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Supported Education Specialist

Community Access, Inc.

Description

Position Overview
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.

Qualifications

Qualifications
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.

Salary

Full-time openings available with a pay rate of $21.63 per hour plus excellent benefits.

Contact

Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.

Posted on 03/03/17; CVMHA ID #10792