AHRC Nassau Employment Training Specialist I in United States
Provide services and supports to individuals enrolled in community-based Supported Employment Services to ensure the successful continuance of workers placed in competitive employment. Assist referred candidates in achieving their vocational and employment related goals utilizing evaluation, assessment, and job placement and training techniques.
Provide oversight for a caseload of Supported Employment Services participants, delivering services/supports at employment locations, and providing documentation of such in compliance with programmatic regulations to ensure their continued success.
Attend team and/or ISP Review meetings as scheduled, communicating employment related progress, needs and/or concerns; responsible for development of comprehensive supported employment service and/or habilitation plans designed to meet the individual’s needs; ensuring regulatory compliance with legal, OPWDD, ACCES-VR, COMPASS and CQL mandates.
Maintain on-going communication with employer, ACCES-VR and/or OPWDD, family/advocate and other members of the individual’s support team (i.e. MSC, Residential, Day Program, etc.)
Advocate for individual rights at the worksite and in the community, facilitates social integration of supported employees into the work environment, and offers sensitivity training to employers as appropriate
Screen/evaluate individuals proposed for competitive community based jobs (at both agency and home locations) as needed; perform worksite analysis and task analysis to properly match individual to appropriate job placements; engage in job development to select potential employers, provide support during the hiring process
Provide on-the-job skills training at worksite and travel training on public bus routes when needed
Provide counseling to individuals, their families and/or support team regarding vocational concepts as related to individual’s employment goals
Provide case management services when needed, make referrals to other service providers as appropriate
Maintain case records in compliance with programmatic and regulatory requirements, including the collection ISP Reports for caseload of Supported Employment Program Participants
Perform additional duties as requested by Supported Employment Services Management or Workforce Administration
Bachelor's degree in human services plus six (6) months experience working with people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. Prior Job Development/Marketing/Sales experience preferred.
Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays when necessary. Valid and qualified NYS Driver’s License required. Defensive Driving, POM and CPR Training required. Successful candidate should possess good team building skills; written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite applications and maintain a commitment to professional service delivery of the agency’s mission.
Requisition Number: 16-0960
Post Date: 8/23/2016
Title: Employment Training Specialist I