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PSC II – Vocational Rehab Coordinator (FT, AM)


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PSC II – Vocational Rehab Coordinator (FT, AM) Program Context: On April 21, 2015, San Diego county Board of Supervisors approved implementation of “Laura’s Law” (also known as Assisted Outpatient Treatment – AOT), a measure that allows courts to order certain mentally ill and violent people into compulsory outpatient psychiatric care. Telecare’s extensive experience as a provider of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services, our excellent long-standing working relationships with County stakeholders, and our specific recent experience implementing programs related to Laura’s Law all contribute to our enthusiastic interest in this project. Program Scope: The purpose of this project is to implement ACT Team services to a caseload of 114 people (200 per year), who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness and have been referred by the In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT). Each individual referred is a potential AOT candidate who voluntarily accepts this service, a person with AOT court settlement status, or a person with court-ordered AOT status resulting from a contested hearing. Program Opening: Program is scheduled to open to new members / patients at the end of March 2016. Ideally staff will start work on or around 3/15/16. POSITION OBJECTIVE The AOT ACT Vocational Specialist (PSC II) is responsible for providing members with vocational services, training and opportunities. Working as a member of the team, assists in the development of treatment plans, arranges for job opportunities and provides job coaching for members both on-site and in the community. Responsibilities include helping all members who request employment to identify working activities and assisting members in acquiring the skills necessary for successful employment QUALIFICATIONS Two (2) years of direct service experience working with persons with mental illness, preferably in an unlocked community setting. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field is required, as well as vocational experience in the community. Sensitivity to multi-cultural populations and issues is required. Necessary skills include the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a thorough understanding of client rights, an understanding the conservatorship process, and knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric terminology. Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or Arabic. $.50/hr increase for qualifying skills (must verify through testing). Applicant must be fingerprinted and receive clearance from the Department of Justice and The Office of Inspector General prior to the first day of employment. Must complete CPR and First Aid training and obtain certification with four (4) weeks of hire. Starting hourly wage range – $15.19 – $17.12 Telecare Corporation is fully committed to a strong equal opportunity program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability status, creed, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or other basis protected by applicable antidiscrimination laws. EOE AA M/F/V/Disability Job Location San Diego, California, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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