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nsmith@communitypartnerships.org

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(919) 782-1485

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Community Partnerships, Inc.
Attn.: Nikki Smith
3522 Haworth Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina  27609

Community Partnerships, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB OPENINGS AS OF JANUARY 3, 2017

Raleigh Office:

COMMUNITY GUIDE PROFESSIONAL (FULL-TIME):
Experienced Community Guide Professional needed for our Wake County Community Guide program. Designed for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, the purpose of Community Guide services is to promote self-determination, increase independence and enhance the participant’s ability to interact with and contribute to his or her local community.

The successful candidate for this position will be an experienced Qualified Professional with extensive knowledge of local, unpaid resources and supports, demonstrated knowledge of the principles of self-determination, exceptional advocacy and counseling skills, a strong understanding of the NC Innovations Waiver, and excellent organizational skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Conducting a comprehensive intake admissions process for new referrals as required by appropriate funding source.
  • Supporting the individual in preparing, participating in, and implementing plans of any type, including the Individualized Support Plan (ISP).
  • Assisting consumers in locating and accessing non-Medicaid community supports and resources that are related to achieving their ISP outcomes: this includes social and educational resources, as well as natural supports.
  • Instruction and counseling which guides the participant in problem solving and decision making.
  • Collaborating with legal guardians, family members, service providers, professionals, and members of the community on behalf of the participant.
  • Assisting parents/legal guardians in IEP meetings and providing education, advocacy, and guidance around the IDEA.
  • Building relationships with area providers and other interested stakeholders in the community in order to educate others regarding self-determination and achieving personal outcomes.
  • Assisting participants in forming and sustaining a full range of relationships with natural and community supports that allows them meaningful community integration and inclusion.
  • Documenting program activities as required.
  • Completing logs and progress notes associated with consumer activity for each service contact provided.
  • Completing all required forms and information necessary for a consumers’ eligibility for services (including enrollments, authorizations, transfers, and discharges).
  • Conducting self in adherence to the highest standards of integrity and honesty, and approaching work in a positive and productive manner that supports agency goals and principles.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, or related field required.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years, post bachelor’s degree accumulated experience with the population served (people with intellectual/developmental disabilities), or one (1) year post-graduate degree accumulated experience with the population served.

License/ Certification: Current CPR and First Aid certification required. NC-SNAP certification preferred.

Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of community resources is required. Strong working knowledge of special education services/IEPs is preferred. Documented training in Person-Centered Thinking by a certified trainer preferred.

 

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (FULL-TIME):
Dedicated Employment Support Professional needed for our Supported Employment program for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Employment Support Professional works directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to enable them to secure and maintain long-term, competitively paid employment.


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Monitor the individualized, person-centered service plan for each consumer as necessary in order to ensure their vocational goals are being met.

  • Develop relationships with consumers, individuals who are important in their lives, and other interested stakeholders, and work collaboratively toward ensuring service plan outcomes are being achieved.
  • Ensure all activities identified in the service plan are goal-directed and consistent with the consumer’s vocational goals.
  • Regularly review the provision of services as compared to each service plan: recommend when service plan needs to be updated to reflect changes, as necessary.
  • Notify appropriate officials of health, safety, and welfare concerns regarding the consumer, as required.
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate staffings and/or other meetings as necessary.


2. Assist and enable consumers to maintain long-term, competitively-paid employment by providing appropriate follow-up support and monitoring work performance/progress.

  • Maintain regular contacts with consumers and employers.
  • Facilitate social interactions between consumers and their co-workers to foster natural supports in the workplace.
  • Provide vocational training on job/task performance (using coaching and one-on-one instruction, etc.) to ensure that the consumer is able to maintain employer’s required level of proficiency (or reach proficiency for new job task requirements).
  • Provide other support for consumers (i.e., support during performance reviews, pay raises, schedule changes, resources for transportation to and from work, etc.) as necessary.
  • Crisis management as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to employers, including consultation and education.

