Employment Specialist
Goddard Riverside Community Center - New York, NY

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Program: Top Opportunities Program Description: Top Opportunities is a program of Goddard Riverside Community Center that provides employment training, internships, and a horticultural business (Green Keepers) that prepare formerly homeless adults for success in the workplace. ESSENTIAL DUTIES •Vocational assessment
•Individual/group counseling
•Job development
•Job coaching
•Entitlements assistance.
•Develop internships and competitive job placements in business and industry
•Assess consumers for job fit
•Maintain on-going contact with employers, and perform off-site visits.
•Carry caseload, maintain program charting and treatment planning
•Provide intensive pre-vocational supports and job retention services for individuals/group
•Assist with entitlements planning and reporting QUALIFICATIONS •Masters Education or Bachelors degree together with 4 years experience with the population served.
•Professional business presentation
•Clinical experience
•Willingness to develop jobs in business and industry
•Facility with computers
•Driver's License preferred
•Looking for enthusiastic team player with a strong belief in rehabilitation and recovery

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS •Occasional lifting of up to 30 lbs
•Must be able to conduct visits of job sites
•Frequent walking between work sites WORK ENVIRONMENT •Office
•Job coaching occasionally conducted at client work sites COMPENSATION •Salary commensurate with experience
•Excellent benefits package This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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