The Psychology Worker is assigned to the On Track NY and works as a supportive education and employment specialist (SEES). The SEES used an evidence-based approach to assist individuals with mental illness to obtain rapid competitive employment and mainstream educational opportunities. SEES workers are fully integrated into the mental health service. The SEES will work 1.0 FTE as part of a small multidisciplinary team providing coordinated and assertive treatment in the earliest stages of illness.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Engaging clients and establishing trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of education or competitive employment in community job settings
-Providing job development and job search services directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on his/her caseload, following the principles and procedures of the individual placement and support approach to supported employment.
-Conducting a minimum of 4 employer contacts per week.
-Provide support for education goals in the community, including contact with staff at high schools, colleges and other educational institutions
-Providing individualized support to assist clients in maintaining employment or education
-Arranging access to benefits counseling.
-Spending 65% or more of scheduled work hours in the community.
-For example, meeting clients at community locations (e.g. home, workplace, school, coffee shop, library, etc.); taking clients to apply for jobs; investigating local employment options; or meeting with employers regarding job development.
-Maintains record of service contacts.
-Office environment, locations in the community that include, public transportation, general places of public accommodation and patients’ residences.
-BA, BS or Master’s Degree in psychology or a related field.
-Minimum computer skills in MS Word Basic, MS Excel Basic
-Excellent written and oral communication.
-Ability to drive or use public transportation system.
-At least one year of work experience in the field of Human Services.
-Strong interpersonal skills for engaging and building rapport.
-Ability to manage detailed information in organized and timely manner.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.