Employment Training Specialist (Adult Community Programs) $1,000 Hiring Incentive
Overview: This position will require travel in and around the greater Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, primarily in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. The Employment Training Specialist will be responsible for providing direct support, training and professional development to individuals with disabilities within the community and at their place of employment. The Employment Training Specialist will work directly with individuals, businesses/employers and families to ensure success during professional development and supported employment. Responsibilities: Provide person-centered support during integrated professional development, supported employment and job trial/shadowing opportunities in order for the individual to acquire and maintain competitive and marketable job skills. Provide transportation of participants, for specified programmatic activities, in and around the greater Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Communicate effectively with Employment Coordinator, Meaningful Community Services Leadership Team, community businesses, employers/managers, co-workers, family members, as it relates to the individual needs and supports. Perform regular task analyses and observations to enable community members to learn and productively perform tasks with sufficient quality and attention to detail required for professional development/employment. Ensure that Maryland state-mandated documentation related to the provision of services to clients (including but not limited to, daily service notes, data forms, observations and any relevant behavioral data sheets) is completed and submitted in a timely manner for each individual served to provide the Meaningful Community Services Leadership Team with critical data outcome results. Assist with completing assessments to determine the abilities and desires of the individual, the demands of the job tasks, and assist in making meaningful matches. Participate in the development and implementation of behavior management and Individual Plans as designed; Implement intervention, coaching, and support strategies in accordance with the plan, program, and needs of the individual as related to Supported Collaborate with consumers, employers, families, job placement specialist, agency personnel, and other appropriate parties to problem solve issues related to training and employment. Support individuals in life skills within the areas of grooming, hygiene, and communication, interviewing, budgeting, banking and professional behavior as they relate to successful employment and independence. Provide travel training to the individual to support travel needs to business/job site and within the community as needed. Participate in decision making discussions to identify and implement person-centered training strategies and/or services with the Meaningful Community Services Leadership Team and business/job site staff. Attend and participate in all scheduled team meetings and trainings. Work with the business/job site to implement and develop natural supports and other accommodations to facilitate an individuals' success on the job. Complete administrative work and/or team assigned projects in a timely manner. Qualifications: EDUCATION: High School diploma, or GED required Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Human Services, or related field preferred EXPERIENCE: Must have at least two years of related experience along with a high school diploma, OR at least one year of related experience along with an Associate's degree. Must have extensive knowledge of diagnostic/assessment tools related to learning and behavioral program design and evaluation for students with severe maladaptive behaviors. Must have extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations and procedures that govern behavioral program delivery in special education. Must have proficiency in collaborating with a variety of professional teams, including mental health, medical, related services, educational planning, and career planning teams. Must have expertise in behavior management, adaptation to individual needs of complex students, and the competence and leadership to facilitate professional development to practitioners, clinicians and agency representatives, as appropriate. Must possess and maintain valid, unrestricted driver's license and no more than 4 points against license. Must have a clean, reliable vehicle and active auto insurance. Must possess knowledge of special education law, policies & procedures. Must possess knowledge of postsecondary education for adults with disabilities. Must be familiar with diagnostic, treatment & follow-up procedures for children with disabilities. Must possess knowledge of autism spectrum disorders.