Employment Specialist for Persons in Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment
Do you have a background in helping others obtain employment?
Cincinnati, OH 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCB) has an immediate opening for an Employment Specialist at our Cincinnati office!  The Employment Specialist serves clients in Hamilton County.  Join our multidisciplinary treatment organization as a member of Employment and Recovery Services team.  This team focuses on helping individuals receiving behavioral health services to obtain and keep employment in the community.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or Business Administration and experience working with individuals to gain and keep employment.  We are looking for an individual who wants to join a team of caring professionals who are dedicated to helping persons with mental health barriers.

This position involves working with behavioral health consumers in all phases of the employment process including: vocational assessment, job readiness, job development and job search,  and employment support.  The job duties require knowledge of the population served, vocational rehabilitation, educational resource connection, service coordination, inter-agency collaboration, and local job market. Specialized employment services target consumers with mental illness, developmental disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and substance use disorders, as well as targeted programming for adults, youth, people experiencing homelessness, and legal refugee and immigrants.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Find and place individuals with severe mental illness and other related barriers into competitive community employment and providing job coaching services to those clients placed in employment utilizing the evidenced based supported employment principles.

  • Develop employment goals based on individuals strengths and needs, and work as part of an integrated treatment model to include marketing Vocational Programs to business, community, and referral agents, networking with HR Departments, development of individualized placement plans, building relationships with community employers, and providing job coaching/employment site support services to clients.

  • Provide the following services: one-on-one career exploration, job development sessions, resume development and critiquing, individualized job searches, job/task analysis, orientation and job training, collaboration with other service providers and/or treatment team,  and other supports as required to assist clients to obtain and maintain employment.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Business or related field plus two years of related experience required.  Pay differential for Master's degree.

  • Demonstrated skills in the following areas:  self-direction/management, coordination of multiple tasks concurrently, interpersonal and communication skills, acquiring/evaluating information, crisis intervention and engaging/disengaging effectively with clients with severe mental illnesses and other barriers to employment.

  • Position requires frequent driving of own vehicle.  Valid driver’s license, vehicle and insurable driving record are required.

GCB has been named a Top Workplace in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for the 9th straight year!  Please visit our website to learn more about GCB.  www.gcbhs.com

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Contact Information
Cassidy Siler-Smith, HR Supervisor csiler@gcbhs.com 513-354-7039
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
Quarterly Bonus Opportunity, Flexible Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Retirement with Employer Match, Tuition Assistance
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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