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Employment Specialist - Case Manager
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States - 84102
At First Step House, "We help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery, "and we are dedicated to this mission.

We are hiring a full time Employment Specialist Case Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah!
The Employment Specialist works with vulnerable people in our community who need support to achieve their employment goals. This role requires strong interpersonal skills and boundaries, as the Employment Specialist works with those who have substance use and mental health disorders. Our employment program is a structured, evidence-based, supportive employment program that helps people develop and achieve long-term career goals to enhance their quality of life. The Employment Specialist ensures that this program operates with fidelity to the model and helps with ongoing program development. This includes connecting people with educational and training resources, linking people with appropriately matched employers, and acting as a liaison between clients, employers, and treatment providers. The Employment Specialist assists with other administrative tasks, as needed, and works in concert with the priorities of the Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors. The overall goals of employment program are to a provide supportive employment, b help people with career development and job placement, and c link people to service work.
Tired of working 40 hours per week? Join our team and enjoy a standardized 36-hour work week.
  • Salary is $44,553.60 per year
  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equal experience.
  • Experience in the behavioral and mental health field is preferred.
  • Must meet driving insurance requirements.
  • Experience as an Employment Specialist or case manager is preferred.
Our fantastic full-time benefits include:
  • Generous paid time off allowance this increases with tenure
  • Generous holiday policy 15 observed holidays a year including your birthday
  • 401k employer matching up to 5%
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Opportunity for annual merit increase and annual bonus
  • Team environment with an exceptional work culture
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Help build the employment program to ensure effective, client-centered employment services
  • Assess and determine client eligibility and employment needs
  • Assist clients in establishing employment objectives and career goals
  • Serve as a coach for clients, helping clients increase job readiness and build skills necessary to be successful in the workplace
  • Serve as a liaison between the client and employer to problem-solve and support long-term employment
  • Create and grow community business relationships for client job opportunities
  • Teach or facilitate employment related classes or workshops
  • Monitor program goals, objectives, and deliverables with accuracy
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Welcome to Your Next Adventure

Do you love helping others? Are you excited to work for an organization that is continuously voted as a Top Work Place by the staff? First Step House is looking to hire individuals who are driven to provide the best client experience possible. If you are a results-driven, passionate person, who enjoys challenges and the rewards that come from them, we’d love to hear from you.


Making a Difference

Underlying all that we do at First Step House is a deep regard for the person. Many of our clients arrive at our doorstep with very little resources, lack of family support, and numerous barriers to overcome. They are individuals who have been stigmatized and marginalized by our society. Our task is to afford our clients respect, opportunity, and hope. It is our belief that the roles of our employees and the organization are to exercise every resource possible to empower those we serve to build healthy and resilient lives. To that end, we will make every effort to provide you with the tools and the training that you need to meet the diverse needs of our clients. 


Living Your Life

First Step House aims to help our staff help others while ensuring they have time to live life outside of work too. In 2022, First Step House moved to a 36-hour work week. By analyzing meeting and service schedules, improving internal processes, and streamlining daily staff routines, FSH was not only able to realize an improved work culture, but service improvements as well.


Competitive Benefits

  • Competitive non-profit pay
  • 36-Hour Workweek
  • 15 paid holidays per year
  • 18 days of paid time off during the first year
  • 401(k) and vested matching (put in 10%, we will match 5%)
  • 70% coverage for health benefits for full-time positions (Select Health)
  • 80% coverage for dental and vision benefits for full-time positions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Annual training allowance
  • Annual merit increases
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Challenging and supportive work environment
  • Room to grow
Take The First Step

Help is Waiting for You at First Step House

Visit our Admissions Department today to learn more about our treatment, case management, and housing programs. We provide comprehensive and client-centered services to help people build productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.