Vocational Specialist/Case Manager - First Episode Psychosis - Paid
First Episode Psychosis
Salt Lake City, Utah
Vocational Specialist & Case Manager - First Episode Psychosis Team
Schedule: Full-time, benefits-eligible position.
Benefits - Approximate full-time benefits package value = $21,000+
- Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (50% match up to 3%).
- Employee Assistance Program for all employees
- 33 paid days off: 11 observed paid holidays, 12 sick days, and 10 vacation days to start. Vacation increases to 12 days after 1 year, 15 days after 2 years, and more at 5 and 9 years of service.
- Sick and vacation time accrue hourly per pay period.
- $50,000 in employer-paid life insurance; additional coverage available.
- $1,200 annual employer contribution to your Health Savings Account (paid quarterly)
- Employee Referral Program including cash bonuses and paid time off
Volunteers of America, Utah builds a community-supported bridge that provides a path for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance.
The First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Team has been created at Volunteers of America, Utah to provide support for individuals (usually youth or young adults), and their families, who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Goals of this specialized team are to not only treat their symptoms of psychosis through medications and therapy, but to improve the individuals’ quality of life by supporting them to achieve educational and employment aspirations and maintain interpersonal relationships. Members of the FEP team will work closely together to provide Case Management, Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Family Education/Support and Supported Employment and Education. FEP services are being provided to anyone in the community experiencing their first symptoms of psychosis, regardless of insurance or funding.
Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, provides vocational and benefits services while promoting client independence, informed choice, and self-determination.
- Provide a full range of supported employment services including engagement, vocational assessment, job development, job placement, and job coaching.
- Provide individual vocational support to enable clients to identify vocational strengths, establish related goals, and recognize symptoms of mental illness that interfere with work.
- Assist clients in applying for and maintaining mainstream benefits such as General Assistance, Food Stamps, SSDI, etc.
- Teach and assist with job-seeking efforts such as resume writing and interviewing skills.
- Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill teaching, support, and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living.
- Provide on-call crisis intervention.
- Attend work on a regular and predictable basis.
- Participate in weekly staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
- Complete documentation and meet minimum service time based on FEP requirements
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, counseling, or a related field is required with at least one year of experience providing employment services (e.g. job development, job coaching, and supported employment) in addition to the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Knowledge/experience working with at-risk populations such as adults with severe and persistent mental illness/and or substance use disorders is preferred.
- Knowledge/experience collaborating with community resources.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to build rapport with clients and engage them in case management.
- Ability to build and foster relationships with partner agencies.
- Ability to maintain a calm demeanor amidst potentially high distress population.
- Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets.
- Work is performed inside and outside of an office environment; must have ability to climb stairs, enter client homes, as well as deliver services in shelter, on the street, etc.
Submit your resume on the career page of our web site: www.voaut.org/careers
Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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