Employment Consultant

Job Title:                   Employment Consultant

Reports To:              Employment Services Manager

Grade:                        Level 5

FLSA Status:               Non-exempt

 

Job Summary: The Employment Consultant maintains an active caseload of individulas in Supported Employment and Direct Placement.  This incumbent also develops jobs in the community that meet the needs of the individuals, and forms relationships with area employers to ensure placements.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide services under the ACCES-VR, NYSCB,OPWDD and HCBS contract
  • Maintain an active caseload
  • Prepare each individual to be “job ready”, review interviewing skills, create resumes, complete job applications, etc.
  • Develop relationships with area employers to ensure placements
  • Provide job coaching services
  • Write contemporaneous case notes in compliance with funders’ requirements
  • Submit accurate service documentation consistently within required deadline
  • Meet with OPWDD, ACCES-VR representatives and other providers as necessary
  • Attend relevant and mandatory trainings
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining individual records to ensure regulatory requirements are met; assist in organizing and maintaining individual case records
  • Collect and enter data into the appropriate database
  • Meet regularly with supervisor
  • Maintain professional conduct / detachment from personal involvement with individual(s) supported and / or their family members
  • Uphold agency’s policies including but not limited to Code of Conduct and Ethics, Corporate Compliance, HIPAA
  • Actively participate in community events as needed
  • Exercise sound judgement as a matter of course
  • Assure the mission of ARISE is furthered by program undertakings that enhance the rights and interests of people with disabilities
  • Exhibit professionalism and integrity
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to successful community integrated employment services
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Solid computer skills; proficiency in MS Word, Excel
  • Able to multitask and fulfill multiple deadlines in a timely fashion
  • Bilingual fluency a plus
  • Valid NYS Driver License
  • Physical demands of the job include being able to: stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, listen and communicate appropriately

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year of qualifying experience providing direct services beyond routine personal care or supervision to individuals with disabilities in a rehabilitation program or facility, or providing vocational and educational services to individuals with disabilities in the areas of assessment, counseling, job coaching, guidance, placement, or job development

 

OR

  • An Associate’s degree or 60 college credits, and two years’ experience in service delivery to individuals with disabling conditions

OR

A combination of education and four years of qualifying experience providing direct services beyond routine personal care or supervision to individuals in a rehabilitation program or facility, or providing vocational and educational services to individuals with disabilities in the areas of assessment, counseling, job coaching, guidance, placement or job development, which in the judgment of ACCES-VR reviewers is substantially equivalent to the standards above