Employment Specialist

$23.00 - $27.00 hourly
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Sep 20, 2022
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


Provide Employment Services to authorized , Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), clients with serious mental illness and FFS client with the Lifemoves/DOR collaboration. Provide support and active expansion of the FFS social enterprise.


  • Collect and assemble data regarding the DOR client e.g. diagnosis, limitations, employment and health history for the Lifemoves/DOR collaboration clients.

  • Provide employment preparation.

  • Design, develop and coordinate employment positions in competitive employment settings for the FFS/DOR authorized clients.

  • Collect and assemble data regarding the DOR client e.g. diagnosis, limitations, employment and health history.

  • Work with DOR clients, DOR counselor, and MH case managers to provide information to assist in the formulation of the client’s vocational goal, and placement in a job that is consistent with the DOR client IPE.

  • Design, develop and coordinate employment positions in competitive employment settings.

  • Supervise, train, and support DOR clients in off-site employment settings and the Lifemoves/DOR collaboration clients.

  • Conduct individual/group class in job readiness for DOR clients.

  • Adherence to all legal and ethical standards of the profession, with emphasis on DOR client safety, and confidentiality, and record keeping.

  • Complete all paperwork required by County Mental Health Behavioral Health Services and DOR and the Lifemoves/DOR collaboration clients.

  • Assist in purchasing clothing and/or equipment to assist in employability of DOR clients and the Lifemoves/DOR collaboration clients.

  • Transport DOR clients as needed.


  • Reinforce and counsel DOR clients on the use of appropriate work skills and habits such as grooming, job behavior and  communication with co-workers.

  • Provide all paperwork and services as outlined in Department of Rehabilitation Case Service Contract, Santa Clara County Mental Health Agreement according to Commission On Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities standards.

  • Coordinates rehabilitation service delivery with social service agencies.

  • Perform additional vocational services in this contract as assigned by the Program Director.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or related field (equivalent education and experience may be considered).

  • One year experience in educational or counseling of people with intellectual/ psychiatric disabilities.


  • Word processing proficiency.

  • Confidentiality:  Job requires and adheres to California law regarding Welfare and Institution Code 5328.


  • Automobile and valid CA driver’s license.

  • Auto liability coverage according to the agency requirements.

  • Fingerprint background clearance via LiveScan.

  • Must provide TB test results (if applicable).

  • Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster(s) status.


  • Lifting requirements 2-30 lbs.


  • Team and consumer driven environment.

  • Frequent interruptions.

  • Minimal environmental noise.

TO APPLY: Please submit resume to jobs@catholiccharitiesscc.org and use the job position title as the subject line.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.

Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons seeking employment are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.


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