Saturday, May 16, 2015

Employment Specialist Position for Graduating Senior or Alumnus with Experience

PRS, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization in the Northern Virginia and DC areas that helps adults and youth living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and people in crisis achieve personal Wellness, Recovery, Community Integration and Safety.
We have some exciting opportunities for experienced Supported Employment Specialists to assist our clients in finding and maintaining employment.
What the job entails:
  • Job Placement – Identify employment opportunities with clients based on assessment information gathered on client's vocational interests, skills and abilities.
  • Job Development – Within the community obtain relevant employment opportunities for your clients
  • Job Coaching – Provide support on- and off-site to employed clients.
  • Work Readiness - Conduct psycho-educational courses to train clients on what it takes to be employed.

Profile of Successful Candidate:
  • Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred, in rehabilitation counseling, social work or related human services field with at least one year of work, internship or volunteer-related experience. Licensed in either DC or VA a plus! 
  • Strong clinical writing, ability to work independently and prioritize work, high emotional intelligence, able to quickly establish rapport with clients, employers and providers;
  • Experience with adults or youth with mental illness, substance use disorder, autism spectrum disorder or mild intellectual disorders; and
  • Reliable transportation with a clean driving record.