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IPS Employment Support Professional (ESP) 

Category Adult Mental Health Services  

Position Hours

Position Summary: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

The IPS Employment Support Professional (ESP) performs as an integral part of the management team working with adults with mental health and/or substance use issues. The IPS Employment Support Professional’s primary duties are to secure community based employment for individuals with disabilities according to the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model. The IPS Employment Support Professional is supervised by the IPS Team Leader or designee.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Engages people in Employment Services as required by the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model.
  • Develops the Person-Centered Employment Plan for individuals assigned to him or her.
  • Collaborates with other ESP, Employment Peer Mentor, outside behavioral health providers, families, natural supports, housing, transportation, and other community service providers who support the individual.
  • Coordinates services and assures person-centeredness in all aspects of the service planning process.
  • Develops holistic, integrated interventions.
  • Accompanies individuals to job interviews and assists in filling out applications and communicating qualifications as needed.
  • Accompanies individuals being supported to their community based employment site to provide on the job training as needed.
  • Analyzes job duties and tasks and completes a thorough job task analysis as needed.
  • Assists individuals in mastering skills and meeting production standards. IPS EPS may be required to assist in performing individual’s job duties to maintain necessary production as well as model work behavior.
  • Provides an average of 90% of working hours on IPS service each week.
  • Maintains case records as required by licensing and funding entities standards and regulations.
  • Coordinates communication with parents, care coordinators, behavioral health providers and other agencies serving the individuals being supported.
  • Maintains good work habits regarding attendance, punctuality, appearance and effective working relationships with co-workers, VR and MCO staff, employers and people being supported.
  • Coordinates services with NCDVR staff.
  • Is responsive to safety needs of the individuals being supported (i.e., choking, positioning, etc.)
  • Attends appropriate work related workshops, in-service trainings, and conferences.
  • Follows all ESUCP Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality, manages use of PTO time, and follows all policies and procedures regarding time off.
  • Must demonstrate Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to position.
  • Completes required training within prescribed time frames.
  • Performs related duties as requested.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent accredited by the appropriate state department of education is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with adults with mental health disabilities is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the labor market and community services agencies as well as skills in writing task analysis, systemic job training, counseling, advocacy and supported employment are preferred.
  • Possesses a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license, has a good driving record and carries current, unrestricted vehicle insurance.
  • Reliable transportation to work in various places around the community.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Position IPS Employment Support Professional  
Division Employment  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Employment Wilmington  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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