Do you seek to make a difference in the lives of immigrants, refugees, and the under served?
At Asian Human Services (AHS) our holistic approach to human services improves lives now and for generations ahead. Today, AHS serves everyone who seeks our help, regardless of race or ethnicity. While we continue to deepen our mission with immigrant and refugee communities, all are welcome here.
AHS focuses on culturally comprehensive human services that help people become:
Healthy – with Community Health programs and Behavioral Health counseling.
Educated – through skilled learning programs and a charter school for grades pre-K to 8 that specializes in preparing children to lead in a global world.
Employed – using comprehensive job-related services that place hundreds of job-seekers into full-time and part-time employment every year.
We are seeking a Lead Employment Specialist:
Assist Clients in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their goals and recovery through the delivery of Individual Placement & Support (IPS) services. In close collaboration with clients, their families and support systems, the Division of Rehab Services, and the AHS behavioral health team, the Lead Employment Specialist champions supported employment as a recovery tool for clients with disabilities, particularly mental illness.
Assist clients in developing employment skills, gaining confidence, and overcoming barriers that may interfere with work and other functioning. Actively engage members in skill-building activities that promote growth and empowerment. Help members identify employment goals, make informed decisions, and access necessary or desired resources. Operate as a member of a multidisciplinary team; share and document observations, identify problems and unmet or changing needs, and implement strategies outlined in the member’s service plan.
Learn and implement specific strategies and practices outlined in the IPS model’s framework including adherence to the zero-exclusion principle, structured job development, rapid job searches, consumer preference and integration with mental health treatment team or other support systems.
Lead Employment Specialist – Specific Duties:
As requested, assists Program Director with the identification, recruitment and engagement with new referral sources.
As requested, assists Program Director with preparation for accreditation through CARF
Assists with the preparation and execution of Asian Human Services’ annual fidelity review. Additionally, assists with fidelity monitoring and improvement throughout the year.
Responsible for preparation of monthly DRS billing submissions and serves as liaison with DRS Project Officer – under the direction of the Program Director.
As requested, assists Program Director with special projects related to the success of the IPS Program.
Bachelor’s Degree in a social science or related field.
Required to have current certification in Basic First Aid and CPR or gain certification within 90 days of employment.
Valid driver’s license, an acceptable driving record and daily access to an insured personal vehicle
Bilingual language skills.
Experience working with low-income adults.
Experience in job development.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
About Asian Human Services, Inc
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to immigrants, refugees, and other under served in communities so that they can fully participate in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.