Employment Specialist - Part Time 20 hours per week

Merakey is currently seeking Employment Specialist to join the Adult Behavioral Health division in our Sharon Hill, PA location.
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations. We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential. With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Tennessee.
+ The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
+ Highly competitive compensation plans
+ Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
+ Flexible scheduling
+ Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
+ Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
+ Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
The Employment Specialist provides vocational education, assessment, support, liaison services for adults with serious mental illness in order to place and maintain these clients in competitive employment in the community.
+ Accept and coordinate referrals of clients seeking competitive employment.
+ Provide educational groups describing the process and goals of Individual Placement and Support.
+ Develop trusting working relationships with each client.
+ Meet clients where they feel most comfortable, especially in their world in the community.
+ Conduct an ongoing process of vocational assessments of each client's strengths, and capabilities.
+ Develop an employment plan for each client.
+ Provide ongoing supports, crisis intervention, job counseling wherever needed.
+ Other duties as required.
Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Position requirements:
+ Must have a High school diploma/GED with 1 year of Adult Mental Health Experience in any setting.
+ Must have a valid and clean driver's license.
+ Must be at least 18 years old.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in human services or related field.
Preferred Experience: Certified Peer Specialist or Experience working with individuals in employment setting.
Hourly rate: $16.37
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

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