OBJECTIVE: Assist individuals served by SARAH Inc. to secure meaningful employment and to provide and/or arrange the necessary job supports to ensure success.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree preferred. High school diploma required; Minimum of two (2) years of experience providing employment and/or transition supports to people with differing abilities. Must be able to provide support and services utilizing community based resources. Must be over 21 and possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license, have an acceptable driving history and be able to utilize your own vehicle for SARAH business as defined by SARAH, Inc.’s policy.
HOURS OF DUTY: Full Time – Non-Exempt
(May include nights and weekends)
· Meet employment needs of assigned caseload, including but not limited to: career exploration, job placement, career counseling, on and offsite coaching/support, and advocacy. Provide supports, based on individual need to assist service participants to obtain and retain employment.
· Assist and advise service participants on career development, including but not limited to: resume writing, interview preparation, and best career practices.
· Provide training, support and monitoring at employment sites.
· Provide individualized follow-along supports to assist service participants in maintaining employment. Write job support plans, incorporating input from the interdisciplinary team.
· Provide transportation and/or assist in securing appropriate transportation to secure employment.
· Ensure each participant has a current and comprehensive electronic data base for all employment related information: assessments, work history, resume, job applications, interviews, positions, and employers.
· Assist in development of assigned budget and monitor expenses to ensure budget compliance and fiscal accountability.
· Remain current with systems changes in DDS and other funding agencies, particularly as the changes relate to reimbursement and waiver guidelines.
· Comply with DDS and other funder reporting requirements.
· Assist with coverage of Group Supported community based crews as needed.
· Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of person-centered, outcome-based services for people with differing abilities
- Knowledge of company policies and procedures and applicable regulatory requirements and standards
- Knowledge of community resources
- Skill in supervising and training staff in a positive manner
- Skill in planning and organizing
- Skill in problem solving and decision making
- Skill in working with people with differing abilities
- Skill in operating standard office equipment, computer and various software packages
- Skill in implementing programs and activities as outlined in the individual support plan
- Skill in communicating effectively in a courteous and professional manner
- Skill in writing clearly and concisely to maintain accurate records
- Ability to read and understand policies and regulations and to translate general guidelines into specific action
- Ability to read and understand budgets and financial information
- Ability to outline and perform presentations effectively
- Ability to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills necessary to provide guidance and instruction to adults with significant challenges
- Ability to work successfully, both independently and in a team environment
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to use adaptive and other equipment
- Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude
- Ability to work flexible hours and travel to varying locations as needed