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Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Employment Specialist, Full-Time, Days, $1,000 Sign-On Bonus in DeKalb, Illinois

As a member of a multidisciplinary team, assists in providing patient assessments and treatment as directed. Under supervision, provides employment services to individuals suffering from mental illness and who are interested in obtaining competitive employment in the community.

Ben Gordon Center’s Employment Specialists implement the following model to help patients obtain and maintain competitive employment: Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness (e.g., Schizophrenia Spectrum disorders, Bipolar disorders, depression disorders, and more). IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. Although variations of supported employment exist, IPS refers to the evidence-based practice of supported employment. IPS is based on the following 8 principles: competitive employment, systematic job development, rapid job search, integrated services, benefits planning, zero exclusion, time unlimited supports, and worker preferences.

One year of experience interacting with clients in an outpatient setting

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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