3. Advocate for, and promote the full inclusion of, individuals with disabilities in all opportunities in the community.
4. Document program activities as required.
5. Build relationships with area employers and other interested stakeholders in the community in order to promote the benefits of employing supported employment consumers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education—Associates degree or some college coursework in human services, psychology, or related degree is required. Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, or related field is preferred.

Experience-- Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Vocational training or other human resources experience is preferred. Experience with crisis management is required. CPR/First Aid Certification required.


EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST/JOB COACH (FULL-TIME)
The Employment Support Specialist works directly with individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders to enable them to secure and maintain long-term, competitively paid employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Develop, implement, and monitor the individualized person-centered service plan for each consumer in order to meet their vocational needs, as appropriate.

2. Perform job development activities.

  • Survey newspapers, internet, and other resources to locate potential employment opportunities for consumers.
  • Contact appropriate employers/employment agencies to solicit/explore employment opportunities for individual consumers, as appropriate.
  • Confer with potential employers to explain and market the supported employment program and to solicit employment opportunities for consumers.


3. Assist and enable consumers to attain long-term, competitively paid employment in accordance with their vocational goals.

  • Instruct consumers in basic job seeking skills, such as interviewing, resume development, and networking as appropriate.
  • Assist consumers with job application and interview process.


4. Assist and enable consumers to maintain long-term, competitively paid employment by ensuring they have a successful transition and integration into the workforce once employment has been obtained.

  • Provide vocational training on job/task performance (using coaching and one-on-one instruction, etc.) in order that the consumer is able to reach and maintain the employer’s required level of proficiency.
  • Facilitate social interactions between consumers and their co-workers to foster natural supports in the workplace.
  • Provide follow-up support and monitor work performance/progress through regular contacts with the employer and consumer during the initial 90 days of a consumer’s employment.


5. Build relationships with area employers and other interested stakeholders in the community in order to promote the benefits of employing supported employment consumers.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education-- Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, or related field.

Experience-- Minimum of two (2) years, post bachelor’s degree accumulated experience with the population served, or one (1) year post-graduate degree accumulated experience with the population served.Experience in Crisis Management Required.

CPR/First Aid Certification required.

Vocational training, job development, and marketing experience preferred.

 

EMPLOYMENT PEER MENTOR/CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST (EPM/CPSS) (Full-Time):
The Employment Peer Mentor/ Certified Peer Support Specialist (EPM/CPSS) will follow IPS best practices to provide behavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with and among the persons enrolled in supportive employment and other related programs.

The EPM/CPSS by definition is a person in recovery who will utilize her or his personal recovery experience to instill a sense of hope and optimism for persons in recovery. The EPM/CPSS will demonstrate a personal belief in recovery, supported employment best practices, and a sincere interest in the welfare of persons in recovery and enrolled in CPI's IPS Program. The EPM/CPSS will demonstrate the ability to engage and serve the consumers enrolled, contribute to the overall success of the supported employment process, and carry out duties with flexibility and an individual focus. The EPM/CPSS will promote and contribute to the development of a culture of recovery and empowerment within and outside of Community Partnerships and will uphold the integrity of program goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Working with consumers to assist them in the development and implementation of an individualized and integrated Supported Employment Service plan.

2. Engaging appropriately with persons enrolled to support them in identifying strengths, existing supports, and community resources.

3. Supporting those enrolled in obtaining individualized goals through building and strengthening of linkages with community resources and family members.

4. Conducting regularly-scheduled meetings with consumers to determine employment goals utilizing IPS model Supported Employment services for best practices. Properly document and file case notes and other reports in accordance with program protocols.

5. Providing recovery and supported employment education for persons enrolled, staff, and family members. This will include but is not limited to: Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) for enrollees.

6. Utilizing Supported Employment principles and concepts of employment-related case management to assist clients in obtaining and retaining permanent employment in the career of their choice.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:    
Education--High school diploma or GED

Certifications--Current certification as a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist; valid driver's license, current CPR/First Aid Certification

 

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