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Employment Specialist

Company: Merakey
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Merakey is currently seeking an Employment Specialist to join our Adult Behavioral Health Division in our Lafayette, LA location.


  • Vocational Specialist are an essential part of the Assertive Community Treatment

(ACT) Team. The multidisciplinary team provides evidenced based services

to members diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.

  • Vocational Specialist assist members with reaching occupational and/or educational goals.
  • Vocational Specialist provide our members with vocational rehabilitation through assessment and supportive employment methods.
  • Vocational Specialist also assist our member with maintaining resources and benefits that can assist our members with meeting their basic needs.
  • Vocational Specialist provide crisis support, reinforcements, and education to all members on the team.

Rate of pay: $16.10 /hour + $6,750 Annual Travel Stipend


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit

provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that it is every individual's right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and

supports, Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping individual at a time.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
  • Highly competitive compensation plans
  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program Qualifications


Check us out online at

Click on Careers under Career Opportunities

In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

  • Requirements:
  • Active Driver's License within the state of Louisiana or ability to transfer license to LA.
  • Must have a Bachelor's in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or Counseling.
  • Must be willing to work in a community-based setting and with members diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.

Keywords: Merakey, Lafayette , Employment Specialist, Other , Lafayette, Louisiana

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