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Position Summary: Provide necessary support to participants in integrated employment so individualized integrated employment outcomes are met and maintained. Also create and identify adaptive devices and techniques that will help the person be successful on the job. Lastly develop positive working relationships with area businesses so partnerships are established that benefit both participants and the business.
Professional Skills and Abilities: Independent decision making capabilities. Ability to consistently display professional and respectful conduct when working with participants and the business community. Knowledge of ADA and DOL laws. Knowledge of tax incentives related to employing people with disabilities. Good oral and written communication skills. Basic computer skills: MS Office, Excel, Word, Internet access etc. Ability to efficiently complete multiple duties. Ability to remain calm and objective in all situations. Ability to market integrated employment in a professional manner that instills public and stakeholder confidence and support.
Disability Related: Solid understanding of best practices related to integrated employment. Knowledge of the disability field, including lawful disclosure of a disability, participant rights, person-centered planning, school to work transition, guardianship and current academic theory. Knowledge of the causes related to a disability diagnosis and awareness of best practices for working with people who have a disability. Knowledge of positive approaches for modifying behavior. A solid understanding of “universal precautions” as they relate to health, safety and personal care.
Miscellaneous: Tolerance for working outside regardless of weather conditions (i.e.: wetness, dust, cold, etc.). Ability to work occasional nighttime or weekend hours.
Education & Training:
High school diploma required. Associate Degree in Human Service or related field and/or two years of experience working with adults with disabilities, preferred. Experience in the area of Integrated Employment desired.
Physical and Other Requirements:
Other Duties: Other job duties as assigned.
Measures of Success:
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