Employment SpecialistThe Key Clubhouse of South Florida
Do you believe your passion is helping adults with mental illness live and work in the community with dignity? Are you flexible and open to experiencing new challenges on a daily basis? Do you regularly go above and beyond the call of duty?
The Key Clubhouse of South Florida is a nonprofit organization in Miami, Florida that operates an accredited Clubhouse program to promote rehabilitation and employment, and provide educational and social activities to adults with mental illness.
The Clubhouse is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Employment Specialist.
-Minimum Bachelor's Degree
-Minimum employment experience of two years working with individuals who have chronic mental illness and/or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders
-Strong computer skills including MS Office, Access, Publisher
-An understanding of and belief in the recovery process and the Clubhouse model: sensitivity to the issues of people living with serious mental illness
-Ability to work with a diverse population
-Strong work ethics, patience, and a willingness to work flexible hours
-Bilingual skills a plus
-Job development and job coaching experience a plus
-Group health care coverage
-On-site fitness center
-Paid time off for vacation and sick time
-Serve as a placement manager for transitional employment placements
-Foster an atmosphere of belief in all member's ability to work
-Work side-by-side with Clubhouse members to support core Clubhouse operations. Core operations include: computer program usage, statistical compilation, internet research, fiscal functions, culinary unit related tasks, newsletter publications, petty cash operations, maintenance tasks, office supply inventory, mailings, etc.
-Generate member interest in participation in the work-ordered-day and working outside of the Clubhouse
-Assume leadership role in promoting positive outcomes in members' lives
-Maintain enthusiasm, commitment and belief in the Clubhouse International Model
-Assist Clubhouse members in resume development, conducting on-line job search, and interviewing skills
-Provide customer service to employer through relationship building and education
-Conduct private employer job development outreach activities to generate Transitional Employment and Supportive Employment job slots for Clubhouse members
-Provide on-the-job skills training at employment sites for Clubhouse members
-Provide support services to Clubhouse members who have been placed in part-time Transitional Employment and Supportive Employment jobs
-Make periodic job site visits to meet with clients and provide interventions and conferences with employers if required
-Help members to identify and use community resources that promote their well-being, independence, satisfaction and self-sufficiency
-Conduct member recruitment activities to referral sources
-Maintain accurate and confidential client records
-Compile statistics and complete data reports
-Assist the Executive Director as needed with employment meetings and administrative functions as it relates to employment
-Participate on the team for the development and implementation of core Clubhouse services that are required from Clubhouse International and to maintain accreditation
Attend a week-long training out of the state in Clubhouse Employment.