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Employment Specialist (Part-Time)

Company: Best Point Education & Behavioral Health
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Employment Specialist Flexible Hours - Might include evenings & weekends. FLSA Status : Non-Exempt Definition and Primary Objective : Delivers direct services to clients in all phases of the employment process. These services include but are not limited to: assessment, job readiness, job development, job search, pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS), and on-going employment support. Performs a variety of services/functions in multiple settings, displaying an understanding of individual client differences, cultural preferences, and community environments. Reports to : Transition Coordinator Direct reports includes: None Primary Responsibilities: Direct Client Service Provides the following services: one-on-one career exploration, job development sessions, resume development and critiquing, individualized job searches, job/task analysis, orientation and job training, collaboration with other service providers and/or treatment team, pre-employment transition skills, and other supports as required to assist clients to obtain and maintain employment. Finds and places individuals who are experiencing employment barriers into competitive community employment and providing job coaching services to those clients placed in employment utilizing the evidenced based supported employment principles. Implements employment goals as prescribed by the IPE and based on individuals--- strengths and needs. Provides transportation to clients as needed and aligned with service delivery. Actively supervises clients at all times. Weighting: 35% Internal and External Collaboration Develops and maintains quality relationships with funding and community partners, including frequent visits and face-to-face interactions. Develops and maintains solid working relationships with community business partners. Actively collaborates with other agency programs to ensure client needs are being met and to benchmark and share resources and expertise. Collaborates with school/work leadership in the coordination and implementation of transition activities. Communicates clients--- Individual Plan for Employment with parents /guardians, educators and agencies. Represents the agency within the community and with clients with professionalism at all times, maintains a strong customer service and public relations perspective. Works as part of an integrated treatment model to include marketing Vocational Programs to business, community, and referral agents, networking with HR Departments, development of individualized placement plans, building relationships with community employers, and providing job coaching/employment site support services to clients. 25% Quality Assurance and Effectiveness Ensures alignment and compliance with all regulations including but not limited to; OOD, and CARF. Attends professional group seminars and conferences to increase professional knowledge, implement best practices, and maintain CESP certification. Coordinates identification and implementation of research-based curriculum and assessments that lead to effective outcomes. Adapts programming as needed and appropriate to align with business needs/feedback. Participates in quality assurance and process improvement activities as identified. 25% Administration/Fiscal Responsibility Meets or exceeds monthly and year to date department productivity requirements. Oversees all billing processes for applicable funding sources, such as OOD. Uses program resources efficiently and responsibly. Communicates regularly with the finance department and oversees billing process. Completes all required paperwork in alignment with timelines and expectations of but not limited to; BP, OOD and CARF. Ensures grant/contract compliance and performance, serving as the point of contact for assigned funding sources: for example, OOD. Develops organized processes that can be understood and replicated. Maintains appropriate, confidential, records and provide timely reports. 15% Other duties as assigned Minimum Education, Experience and Other Skill Requirements: This position requires an Associates or Bachelor---s Degree from an accredited college or university. One year of employment support professional work experience specifically working with individuals with disabilities A CESP Certification is preferred, if not current must qualify. Experience working with OOD and community business partners preferred. Driving between locations and community sites is required as well as transportation of clients as needed. A valid driver---s license is required. Demonstrated skills in the following areas: self- direction/management, coordination of multiple tasks concurrently, interpersonal and communication skills, acquiring/evaluating information, crisis intervention and engaging/disengaging effectively with clients with barriers to employment. Must possess minimum technical skills including familiarity with Microsoft Windows and ability to use standard Microsoft Office applications. Work Environment: Exposed to a combination of office, school and mental health treatment environments. Exposed to children with behavior problems. May be exposed to shouting and clients who may be verbally and physically aggressive. May be exposed to blood or vomit and bodily fluids. Physical demands: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Clients with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend and lift up to 50 pounds. Must be capable of sustained exertion and be able to participate in the physical restraint techniques and exercises required to ensure safety of clients at all times. Our Culture: Best Point Education & Behavioral Health is Greater Cincinnati---s most prolific non-profit specializing in education, behavioral and therapeutic health services and autism services for vulnerable, at-risk youth, their families, and caregivers. Best Point Education & Behavioral Health is proud to embrace our ideals of an equal opportunity workplace by actions as well as our words. We lead our community with respect and tolerance, internally and externally, and we expect our employees to embrace this ideal and express it in their day-to-day interactions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against, based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

Keywords: Best Point Education & Behavioral Health, Cincinnati , Employment Specialist (Part-Time), Human Resources , Cincinnati, Ohio

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