Employment Specialist-963742

Pathways of California

Employment Specialist-963742

San Diego, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Welcome to Pathways of California’s career website! If you are passionate about helping others and enthusiastic about your future, we want you to join our team!

    Our company is known for an unwavering commitment to exceptional value and recovery-focused, quality care. We are experts in the field of behavioral health care, providing cutting-edge mental health and substance use community-based services and offer a dynamic employment experience! Pathways offers competitive salaries and benefits, comprehensive on-boarding and job training, a supportive learning environment, ongoing education in the use of evidence-based, promising practices and much more! We have over 30 outpatient behavioral health locations nestled throughout our communities located in Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.

    Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Full-Time Employment Specialist for our Catalyst program in San Diego. The Employment Specialist acts as the liaison between the client and the employers/representatives from educational/vocational services.

    Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 16 to 25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County. Catalyst’s ACT team provides comprehensive, individualized services in an integrated and continuous manner. Services are collaborative and recovery-oriented, and treatment includes: psychiatric assessment, medication management, individual therapy, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring disorders treatment, supportive housing, resource linkage, advocacy, family psycho-education and therapy, supportive employment and education development, legal assistance, community integration services, peer support and group counseling.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    Develop and maintain education/job bank records

    Asses clients for placement

    Refer clients to applicable resources

    Ensure one on one education and employment support is provided

    Maintain client records and provide follow up contact for successful placement assurance

    Provide job readiness training to clients

    Other duties as assigned or necessary to support the program and/or the company

    RECOVERY REQUIREMENTS

    Provide the best customer care possible

    Identify and build upon the strengths of consumers, coworkers, and the communities we serve.

    Support consumer’s steps toward Recovery Wellness.

    Create an organizational culture that respects and celebrates the diversity of our consumers.

    Value learning as an ongoing process that enables us to better service our consumers and establishes our leadership in the industry.

    Research and utilize our industry’s best practices and analyze our own services to ensure the possible outcomes.

    EDUCATION/LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

    Bachelor degree from an accredited university and a minimum of two years experience on the job coaching, job development or educational services or five (5) or more years experience in job coaching, job development or educational services.

    Valid Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

    Knowledge and experience with job and educational/vocational coordination for transitional age youth is required

    Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills and communication skills are a must.

    Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.