Education/Employment Counselor
Bay Cove Human Services - Boston, MA

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Provides daily shift coverage in program, follow scheduled assignments and implement program routines. Protects the rights and dignity of the individuals we support. Safeguards the confidentiality of those supported by the programs. Provides direct employment support and on the job training both in house and in the community. Promotes the expansion of employment and educational opportunities of those supported. Participates in the development and direct implementation of the Individual Support Plan, write annual assessments and goals and attend team meetings as scheduled. Assists individuals in community employment, this may include training in soft skills, on the job training and acting as a liaison with employers and potential employers. Provides advocacy and case management services for program participants, which includes contact with families, residential programs, DDS and other service providers. Teaches classes to individuals following program curriculum. Assesses individual’s training needs, develops descriptive teaching programs and curricula and monitors effectiveness through data collection. Implements clinical and behavioral treatment plans, record target behaviors on data sheets and participate in clinical consultation as needed. Provides crisis assessment, prevention and needed intervention. Coordinates community activities. Maintains informal and formal communications with all program support staff and provides written communications at the end of each work day including progress notes, data sheets, production paperwork and incident reports as required. Read and respond to email communication on a daily basis. Administers medication as required. Provides specialized training and instruction to individuals and coworkers (such as in the role of Medication Officer, Human Rights Officer, Supported Employment Representative or Safety Officer) on an assigned basis. Please note that should you be assigned these duties, they will be added as an addendum to this job description. Performs other duties and projects as assigned. On a rotating schedule provides transportation to individuals to and from the program in Bay Cove vans. Assumes responsibility for keeping driver’s license current. Maintains a safe driving record. Assumes responsibility for the basic care of the agency vehicles. Maintains the agency vehicle log accurately. Performs program maintenance and cleaning tasks that have been designated by shift responsibilities. Follows and implements all program safety procedures. Has adequate computer literacy to perform agency functions. Attends required orientation and training, including in-service training, conferences and seminars. Maintain certification in CPR, SFA, PREVENT and MAP Ability to use computer for documentation, email communication and on-line training.

Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse population of individuals, co-workers, care providers, family and community members. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team context. Professional documentation and communication skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills. Ability to negotiate and resolve differences. Ability to function under pressure in a fast-paced human service environment. Ability to be flexible, open and responsive to ongoing industry changes. Ability to articulate and communicate Bay Cove missions and strategic direction in a consistent and enthusiastic manner to departmental staff. Ability to identify opportunities and obstacles and develop effective, creative solutions to pursue opportunities. Ability to assist people with mobility impairments as needed. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Department of Public Health certification in medication administration is required. Current United States driver’s license. An acceptable CORI (criminal record assessment). BA/BS and/or one-year previous work experience in human service setting preferable.

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