EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST (Decatur County)

JOB TITLE: EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

STATUS: Full-Time Position (Decatur County)

SUMMARY: Job Development/Job Coaching, meetings with referral sources, monthly reports/billings. Compile data for job development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assesses clients’ needs and establishes goals and objectives in response to these needs. Monitors clients/ progress and modifies service plans as necessary.

• Evaluates clients’ achievements of goals and objectives, and reports this information to designated persons and agencies in clients’ interest.

• Assist clients’ obtain and maintain community employment.

• Communicate and Advocate on behalf of clients’ with various entities.

• Maintain various statistics and service-related data in support of client care, reimbursement, and related functions.

• Writes reports and prepares similar documentation related to client services.

• Participates in designing and implementing client programs.

• Participates in overseeing and monitoring volunteers, new employees, students, interns, and similarly situated individuals that may require orientation, training, or similar support.

• Participates in meetings, special projects and assignments, public relations and marketing efforts, and professional development activities as assigned or approved.

• Assist with the elimination of barriers, which restrict individuals with disabilities from community inclusion.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university; and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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