Summary of Responsibilities:|
Responsible for providing vocational and rehabilitation services to individuals referred for vocational services. This includes vocational assessments, job and employer development, coordination of all return to work efforts, job coaching and job retention activities. Responsible for case management of vocational services and developing referrals. Provide direct supervision and training to individuals participating in the Work Adjustment Training Program. Responsible to generate goals and report on vocational performance of assigned individuals. Teach vocational skills using a variety of methods including class, group and work activities.
1. Complete vocational assessment services and standardized testing as appropriate. Assessment should include social, medical, psychological, interests and vocational information.
2. Jointly develop, implement, and monitor Individualized Written Placement Plans (IWPP) with consumers and their team members as appropriate.
3. Conduct job placement activities including job and employer development. Act as a leader in educating community employers regarding the needs of people with brain injury and/or physical challenges.
4. Coordinate and facilitate effective communication between all principle parties during the vocational rehabilitation process including the consumer, family, medical personnel, employers, union personnel, etc. Keep referral source and fundor apprised of consumer progress.
5. Coordinate and consult regarding consumer job changes and job retention follow-up. Conduct monthly follow-up surveys.
6. Adhere to applicable standards outlined by licensing and accreditation organizations to promote consumer involvement in the rehabilitation program. This includes such areas as report writing, administrative record keeping, housekeeping and safety at the work site.
7. Develop and implement an individualized treatment program for individuals with designated staff.
a. Provide individual instruction to individuals in such a way that meets their cognitive and learning abilities.
b. Develop appropriate interpersonal style with individuals. Maintain a therapeutic working relationship with individuals while providing consistent follow through on individuals programs.
c. Use individualized work activities that are designed for each person to reach their vocational goals.
d. Utilize adaptive equipment at the work-site or in various settings for vocational and social development. Arrange for consults with O. T., P. T., and S. T., as needed.
e. Maintain clean work areas anticipating future use.
f. Supervise individuals in vocational activities or service work including:
1) Maintaining quality standards for vocational assignments, schedules, and efficient job-site operations.
2) Maintaining a safe work environment, including reporting and equipment or facility safety concerns.
3) Develop and implement vocational classes and group activities.
8. Maintain various individual records such as payroll, daily notes in ecare progress reports, daily charts, health care reports, vocational satisfaction surveys. Complete all necessary documentation required according to program guidelines and corporate policy.
9. Responsible for consumer physical safety and social well-being during both structured and unstructured (breaks and lunch) times. Supervise directly or is aware of general whereabouts of consumers dependent upon assessed level of independence.
10. Develop and implement vocational goals for each individual assigned using approved program specific methods and instructions including group, class, and work activities.
11. Attend team conferences as scheduled and report on consumer progress.
12. Meet billable/productivity standards established within the department.
1. Complete other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelors degree from an accredited university or institution of higher learning. Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and verbal formats to meet position requirements
3. Demonstrated ability to work with people with neurological and physical disabilities
4. Ability to coordinate services with a variety of individuals who have diverse backgrounds
5. Valid driver's license with driving record acceptable according to Hope Network policy. If applicable, proper licensure to perform chauffeur duties
6. Ability to work independently with a minimal amount of supervision
7. Ability to articulate and actively support the mission of the corporation to various audiences
8. Prior employment experiences in case management, job placement and/or job coaching preferred
1. Familiarity with normal business practices, especially quality control methods and procedures
2. Ability to lift 50 pounds occasionally throughout the day
At 32hr status we offer medical, dental, and vision insurance, a generous paid time off plan, a flexible work schedule, money towards continuing education requirements, a retirement savings plan with matching opportunity, and more!
Hope Network - 13 months ago