Transitional Employment Manager

The Transitional Employment Manager is responsible for supervision and implementation of services to transition individuals to community employment or training opportunities at the Skills Center. The position is responsible for the development, implementation and direction of services, community outreach, maintaining and improving relationships with funders and employment partners. Provides leadership, guidance, training, support and management of employees moving into competitive employment opportunities.

Duties:

  • Identify individuals working at BCI whom have the potential to transition to community employment or training at the Skills Center.

  • Conduct initial meetings with individual, their guardians (if applicable) and support system to discuss, tour and/or initiate community employment opportunities, Skills Center enrollment and assist in securing any necessary funding.

  • Supervise transitional employees, including approval of work time, making decisions and recommendations regarding employability, policy enforcement, and performance management.

  • Assess each individual’s strengths, barriers, employment and financial needs, functional limitations and other pertinent information needed to develop and implement plan for community employment services.

  • Establish learning objectives and teaching strategies plan for the individual and train applicable individuals on strategies needed for the individual to master the objectives.

  • Provide on-the-job support to assist employee with learning all aspects of the job- teaching techniques and strategies and implementing accommodations as necessary.

  • Collaborate with Benefits Case Manager to assist the individual in understanding their public benefits and the impact community employment could have on them.

  • Interact with the Skills Center, Community Employment Program or community employer to facilitate the transfer to the individual’s new program / employer.

  • Educate community employers on the needs and strategies to effectively employ individuals with disabilities.

  • Effectively communicate with students, as well as families, guardians, and service providers.

  • Maintain communication with community employers and funding agencies to insure requirements are being addressed.

  • Develop and implement accurate, consistent and efficient data collection and reporting methods.

  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Skills Center Executive Director.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree Required. Preference of education in vocational rehabilitation, human services, or related degree. Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in employment of adults with disabilities. Strong leadership skills. Self-starter, self-motivator, and able to work with very little oversight. Good communication and networking skills. Effective writing and interpersonal skills. Intermediate computer experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Use fine and gross motor skills. Lift and carry up to 25# of dead weight (assistance if necessary). Ability to reach, turn and twist above and below the waist

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics may vary. The following are representative characteristics an employee can encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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