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Employment Specialist

Agency Name: Integrated Services of Kalamazoo

Agency Contact: Sergio Covarrubias

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • County: Other
  • Salary Range: $33,987-$37,772 per Year
  • Send applications to: www.iskzoo.org/careers

Do you have a passion for empowering individuals receiving behavioral health services to improve their overall quality of life? Would you like to be a valuable member of a diversity driven, mission-minded team that impacts our community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to work as an Employment Specialist!

What You Will Be Doing
Working as an Employment Specialist, you will be responsible for implementing the Individual Placement and Supports (IPS) model to assist job seekers to obtain and maintain competitive integrated employment. You will meet in the community, home, and office settings at times preferred by the person served to conduct person-centered vocational services. In this role, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, helping people served to overcome barriers and achieve their personal goals. This position is grant funded through 9/30/2024.

What We Require
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two years of department specific experience, or High School Diploma or GED and five years’ experience working in behavioral healthcare. Advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and email. Ability to work a flexible schedule. A valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s license to travel to appointments in the community.

Why Work For ISK
Because we make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve in the Kalamazoo community every day. You will have the opportunity to work with amazing co-workers in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, work/life balance and encourages ongoing education for professional development.
We also offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, with some of the best retirement plans in southwest Michigan. You will also enjoy 12 paid holidays, 23 days of PTO and the opportunity to earn additional PTO hours for participating in our wellness program!

Who We Are
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) has been delivering quality services and programs to improve the lives of those we serve for over 30 years. ISK works with youth, families, and adults with mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders to help them succeed. We provide welcoming and diverse community partnerships which collaborate and share resources to support individuals and families to be successful and achieve their goals in a trauma-informed environment.

Come Join Us!
Individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds along with bilingual candidates are invited to apply. ISK is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and inclusion among its workforce. ISK fomenta la diversidad y la inclusión.
We look forward to meeting you! Apply online at www.iskzoo.org/careers

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Physical Efforts – Job demands include prolonged sitting and standing as appropriate. May occasionally require light lifting up to 25 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or bending as appropriate. Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot.

Working Conditions – Office environment with noise from computers, copy machine, and telephones. Use of computer screen for periods in excess of 30 minutes at a time. Possible eyestrain from extended periods of viewing computer screen. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, infectious diseases, and parasites. Travel throughout the Kalamazoo area is required.

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