Vocational Specialist I/II - Intake in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Administer, monitor, and report intake services of all adult employment referrals seeking entrance into the Rehabilitative Services Department at the Mental Health Center of Denver. Typically, ensure full performance, proper documentation, and evidence-based standards are met. May serve as a liaison between the organization and other outside organizations.

SALARY RANGE:

VC I - $16.81/hr. - $20.17/hr. (Bachelor)

VC II - $19.50/hr. - $23.43/hr. (Master, or Bachelor + 5 yr)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Ensure compliance with MHCD policies, State and other regulatory policies regarding clinical care and documentation.
  • Learns about and embraces the core values of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment.
  • Develop work flow, channels of communication, and procedures for the project. 
  • Complete comprehensive vocational assessments, utilizing aptitude, interest and other assessment tools, and submits documentation in a timely fashion that meets agency standards. This may be done in the community or on site at a Mental Center of Denver location. Must keep logs and other records of all contacts as required by agency or program practices.
  • Coordinates with other rehabilitative services, staff, and support, as well as with primary treatment clinicians. Coordinate services between the rehabilitation department and the clinical teams.
  • Works in consultation with the Vocational Project Coordinator-Intake and the Division of Vocational Rehab to assess members’ vocational functioning on ongoing basis utilizing back‐ground information, personal preferences, and work experiences.
  • Provides employment intake assessment services in the community which includes at referral residences, housing facilities, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, and institutes of mental disease, public spaces and other locations as needed.
  • Responsible for day to day management of schedule of assessments as well as additional employment services including coordination between treatment teams and, when necessary, other components of the agency. This may include coordination of treatment and treatment planning. Works cooperatively with collateral sources including but not limited to inpatient hospital staff, agencies, bureaucracies, facilities, and families.
  • Assist with the financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting needs of the intake team. Ensure compliance of established budget.
  • Provides direct service to members. This may be done in the community or on site at a Mental Center of Denver location.
  • Perform other duties as assigned which help individuals work toward employment and recovery.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION:   Minimum qualifications:

Vocational Specialist - Intake I

  • Bachelor degree in rehabilitation or human services degree, or specific job duties with one year of experience.
  • Bachelor degree in related field with one year of vocational experience or experience related to specific job duties.
  • Three years of vocational experience or experience related to specific job duties.

Vocational Specialist - Intake II

  • Masters degree in vocational rehabilitation or human services degree, or specific job duties.
  • Masters degree in related field and one year of vocational experience, or experience related to specific job duties.
  • Bachelors degree in rehabilitation or human services degree and three years vocational experience, or experience related to specific job duties.
  • Bachelors degree in related field and four years vocational experience or experience related to specific job duties.

EXPERIENCE: Some experience in mental health, social services or human services preferred

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Project planning and management skills – ability to handle complex issues in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of vocational community resources and the local community.
  • General knowledge of computer technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Ability to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.
  • Must understand and have the ability to work with people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them while being strength based.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   None

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

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