Employment Support Specialist

The Employment Support Specialist is responsible for coordinating all services to employees assigned to their caseload; assist employees in determining their employment related needs and extent of services required to meet those needs.  He/she will work with the employee to develop an IWP Plan with specific goals and desired outcomes.  Ensures the employee participation in the program and services are provided in a purposeful and timely manner.

Duties:

  • Assess each employees strengths, needs, vocational choice, rehabilitation difficulties, functional limitations and whole-life needs

  • Spend approximately 75% of the workday on the production floor assisting and encouraging the employees to meet their goals. 

  • Be familiar with CARF standards as they relate to Employment Services.

  • Prepare Individual Work Plan (IWP) and make revisions for each employee in accordance with their needs.

  • Monitor the progress of each employee and record events leading to goal achievement in the case record.

  • Secure, record, and report on worker input on a regular basis.

  • Maintain case records in strict accordance with standards.

  • Effectively communicate with employees, families, guardians, and service providers

  • Timely response and appropriate intervention with situations as they arise

  • Provide the OES Program Manager with data for the Outcome Management Report in accordance with the policies and in a timely and accurate manner

  • Attend staff meetings,  in-service training sessions and seminars as required

  • Create adaptability on the work floor to ensure each employees success. 

  • To comply with all SQF procedures and policies, and is responsible to report food safety problems

  • Follow all policies and procedures established by the Corporation

  • Perform other related duties as directed by the OES Program Manager

Qualifications:

Have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field. Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access desired.

Experience:

Three to five years experience working with persons with disabilities preferred.  Experience with CARF accreditation desired.

Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Uses fine and gross motor skills.  Be able to push or pull up to 10 pounds.  Lift and carry up to 25 pounds of dead weight (assistance if necessary). Ability to reach, turn and twist above and below the waist.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 

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