Provides employment counseling and on-the-job training for
consumers with learning disabilities, neurological impairments and
developmental disabilities by performing the following duties:
Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about consumers
through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources, to
appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality
characteristics, for employment planning.
Provides one-to-one and/or small group job training on the job
Provides crisis intervention as assigned/needed when a consumer
experiencing difficulties on the job site.
Models appropriate/acceptable social and work skills.
Carries out the supported work plan for Program participants.
Completes and submits required daily and monthly documentation
according to state and federal guidelines regarding supported
Provides assistance with and performs mobility training for
consumers traveling to and from work as needed.
Works with employers and consumer co-workers in understanding
needs of consumers.
Consistently monitors the work performance of consumers through
regularly scheduled job site visits and phone contact with the
consumer and employer.
Attends team meetings and in-service training sessions as
Works with all applicable Agency staff, non-agency staff and
members to assist consumers in meeting supported work plans.
Assists other Program staff with job development/coaching needs
consumers when needed.
Presents the Employment Services Program to area employers,
and other groups to develop an awareness of individuals with
disabilities as valued members of the workforce.
Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic
information to aid consumers in making and carrying out employment
A Bachelor's Degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university or four years experience working with people with disabilities or equivalent combination of education and experience. Daily access to an automobile is required. A valid New York State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable
for agency insurance coverage are required.