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Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Iroquois Center, East Grant Avenue, Greensburg, KS, USA

Job Description 

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for services of the IPS Supported Employment program by assisting individuals with obtaining and maintaining employment that aligns with their vocational or educational goals.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES: Ability to travel to required meetings; good organizational, writing and communication skills; ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of computer and computer skills with relation to keyboarding, composing letters and developing/writing of reports; provision of personal cell phone for use during work hours; availability to work a flexible work schedule that may include evenings.



Administrative:

• Maintains current knowledge of agency policies and procedures.

• Attends/participates in departmental meetings, general staff meetings and other agency required meetings.

• Attends/participates in supervision regularly.

• Completes/submits paperwork in timely and professional manner according to agency policy, procedures or practices.

• Documents clinical contact with clients and collaterals according to agency policy, procedures or practices, including documentation of involvement of consumers, families and natural supports in the treatment planning process.

• Maintains positive working relationship with colleagues.

• Engages in teamwork, working collaboratively with all members of department and treatment team.

• Consults with colleagues and/or supervisor as needed.

• Maintains confidentiality in a manner consistent with agency policy, professional ethics and HIPAA regulations.



Direct Service:

• Engage individuals and establish a collaborative relationship directed toward the goal of competitive employment in the community.

• Work with individuals who have a severe mental illness to identify opportunities and understand how entitlements will be affected by employment.

• Complete training required to meet fidelity for IPS through KDADS.

• Conducts job development and job search activities depending on the individual’s interests.

• Communicate and build rapport with employers in the area to help foster opportunities for employment.



QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience working in mental health or social services field.

• Experience working with individuals with severe mental illness and experience providing employment services are preferred.

• Commitment to professional ethics

• Flexibility/ability to work as part of a team.

• Good paperwork skills (punctuality, content)

• Good communication skills (verbal and written)

• Computer competency

• Pass KBI, SRS Child Abuse Check, Adult Abuse Registry

• Valid Kansas Driver’s License


Please download an application from our website (irqcenter.com), or pick one up from the office.

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