The Edinburg Center

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Employment Specialist

Employment Specialist

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Role Summary:

The Edinburg Center is seeking a Vocational Specialist for our Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Services group.



The Vocational Specialist will be responsible for developing, directing, and providing work-related services to persons with mental illnesses, utilizing an assertive outreach model as a member of a self-contained interdisciplinary team. Responsibilities include assessing strengths and needs, and planning and implementing an on-going employment strategy to enable each person served to obtain and retain a job.


BA/BS required or MA/MSW preferred.  BA/BS in rehabilitation counseling or related field preferred.  At least 1 year experience providing vocational/employment services required.  At least 1 year of supervised experience in providing individualized job development and supported employment on behalf of persons with mental health issues preferred.  Individual Placement & Support (IPS) training/experience preferred.  Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) or Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) experience preferred.  Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation required.

Organizational Overview

The Edinburg Center

The Edinburg Center was established in 1977 as a non-profit community-based service agency. The Center’s mission is distinguished by our longstanding belief that all people have the potential to learn, the capacity for change and the right to live a meaningful life in the community of his or her choice. Our mission is to provide an array of innovative services which promote personal growth and independence, foster hope and enhance the quality of life of people with mental health conditions, co-occurring substance use conditions and/or developmental disabilities, and brain injury services.


We offer an excellent benefits package for both full and part-time staff, including; health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement savings plan.  Paid time off benefits include vacation, personal, sick and holidays. To support ongoing professional development, we offer tuition reimbursement, conference, seminar, certification and specialized training funding, as well as free clinical supervision for licensure.


If you would like to make a true difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply today!