Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Payson, Arizona, United States

Supportive Employment Specialist

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Job Description

Southwest Behavioral and Health Services is seeking a dedicated and detail oriented Supportive Employment Specialist who can help us fulfill our mission. Delivering compassionate care to enhance lives and improve communities. We are seeking someone who enjoys coordinating with people, ability solve problems, organized and excellent communication skills. Does this describe you? If so, you may be the person we are looking for to join our dynamic Payson team!

Job Preview at a Glance:

The goal of this position is to develop a comprehensive soft skills development program, which links to existing job development work programs. Works within the Empowerment Center program to implement specialized SBH pre-vocational services for clients as related to soft skills, such as communication, interview techniques, work ethics, teambuilding, resume development, computer skills, self-esteem and self-actualization. Provides instruction, training and assistance to clients to improve marketable job skills abilities and job coaching. Must possess a high degree of patience, able to work in challenging situations. Assists in developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with local employers and community providers to maximize the opportunities for persons in services to enter the labor force. This position works closely with a Vocational Coordinator and reports to a Sr. Team Lead.

Location and Schedule:

Part Time -16 hours a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday's 4 hour shifts working out of the Empowerment Center in Payson.

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to implement and maintain a pre- vocational job development. The primary focus is to find a natural fit between consumers strengths and experience and jobs in the community.
  • Assist the Supervisor of the Job Development program with developing new practices and policies that improve current services and activities.
  • Communicates and works in conjunction with Workforce Development staff and management to coordinate ongoing innovative soft skill training.
  • Develops and teaches job development skills in individual and group formats to persons in services.
  • Serves as a pre-employment job coach providing direction and the assistance needed for individuals to maintain work.
  • Engages in practices that support job development and retention of program participants.
  • Provides direct service to program participants to include; individual, group, life skills training, behavior management, and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Prepares and presents job readiness training and activities.
  • Documents client progress and participation on all aspects of pre-employment and soft skills training.
  • Understands and implements services in accordance with RBHA and AHCCCS.
  • Functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team to develop and implement treatment, case plans, skills assessment, programmatic goals and objectives.
  • Consults with clinical staff and other community service professionals.
  • Coordinate the intake process and facilitate access to the program.
  • Coordinates and follows up on referrals for job development and peer work services.
  • Provides problem solving and resolution related to participant issues.
  • Responsible to work independently on location and supervise program participants.
  • Works with local service providers, case managers and employers to link persons in services with vocational opportunities.
  • Undertakes training related special projects and provides technical assistance, as directed.
  • Prepares written reports as required by funding source(s) and SBH management.
  • Assists in marketing the program to the community and referral agencies as needed to grow the program.
  • Interact with and provide consultation and education services to community agencies as needed for program promotion.
  • Insures acquisition of program supplies in a cost effective manner.
  • Utilizes supervision as needed and works in conjunction with Program Supervisors.
  • Engages in monitoring clients assimilation and performance once placed in job development assignments.
  • Attends and participates in in-service training sessions and related training opportunities as made available.
  • Is familiar with SBH Site Policies and Procedures,
  • Must possess valid Arizona drivers license and be able to drive a company vehicle.
  • To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirements; Bachelors degree preferred or, An equivalent 3 year combination of education and experience directly related to behavioral health and or job development with experience in workforce development, soft skill development.
  • Motor Vehicle clearance required.
  • Must be eligible and/or have a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety (as required per program requirements)

About SB&H

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over one thousand employees, and 40 years experience.

To learn about Southwest Behavioral & Health Services mission, values and services please review our website at

  • Mission: Delivering Compassionate Care to Enhance Lives and Improve Communities
  • Values: Compassion, Integrity, Quality, Empowerment, Innovation and Trust

SB&H is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.