Employment Skills Coordinator (ESC) is a member of rehabilitation day program team responsible for coordinating orientation and training of program participants. ESC provides training, evaluations, counseling to participants at the job sites and in the community. Develops and implements vocational training curriculum/ job club responsible for developing daily living and recreational skills develops community opportunities in group settings. Responsible for following up on job leads and developing employment opportunities for small enclaves (3-4 program participants). ESC must have excellent customer service skills to develop and maintain productive relationships with participants, families, employers, participant co-workers, volunteer community sites, schools, transition coordinators. ESC models appropriate social and work behaviors and skill acquisition for participants. Special populations and/or projects will require ESC to have creativity and prior related experience.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
Ability to address groups for both training and community education purposes.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with participants’ families, employers, funding sources, Medicaid Services Coordinators, etc.
Ability to counsel participants both individually and in groups and develop treatment goals based on participant’s needs.
B.A./B.S. required with preference in the field of education, human services or counseling.
One year of working with the developmentally disabled population preferred.
Flexible hours are required. May be asked to work weekends and hours between 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.
AHRC New York City - 17 months ago