Develop job opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers who are sponsored by funding sources including but not limited to DVR and DHOH grant funded programs. Schedule interviews and follow up with employers to make placements. Build and maintain employer relationships and contacts by visiting employers in the community. Maintain documentation of placement services rendered and employment verifications. Complete internal statistical reports and progress reports for funding sources. Teach job readiness classes including resume writing, interviewing skills and job searching strategies. Ensure employer satisfaction with program/placement services and candidates. Plan and implement job fairs. Liaison with local business community. Become familiar with labor laws, demand occupations and ADA.
In first 90 days on the job:
30 days - Develop 15 jobs, schedule 5 interviews, place 1 consumer, and accrue 60 billable hours. 60 days - Develop 20 jobs, schedule 8 interviews, place 2 consumers, and accrue 65 billable hours. 90 days - Develop 25 jobs, schedule 13 interviews, place 3 consumers, and accrue 70 billable hours.
After the 90-day introductory period is completed – per month – develop 25 community-based job opportunities, schedule 15 interviews, place 5 consumers, and accrue at least 70 billable hrs.
Complete all placement case notes in a timely manner as per the case note compliance procedure. All case notes for the week need to be completed on Fridays by COB and forwarded to the appropriate Coordinator along with the weekly report.
Must be willing to use private transportation to travel to employers and serve consumers counties throughout Northern New Jersey.
Must become familiar with CARF regulations and assure that services provided and documentation maintained is CARF compliant.
Other regular responsibilities: May include but not limited to
Educate consumers about how working may impact other benefits that they currently receive. Educate employers about disability issues, ADA issues, tax credits and job modifications. Assist to transport consumers using Goodwill van.
Other duties and assignments as may be assigned at the sole discretion of the Coordinator.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
BA preferred but will accept relevant work experience . Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) required. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ongoing access to own transportation. Must have strong MS Word, Excel, Outlook and keyboarding skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Scope of Responsibility & Positions Supervised: .
This position does not supervise others. The Job Developer must work effectively as a partner with the Coordinator of Job Coaching/LTFA, the job coaches and other rehab staff.
Failure to achieve the performance goals outlined in the Essential Job Functions may lead to employment review and/or termination.
Special Working Conditions:
There are no unusual working conditions. Job developer is expected to work in the community in addition to at the main office. Conditions at employer locations may vary.