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Employment Consultant

Company: AccessCNY INC
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Join the AccessCNY Team!Your health is our #1 priority!Compliant with all NYS Covid-19 guidelines and standards!Be a part of one of the leading providers for people with disabilities!
Main Function:
To place, train and stabilize, and rehabilitate people with disabilities in competitive supportive employment.Duties of an Employment Consultant:1. Assessment.Accept referrals from ACCESS-VR/CBVH/OPWDD (funding sources.) Evaluate participants' employment interests, skills and potential utilizing the "personal portfolio" method. Maintain current knowledge regarding benefits and entitlements in order to counsel participants regarding the impact of employment on their other resources.2. Job Development.Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses, human resource groups and employment networks. Function as a community educator/marketer regarding the employment of people with disabilities. Represent the agency in presentations to business groups and the general public. Work with employers to "carve" jobs suitable for participants. Rehabilitate four-six individuals each year.3. Training.Identify the employers' and the employees' needs at the job site. Collaborate with employer/manager/trainer to assess participant training needs. Coordinate Job Coaches or other back-up training as needed and appropriate.4. Access Employment Supports.Identify adaptive equipment/assistive technology that can assist participants to perform jobs at expected levels. Identify and nurture natural co-worker/family/agency supports that can facilitate success.5. Service Delivery.Provide 28 hours of billable services per week.6. Document Service Delivery.Maintain daily progress notes. Relate activities to goals identified in participant's IPE or Habilitation Plan. Complete ACCESS-VR monthly reports and ACCESS-VR/OPWDD monthly billing.7. Teamwork.Attend and participate in department and team meetings. Participate in agency quality improvement, fund raising and strategic planning activities. Back-up for other Employment Consultants as needed. Provide training and support to new team members.8. Perform other duties as assigned.Scope of Responsibility:
The Employment Consultant works independently and is able to use personal and professional discretion in implementing new approaches and/or problem solving. With minimal supervision, prioritize outcomes, provide training and interact with business people in the community. In some cases, a minimum amount of personal care assistance may be required.Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree in human services or Associates degree in human services and two years experience working with people with disabilities or Associates degree in any field and two years experience working with people with disabilities to secure competitive employment or High School /GED degree and four years experience working with people with disabilities to secure competitive employment. Basic word processing and e-mail skills are required.Conditions of Employment:
Must have a valid NYS driver license in accordance with the Agency Vehicle and Driving Policy and transportation necessary to meet program needs. Schedule flexibility to accommodate job placements; this may include early morning, evening and/or weekend shifts. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be willing and able to provide Direct Care service, including personal assistance. Must participate and meet established requirements in a database check through the Division of Criminal Justice Services as defined by the State of New York, Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, Chapter 575 of the Laws of 2004. Must participate in successful database checks through the HHS Office of Inspector General, Excluded Parties List System, New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General and Specially Designated Nationals.Reports to:
Program Manager, Employment ServicesBenefits:Benefits are offered to employees working 30+ hours per week.

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Plan
  • 401K - With Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • $10,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Optional AFLAC Insurance
  • Long Term DisabilityPM21Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: AccessCNY INC, Syracuse , Employment Consultant, Professions , Syracuse, New York

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