Experience Less Than 1 Year
The Community Education Specialist 2 will be assigned to the Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP) @ ZSFG which is a program of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Citywide Case Management Employment Program. The VRP’s mission is to provide job readiness and job training for individuals with chronic mental illness often complicated by persistent homelessness, substance abuse, chronic medical problems and criminal justice involvement.
Currently VRP provides work and job training for 40 individuals, 4 days a week in a variety of hospital-based services and small businesses that include: catering, baking and our newest social enterprise “Happy Buns” hot dog cart. Participants also work in quilt making and sewing, as well as hospital support services including: clothing and book donation management, patient clothing, bakery and book distribution. We also have an administrative assistant training program.
This position is intended as a mental health peer position. Hiring preference will be an individual with personal experiences as a consumer of mental health services. Please respond to this preference in your cover letter.
This job will involve the ability to lift 50lbs and climb stairs.
Please Note: This is a limited contract position with an anticipated end date of 6/30/2022.