Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 05-Jul-2018 to 21-Jul-2018 (EST)
  • PROMISE 450 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $57,416-$72,867
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) has an immediate full-time opening for (1) Employment Specialist (Bi-Lingual English/Spanish) at the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). This position is funded by the Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) initiative funded by the United States Department of Education.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral, social, health, or mental health, public health/administration and a minimum of three-years of experience in an appropriate field, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in managing cross-site projects in multiple locations and should possess strong communication, interpersonal and written skills, be highly organized and have demonstrated experience working as a member of a team. Competency with web-based database applications like NYESS, JobZone, and CareerZone. Candidate must be fluent in English and Spanish.


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with experience in the vocational rehabilitation, employment, transition, and/or disability benefits field and working within the context of federally funded projects are preferred. A successful candidate should be familiar with federal regulations and guidelines related Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Medicaid with knowledge and have experience in employment programs, and/or disability benefits services.



The Employment Specialist will provide direct employment and vocational interventions to youth with disabilities between the ages of 14-21. The Employment Specialist will need to interface with businesses in the community to develop assessment sites, and connect youth to employment opportunities. The Employment Specialist will also be responsible for providing assessment, job coaching, and ongoing vocational support to a caseload of 30-40 youth in relation to the overall goals of PROMISE. Primary work will be focused in Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for special tasks assigned by the Director and/or Project Coordinator. Minimal over-night in-state travel is required.


Location:           450 Lexington Ave.

                             New York, NY 10017

Salary:              Commensurate with experience


To Apply:      Submit a resume and cover letter no later than July 22nd, 2018 on our website at    Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


                       The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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