Wednesday
Jul152015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

SUPPORTED EDUCATION SPECIALIST

 to work in our Blueprint SEd program,  

located in the Bronx.

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

Position Overview

The Supported Education Specialist’s primary responsibilities involve helping students define, plan for, and achieve educational goals in order to obtain employment in a career of their choice.  These responsibilities include; collaborate with participants to develop individualized, person-centered education plans; support students in developing career goals through paid employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities; 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 recovery process; perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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

Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.

www.communityaccess.org