Description

Salary: $14-15 per hour
Job Description: PT Flexible Schedule up to 28 Hours per week OR
FT position with added supervision duties and writing of monthly summaries. FT position includes benefits including medical, dental, paid vacation, paid holidays, retirement benefits, and life insurance.

Pay: $14-15 per hour D.O.E.

Preferred to have the ACRE certification through Griffin-Hammis Associates. Please attach the certification.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Communicate effectively with the individual’s team and employer
• Punctuality and regular/consistent attendance at the worksite are required and the employee must be able to ensure proper oversight of individuals and their worksite schedules and facilitate successful employment outcomes
• Follows and applies coaching techniques that promote individual independence in the workplace
• Build professional relationships with employers
• Teach individuals daily living skills as it relates to the job
• Create opportunities for people to increase quality of life in their work environment
• Support the individual’s choices through Discovery and implement Person Centered Plans (PCSP) and goals
• Complete necessary administrative tasks and documentation within established time frames
• Complete and document all that is required by Covenant Employment Services and the State such as employment records and performance
• Supports problem solving processes by coaching the employer and individual while assessing performance. Renegotiate as needed with an employer
• Perform other related duties or projects as assigned by supervisor
Requirements
• Minimum of least 21 years old
• Pass a criminal background check and drug screen
• Must possess a valid Utah driver license and have a good driving record
• Should possess the ability to speak, read and write effectively in English

Experience or Education:
• High school Diploma or GED
Training and Certifications:
• Preference to be Certified Customized Employment Specialist through the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)
• Preference to be Certified as an Employment Specialist
• Complete annual CPR, First Aid, OSHA and SOAR training
• Complete annual Human Rights, Abuse Neglect, Maltreatment and Exploitation Training
• Obtain and maintain Food Handler’s Permit
• Complete T.B. test
• Complete any other required training assigned by Covenant Employment Services

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent public relations skills working with individuals and employment personnel
• Ability to work successfully unsupervised
• Works directly with individuals to obtain employment in their community at minimum wage or above
• Develops and maintains regular business contacts in the community as well as professional relationships with individual, family, advocates, support coordinators, worksite personnel etc.
• Uses customized employment techniques, including Discovery and Person Centered Service Planning (PCSP) to offer customized employment services
• Through observation, individual interviews and general interactions, identifies individual’s skills, abilities, conditions and contributions to customize the employer relationship
• Ability to manage multiple time demands balancing a case load of 8-15 individuals requiring customized approach to employment
• Acts as a liaison in the community to ensure smooth transition and continuity of service between individuals and employer
• Displays integrity, trust and follow through in all interactions
• Follows established safety practices and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment
• Knowledge of Vocational Rehabilitation process and services
• Works effectively within a team to enhance service delivery while respecting the right to privacy, confidentiality, HIPPA of the individual
• Attends organizational training and provides documentation of certifications required for employment with Covenant Employment Services
• Understand qualification process for Paratransit or other transportation options, be able to train an individual on how to use these services
• Maintains documentation of services provided that clearly and legibly reflects the individual
Location: West Valley
Status: Part or Full-time

Information

How to Apply: Submit an application at www.workactivitycenter.org/work-at-the-center/ OR Apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT 84119. Indicate that your applying for the Employment Specialist.
Closing Date: 1/4/18
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