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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 MAY 3, 2017

 

Raleigh Office:

TEAM LEAD—IPS (SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT) PROGRAM (FULL-TIME)
The Team Lead Provides oversight to the IPS Supported Employment program, and provides training, supervision, and ongoing support to the program’s Employment Specialists. The Team Lead also ensures that program goals are met, and provides supported employment services, information and referral, and general advocacy for consumers with mental illnesses/substance abuse disorders to help them secure and maintain long-term, competitively-paid employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Supervise, coordinate, and provide leadership to assigned staff in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and objectives.

•    Screen and interview applicants and coordinate the hiring process according to agency policies and procedures.
•    Orient and train new staff; ensure that appropriate credentials, certifications, and licenses are documented and maintained, as well as any other required documentation.  
•    Coordinate, mentor, provide technical assistance, and otherwise provide on-going supervision of staff.

2. Conduct informational sessions with consumers upon receipt of referral. Complete comprehensive enrollment process for new referrals as required by appropriate funding sources.

3. Develop, implement, and monitor the individualized person-centered service plan for each consumer in order to meet their supported employment needs as appropriate.

4. Assist consumers in accessing benefits and services by providing information about community resources and facilitate the use of community resources selected by the consumer.

5. Provide crisis intervention, guidance, and supportive counseling to consumers as needed.

6. Perform job development activities for consumers.

7. Provide vocational training on job/task performance so that consumers are able to reach and maintain the employer’s required level of proficiency.

8. Build relationships with area employers and other stakeholders to promote the benefits of employing supported employment consumers.

6. Provide clinical support to the IPS team, including: reviewing documentation (PCP’s, service notes, etc.) and providing technical assistance as needed.

7. Monitor the authorization process for the program, including: monitoring submission of authorizations to ensure they are done in a timely manner and verifying that all information is documented accurately.
8. Document program activities, including: collecting and reporting program data and monitoring documentation in the electronic health records system.

9. Coordinate and participate in steering committee meetings to help ensure program fidelity to the IPS model.

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

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. Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience required.

License/Certification: Current CPR and First Aid certification required. Current Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) credentials preferred.

 

REHABILITATION SPECIALIST—BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM--(FULL-TIME)
The Rehabilitation Specialist provides service coordination, information, referral, and general advocacy for adults who have brain injuries.  This position also assists with cognitive retraining activities and consumer group facilitations as needed, and works in collaboration with agency staff, consumers, families, and other service providers to promote the full inclusion of people with brain injuries in their communities.  The Rehabilitation Specialist must be flexible, creative, and able to work without close supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1.    Conduct formal and informal psychosocial assessments of consumers to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and weaknesses related to their brain injury and other diagnoses.

2.    Formulate, develop, and implement a unified Person-Centered Plan utilizing appropriate clinical social work treatments and interventions.

3.    Monitor and update individual service plans according to the needs of the consumer.

4.    Collaborating with individual consumers, their families, friends, and other interested parties, as well as agency staff and other community resources, to develop, implement, and evaluate Individualized Cognitive Rehabilitation, Therapy, Case Management, and Occupational Information service plans.

5.    Providing individual and group therapies to consumers regarding cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and/or vocational concerns.

6.    Providing individual and group instruction to consumers to strengthen, modify, and/or compensate for cognitive deficits.

7.    Developing cognitive retraining strategies utilizing computer and adaptive equipment to enhance consumer’s strengths and skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Master’s degree in rehabilitation, psychology, special education, social work, or related field required.

Experience: Two (2) years of direct experience working with people with neurological disorders and one (1) year of case management experience required.

License/Certification: Current CPR and First Aid certification required.

 

QUALIFIED DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROFESSIONAL--COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS PROGRAM--(FULL-TIME)

The I/DD Specialist provides direct services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to help them: alleviate initial stressors or emergent needs, increase natural supports, understand and navigate the I/DD System of Care, connect to non-state-funded community services, access entitlement benefits, and optimize direct client/family services.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Conducting a comprehensive intake admissions process for new referrals as required by appropriate funding source.

2. Developing, implementing, and monitoring the individualized person-centered service plan for each consumer in order to meet their community integration and service coordination needs, as appropriate.

3. Assisting consumers in accessing benefits and services by providing information and education about community resources so they can make informed decisions, and facilitating the use of community resources selected by the consumer.

4. Developing behavioral intervention strategies for consumers/families, instructing families how to utilize the behavior tools and monitoring the use of the tools to assess any adjustments that are needed

5. Providing crisis intervention, guidance, and supportive counseling to consumers as needed.

6. Advocating for and promoting the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all opportunities in the community.

7. Working collaboratively and in partnership with team members and agency staff in order to meet program goals and objectives.

8. Documenting program activities as required.

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

Experience: Minimum of five (5) years, post-bachelor’s degree, accumulated experience with the population served, or one (1) year post-graduate degree, accumulated experience with the population served. Must possess knowledge of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Experience working with dually-diagnosed individuals is a plus.

License/Certification: Current CPR and First Aid certification required.

YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN WORKING DIRECTLY WITH PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION.
 

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST--SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT FOR I/DD PROGRAM--(FULL-TIME)

The Employment Specialist works directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities 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.

MINIMUM 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.

 

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST--SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT FOR I/DD PROGRAM--(FULL-TIME)

The Employment Support Specialist 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.

 

VOCATIONAL CONSULTANT--BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM--(FULL TIME)

The Vocational Consultant supports the mission of Community Partnerships, Inc. by providing individualized, person-centered services to individuals with brain injuries that enable them to find and maintain long-term, competitively-paid employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
1. Developing service plans that are cohesive and relevant to each individual consumer’s goals and that include job development activities, on-the-job training requirements, job maintenance strategies, and additional community resources that may be needed, as appropriate.

2. Instructing consumers in pre-vocational skills training, such as job seeking skills, job retention skills, resume development, career exploration, interviewing and networking as appropriate.

3. Analyzing potential employment situations for job skill requirements and performance expectations, need for employer/co-worker education, need for assistive technology or job task modification, and coaching/support needs for on-the-job training.

4. Arranging for job trials, job shadowing experiences, etc.

5. Surveying newspapers, internet, and other resources to locate potential employment opportunities for consumers.

6. Contacting appropriate employers/employment agencies to solicit/explore employment opportunities for individual consumers, as appropriate.

7.Providing 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.

8. Providing 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.

9. Providing technical assistance to employers, including consultation and education.

10. Providing crisis intervention, guidance, and supportive counseling to consumers as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience: Two (2) years of direct experience working with people with disabilities and one (1) year of employment support required.

Driving is required to meet the requirements of the position.

 


Greenville Office:


REHABILITATION SPECIALIST—BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM--(FULL-TIME)
This position is also available in the Raleigh office. For more information, refer to the position description above.

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