Supported Employment Specialist
To provide persons served by the agency with support, direction, supervision, and training specific to the individual service plan that is based on a variety of assessments, vocational assessment instruments, team meetings and behavioral data. The service plan is developed with input from the team members and is used to drive the services provided to the person served. The Supported Employment Specialist is working under the Supervision of the Team Leader, Program Coordinator and Program Manager.
Hours would include: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 - pm (Hartford, CT)
Additional hours offered: Tuesday and Friday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm (New Britain, CT) transportation of consumers required
The Employment Specialist assists with the development of the Individual Service Plan and the creation of goals and objectives.
Administers tools that evaluate performance (i.e. observations, vocational and skill assessments, interest inventories)
Implements vocational plans and accurately documents progress and areas of concern
Implements behavioral support plans and documents progress
Understands and maintains the required level of supervision in accordance with the individual service plan and/or as instructed by supervisor
Monitors persons served during work and free time and provides guidance, direction and intervention as needed
Provides crisis intervention and approved psychological and physical management techniques (PMT) guidance as necessary
Knows and protects the human rights of consumers
Attends to site safety concerns (i.e. removes/reports hazards and issues)
Reports all incidents/accidents to supervisors and rehab counselors in a timely manner by conveying accurate and required information. Documents on the appropriate forms and submits as required.
Task - Transportation
The Employment Specialist must transport individuals to and from assigned activities in a safe manner and ensure that all passengers are properly secured.
Must have and maintain clean, valid Public Service Driver s License in accordance with agency policy.
Must be able to work as a 1 to 1 with someone with a disability
Must be hardworking
Must have experience in the field
Qualifications and education requirements
Associate Degree preferred
High School Diploma or GED Required
First Aid Certification
Physical & Psychological Management Training
Public Service License preferred
Decision making skills
Effective verbal & listening skills
Time management skills
Ability to work under little supervision
The incumbent will have to pass background check prior to hire and going, may be subject to drug screening.
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