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IPS- Supported Employment Team Lead

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Wilkes Center - North Wilkesboro, NC



The Team Leader is responsible for knowledge of and application of the evidence based model and applicable approaches.  This person will oversee the operations of the program, including supervision of other IPS-SE staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Duty or Responsibility


Provides, provides oversite of the program, field monitoring, direct service to all individuals  as well as assuming an active role in engaging referrals and assessing individuals at intake.  Develops Person Centered Plans or Employment Plans and attending Treatment Planning Meetings.  Referring and linking to needed services, and supervision of the IIH team.  Provides all needed and subsequent paperwork. 


Reviews, understands and ensures that program is meeting service definition standards at all times.  This includes ensuring that all requirement training is in place for team.


Collaboration with VR as necessary to discuss referrals


Individual supervision at least monthly with each staff member, including field mentoring and supervision logs.


All other duties as assigned by supervisor

The responsibilities of the IIH Team Leader include, but are not limited to, the following:  

Overseeing the operations of the program or team;

  • Providing oversight of employment services and collaborating with behavioral health supports;
  • Supervising staff to assure the delivery of evidence-based and ethical practices;
  •  Providing individual supervision at least monthly with each staff member, including the development of field mentoring and supervision logs;
  • Managing human resources and continuing education for ESPs;
  • Collaborating with VR as necessary to discuss referrals, and
  • Providing direct services to individuals, as well as:
  • Assuming an active role in engaging referrals and assessing individuals at intake;
  • Modeling behaviors through service provision for the purpose of supervision;
  • Developing the PCP or Employment Plan and convening treatment planning meetings; and
  • Identifying services, resources, and accommodations as needed to assist individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and those who are blind or visually impaired.


  1. Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP)
  2. Must be trained in a DHHS approved “Individual Placement and Support Supported Employment Evidence Based Practice” curriculum or training offered through Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center within 90 days of date of hire.
  3. 5 or more hours of additional training and include specialty approaches for the implementation of ethical, person-centered, best practice IPS-SE per population served. Training may be in the form of locally-provided training, webinars, or regional/national conferences and must be documented. Trainings topics can include:
  •  Advocacy, Self-Determination, Self-Direction
  • Assistive Technology and Job Accommodations
  • Benefits Counseling, Work Incentives, SOAR (SSI-SSDI/Outreach/Access/Recovery) Stepping Stones to Recovery Training
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, Limited English Proficiency, blind or visually impaired, and deaf and hard of hearing accommodations
  • Dual Customer Approach: Business and Employer Relations
  • Financial Literacy, Budgeting/Money Management, Asset Development and Financial Wellness
  • Housing First, Permanent Supportive Housing, Tenancy Support Training
  • IDDT (Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment) Training and Substance Use prevention/intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education and Work (RENEW) transition planning and support model
  • Supervising NC Certified Peer Support Specialists Training (UNC BRHP)
  • Supported Education
  • Trauma-Informed care
  • Wellness Management and Recovery Interventions (such as WRAP, IMR/WMR)

Special Attributes: 

Strong psychosocial and interpersonal skills. Minimal supervision regarding use of time, able to prioritize work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively with professions and clients and employers.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Providing the supervision of all members of the team for the provision of this service.  Meets with Employment Specialist Professionals (ESPs) and Employment Peer Mentors (EMPs) regularly to ensure delivery of evidence-based and ethical practices.

Qualification Requirements: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: 

     A MH or SA license to practice independently, a provisional license or be a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Must have at least 6 months of vocational experience and/or be a Certified Employment Support professional (CESP). 

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