Performs routine (journey-level) case management work in a fast-paced environment to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Work involves developing and maintaining long-term contact with clients, client families, and employment agencies/work sites for employment, medical, behavioral, social, educational, and related service needs; May train others; Work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Participates in job-coach training and skill development process for individuals enrolled in the program(s); Works with program coordinator to gather baseline data and assess participant skills; Reinforces employability skills and support participant by understanding social aspects of the workplace; Makes appropriate modifications necessary to the successful completion of the job; Attends job orientation with the participant and clarifies information; Teaches essential tasks, duties and core skills of the job to the participants; Provides individual support depending on the needs of each participant; Builds natural supports to reduce the time spent with each participant as core skills are developed, with the understanding that independence in the work place is the ultimate goal. Demonstrates and teaches best safe practices of the work place/work environment. Models appropriate workplace behavior at all times; Regularly meets with the program coordinator and program manager to discuss issues and solve problems involving the individuals; Assesses participant progress and give feedback to individuals within the program and program coordinator; Completes assessments, reports and other documentation in a timely manner. Reports to program coordinator and manager. Communicates effectively with families, employers and program coordinator; Prepares or creates supporting materials to support lesson plans in approved curriculum; Conducts training presentations and instruction for clients to promote and explain employment programs, services, or approved curriculum, Devise solutions to problems as they arise; Ability to lift 10 – 15 pounds is required; Adequate health and physical mobility to get up and down off the floors as required First/CPR provision and application of SAMA techniques; Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral, or Social Service field required with coursework in social, behavioral, human services or a related field. One (1) year or more of full-time work experience in fields of education, vocational rehabilitation, workforce development programs, human services programs, or organizations serving individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities required; Or any combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to sufficiently perform job duties; Must obtain and maintain University of North Texas Credentialing in: Job Skills Training, Job Placement, Supported Employment, Work Readiness and Autism Endorsement; A varied and successful work history; Experience working with individuals with disabilities. This position is a Pay Grade 10, with a starting hourly salary of $17.69. Open until filled. Only electronic online applications will be accepted.
Equal Opportunity Employer