Employment Coordinator/Outreach

Oakland, California, United States | Case Management | Full-time


Help find meaningful work for chronically homeless and individuals recovering from mental health impairment!     

Employment Coordinators are responsible for planning, preparing, and helping to secure jobs for adults who live with mental health impairments and are working towards their recovery utilizing the Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) evidence-based practice. BACS’ staff prides itself on doing whatever it takes.

This is a community-based position and extensive travel throughout Alameda County is required. 

Monday Thru Friday - Day Shifts

Career Coach Responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, coach and advocate for employment program members to find competitive jobs.
  • Manage a caseload of 20 program members in their employment search.
  • Support the general wellness and recovery plan for participants.
  • Market, advertise, and collaborate with employers and potential employers, Department of Rehabilitation representatives and other team members. 
  • Document and maintain all data collection, reporting, and charting records. Stay within required number of regulatory billable units per month (65% productivity).
  • Participate in supervision, staff meetings, clinical consultation, on-call coverage, travel, crisis/emergency coverage, weekend coverage, and agency-wide meetings and training.                 

Career Coach Qualifications   

  • High School Diploma required and must have 4 years of paid work experience in mental health/social services (1 year of customer services may be substituted). Degree is preferred.
  • One year of experience in recruitment, marketing, and/or business to business strategy preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in employment services for adults with mental illness preferred.
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel, ability to type 45WPM.
  • Extensive travel throughout Alameda County required.


  • Highly competitive compensation: Starting at of $27.00 per hour with eligibility to receive an increase to $30.00 per hour after successfully completing BACS’ 90 day introductory period with satisfactory performance and achievement of all job related goals and requirements.
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees and children.
  • 32 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure, includes your birthday off. 
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution.
  • $3,000 per year student loan, tuition or CEUs. Up to $15,000 over 5 years.
  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure*
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 4 Years – not charging PTO.
  • Free iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use + laptop for easy mobility*.
  • Significant internal growth opportunities.

    * Most direct service positions                 

BACS Overview

Bay Area Community Services is a CARF accredited non-profit, community-based agency celebrating 65 years of serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, Sacramento and Solano Counties by providing mental health and social services. BACS’ mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. We are proud to be one of the leading agencies producing real outcomes to tough social problems. BACS owes its reputation as an innovator to our innovative and entrepreneurial staff.  We are seeking individuals who want to transform clinical practice to be client-centered and effective in the field and who want to lead empowered teams to meet goals.   

How to apply:

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.