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Employment Services Professional

POSITION: Employment Services Professional
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Employment Services Professional (ESP) is responsible for providing employment services for individuals with varying disabilities in community-based employment. Employment services are delivered in accordance with person-centered planning approaches and adherence with Medicaid, HCBS Waiver, ACCESS-VR, and other funding regulations/requirements. This positions specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the subsequent items, and are characterized in the following five standards of performance, defined as below:
JOB KNOWLEDGE
Provide employment services and supports designed to assist an individual to find and maintain a job in the community; soft skills training, assistance with application processes/interviewing, travel training, on-site job support and coaching, etc.
Develop, implement and monitor individual employment action plans and collaborate with supervisor related to the same
Deliver employment supports utilizing strength-based, person-centered approaches
Provide ongoing employment services and supports to the individual and employer to include on-site job support and coaching, re-training, advocacy, career advancement and linkage to other relevant services
Communicate with individuals served and vocational counselors in provision of services and coordinate planning meetings as appropriate
Network with community businesses to identify new partnerships and cultivate existing partnerships to promote inclusive employment environments
Act as a positive role model to individuals receiving services and maintain a professional presentation in all aspects of the position
Any additional duties as assigned
TEAMWORK
Encourage and maintain a positive, collaborative working relationship with all departments in the agency, staff, program participants, parents, and community partners/employers
Communicate all health, safety, program concerns, sensitive situations and incidents to supervisor
Attend and participate in all required and/or requested departmental or agency meetings
DOCUMENTATION
Complete required documentation in conformance with State and Agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures and billing practices
Perform documentation reviews to ensure records are maintained in conformance with State and Agency rules, regulations, policies, procedures and billing practices
COMPLIANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY
Identify and report any untoward incidents
Identify, report and/or correct all safety hazards that include physical site and/or work practices or concerns, assist with investigating all work-related accidents as requested
Participate in any investigations as required
Comply with all State and Federal regulations along with agency policies and practices
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Obtain and maintain required agency and other required training for this position
Attend all required training, staff development programs, committees and meetings as required by the agency and/or State and Federal regulations
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possess strong interpersonal skills including effectively communicating ideas/directions, maintaining professionalism, and being receptive to guidance/direction from supervisor
Experience interfacing with business community and comfortable in networking situations
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Effective time management and strong organizational skills
Be computer literate with knowledge in agency operating systems and applicable software required for department needs
Demonstrate sound judgment in normal work and emergency situations
Able to work scheduled hours that may include overtime, weekend and/or holiday timeframes and maintain an acceptable work attendance as defined in the agencys employee policy manual
Must physically be able to perform required certifications and lift twenty-five (25) pounds
Possess a valid drivers license acceptable to the agencys insurance carrier
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation or related Human Service field
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Associates Degree in Business; Liberal Arts or Human Services and two years applicable field experience
Or-
A combination of education and experience that, in the opinion of the reviewing agency, exceeds the above standards of the program.
ACHIEVE is pleased to provide a competitive benefit package. All benefits are available to full-time employees hired to work 30 or more hours per week.
Medical: Generous Employer Contribution
Dental: choice of 2 plans Generous Employer Contribution
Vision: choice of 2 plans Generous Employer Contribution
Group Term Life Insurance 100% Company Paid
Long Term Disability 100% Company Paid
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 100% Company Paid
401-K Retirement Plan
Cellular Telephone Discounts
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Paid Holidays 11
Paid Bereavement Leave
Tuition Assistance Program
Paid Jury Duty
Several VOLUNTARY Plans available, such as Medical Bridge Plan, Critical Illness Protection, Accident Indemnity, Short Term Disability, Optional Term Life Insurance



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