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Supported Employment Specialist, ACT 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 Supported Employment Specialist to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team! The Supported Employment Specialist delivers evidence-based supported employment services to adults who have severe and persistent mental illness and/or co-morbid diagnosis. The Supported Employment Specialist also assists clients in identifying and achieving their employment goals, based on the clients’ interests and preferences. The Supported Employment Specialist 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:
• Advocates for employment of mentally ill persons through direct contacts with employers, service organizations, and professional associations.
• Works directly with NH Vocational Rehabilitation when seeking employment for clients.  Contacts employers regarding vacancies and positions.
• Works cooperatively with employers, treatment teams, and supervisor to ensure that services are provided as outlined in treatment plan.
• Provides relevant clinical support including medication management, functional support services, crisis intervention services, and other appropriate services which would support the needs of the client, in accordance with the ACT model, and at the direction of the ACT Team Leader(s).
• Provides education and consultation to staff on the Assertive Community Treatment team, other agencies or community groups when requested by the Program Director.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
• Experience working with people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.
• Strong collaborating skills and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
• 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: September 9, 2021

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