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Employment Specialist - Syracuse

Company: Arc of Onondaga
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Employment SpecialistFull-Time OpeningAn Employment Specialist has a specified caseload of individuals that they oversee all aspects of work placement for. This is to include but is not limited to placement, training and ongoing support. The employment specialist provides information to individuals, prospective employers and community support organizations.Requirements

  • Using Person-Center Planning techniques develops and maintains responsibility for implementing job development strategies and intensive training Service Plans. Creates employment opportunities based on the above and the valued outcome of the individuals served.
  • Maintains case load as assigned by Manager and ensures that all documentation updated as per department, Agency and regulatory requirements.
  • Presents informational material related to program services to potential individuals seeking support, family members, advocates, etc. Acts as consultant to facilitate use of natural and community support opportunities.
  • Acts as a member of and/or facilitates individual team meetings. Provides funding systems information as necessary.
  • Creates employment opportunities based on the strengths and desires of individuals. Presents program incentives, support considerations and philosophy to interested employers.
  • Develops job site strategies to include use of natural support, coworker-support system, self-management, support team and social interaction strategies.
  • Completes job-site paperwork and collects data as well as addressing any on-going integration issues. Consults with supervisors regarding strategies, job duty adaptations and/or modifications.
  • Provides instruction using training strategies and supports consistent with team planning.
  • Helps to ensure employee's job performance to meet the needs of the employer and provides situational assessments.
  • Follows procedures of transitioning employee from intensive training to extended services. Provides proactive extended services to employee and employer, monitors job performance and maintains the employee in the position as a valued member of the work force.
  • Utilizes departmental policies to ensure that quality-based outcomes are achieved.
  • Works flexible hours, days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary in order to meet the needs of the individuals served. Completes back-up coordination duties when necessary.
  • Must own or have access to a car in order to be able to transport self and individuals to meetings and employment-related activities.
  • Supports the Goals and Mission of Arc of Onondaga County. Ensures that your communications and personal performance reflect the Agency's commitment to teamwork, compliance with policies and procedures and respect for individuals and staff.
  • Computer and office technology expertise that is required to fulfill job responsibilities and assignments.
  • Attends and participates in required Arc meetings, staff development and training programs.
  • Establishes and provides clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by Arc and other government agencies.
  • Expected to conduct all agency business and complete job responsibilities in accordance with agency Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Plan.
  • Provides other job-related support and services as required or assigned by management.Note Requirements 1-19 are Essential Job RequirementsEducation & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services or a related field.Experience working with persons with disabilities.Combination of education and experience which, in the judgement of the employer, equals above standards.
  • A valid NYS driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.

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Keywords: Arc of Onondaga, Syracuse , Employment Specialist - Syracuse, Other , Syracuse, New York

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