Navigate Employment & Education Specialist

Job Type: 
Navigate - Kalamazoo

This is a Full-Time position with a salary of $16.00 - $19.23 per hour, dependent upon education and related experience.


  1. Provide effective, recovery-based supported employment services as part of Navigate team. Use Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model to facilitate individuals’ resumption of normal work or school and achievement of their vocational or educational goals.


  2. Provide job coaching to promote retention of employment, maintaining regular contacts with project team to ensure integration of employment and mental health services. 


  1. Provide direct services that assist individuals to meet their competitive employment goals.


  1. Assess individual strengths, skills/interests and assist with identifying suitable competitive employment options. Teach necessary job-related skills to enhance successful placements.


  1. Participate in weekly team meetings and all Navigate training and consultation. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree helpful

  • Two (2) years’ experience working with individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders

  • Experience with connecting and supporting individuals with education and/or employment preferred

  • Experience working with individuals aged 15-30 years very helpful

  • Experience working with individuals with thought disorders strongly preferred

  • Ability be an integral part of a team of 3 in the Navigate program

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