Job Developer

Employer
Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.
Location
Montgomery Village, MD
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: To develop employment opportunities for clients that matches their desires, interests and abilities, and encourages independence, as well as personal and professional growth in an employment environment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES A. AGENCY: 1. Knows and complies with all required policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines of Target Community & Educational Services and has a clear understanding of the specific regulations used in his/her department. Is in compliance with the regulations and guidelines when carrying out duties and responsibilities. 2. Successfully completes all required in-service trainings and completes re-certifications as required; demonstrates a clear understanding of the issues presented in trainings; is eager to expand knowledge; keeps current with relevant changes and takes appropriate steps to obtain needed information. 3. Performs duties in accordance with the philosophy, mission and goals of the agency. 4. Works cooperatively and professionally with supervisors, coworkers and guests; demonstrates tact and diplomacy, is supportive, respectful and cooperative; and works well as part of a team. 5. Regarding efficiency and effectiveness, takes appropriate action based on circumstances; provides pertinent and comprehensive information to supervisory personnel. 6. Regarding punctuality and dependability, demonstrates the ability to manage personal time by being punctual and gives sufficient notice to immediate supervisor in case of tardiness or absenteeism. 7. Acts as an appropriate role model for the clients. Chooses appropriate personal attire based on the circumstances. Maintains appropriate overall appearance and demonstrates proper personal hygiene. 8. Regarding Educational Status/Goal setting--Is actively attending classes, workshops, etc. to improve work skills. B. JOB DEVELOPMENT: 1. The Job Developer will meet with new and existing clients, and other interested parties, to ensure the job development plan is put into place, and is correctly implemented. 2. The Job Developer will perform community job development to ensure paid job placement and opportunities within Montgomery County meet the requirements for Supported Employment as outlined by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). 3. The Job Developer will meet frequently with the client(s) to ensure that the job development plan is on track. 4. The Job Developer will develop and implement appropriate interviewing skills with clients. 5. The Job Developer will facilitate communication between clients, employers, and coworkers ensuring that all methods in use are in accordance with current policies. 6. The Job Developer will transport clients to and from scheduled interviews and trainings as needed, in a safe manner and in accordance with current policies. 7. The Job Developer will ensure that all job tasks assigned to clients are completed to the employers' standards. 8. The Job Developer will ensure that the appropriate Federal and State documentation related to clients' withholding and other documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner. 9. The Job Developer will attend all scheduled orientations with the client, ensuring compliance with the employers' requirements and will provide any travel training necessary prior to turning the client over to Supported Employment for job coaching services. 10. The Job Developer will use his/her personal transportation, with mileage reimbursement, for all Job Development related activities, excluding transport of clients. A company car will be used for all client transport. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties as assigned and as required. SUPERVISION: Supervised by Supported Employment Manager and the Director of Vocational Services. EVALUATION: After initial three month period (90 days) and then annually thereafter during term of employment by the Montgomery County Job Development Manager. QUALIFICATIONS: A BS/BA degree in a Social Science or Human Services discipline preferred with experience in sales, marketing or a human services related field preferred. A minimum of 2 years' experience working with individuals with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities is also preferred. An excellent driving record with no more than 2 points and personal background clearance is mandatory.