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Burrell Behavioral Health Vocational Specialist - ACT in Springfield, Missouri

Looking to feed your desire to give to your community and support those who need a helping hand? Look no further! Not only is Burrell growing the amount of its resources, services, and facilities to assist as many communities as possible, it also provides plenty of opportunity for growth in your current field and the freedom to explore others. Our culture and our environment are unlike any other. We offer highly-competitive pay and a full range of top-notch full-time employee benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Description:

Vocational Specialist – ACT (Assertive Community Treatment)


  • Provide a full range of support employment services.

  • Provide individual vocational supportive counseling to enable clients to identify vocational strengths, establish career goals, and recognize symptoms of mental illness that interfere with work.

  • Work with clients and other team members to develop treatment goals, specifically related to employment issues.

  • Assure treatment goals are based on the individual’s needs, abilities, and interest.

  • Teach and assist with job-seeking efforts such as resume writing and interview skills.

  • Provide referrals for benefits planning.

  • Provides individualized follow – along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment.

  • Assist in teaching daily living skills around work.

  • Transport clients to appointments which connect them to community resources and services.

  • Develop relationships with employers through job development and utilize these relationships to match client’s strengths and interest with employer needs.


  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field such as Psychology, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Social Work, Education, Recreational Therapist, Human Development and Family Studies, Gerontology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Sociology


  • Commensurate qualifying experience

1 year of experience of supported employment experience serving individuals with disabilities.

Must have a valid driver's license with a favorable driving record.


We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors.

Burrell is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Burrell Behavioral Health is the recognized leader in Community Mental Health. Founded in 1977, our network of providers, therapists, case managers, and direct support staff serve more than 45,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. We provide comprehensive care for behavioral health clients of all ages, helping them to improve their lives through our wide-ranging continuum of care.

“We believe that the conversation about behavioral health is paramount. There are few conversations facing our communities more critical than behavioral health. As the conversation evolves, Burrell is committed to being a leader in this post-stigma world.”

-C.J. Davis, President & CEO, Burrell Behavioral Health