Job Description:

Immediate need for a Supported Employment Specialist!  This role is located right outside Portland metro!

What is Supported Employment?

Supported employment is a service that helps individuals currently receiving mental health services to find and maintain meaningful jobs in the community. The jobs are competitive (paying at least minimum wage) and are based on a person’s preferences and abilities.

Work can have many benefits. For most of us, work is part of our identity. When we feel good about having a job, we often see ourselves in a more positive way. Work provides structure and routine. Job income gives us more choices about what to buy, where to live, and gives us a chance to build savings.

Supported Employment starts with you. This program does not force you to work. You let your treatment team know whether or not you want to work, and you will be given the supports and services to help you make your career goals a possibility.

Summary: Coordinates supported employment services to referred individuals expressing a desire to engage in employment. Typically, individuals referred for supported employment services will meet the criteria of those with severe and persistent mental illness. Works within the program guidelines of the evidence based IPS Supported Employment model.


This is a full-time position 40 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position may require longer work hours if necessary.


  • Undergraduate Degree in Health, Social Services, or Education.
  • Basic computer skills; strong written, verbal, and organizational skills

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with individuals experiencing mental illness, and providing employment services preferred
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish an Asset

Please send your resume and cover letter to Tonya Christensen, Senior Recruiter. EOE

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