Employment Services CounselorHillcrest Family Services, DUBUQUE, IA
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Founded in 1896, Hillcrest Family Services is a not-for-profit health services and education provider serving over 20,000 individuals each year. With primary programming and administrative offices in Dubuque, Hillcrest also operates programs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Clinton, Washington, Ottumwa, Monticello, Maquoketa and Thomson, IL. The agency operates with an annual budget in excess of 20 million, has 500 employees, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and Coalition for Residential Education (CORE).
About the Organization
Hillcrest Family Services is a non-profit organization that assists adults and children in need of help. Every day, Hillcrest builds confidence in hundreds of people and families. We're a place where compassion is commonplace. Where our passion soars and faith restores.
About the Program
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program is an effective, evidence based treatment program to provide in-home treatment, support, and rehabilitative care to persons with serious mental illnesses.
ACT's wraparound services aim to reduce the number of people who are in and out of hospitals for treatment or who are incarcerated or in residential care facilities. This is done mobilizing mental health and treating people out in the community. ACT teams are made up of experts, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and employment specialists, who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As an Employment Services Counselor, your primary responsibility includes providing individual supported employment services to, or on the behalf of the member, that enable the member to obtain and achieve stabilized employment. This includes:
- Assisting consumers in finding and maintaining employment, based on assessed strengths, abilities, needs and preferences of the consumer
- Educating and advising employers about brain injury, intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness, as needed
- Conducting job training and direct task instruction to assist each consumer in learning job tasks, responsibilities and policies and procedures
- Developing a plan of supports for each consumer and facilitating social integration to achieve good work relationships
- Teaching consumers necessary coping, behavioral and social skills for the workplace and developing crisis and behavioral plans when needed
- Providing effective crisis intervention services as applicable, including in an on-call capacity as assigned
What you need
- Bachelor's degree with at least 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in a human services field, including but not limited to sociology, social work, counseling, or psychology and completes at least 12 hours of employment services training within 6 months of the date of hire OR
- High school diploma or equivalent with at least one year of specialized vocational training or supervised experience in vocational related services, including but not limited to supported employment, job coaching, supported community living or habilitation, and completes at least 12 hours of employment services training within 6 months of the date of hire
- Eligible agency driver
What Makes You Stand Out
- Employment Support Professional certification
- APSE or CES job coaching training
The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job posting are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. A complete list of job duties may be requested at any time during the job application process.
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Full or Part Time
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