Employment Specialist - Community Services
Pittsburgh Mercy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Medical and Nursing

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Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time



  • Master's degree in Human Service and (1) year of practical experience OR Bachelor's degree in Human Service such as; sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice, gerontology, counseling, education or nursing and (3) years of experience in a related field. Networking experience preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to drive an organization vehicle.
  • Vocational rehabilitation experience preferred
  • Act 33/34/73 (Criminal, Child and FBI Check) clearances
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screen

WORK SCHEDULE: This is an exempt/salary position.

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, with flexibility to meet consumer needs. Some non-traditional hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) are rotated, as part of a team. Will provide on-call services on a rotating basis, as part of a team. (Current on call flat rate is $200/daily!!)

Great Benefit Package: (Benefits start Day 1 of employment)
  • 403B with employer match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holiday Days
  • Plus more...


Our Employment Specialists carry out all phases of vocational placement for adults with persistent mental illness in community-based positions. This may include engagement, assessment, job development, job placement, job coaching/counseling, support groups, and follow-up support. The Employment Specialist is a member of the Community Treatment Team.

The Community Treatment Team (CTT) is a consumer-centered, recovery-oriented mental health service delivery model that has received substantial empirical support for facilitating community living, psychosocial rehabilitation, and recovery for persons with the most serious mental illnesses who have not benefited from traditional outpatient programs. CTT serves adults with serious mental illnesses that are complex and have devastating effects on functioning. CTT services merge clinical, rehabilitative and support staff expertise within a multidisciplinary team that includes a psychiatrist, nurses, mental health professionals, and a variety of specialists (drug and alcohol dependency, vocational, forensics and peer support). The team is mobile and delivers services in community locations to enable each consumer to find and live in their own residence and find and maintain work in community jobs rather than expecting the consumer to come to the program. The primary function of the Employment Specialist is based on the evidenced-based practice of Supported Employment and is to find person-served a job based on needs and preferences.\


Do you have vocation rehabilitation experience and want to work as part of a team to consider a holistic view of client treatment? Are you a good problem solver and a great communicator? We'd love to hear from you!


We're a community-based health and human services organization using person-centered care to treat our area's most vulnerable populations. We work with families in settings that are safe and familiar to them, and view them as equal partners when planning, developing, and monitoring care.

Our mission is to be a compassionate, transforming presence within our communities. We reach out to offer help - and hope - to people who are experiencing:

Mental illness and substance abuse

Physical health needs

Traumatic events or circumstances, including homelessness + abuse

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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