Working with the behavioral health population by assisting with transitional employment opportunities!
Independence Centeris a unique evidence-based program built on the International Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation. The Clubhouse is an innovative, non-traditional approach to recovery that builds self-esteem through relationships in a working community for adults with mental illness. Participants are known as members, as opposed to patients or clients. A Clubhouse is a place to find acceptance, belonging and purpose – antidotes to isolation. Fighting societal stigma, we strive to empower individuals to reach their potential by offering employment, education, wellness, and social opportunities.
When you come up the ramp or steps and through the doors of Independence Center, you might be surprised by what you see. Housed inside, you will find a resale shop, financial center, fully equipped restaurant-style kitchen with a large dining area, wellness center, and a host of other amenities. Independence Center is bright, open, and welcoming. It is bustling with activity, and you can’t tell members from staff because they work side by side. That is all by design. If you have ever been inside a Clubhouse partnership-model program, you know you've come home.
First and foremost, you believe recovery for people with mental illness is possible and you believe in the power of community.
You respect and embrace diversity and easily build rapport with people from different backgrounds
You are an energetic, positive, team-oriented individual with an ability to motivate others
You have highly developed organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
You are a self-starter and creative thinker who works well in upbeat and dynamic environments
You have a sense of humor and like to have fun!
You have a willingness to transport people in your own car and sometimes in our large vehicles
BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Fran�ois, Iron and Washington counties. As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), BJC Behavioral Health serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.
Fosters an atmosphere of belief in all member's ability to work. Assists members to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals by utilizing the guidelines of two evidence based practices: The Individual Placement and Support model of Supported Employment and the Clubhouse Model of psychiatric rehabilitation.
Works independently to conduct and engage members in individualized job development and job search activities. Assists with resume development and interview skills as necessary. Provides outreach to members who are disengaged including phone, job and home visits. Participates in and promotes the Evening, Weekend, and Holiday social program.
Works independently to develop and maintain relationships with the business community to establish and maintain employment opportunities. Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by members, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact with the employer. Provides excellent customer service to employers.
Uses clinical judgement to assess level of support needed to assist members with employment goals -act as trainer, troubleshooter, bus trainer, follow-along support, benefits counselor, advocate and liaison with the employer for Transitional and Supported employment positions. Fulfills placement manager responsibilities for Transitional Employment. Provide crisis intervention services as needed.
Acts as a liaison with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and assures compliance with their guidelines. Coordinates services with vocational rehabilitation counselors, Clubhouse staff, Community Support Specialists, and other clinicians at Independence Center as well as community providers.
Utilizes clinical judgement and partners with members to achieve their goals by creating and updating an individualized employment plan with measurable goals and objectives. Quarterly completes the Daily Living Activities-20(DLA) assessment tool. Documents progress toward meeting goals based on Individual Placement and Support model of Supported Employment (IPS), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) employment requirements. Incorporates input from other supports.
- Social Services/related
Licenses & Certifications
Valid Driver's License
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At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
401(k) plan with BJC match
Tuition Assistance available on first day
BJC Institute for Learning and Development
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community healt...h programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.