Mental Health Practitioner Vocational Specialist
Salary Range: $56,127.00 Annually Onwards
$2,000 Sign-on Bonus Available!
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Mental Health Practitioner Vocational Specialist
RADIAS Health is a nonprofit Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders services organization customizing community based services through the integration of knowledge, compassion, and collaboration. We are committed to being an anti-racist organization, welcoming all people's lived experiences and building on strengths to facilitate recovery.
Join our Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACT) in providing comprehensive, integrated care to adults living with mental illness, substance use disorder, and associated medical conditions. Team services are provided where and when clients need them—in their homes, at work, and in other community settings. Team members stay in close contact with clients to help them recover and to respond quickly with more services and supports if circumstances change.
The Mental Health Practitioner Vocational Specialist will use an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model to help people find, get and stay involved in educational or employment opportunities. Training in the model is available. Using this lens, the Vocational Specialist integrates trauma informed, clinical, and psychiatric rehabilitation interventions. They provide cross trainings and guidance to the team to facilitate the team's collective effort to support achievement of vocational goals. Additional job responsibilities include helping people access and maintain benefits and community resources, providing care coordination with external providers, connecting with natural support and providing crisis intervention services.
As a member of an interdisciplinary ACT team, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills and partner with Mental Health Professionals, psychiatric care providers, Nurses, Substance Use Specialist, Vocational, and Certified Peer Specialists. RADIAS Health values the professional development of all employees, offering on-going training and supervision on emerging and evidence based practices.
We offer comprehensive benefits:
- Access to culturally specific and evidence based trainings
- Routine supervision from a Mental Health Professional, with access to licensure supervision opportunities
- Medical (complementary access to NICE healthcare, a free primary care), dental, vision, life insurance
- 403b retirement plan with an employer percentage match
- Employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
- Tuition reimbursement and Loan Repayment
- Reimbursement for professional licensure fees
- Bereavement and paid parental leave
- Wellness program to support employee overall health and well-being
- Up to 4 weeks PTO first year of employment
- 12 holidays
- Some positions are eligible for an Office Benefit Package that covers cell phone, parking expenses, and remote/hybrid model
- Use of electronic devices for eligible positions
- Casual dress code
- Mileage reimbursement
- And more!
Apply to be part of our team today!
We are hiring for our Ramsey County, Washington County, and ReEntry Hennepin County ACT Teams. The positions participate in an on-call rotation that entails being available to respond to phone calls after hours for crisis intervention.
Ramsey County: Sun-Thurs 8am-4pm; on-call rotation every 8-10 weeks
Washington County: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm (one day will be 10am-6pm TBD); on-call rotation every 4-6 weeks.
ReEntry Hennepin County: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; on-call rotation every 8-10 weeks.
- Bachelors or Masters Degree in behavioral sciences or related field.
- 2,000 hours supervised experience working with individuals with mental illness.
- 2,000 hours of experience and training in vocational rehabilitation and supported employment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist clients in seeking competitive employment in the community.
- Coach clients with job interview skills and assist with paperwork.
- Work with the team to provide intensive case management for clients on the ACT team.
- Assist in the development of comprehensive assessments, individualized treatment plans, substance abuse treatment, and other tools necessary to assist clients in the community, particularly regarding vocational activities.
- Perform shift management duties in coordination with other ACT team members.
- Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours on a rotating schedule with other team members.
- Available for weekend and holiday duties on a rotating schedule.
- Assist clients with all aspects of psychiatric rehabilitation and all aspects of obtaining and maintaining housing. Will assist and /or teach clients independent living skills such as cooking, shopping, cleaning, personal hygiene, transportation, and budgeting.
- Assist clients with making and keeping appointments and any other tasks that are required through the client’s recovery process.
- File reports with Vulnerable Adult, the Ombudsman’s Office, Child Protection, and other monitoring agencies as required.
- Train other team members about supported employment services using the Individual Placement and Support Model.
- Work with the team to provide intensive case management for clients on the ACT team. Assume primary responsibility for developing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the treatment team.
- Attend and participate in all scheduled team meetings.
- Must be able to transport clients in the community.
- Complete all paperwork, reports, and charting contemporaneously and in an organized manner.
- Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development, maintain appropriate professional behavior, and participate in appropriate supervision.
- Maintain a pattern of regular work hours.
- Other duties as assigned.
30 Continuing Education (CEU) Credits every 2 years.
- Knowledge of symptoms and the course of serious and persistent mental illness as well as medications and other therapies.
- Be knowledgeable about and utilize various substance abuse treatment modalities such as harm reduction and motivational interviewing.
- Have knowledge of evidence-based clinical practices.
- Have demonstrable working knowledge of vulnerable adult’s laws and other pertinent rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of supportive counseling techniques, independent living skills/teaching and crisis intervention techniques.
- Knowledge of current principles, practices and techniques of case management.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Utilizes crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.
- Assess and manage crisis situations.
- Develop appropriate therapeutic relationships with clients.
- Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and be part of an ACT team.
- Able to use a computer for word-processing and data base management.
- Be able to speak, clearly understand, and write the English language.
- Must have a car, a current MN driver’s license, and be able to drive day or evening hours.
- Must be able to accommodate flexible work hours.
Essential Physical Functions:
- Type frequently.
- Drive frequently.
- Sit often.
- Stand occasionally.
- Walk frequently.
- Climb flights of stairs.
- Lift 40 pounds or more.
RADIAS Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.