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Employment Specialist
Reports to:  Program Director
Department:  Programs
Work Status:  Part Time

Job Description

The Employment Specialist is responsible for all areas of employment including career exploration, providing direct support, assistance to individuals in accordance with program policies and procedures, employment preparation, assistance with finding employment and job retention while working to improve the individuals’ chances for job advancement, promotion and success in the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify potential employers and develop strong relationships existing employer to facilitate placement.
  • Identify individual’s interests in order to facilitate a job/career of choice and implement individual plan.
  • Effectively skill market individuals and match them into job opportunities.
  • Conducts workshops and training sessions for individuals by attending job fairs, recruiting events, job site tours and community centers.
  • Provide ongoing follow up with job seekers and employers through phone calls, letters, emails, special activities or events.
  • Supervise and job coach individuals in employment settings and assist individuals in meeting vocational goals.
  • Train individuals on effective employment readiness skills.
  • Support individuals at their places of employment, which may or may not include paid of volunteer work or attending school.
  • Assist individuals with preparation of job search documents such as resume, cover letter, references and job applications.
  • Negotiate customized jobs for individuals with disabilities.
  • Develop natural supports, and other accommodations necessary to ensure individual is successful on the job.
  • Assists individuals is accessing and using public and generic transportation and provide transportation as assigned.
  • Document all program activities, job development activities and job placements on a weekly basis.
  • Accurately track and monitor employment data and job search activities.
  • Adhere to all (OPR)s policy and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field, or Job Placement Specialist certificate or Two (2) years of providing vocational and educational services to persons with disability may be substituted for education.
  • Successful work history in competitive employment settings and possess knowledge of employer expectation and knowledge of the local job market.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience providing supported employment and or/vocational services to adults with disabilities.
  • Good communicator and strong desire to help people.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to objectively handle a wide variety of employee/employer relationships.
  • Excellent skills researching the job market and identifying opportunities in the industry.

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Vocational Instructor
Reports to:  Program Director
Department:  Programs

Job Description

Facilitates PRE- ETS programs and oversees daily program issues of vocational instructor assistant to ensure quality services are provided. Develop methods for increasing employability skills and finding ways to overcome vocational barriers in a real work setting. Maintains records of attendance and productivity, participating in planning and assuming responsibility for quality control.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates PRE-ETS curriculum with individuals.
  • Revises curriculum as needed.
  • Ensure provision of service in compliance with all internal and regulatory quality assurance and corporate compliance standards.
  • Trains and supervises individuals working or volunteering in community placements.
  • Participates in the development and refinement of a vocational curriculum for individuals.
  • Trains and supervises students working or volunteering in community placements.
  • Participates in in-service training programs as required.
  • Coordinate Vocational referrals by completing intakes, eligibility documentation, preparing summary of individual intakes, in addition to making recommendations.
  • Prepares reports, and makes recommendations or determinations based on analysis.
  • Reviews, case notes and monthlies to ensure they are accurate and timely. Ensure procedure for securing billing and related documentation is followed.
  • Monitor implementation of internal ISP plan tracking system to ensure acquisition of accurate documentation.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings and trainings.
  • Conduct site visits and complete observational assessments in order to assist staff with technique, resources and determine continued needs for the individual.
  • Conduct individual meetings with individuals we support, Family/residential providers to determine interests, skills and concerns about employment.
  • Conduct or review observational and/or situational assessments.
  • Educate individuals we support and families to further provide education and advocacy on their behalf to employers and members of the community. Provide assistance with benefits and entitlements as needed.
  • Coordinate Job Development Activities, i.e., canvas potential employers, develop resumes for program participants, counsel individuals on job readiness, arrange interviews and accompany participants to interview, maintain and follow-up with employers after interviews.
  • Record all contact made to each employer.
  • Responsible for keeping all quality control records in an orderly and easily accessible manner, to include satisfaction surveys, reports, checklists, complaint responses, etc.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or Associate’s degree or sixty (60) college credits in a related fields and (2 ) two years’ experience in service delivery to people with different disabilities.
  • Experience in drafting and implementation of quality control plans.
  • Understanding of the medical and psychological aspects of various disabilities.
  • Ability to tolerate interruptions and still be able to prioritize and focus to meet standards of quality in accuracy, attention to detail and time constraints.

