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Supported Employment Specialist

Company: Community Options, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Community Options* is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states. We believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.We are seeking a dynamic *Supported Employment Specialist* to work within a community-based employment setting to assist in supervising and training our individuals on how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skills needed for successful employment.This role will support our operations in *Queens, NY* and pays $17 per hour.*Responsibilities** Support individuals through the employment process, including developing a resume, applying to jobs, and interviewing with potential employers* Teach individuals independent job skills and requirements utilizing job task analysis and job specific supports, including assistive technology and personal assistance* Work with individuals at their job to assist with analyzing tasks, breaking tasks down into manageable components, and completing their assignments* Identify and help solve problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer, or coworkers* Build a support network between individuals and community members* Communicate progress updates as needed to the employer, family, staff, and management* Ensure program documentation and billable records are completed accurately and timely* Report program status updates on a regular basis* Cooperate with audits, inspections, and investigations*Minimum Requirements** High School Diploma or GED* Bachelor's Degree preferred* Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record* Minimum 2 years of relevant experience supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities* Complete all state and agency required training per state guidelines* Ability to work individually and with a team to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities* Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with individuals receiving supports* Ability to exercise good judgment and remain calm in crisis situations* Excellent verbal and written communication skills* Excellent time management skills*Why Community Options?** Competitive Insurance Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)* Paid Holidays-Including a Birthday Holiday* Generous PTO* Employee Incentive & Discount Programs*403b Retirement Plan* Incredible career growth opportunities* Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities* Employee Incentive & Discount Programs*Insurance Options (Medical, Vision, Dental)Please Visit Our Website to Complete an Online Application! www.Comop.OrgCommunity Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V#ind-quJob Type: Full-timePay: $17.00 per hourWork Location: On the road

Keywords: Community Options, Inc., New York , Supported Employment Specialist, Human Resources , New York, New York

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