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Supported Employment Specialist, IDDT Team

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Established in 1920, Greater Nashua Mental Health has as its mission: empowering individuals to lead full and satisfying lives through treatment and support. Our agency provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health services for individuals with mental health and/or substance misuse disorders. We offer a wide array of services in office and community settings, serving adults and children.  As the State-designated Community Mental Health Center for Southern Hillsborough County, we serve everyone who walks in our doors, and no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.  Without our agency, many of the most vulnerable members of our community would not have access to critically needed behavioral health care.   We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be.

Job Summary:
Greater Nashua Mental Health is looking for a full-time Deaf Services Supported Employment Specialist to join our team! The Deaf Services Supported Employment Specialist delivers evidence-based supported employment services to clients referred by the Deaf Services Team. The Deaf Services Supported Employment Specialist assists clients in identifying and achieving their employment goals, based on the clients’ interests and preferences.  The Deaf Services Supported Employment Specialist engages all available supports, including treatment team members and identified natural supports, and provides services through all phases of employment, including resume building, preparing for job interviewing, and sustaining employment through the provision of follow-along supports.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provides direct client care to individuals based on assigned caseload; provide clinical services to client for a percentage of time per week as appropriate for position and as directed by supervisor.
• Completes documentation of progress notes for each service delivered, including outreach attempts, within 3 business days (with the first day being date of service).
• Conducts research in order to prepare for client visits that support targeted intervention, including evidence-based interventions, e.g., Motivational Interviewing.
• Participates in weekly individual supervision with the Coordinator of Supported Employment, and weekly group supervision with the supported employment team.
• Participates in mandatory weekly individual supervision with Deaf Services Program Manager and weekly group supervision with Deaf Services team.
• Reaches out to and connects with new referrals within 7 business days from receipt of referral.
• Engages in weekly job development with a goal of six job development contacts per week; providing no fewer than four job development contacts per week.
• Attends stakeholder meetings, such as local Vocational Rehabilitation, Annual Employment Connect, or Monthly SE meetings with other mental health centers, as identified by the Coordinator of Supported Employment and/or Deaf Services Program Manager.
• Collects and shares employment statistics with SE group during weekly SE group supervision and with assigned treatment plan.
• Participates in rotating job board activities, promotes SE programs to interested stakeholders, i.e. HEARTS Peer Support Center, and conducts presentations at department meetings.
• Supports the Deaf Services Team in outreach, special projects, and the provision of consultation/education to GNMH employees, other agencies and the community.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
• Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
• Competent in providing cultural and linguistically appropriate services to the deaf and hard of hearing population; working knowledge of target population.
• Familiarity of resources available to Deaf and hard of hearing population.
• Ability to effectively utilize clinical interventions in accordance with best practices and agency standards.
• Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive.

Our agency is a team of talented and dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping the community and each other! We provide staff supervision, a stimulating work environment and opportunities for supervision towards clinical licensure. We are an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, NH State Loan Repayment Program and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Apply today!

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Date Added: June 7, 2021

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