Open Sky Community Services Career Counselor (Employment Specialist) in Worcester, Massachusetts
Description and Responsibilities
Open Sky’s Career Services are provided within the Adult Community Clinical Services Teams and collaborate with Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Competitive Integrated Employment Services. These services help individuals identify and pursue their employment and career goals by searching for jobs based on the individual's interests and strengths, resulting in finding and maintaining competitive employment.
Career Counselors follow the guidelines and components of the Competitive Integrated Employment Services model to support individuals in stabilizing their employment and reach successful employment outcomes. They also assist individuals with integrated employment opportunities specific to individuals in their Career Plan based on their interests, skills, abilities, and needs.
Other Key Responsibilities:
Understand, embrace, and operate within the recovery model.
Assist individuals in accessing benefits.obtaining information about their benefits (SSI, Medicaid, etc.) and understand how benefits may affect their employment.
Determine individuals’ vocational readiness through the development of relevant skills including completion of job applications, resume writing and interview preparation .
Conduct career, functional, employment assessments and complete the Career and Education Inventory.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required.
Valid Driver’s License, acceptable driving record and reliable transpiration, required.
Minimum one year experience working with individuals with disabilities (including behavioral health challenges).
Employment Specialist certification or certifiable.Bicultural/Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply!
At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.
Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity and justice for ALL.
At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,100 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.
As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.
Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility, and begin your career with Open Sky today!
Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities
Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)
We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan
403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)
Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or disabled Veteran status.