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PACT Vocational Specialist
Job Code:702020-004
Location:170-PACT Gloucester
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

General Information:
This employee provides work-related services, including assessing the effect of consumers’ mental illness on employment, and planning and implementing an ongoing employment strategy to enable consumers to get and keep jobs.  Builds relationships with prospective employers and cultivates employment opportunities.  Ensures the provision of Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model intensive community treatment and hospital diversion services to adult SMI consumers in the Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board (MPNN CSB) service area via care coordination, direct service, consultation and education, as well as other intra and interagency function.  This position’s incumbent serves as a vocational specialist and case manager to a mobile, assertive community treatment team (PACT).  This position works closely with other staff at the MPNN CSB using a team approach.  Works with a challenging population, often from diverse backgrounds with a variety of concomitant issues.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays; participation in on-call rotation.  Provides services in the community as well as in consumer’s homes.

Minimum Training and Experience:

Bachelor or Master’s degree in human services field (i.e. Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or Counseling). The PACT team model allows for one QMHP level employee on the team, generally in the Vocational Specialist or Substance Abuse Specialist positions.  Two or more years’ experience working with individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, preferably in a community based treatment model with individuals who have a serious mental illness.

Special Requirements:

Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License.  Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results as required by licensing authority.

Position Open Until Filled.  The agency of MPNN Community Services Board maintains a drug free workplace.