Employment Options - FT 441
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm (may vary with duties)
Provides and arranges job development, job coaching, vocational assessments and other services. Identifies, oversees, and provides long term support services relevant to employment.
Essential Functions and Competencies:
Develops community locations for employment opportunities for people receiving services from Aspire, Inc. as well as referrals from other sources.
Serves as a contact person for Department of Rehabilitation Services counselors and person’s receiving services funded by Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Completes monthly billing information for timely submission.
In conjunction with other staff, publishes the quarterly supported employment newsletter.
In conjunction with other members of the service team, determines specific goals and objectives for individuals served by Aspire, and the methods by which these goals and objectives can be accomplished.
Implements and documents programs and supports as specified by individual service teams and/or Department of Rehabilitation Counselors.
Must prioritize, organize, meet timelines, and be detail oriented.
Must make important decisions, and exercise discretion and judgment.
Must perform multiple tasks at one time.
Communicates effectively both orally and written.
Must be tactful, pleasant, and utilize a friendly approach when dealing with others.
Responsible for equipment and supply requisitions.
Attends and responds to emergency situations as they arise.
Serves on agency committees as assigned.
Assists with personal care of individuals served as needed.
Attends regular staff meetings.
Familiar with and complies to Aspire, Inc. policies and procedures.
Familiar with and complies to applicable accreditation standards.
Familiar with and complies to safety and sanitation regulations.
Completes, obtains, disseminates, updates and files all applicable forms/reports.
Co-plans, conducts, and attends, extracurricular activities, workshops, in-services, and meetings as necessary.
Orders/maintains adequate inventory.
Maintains assigned inventory.
Intervenes with immediate medical, behavioral, or emergency situations. This may include agency approved physical intervention techniques.
Advocates for individuals served. Ensures individuals choices and preferences are elicited and respected.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s responsibilities and essential functions require the following physical demands:
Standing (for extended periods of time)
Lifting and/or carrying up to 50 pounds (may exceed 50 pounds during medical and safety emergency situation).
Routinely works in a variety of settings inside or outside workplace and throughout the community.
Pushing, and/or pulling (i.e. wheelchairs, moving groceries/supplies, etc)
Transfers and/or re-positioning people who are not able to move on their own, in a sitting or lying position.
Some climbing and balancing (i.e. stairs, assisting people walking with gait belts, etc),
Some bending, twisting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
Minimum of two years college or three years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Basic fluency in oral and written English.
Pass a qualifying criminal background check which includes motor vehicle reports.
A valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability is required upon hire. Must have a safe driving record and be insurable under our insurance. Employee must be able to successfully complete agency driver’s training course.
Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test prior to employment. Employees are subject to testing per Aspire, Inc.’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Employees must successfully complete all required agency training.