Employment Specialist

Employer
The League for People with Disabilities Inc
Location
Towson, MD
Posted
Aug 15, 2022
Closes
Aug 17, 2022
Ref
626946033
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Description: The Employment Specialist assists in the development of employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, that can include job coaching, follow along supports, ongoing job supports, discovery services, self-employment support services, career exploration services, co-worker supports and/or pre-vocational/independent living skills activities based on assigned participants' goals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist assigned program participants in the development, implementation, monitoring and updating of Person Centered Plans and/or DORS IPE that include specific goals related to their vocational progress. Provide pre-vocational and independent living skills training activities as appropriate, for individuals enrolled in discovery services, self-employment support services, career exploration services, co-worker supports, job development, follow along or ongoing job supports and/or Day Hab/CDS individuals working on barriers to employment. Seek community connections and employment leads throughout the work week. Evaluate, monitor and document program participant's progress in accordance with funding source regulations and League policies and procedures. Complete and submit daily and/or monthly attendance and reports for each participant, as required. Serve as The League's liaison with the program participant's DORS counselor, CCS, employer and family, as required and as applicable. Actively participate in each program participant's PCP/Individual Team Meeting (Annual and Interim). Provide assistance in obtaining employment related supports (ie, transportation, assistive technology, reasonable accommodations, as required. Remain knowledgeable about local labor market trends, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other laws and regulations related to vocational rehabilitation and competitive integrated employment. Provide mobility training as assigned. Maintain complete and accurate participant files in Care Tracker electronic documentation system. Other Duties and Responsibilities Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Manager, Employment Services Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect) Requirements: Must have reliable vehicle to drive to visit job sites. No more than three (3) points on driver's license. Excellent oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, be self-motivated and able to work independently. Educational and/or Experience: HS Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's Degree preferred Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) certification or acquired within one year of hire Minimum one (1) year working with individuals with disabilities Sales, marketing, and/or job recruitment/placement experience preferred PI186588166

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