Job DescriptionThe University of Maryland School of Medicine has a part-time opening for a Supported Education/Employment Specialist (Human Service Worker II) to join the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC).
The selected candidate will work as a part of the Maryland Early Intervention Program to assist patients/clients in obtaining employment and providing support to ensure their success in the workplace. The Non-Exempt, Contractual position offers a generous benefits package that includes vacation days, holidays, sick days, and personal days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB. This position reports to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, MD.
This is a Part-Time, Contractual Position (20 hours/week) Essential Functions:
- Assists clients in obtaining competitive employment in the community and provides the supports necessary to ensure their success in the workplace.
- Engages clients and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment.
- Uses motivational interviewing and counseling skills to assist clients to develop individual employment goals by exploring their own interests and defining work experience that is consistent with their recovery goals.
- Provide benefits (SSI, Medicaid, etc.) counseling and makes referrals as needed.
- Collaborates with Counselors.
- Contacts employers to investigate job opportunities, arranges interviews for clients and develops working relationships with employers.
- Serves as a mediator between the client and the employer in assisting with placing clients.
- Keeps in contact with employers to monitor client performance, such as, job performance, acceptance of supervision, interaction with co-workers, attendance and punctuality.
- Assists clients and families with defined education goals.
- Performs ongoing education assessment as part of the treatment plan, updating at least every six months.
- Develops relationships with and educates High School IEP Case Managers, Guidance Counselors, Transition Coordinators, Social Workers, Teachers, as well as College Professors, Disability Support Services Staff and Counseling Center Staff.
- Aids young clients and their families navigate high school IEPs and 504 Plans and meetings.
- Advocates on behalf of the young client and family to school personnel to ensure that their rights and needs are being honored.
- Ensures students obtain needed reasonable accommodations and other needed resources, such as regular meetings with a counselor, extended time to take tests, receiving instruction at home or at another school, tutoring and note taking assistance.
- Connects with Home and Hospital Teaching program staff that serve students who are unable to participate in their regular school environment.
- Finds resources for students with limited concentration and comprehension due to psychosis.
- Depending on identified educational goals:
- Assists those who have dropped out of high school and do not wish to return with finding and enrolling in a GED program.
- Assists with locating trade or apprenticeship schools and programs.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree Experience:
Three (3) years of experience working with schools regarding IEPs and 504 Plans, disability accommodations and various related policies and personnel is preferred. Other:
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of clinical factors and their impact on vocational behavior and the labor market.
- Knowledge of counseling skills, job market, clinical, social and emotional factors of mental illness.
- Knowledge of various assessment tools for educational needs and developing treatment plans.
- Effective verbal, written communication, listening and interpersonal skills are necessary to work with clients, employers, school and college personnel, Case Managers, Therapists and Psychiatrists.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn various software including electronic medical record (EMR).
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient populations(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs. of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs
$18,578.50 - $23,000 ($37,157 - $46,000 at 40 hours)
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. Job:
Reg or CII Non-Exempt StaffShift:
School of Medicine - PsychiatryJob Posting:
Feb 5, 2021Unposting Date:
Feb 19, 2021, 11:59:00 PM