23 Warren St SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Req #862
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Claratel Behavioral Health is an innovative, community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities services organization located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, offering a full range of mental health services, developmental disabilities programs and substance abuse treatment to more than 11,000 citizens annually who are uninsured and underinsured.
As a public, not-for-profit organization,
Claratel Behavioral Health operates more than 20 locations in DeKalb County with a diverse workforce of more than 500 direct-care and support staff.

Our staff of physicians, nurses, clinicians and support personnel is dedicated to helping our clients and their families recover from these debilitating disabilities and resume productive lives. We strive to provide the highest quality, evidence-based services in the least restrictive settings, and we envision a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential. Claratel Behavioral Health is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Read more on our recent CARF accreditation here. 



The Supported Employment Specialist (ES) is an integral part of the Supported Employment Program, an evidenced-based practice that helps people with mental illness find competitive employment in their communities. The ES provides vocational assessment, job search strategies, interview preparation, resume development, job development, rapid placement, job follow-up, training and supports for individuals in the Supported Employment Program.



  • Engages individuals and establishes trusting, collaborating relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in the community setting
  • Assists individuals in thinking about long-term employment goals, work history, strengths, cultural preferences, justice involvement, and other factors that relate to current vocational goal(s)
  • Develops a career assessment, profile and individual employment plan for with each individual enrolled in SE
  • Completes updates to the profile yearly or when there is a change in employment or education status
  • Provides education and support to family members, with individual’s permission, about employment and gathers input about skills, interests, strengths of individual, and ideas for job supports
  • Discusses individual’s preference for disclosure of psychiatric status to employers, including possible costs and benefits of information to be disclosed
  • Conducts job development and job search activities
  • Refers individual’s for benefits planning to learn about work incentives offered by the Social Security Administration or other entitlement systems
  • Facilitates a minimum of six (6) in-person employer contacts weekly
  • Is responsible for a minimum of 10 job placements each year after the first year of employment
  • Provides individuals follow-along supports to assist in maintaining employment
  • Participates in weekly meetings with MH treatment team
  • Attends monthly meetings with Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Spends 65% of time in the community
  • Conducts all work using the principles of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model
  • Additional duties may be assigned by Program Manager and/or Director


  • Community and clinic setting
  • Monday-Friday 8:15am-5:00pm providing services in-person and via telehealth/telephone
  • May require occasional evening/weekend or adjusted hours due to clients’ employment, community events, and/or program need
  • Ability to use a computer, telephone, fax, copy and scanning machine
  • Must complete/pass agency-sponsored defensive driving course, as well as all other agency-required trainings


  • Education and experience equivalent to undergraduate degree
  • Experience working with people with serious mental illness
  • Proficient computer skills to be able to use electronic medical records
  • Must have valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation to/from work, complete/pass agency-sponsored defensive driving course
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills/be a positive team player, ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and foster relationships with businesses/employers.

**Please note that due to the high volume of applications we have received, we regret to inform

you that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your

understanding and wish you the best of luck with your job search.**


Applicants will be subject to an FBI Criminal History Record Check.


Claratel Behavioral Health participates in E-Verify (Company ID: 226305).

Our Mission: 
Claratel Behavioral Health strives to provide the right service, for the right person, at the right time.

Our Vision: 
Claratel Behavioral Health envisions a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential.

Our Values:
•Providing inspirational leadership in marshaling resources to achieve our vision
•Being an industry leader in public sector service delivery
•Having talented and well trained staff that is client and mission focused
•Offering a full service continuum with a collaborative spirit
•Being the provider of choice, the employer of choice and the board of choice

Other details

  • Job Family Paraprofessional
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator REGULAR
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  • 23 Warren St SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA