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Employment Aide - Watertown, NY

Posted: 08/02/2022

CLASSIFICATION Non-Exempt/Full time

 

REPORTS TO - Coordinator of Career Connections

 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK Hours will vary and include evenings and weekends. Hours will be scheduled according to the needs of the program, up to 40 hours per week.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - High School Diploma required; Associates Degree preferred. One-two years experience working with the developmentally disabled preferred. Valid New York State Drivers License.

 

WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE Authorized to work in the United States and pass all background clearances.

 

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE - Provide job coaching services according to the individuals written plan and in conjunction with the personal plan of the other agency. Promote and sustain competitive employment based on the individuals vocational goals, interest and skills.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide job coaching services, including screening assessment, situational assessment and on-site training.
  2. Utilize intervention techniques including hands-on techniques, task analysis, reasonable accommodation modifications, and other strategies designed for individuals in competitive employment.
  3. Ensure the individual is able to complete the job components in a satisfactory manner.
  4. Interact with the Employment Specialist, Vocational Counselor, and Coordinator of Career Connections to ensure individual plans are followed and continue to address the needs of the individuals.
  5. Prepare documentation on the individuals daily activities. Maintain weekly records for accountability of time. Reports individuals progress on the monthly form and quarterly Job Factor forms. Prepare Screening/Assessment, Situational Assessment Form, Job Assignment, End of Employment Form, Transportation Form, and all other forms requested.
  6. Interact with employees to ensure individuals job performance is maintained and that all issues noted. The issues should be discussed with the Employment Specialist, Vocational Counselor, and Coordinator of Career Connections.
  7. Participate in meetings regarding individuals as requested by the Coordinator of Career Connections, Vocational Counselor and Employment Specialist. If necessary initiate meetings and include or contact other team members.
  8. Adhere to the Agency Guidelines for interacting with the employers and individuals. Prepare weekly time sheet accounting for services in a minimum of 15 minute intervals. Provide projected schedule to Coordinator of Career Connections weekly.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication
  • Professionalism

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY - None

 

TRAVEL - Travel in and around the County is expected for this position.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT - This job operates in a professional office environment and out in the community. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Work may require lifting, pushing, or pulling in excess of 30 pounds.

 

OTHER DUTIES This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disabled/Veteran

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