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Navigate Supported Employment and Education Specialist (SEE) - Kent

Job Type: 
Full-Time; M-F; 8-5
Department: 
Navigate - Kent
Description: 

Provide effective, recovery-oriented services to Navigate participants.

Provide direct services to individuals and their family members, as needed. 

Assure completion of clinical documentation according to agency guidelines and timeframes.

Responsibilities: 

Participate in all required Navigate trainings and consultations.

Actively participate in weekly Navigate meetings.

Assess mental health, substance use, and other status of persons served during contacts and make stage specific treatment recommendations to assist in meeting their goals.

Utilize outreach and engagement strategies to elicit individuals’ commitment to actively participate in treatment.  

Provide education and support to family members, significant others, and communit representatives to create a recovery network for persons served.

Ensure the safety of persons served and personnel supervised through the implementation of the agency's safety and training plans.

Conduct employment and educational assessments.

Provide supported employment and education services utilizing Navigate curriculum.

Provide effective services utilizing Navigate core competencies:  shared decision-making; strengths and resiliency focus; motivational enhancement strengths; psychoeducational teaching skills; cognitive-behavioral teaching skills; and collaboration with natural supports.

Teach necessary job-related skills to enhance successful placements such as interviewing skills, symptoms management, appropriate dress, filling out applications.

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree preferred and 2 years direct experience working in vocational, mental health, or human services field. Employment Training Specialist certification preferred. Experience with the 15-30-year-old population desired.  Excellent written and verbal communication, motivation, and negotiation skills required. Organizational and problem-solving skills a must. Valid Michigan driver’s license and a vehicle to transport. Ability to perform work in community settings which may not be barrier-free.  Knowledgeable about and supportive of culturally competent, recovery and trauma-informed practices.  Lived experiences with behavioral health issues are welcomed.

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