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Vocational Instructor Assistant
Reports to:  Vocational Instructor
Department:  Programs

Job Description

Assist vocational instructor with PRE-ETS carriculum and program delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work alongside wih the vocational instructor to implement lesson plans and PRE- ETS curriculum.
  • Ensures efficient program operations and delivery of quality services.
  • Works directly with students in the field.
  • Completing intakes, eligibility documentation, preparing summary of individual intakes, in addition to making recommendations.
  • Makes recommendations to improve services provided to people with disabilities.
  • Reviews and completes daily reports, case notes and monthlies to ensure they are accurate and timely.
  • Ensure procedure for securing billing and related documentation is followed.
  • Implements identified job goal.
  • Attends regular staff meetings and trainings as required.
  • Supports and transports individuals to college tours.
  • Conduct individual meetings with individuals we support, Family/residential providers to determine interests, skills and concerns about employment.
  • Maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.
  • Establish ongoing relationships with students, families and co-workers.
  • Educate individuals we support and families to further provide education and advocacy on their behalf to employers and members of the community. Provide assistance with benefits and entitlements as needed.
  • Coordinate Job Development Activities, i.e., potential employers, develop resumes for program participants, counsel individuals on job readiness, arrange interviews and accompany participants to interview, maintain and follow-up with employers after interviews.
  • Record all contact made to each employer.
  • Responsible for keeping all quality control records in an orderly and easily accessible manner, to include satisfaction surveys, reports, checklists, complaint responses, etc.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • One (1) year experience as a Job Coach, Teacher in a school-based setting, Vocational Trainer, or Direct Support Professional working in a community-based setting is required.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Planning and organizational skills; accurate record keeping and reporting skills.
  • Strong technical skills, good observation abilities and attention to detail.

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Job Coach
Reports to:  Program Director
Department:  Programs

Job Description

The Job Coach is responsible for all areas of employment including career exploration, employment preparation, assistance with finding employment and job retention while working to improve the individuals’ chances for job advancement, promotion and success in the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support individuals at their places of employment, which may or may not include paid of volunteer work or attending school.
  • Assists with personal care such as eating, toileting, and dressing as prescribed based on the needs of the individuals.
  • Attends contact meetings, staff meetings, quarterly in-service trainings, conferences and other meetings as assigned or scheduled.
  • Participate in workshops and training sessions for individuals by attending job fairs, recruiting events, job site tours and community centers.
  • Supervise and job coach individuals in employment settings and assist individuals in meeting vocational goals.
  • Attends contact meetings, staff meetings, quarterly in-service trainings, conferences and other meetings as assigned or scheduled.
  • Assists individuals is accessing and using public and generic transportation and provide transportation as assigned.
  • Train individuals on effective employment readiness skills.
  • Negotiate customized jobs for individuals with disabilities.
  • Develop natural supports, and other accommodations necessary to ensure individual is successful on the job.
  • Document all program activities, job development activities and job placements on a weekly basis.
  • Accurately track and monitor employment data and job search activities.
  • Adhere to all (OPR)s policy and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Education: High School Diploma or GED required. BA or AA degree preferred or college coursework in Human Services, (Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Counseling).
  • Minimum one (1) year experience providing supported employment and or/vocational services to adults with disabilities.
  • Good communicator and strong desire to help people.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Successful work history and considerable knowledge of employer’s expectations.
  • Ability to objectively handle a wide variety of employee/employer relationships.
  • Excellent skills researching the job market and identifying opportunities in the industry.

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