meetings and conferences as required. Work
shifts as scheduled by supervisor. Follow instructions accurately
and thoroughly. Complete assigned tasks within expected time
frames. Performs job in a safe manner. Reports/addresses safety
concerns in a timely manner. Performs other duties or special
projects as required or as assigned.Other Functions Attends and
participates in regular supervision. Responds appropriately to
emergency situations. Performs job within framework of agency,
site, and professional standards. Participates in staff meetings
and training programs. Attends and participates in agency events.
Adheres to agency/site policies and procedures including HIPAA
requirements. Cooperates and coordinates with Regional Director on
all operational issues. Projects a positive attitude and image to
staff, participants, family members, and outside contacts. Uses
appropriate communication channels. Completes assignments
independently and within specified time frames. Participates in
achievement of agency objectives, goals, and mission. Displays
motivation and interest in working creatively with people who have
mental illness/disabilities. Demonstrates the ability to make sound
judgements regarding the welfare of people served. Displays ability
to take direction. Demonstrates knowledge of basic principles and
methods of clinical psychology and psychiatric rehabilitation.
Follows agency dress code. Adheres to supervisor's requests.
Cooperates with other staff and exhibit positive attitude toward
position and agency. Contributes to the growth and development of
services. Shows initiative and demonstrate good judgement. Follows
instructions accurately and thoroughly. Works as scheduled to
assure coverage. Performs job in a safe manner. Reports/addresses
safety concerns in a timely manner.Qualifications Required
Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree
Field of study: Human Services or related field Work Experience: 2
to 3 years Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Required: CPRP
is preferred, Valid Driver's LicenseKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Strong collaborating
skills, and an ability to work effectively both independently and
as part of a team. Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with
frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to
multitask and be flexible with regard to workload and assignments.
Knowledge of basic principles and methods of vocational
rehabilitation required. Motivation, interest and ability to work
empathetically and creatively with people who have mental illness
required. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
required. Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks required.
Ability to take direction as well as direct others required.
Ability to make sound judgements regarding the health/welfare of
consumers required. Ability to work a flexible schedule required.
Demonstrated and consistent sales ability required. Ability to make
presentations and represent agency required. Ability to
appropriately handle confidential information required. Ability to
appropriately interact with all parties related to provision of
services. Ability and willingness to drive agency van and personal
vehicle while on company business. Ability and willingness to work
at multiple sites.PM21PI201830688
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