Memorial Health System

  • Recovery Specialist- Individual Placement and Services

    Job Locations US-IL-Springfield
    Behavioral Health
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Provide individuals with ongoing job support activities necessary to retain employment.  Provide support and guidance, on-site, to program participants and conducts required follow-up services.


    Employee will adhere to the Memorial Health System (MHS) Code of Conduct, the MHS Ethics and Corporate Compliance Plan, MHCCI policies and procedures, as well as performance standards established by the governing board/administration and accrediting bodies.



    • Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation-related field. Previous experience in helping professions desirable.



    • Valid IL driver’s license, reliable transportation, clean driving record, and proof of auto mobile insurance.



    • Expressed interest in working with adult psychiatrically disabled population.


    Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Versatility a must due to position responsibilities.
    • Must have keyboarding skills as required by position.


    1. Direct Clinical Services
    • Assist in providing support and guidance in necessities of semi-independent or independent living.


    • Advocates on client to area employers.


    • Provide individual supportive counseling and group therapy to persons actively involved with MHCCI Individual Placement and Support programs.


    • Establish initial data including clients presenting problems, mental status, relevant psychiatric, medical and developmental histories to make decisions regarding diagnosis (per DSM-V), treatment objectives and ongoing treatment plans and/or to provide information and make appropriate referrals to other treatment sources in the community.


    • Implement crisis or pre-crisis intervention procedures with potentially suicidal, homicidal or severely disabled clients. Make appropriate referrals to consulting psychiatrists or inpatient psychiatric facilities to prevent further destabilization.


    • Work cooperatively with agency and Department of Human Services (DHS) staff preparing individual plans for placement into job sites.


    • Provide on-site support/guidance and training (skilled in specific production service delivery established by employer and must demonstrate versatility). Ongoing follow-up services are required.


    • Provide retention of employment site(s) and successful client integration.


    • Assist agency administrative staff in developing and implementing job site opportunities for clients residing in Sangamon, Menard, Morgan, or Scott Counties.


    • Maintain required hours/placements to meet contract objectives.


    1. Client Information System
    • Establish appropriate files, including: intake evaluations, progress notes, treatment objectives and plans, previous treatment records clients’ consent to current treatment and for exchange of information.


    • Complete required administrative forms (such as: 1009, 1006, Time Off Slips, Expense Vouchers). Collect necessary information billing and fee collection.


    • Provide necessary client information to other agencies or health care providers to coordinate services to identified clients.


    • Document performance via progress notes and follow-up reports to be submitted to DHS in a timely manner.


    1. Training Activities/Professional Growth
    • Identify with supervisor professional goals to enhance job skills.


    • Participate in ongoing agency meetings, committees, and special projects to enhance professional expertise.


    • Complete all mandatory education requirements by specified deadlines.


    • Participate in required staff meetings and in-service meetings to keep abreast of agency policy and administrative procedures, meet requirements for continuing education, and upgrade professional knowledge.


    1. Consultation/Networking
    • Engage in appropriate team work functions (such as mutual support, clarification of office responsibilities and procedures) according to best professional knowledge.


    • Meet with supervisor to complete mandatory monthly clinical supervision as required by the IL Department of Human Services.


    • Develop cooperative relationships outside the agency with family, physicians, public officials or interested agencies to provide for the development of mental health services in the community.


    • Attend psychiatric consultation meetings, including treatment plan review meetings.


    • Share relevant client data with other parties sharing responsibility for treatment (e.g., Case Management Program Manager, treating physician, residential advisors, GRP staff, and involved collaterals).


    1. Job Relationships
    • Communicate directly to Program Manager for clinical supervision, crisis intervention, clarification of program procedures and policies.


    • Adhere to MHS/MBH Behavioral Standards.


    • Attend scheduled staff meetings, including monthly meetings with DHS Counselors, to review client status during employment services.


    1. Performs other related work as required or requested.


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