IPS Employment Specialist--Part-Time


Employment Specialist (Location: East Mont Town Center)
Schedule: Monday through Friday (days negotiable/Every Other Saturday)

Program Summary: 

CASA UBUNTU is funded through Alameda County's Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) funding and is designed to actively outreach, engage, and provide a full range of services 100 adults in northern Alameda County who are substance abuse users and have serious psychiatric disorders. 

Services are predominately field-based rather than office-based and provide integrated substance abuse, mental health, and physical health treatment. Key features are the voluntary nature of the services, the partnership with clients and families, service intensity, 24/7 coverage, the foundation of wellness and recovery principles and practices, and the commitment to do "whatever it takes," utilizing the creativity of a multi-disciplinary, full team approach.

Position Summary: 
Help adult clients with serious psychiatric disabilities find and keep competitive employment using the Individual Placement and Support Evidence-Based model. Engage clients and establish trusting, collaborative relationships. Assist clients with long-term employment goals, create career profile, discuss client's preference for disclosure of disability status to employers, and develop individual employment plan with client

Essential Job Responsibilities
• Conduct and maintain a minimum of six employer contacts each week.
• Assist clients to make employer contacts by applying for jobs and making employer contacts within 30 days of program entry.
• Meet with clients to provide individualized support to find and maintain employment.
• Participate in meetings with referring agencies, i.e. CalWORKS, Behavioral Health Services, and Department of 
• Maintain accurate and confidential client records, including online data entry.
• Maintain and improve program performance using the Individual Placement and Support Fidelity Scale.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Experience working with people with disabilities.
• Experience providing employment services and knowledge of the work world.
• Experience and knowledge of resume development, online applications, and employment screening software.
• Demonstrated the ability to work as an effective team member.
• Highly effective communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills and the ability to learn specialized databases and software.
• Knowledge of Supported Employment preferred.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Good driver record, current driver's license and personal transportation required.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to be culturally sensitive and respect diversity.

• High School Diploma or Associates degree with four years' experience in mental health service 

Preferred Qualifications
• BS in Social Work with two years experience in mental health services

Work Requirements
• 25% of scheduled work hours will be spent in the community. For example, will meet with clients in community settings and develop relationship with employers at their business.
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Must have a valid California Driver License, a driving record acceptable by the Agency's insurance company; own a vehicle that you are willing to use as part of your employment and proof of personal vehicle insurance.
• Computer skills are required
• Must be able to meet the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requirements.
• Must be able to pass TB testing and physical Examination

How to Apply:

• Mail/Email resume and cover letter detailing related experience to: 

Bonita House Inc. 
Attention: HR Department 
6333 Telegraph Avenue, #102 
Oakland, CA 94609 

Email: resumes@ (please include a resume in the body of your email, in addition to attaching). Please type job title in subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Appropriate candidates will be contacted. 

• Bonita House is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.