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PACT Lead Vocational Rehab Specialist

Company: Vinfen
Location: Hyannis
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Lead Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist works as part of the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) multidisciplinary team and has training the areas of vocational and employment specialties. The Lead Vocation Rehabilitation Specialist provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support serves as well as providing leadership for employment services.

  • Provide case management and ongoing assessment for an assigned group of persons served, including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT)
  • Assuming primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall Individual Action Plan (IAP) goals and plan in conjunction with ITT
  • Provide individual supportive therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the IAP as a person served needs change; educate and support persons served families, and advocate for person served rights and preferences.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, and diagnosis; physical and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships
  • Take a lead role or participate in the provision of rehabilitation services
  • Provide individual vocational-supportive counseling to enable persons served to identify vocational strengths and problems, establish vocational and career goals and plans to reach them and recognize and target symptoms of mental illness that interfere with work.
  • Teach job seeking skills
  • Conduct on the job performance assessments and evaluations, regular work review sessions with person served and their employers, on the job support, and crisis assistance contacts
  • Perform job coaching, problem solving, and support on and off the job site
  • Other duties as required

Response to Covid-19

Vinfen continues to follow the guidelines determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Vinfen leadership along with Vinfen's medical staff are closely monitoring the pandemic on a daily basis and make decisions that are best for the safety and well-being of the Vinfen community.

Our response to promote safety during the coronavirus includes:

  • Hiring process conducted via virtual and phone interviews
  • Virtual New Employee Orientation and Virtual Training
  • Work from home arrangements available for eligible positions
  • Laptop and iPhone provided for eligible positions
  • Increased sanitation measures in all programs and group homes
  • Weekly virtual wellness and virtual group gatherings scheduled to maintain sense of community with team members
  • PPE provided to all positions working closely with others

Why Vinfen? We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!

Our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:

  • A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded 403(b) plan
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Vacation, Holiday, Personal and Sick Time Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
  • Educational Assistance and Remission Programs
  • $500 Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!
  • Other generous benefits and perks!

Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. To learn more about Vinfen, and/or to apply to this or other Vinfen positions, please visit our website at www.vinfen.org/careers. My Job. My Community. My Vinfen

Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

  • Master's Degree in human service discipline required; Certification in vocational rehabilitation preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in employment rehabilitation settings
  • Strong commitment to the right and ability of program person served to live, work, and seek supports as the general population at large
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a current, valid, US drivers' license for at least one year. Additionally, this position requires a fully insured vehicle that you will use in the course of your daily work. You must be willing to transport clients in your vehicle.

Keywords: Vinfen, Nantucket , PACT Lead Vocational Rehab Specialist, Other , Hyannis, Massachusetts

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