Placement Specialist

US-MN-St. Cloud
7 days ago
# of Openings
1
Category
Health/Human Services Workforce
Type
Full-Time
Hiring Manager
Maeta Burns-Penn
ID
2017-1181

Overview

Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities.

 

 

Rise offers competitive salaries, a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives!

 

The purpose of this position is to assist individuals with criminal felony backgrounds or with mental health diagnoses find and obtain jobs in Stearns, Benton, Sherburn & Wright Counties. This is an entry-level position.

Responsibilities

  • Help persons served obtain and maintain fulfilling and rewarding competitive jobs while reducing recidivism, decreasing their mental health symptoms and assisting with successful re-integration into the community
  • Build employment supports based on mental health symptoms and functional limitations
  • Provide individualized job placement services through regular meetings 1-3 times a week with person served to work on job seeking skills, preparing resumes and cover letters and interviewing
  • Actively cultivate competitive job opportunities with businesses and employers in the community as appropriate
  • Equip and empower individuals to be successful in their new job opportunity through ongoing support
  • Help persons served manage their symptoms well at work site
  • Advocate on behalf of individual with employer regarding job accommodations 
  • Work as part of a treatment team for persons served and attend monthly treatment team meetings with individual’s therapist, case manager and housing support specialist
  • Work as part of a Vocational Unit with other Placement Specialists in the region and Vocational Rehabilitation Services bi-weekly at rotating locations
  • Assist individuals with gaining access to additional community supports and coordinating with various providers on an individual’s team
  • Responsible for maintaining a caseload of 15-20 people while tracking and documenting variety of data about services provided as well as billing through electronic case management systems
  • Utilize person centered thinking, motivational interviewing and mental health symptomology to best engage with person served

Qualifications & Benefits

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with significant criminal histories assisting them with successful re-integration into the community
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with adults with a mental health diagnoses and mental health field
  • Strong vocational/job placement background in community employment and understanding of mental health diagnoses
  • Degree in human services, vocational or social services preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required.
  • Travel to meet persons served and other business needs on a daily basis with use of a personal vehicle required. Mileage reimbursed
  • Comfortable with electronic case management and documentation

Benefits:

 

Medical- 90% of employee coverage premium paid by Rise. Dental. 4% matched 401(k). Life Insurance. FSA. PTO starts at 16 days a year, plus 2 float and 8 paid holidays. 

 

*A cover letter is required to apply. Please include it as one document with your resume when uploading.*

 

 An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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