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IPS Specialist (ACT 2)

Job Location

Houma, LA, USA


Starting at $24 an hour

Type of Job


Published Date

June 26, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Job Description

We are expanding! Join our Houma ACT 2 team! Provide supportive employment services for our Assertive Community Treatment/ Individual Placement and Support teams working with individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness in their homes and community.

Minimum Requirements

● Bachelor Degree in social services field; Master Degree Preferred

● 2 years of training or experience in vocational services, employment, or relevant social services

● Be over 18 years of age.

● Possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana State ID.

Core Competencies

● Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active

listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard.

● Promotes recovery, independence, and personal choice for participants.

● Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a service plan.

● Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately.

● Effectively teaches vocational, recreational and/or social skills.

● Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.

● Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines.

● Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.

Job Duties/Skills Required

● Participates as part of a multidisciplinary team providing services for vocational rehabilitation.

● Completes assessments to help with recreational or social activities and/ or job skills coaching and


● Provides guidance, adaptive skills teaching to secure and retain employment, and referral to


● Conducts business with a manner of professionalism that is conducive to recovery from mental

illness and overall wellness.

● Provides supportive services for clients and arranges for the provision of services from community

resources based on the case plan.

● Participates in setting case plan goals/objectives. Completes case plans with clients.

● Interviews clients and completes assessments and other clinical documentation.

● Completes case logs on all client services and ensures that logs are entered into the electronic data

management system of the program they are employed by.

● Performs regular case maintenance activities including documenting actions, making narrative

entries, preparing necessary reports and/or social summaries, etc.

● Consults with facility personnel and administrative field personnel; collects and analyzes data to

identify needs for the assigned special services program within the particular service area.

● Ascertains resources outside of Start when necessary to meet client’s specific needs.

● Maintains a clear driving record in order to be able to drive company vehicles to provide

transportation to clients.

● Attends daily staff meetings and supervision.


Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 13 paid holidays per year for regular full time staff,  401(k), and 401(k) matching.

About Start Corporation

Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people to empower them to live and function independently.

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