Senior Employment Specialist

Community Options, Inc.
Rockville, MD
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Who We Are: Community Options, Inc. is a Non-Profit company which develops residential and employment supports for people with disabilities, utilizing technology and training. We recognize that people with disabilities need environments, equipment, clinical and staff support that are tailored to their very specific needs. The Senior Employment Specialist uses best practices and technology within a community based employment setting to supervise and train people with developmental disabilities on how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to perform specific job tasks, work routine, and personal life activities critical to employment success. Their objective is to develop a pool of potential workers and employers, ultimately, placing and supporting individuals in the job, until they become better adjusted and more independent. Performs all duties necessary to meet state-approved objectives and requirements. Maintains a high quality program in accordance with Company standards and mission. If interested, click apply now or send resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resume] What You Will Be Doing: Develops a pool of potential workers through interviews, evaluations, and assessment. Surveys the community for potential job openings and arranges interviews with potential Sells and markets job placements to employers in order to match a person's skills with the job. Builds a support network, which integrates employees, co-workers, and supervisors. Makes decisions to ensure consistent service delivery which connects work, home, social, and recreational and personal needs. Teaches the employee independent job skills and requirements utilizing job task analysis and job specific supports, including assistive technology and personal assistance. Assists individuals in reinforcing essential skills or teaching new skills appropriate to conducting a successful job interview and complete a job application. Assists individuals in developing a completed resume. Teaches the employee to travel between home and the job site. Orients the employee to their employer's standard operating policies and procedures. Works side by side with newly placed individuals at the job site, analyzing the job and breaking it into manageable components. Completes any unfinished work of the employee during the initial training. Identifies and solves problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer, or co-workers. Builds a support network between the individuals and community members. Communicates employee's progress to the employer and support people, including family, residential staff and other professionals. Accurately completes all in-house documentation. Must have experience with DORS Experience/Skills Required: Bachelor's degree Minimum 3 years experience in related field, or minimum of 1 year as a CO Employment Valid driver's license with good driving record Crisis management skills. Ability to exercise good judgement and use common sense. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of employer expectations and local job market. Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with a person receiving Ability to read and write English. Ability to lift 50 pounds (weight of average manual wheelchair when chair is empty). Ability to analyze a job and break it into manageable components. All offers are contingent on a successful background check. Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If interested, click apply now or send resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resume] #CB#

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