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Supported Employment Specialist
Job Code:2021-28832-033
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Education:Bachelor's Degree

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources is actively seeking a motivated and creative Supported Employment Specialist. The purpose of the Supported Employment Specialist position is to engage individuals and establish trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in community settings. The Supported Employment Specialist position is located in Hattiesburg and would provide services to individuals in Forrest County.

For 40 years, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has served individuals throughout the Pine Belt.  Through an extensive continuum of care, we strive to enable adults with serious mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with an addiction or developmental disability to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.  Our thirteen county service area includes Forrest, Jones, Harrison, Hancock, Lamar, Covington, Greene, Jeff Davis, Marion, Perry, Pearl River, Stone, and Wayne Counties.

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral health, social services, or business field required
  • Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required
  • Reliable transportation needed to provide community services
  • At least one year experience working with SMI population preferred
  • Experience working in a career services field preferred
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Independent work ability required

  • Responsibilities:
  • Designs goals and plans that are based on each individual's preferences, strengths, abilities, and experiences.
  • Provides vocational assessments, counseling, job placement assistance, and follow up for these services.
  • Works with treatment teams, PACT, and PCP teams.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts in the community to obtain job opportunities for participants.