Employment Specialist

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Reports to the Social Services Supervisor and is tasked with conducting job search, job coaching, skills training, assessment, counseling, intervention, and advocacy on behalf of residents. Assists with Case management and documentation as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in Human Services or related field with 3 years’ work experience or a combination of education and work experience that includes a high school diploma and 5 years’ experience which demonstrates ability and aptitude to provide assistance to homeless men seeking employment.

  • Must possess sufficient stamina to work under all types of weather conditions.

  • Respond to all requests for specific work services in a timely manner and be available for on-call services according to the schedule. Position requires the ability to be available to work nights and weekends.

  • Bilingual Spanish written and verbal fluency desirable.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs job-coaching duties for participants assigned to their caseload.

  • Serves as a positive role model to participants and employer, modeling appropriate work skills, behavior and social interaction.

  • Utilizes a variety of job coaching techniques to meet the participant and potential employer needs. To include identification and analysis of work to be performed, aiding the participant in mastering job duties, ensuring that work performed by the participant meets employer expectations, documentation of progress, noting stabilization and recommending transition to follow-along services.

  • Provides follow-along interventions to participants assigned to caseload; a minimum of two contacts per month supported by documentation. Interventions may include counseling, advocacy, job coaching, skill training, assessment and referral.

  • Uses a team approach to share information on participant progress or other relevant information. To include Single Adult, advocate and other support members.

  • Participate in developing and reviewing monthly Work Plans to participants assigned to their caseload.

  • Participate in training to improve skills in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job related skills and work behaviors.

  • Provide supervision of program participants at work sites.

  • Responsible for documentation of services provided, case notes, notable occurrence, processing of time sheets, and attendance records to ensure compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations.

 

Annual salary range is $50,000-$55,000.

 

Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to  [email protected] with “Employment Specialist Position” in the subject line by Friday, November 4, 2022 by 5pm.

 

Long Island News