Employment Support Specialist

The Employment Support Specialist (ESS) assists adults with disabilities in an exciting work environment. The ESS ensures employment is a success for each employee by creating an individualized path to achievement. S/he will work with a team to fulfill all aspects of the department. The ESS must be passionate and able to work in an evolving atmosphere.


Duties:

  • Assess each employee’s strengths, needs, vocational choice, functional limitations and skill development.

  • Spend approximately 60% of the workday on the production floor coaching and encouraging the employees to achieve goals. 

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

  • Work in an environment that has structured flexibility, pivot with the needs of the day.

  • Be collaborative with multiple departments, and participate in morale boosting programs/ parties. 

  • Develop individualized goals, document progress towards goals and create annual evaluation summaries. 

  • Support a case load of approximately 65 employees. 

  • Ensure all required documentation is maintained. 

  • Refer employees to the appropriate service agency to assist them as needed.

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

  • Ability to positively respond and provide appropriate intervention with situations as they arise.

  • Ensure all safety requirements are met, to include conducting safety trainings.   

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

  • Enjoy coming to work each day, have an inspiring attitude, dedicated work ethic and team approach.

  • Follow all policies and procedures established by the Corporation.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or related field. 

Experience:

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

Reports To:  

Program Manager
 

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