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Burrell Behavioral Health Supported Employment Specialist in Springfield, Missouri

Looking to feed your desire to give to your community and support those who need a helping hand? Look no further! Not only is Burrell growing the amount of its resources, services, and facilities to assist as many communities as possible, it also provides plenty of opportunity for growth in your current field and the freedom to explore others. Our culture and our environment are unlike any other. We offer highly-competitive pay and a full range of top-notch full-time employee benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Description:

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

What you’ll get to do as an IPS Employment Specialist:

  • IPS supported employment specialists help people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing.

  • Provides a full range of supported employment services in a timely manner; teach and assist with job-seeking efforts such as resume writing, online applications, interview skills, etc.

  • Assesses participants’ vocational functioning on ongoing basis utilizing background information, work experiences, mental health team, family, etc.

  • Assists clients in obtaining information about their benefits (e.g., SSI, Medicaid, etc.) and how they will be affected by employment in order for clients to make good decisions about employment opportunities.

  • Conducts job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on his/her caseload, following the principles and procedures of IPS supported employment.

  • Develops relationships with employers through job development and utilizes these relationships to match client strengths and interests with employer needs.

  • Provides outreach services as necessary to clients when they appear to disengage from IPS services.

  • Prepares necessary quarterly reports and status updates for IPS fidelity and vocational rehabilitation.

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors of Science in the field of Psychology, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Social Work, Education, Recreational Therapist, Human Development and Family Studies, Gerontology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Sociology

  • Or equivalent education plus experience in related fields of employment services/case management.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

What we offer: Great pay, great schedule, great benefits, and an amazing culture of inclusiveness and positivity. Burrell’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our content and across all of our agency. Diversity is more than a commitment at Burrell—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors.

Burrell is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Burrell Behavioral Health is the recognized leader in Community Mental Health. Founded in 1977, our network of providers, therapists, case managers, and direct support staff serve more than 45,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. We provide comprehensive care for behavioral health clients of all ages, helping them to improve their lives through our wide-ranging continuum of care.

“We believe that the conversation about behavioral health is paramount. There are few conversations facing our communities more critical than behavioral health. As the conversation evolves, Burrell is committed to being a leader in this post-stigma world.”

-C.J. Davis, President & CEO, Burrell Behavioral Health

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