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Employment Specialist 1 - $1,000 Sign On Bonus Available

Company: Arc of Monroe
Location: Rochester
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

$1,000 Sign On Bonus Available!(Bonus to be paid out - $500 @ 6 months and $500 @ 12 months)Be You, Be the Arc. Bring your kindness, bring your compassion, bring your diversity. Create a rewarding career at The Arc of Monroe by empowering and supporting people with I/DD to live fulfilling lives and create opportunities for independence and inclusion.People with disabilities represent the minority group with the highest unemployment and underemployment rates in the country. An Employment Specialist at the Arc of Monroe is an advocate for social justice, diversity in the workplace, equity and inclusion for the disability community. You will support people to develop employment skills, build relationships, and become an integrated part of the Rochester community.The Employment Specialist works directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide person-centered employment services and support, including:Teaching job search skills to participants with disabilitiesIdentifying and addressing individuals' potential barriers to successful employment such as: concerns about government benefits and transportationUsing an analytical job match to facilitate appropriate job placementsPromoting Job Path programs and the valuable aspects of hiring people with disabilities to potential employers for the purpose of securing employment opportunities for individuals with various disabilitiesDelivering effective on-site and/or off-site intensive coaching following placement to ensure retention and employer/employee satisfactionProviding other services as needed, including mobility/travel training, self-advocacy training, work readiness training, and supports to participants in internshipsA successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication and relationship-building skills. An Employment Specialist engages people we support and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of maintaining competitive employment in community job settings with other workers without intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The Employment Specialist works in collaboration with the agency and the department, the participant's family and support team, and state funding partners to provide cohesive support to each participant.In addition to providing high-quality service and supports, an Employment Specialist completes necessary paperwork, reports, and documentation in an accurate, objective and timely manner to meet Arc of Monroe, federal and state regulatory requirements.Benefit Offerings:Health Insurance with agency contributionGenerous Paid Time Off (PTO)Employer Paid term life insuranceRetirement plan with Agency matchTuition Reimbursement & Employee Referral Bonus8 Paid HolidaysWorking for a non-profit agency may qualify you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program through the Federal GovernmentRequired SkillsUtilize strategies such as job development, job search/matching, employer education, task analysis and advocacy to help secure employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesCoach people on their job site to support them in skill mastery, building professional social skills, and ensure employer/employee satisfactionMonitor job performance and job-related skills; evaluate peoples' skills, set realistic goals, coach people as they work toward goals related to work skill development, and reevaluate goals as progress is madeRetain a flexible working schedule to ensure people receive the best service possibleMaintain through, accurate, up-to-date records, billable service notes and Arc Job Path documentationBe an culturally-competent, tactful mentor and advocate for people with disabilitiesExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to manage multiple priorities while maintaining effective levels of consumer serviceAbility to stay calm and level-headed under pressure and still perform wellMust demonstrate good judgment, independent decision making and knowledge of community resourcesAbility to foster teamwork between all team members via open communication, sharing of responsibilities, and a positive, constructive attitude.Licensure/CertificationValid NYS driver's license required. Must have access to timely and reliable transportation to transport self and participants.Must maintain current required certifications as designated by the agency.Other Skills/Knowledge/ExperienceExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to manage multiple priorities while maintaining effective levels of consumer serviceAbility to stay calm and level-headed under pressure and still perform wellMust demonstrate good judgment, independent decision making and knowledge of community resourcesAbility to foster teamwork between all team members via open communication, sharing of responsibilities, and a positive, constructive attitude.Must be able to coach and mentor others with sensitivity, objectivity and tactRequired ExperienceMinimum Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree required; degree in Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or other related field preferred..Two years of personal and/or professional experience working with people with disabilities is required.

Keywords: Arc of Monroe, Rochester , Employment Specialist 1 - $1,000 Sign On Bonus Available, Human Resources , Rochester, New York

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