|Title||EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST COORDINATOR|
The incumbent in this position will primarily be responsible for the supervision and coordination of all Job Coaches and Employment Specialist (currently 3 locations: Longview, South (Loop), Main (Administration building).
This individual will maintain oversight of staff ensuring close contact with clients during job training and placement to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy; perform intake and coordinate situation assessments for consumers; coordinate job readiness and placement for persons coping with personal, social and vocational difficulties; communicate with business partners to maintain employment for consumers; verify/proofread documents/records as it pertains to benchmarks, Job Coach notes, and CCSA’s, etc.; monitor credentialing of staff; ensure all billing is submitted timely and proofread from all Job Coaches and Employment Specialists; conduct job interviews.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the above listed skills set in addition to demonstrating the ability to: supervise staff while possibly carrying a caseload of approximately 5-10 consumers; provide supported employment leadership; ensure Benchmarks are met and submitted timely by staff; partner with DARS and other community/business referral sources, such as schools and community groups to maintain relationship; analyze information from interviews, educational and medical records, consult with other professionals; locate barriers to employment and work with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers; communicate effectively orally and in writing; other duties as assigned.
Qualified individuals must have a high school diploma or GED; in addition to a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S) in a related field of study (rehabilitation, business, marketing, or a related human services field (a Master’s degree is a plus); four years related experience, two of which included supervision of staff. A valid TXDL/driving record acceptable to agency liability carrier is required for this position; ability to lift up to 25lbs.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to communicate effectively orally, in writing and electronically; supervise staff providing services to consumers with varying disabilities; conduct situational assessments, proofread and verify confidential documentation; provide secure storage of confidential files; organize, plan and prioritize work; make decisions and solve problems; work with outside agencies. This is a highly confidential position.