The Kennedy Center, Inc. Community Placement Specialist - Bi-lingual/Spanish in Trumbull, Connecticut
Community Placement Specialist - Bi-lingual/Spanish
Market to local employers to develop both individualized and group employment opportunities.
Coordinate and facilitate services for assigned consumers which may include:career exploration, job development, job placement, career counseling, on or off site job coaching/support, advocacy.
Provide case management services as necessary.
Provide supports, based on individual need, to assist consumers to become employed in a competitive setting and to retain that employment.
Provide job development and employment supports on or away from the job site as needed.
Develop community based jobs for consumers based on individual choice and needs.
Provide vocational training and career counseling to prepare individuals for supported employment and/or competitive employment by acquainting consumers with satisfactory work habits, rules and job skills.
Develop placement plans, evaluation sites and community based jobs for consumers.
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Flexibility required with nights and weekends.
Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology or related field.
Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field preferred.
One year job development/employment experience with people with mental illness preferred.
Valid Drivers License.
You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.
Must maintain CPI, CPR and First Aid certification.
Work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Have physical endurance to use physical crisis intervention techniques.
Provide physical interventions which may include lifting, mobility, first aid and safety evacuations.