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Supported Education Specialist
Community Access, Inc.
The Supported Education Specialist’s primary responsibilities involve helping students with histories of mental illness define, plan for, and achieve educational goals. These responsibilities include; collaborate with participants to develop individualized, person-centered education plans; support students in mental health wellness strategies specific to the education environment; provide individual and group skill development in areas such as study skills, note-taking, time and stress management, self-advocacy, decision-making and social skill development; assist with financial aid processes, admission applications, registration, transitions and withdrawals from programs; collaborate with teachers, disability services staff, care coordinators, probation and parole, other staff, family members and natural supports to assist students with goal attainment; timely and accurate submission of participant-related documentation; outreach, goal planning, academic skill building, resource attainment and promoting the value of education as part of the mental health recovery process; perform other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; personal experience with the mental health and criminal justice systems is preferred; minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; minimum of two (2) years of experience working in mental health, advocacy, social services or educational settings preferred; strong understanding of the role of education in facilitating mental health recovery and wellness; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; be resourceful and possess strong organizational skills; demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; be creative and flexible; show initiative and be responsible for follow through; ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Full-time openings available with a pay rate of $21.63 per hour plus excellent benefits.
Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.
Posted on 03/03/17; CVMHA ID #10792