Behavioral Health Group

Independent Placement Support Employment Specialist

Job Locations US-CO-Longmont
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/15/2020 11:53 AM)
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Behavioral Health Group (BHG), a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. BHG provides medication assisted treatment and counseling services in a conventional outpatient setting.


At BHG, we are committed to the belief that addiction is a brain disease, not a moral failing.  We are committed to treatment that embodies Hope, Respect, and Caring.


The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Specialist is a grant funded position from the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant. The IPS Employment Specialists’ overall function is to carry out the services of the IPS Supported Employment program by assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.




  • Develop an individual employment (and/or education) plan with clients. Conduct job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on their caseload, following the principles and procedures of IPS supported employment.
  • Incorporate input from substance use disorder treatment team and family members, with permission.
  • Provide supported education, using principles similar to supported employment, for clients who express interest in education to advance their employment goals.
  • Conduct outreach to potential employers designed to learn about the needs of the business, describe supports offered by the program and describe client strengths that are relevant to the position.
  • Provide individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment. Provide outreach services as necessary to clients when they appear to disengage from the service.
  • Write job support plans with clients and incorporating input from the substance use disorder treatment team and adjusts plan according to clients’ needs and preferences.
  • Provide education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact by the employment specialist with the employer.


  • Education or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in mental health, social services, business, or related fields.


GREAT Opportunities -- Our Team Members are motivated self-starter’s who excel in a fast-paced environment and become a valued member of our team.


GREAT People -- Our staff has a passion to be the best, sharing a strong work ethic and dedication to providing the gold standard of patient care.


GREAT Support -- We are committed to providing the training, information, and corporate support necessary to facilitate your success.


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