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Employment Specialist - St. Lawrence County

Posted: 04/02/2024

Position Type/Expected Hours Of Work - Hours will vary and include evenings and weekends. Hours will be scheduled according to the needs of the program, up to 40 hours per week.


Qualifications - High School Diploma required and 1-3 years’ experience preferred; Associate’s Degree and one year experience preferred.


Work Authorization/Security Clearance - Authorized to work in the United States and pass all background clearances.


Summary/Objective - Responsible for maintaining all required documentation according to the terms of the contract. Responsible for all intake and referral procedures to include screening and assessment. Provide internal quality control. Complete all assigned trainings within a timely manner. Work with employers in the community to create job placement opportunities. Oversight of situational assessments in the community. Responsible for attending networking events and vocational outreach in the community. Participate as a member of the team in one on one settings and in department meetings.


Essential Functions -

  1. Coordinate with employers for job placement opportunities.
  2. Responsible for creating situational assessments within the community
  3. Work with the person’s employer during placement and training to ensure a smooth transition to the worksite.
  4. Attend job fairs, outreach, networking, and informational meetings to promote employment services
  5. Coordinate services with the ACCES-VR counselors and OPWDD supervisors regarding all services on a regular basis.
  6. Provide work readiness classes and advocacy training utilizing the ACCES-VR course syllabus
  7. Conduct participant intake services and prepare all associate records.
  8. Ensure the person we support is able to complete the job components in a satisfactory manner.
  9. Participate in team meetings regarding people.
  10. Assist employment staff with scheduling, time management,
  11. Oversight of Employment Aides
  12. Ensure all documentation that is required by the state is completed for the case files.
  13. Complete daily and monthly progress notes on a regularly basis.
  14. Complete random site visits to employers and volunteer locations to ensure quality of services
  15. Ensure employer and participant satisfaction at training sites.
  16. Interact with the Coordinator and the Community Based vocational Counselor to ensure individual plans are developed and implemented to address the needs of the individual.
  17. Attend all trainings required by funding sources including Eleversity, NYS CASE, and CPI trainings
  18. Provide Employment Aide duties when needed.
  19. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Coordinator.
  20. Attend and satisfactorily complete all required in-services.
  21. Adhere to all Agency policies and procedures.


Competencies -

  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Time Management.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.


Supervisory Responsibility - None.


Travel - Travel is routinely expected depending on primary job location or other areas as deemed appropriate for the needs of the people we support or training purposes.


Work Environment - This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Work may require lifting, pushing, or pulling in excess of 30 pounds.


Other Duties - This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. I have read and received a copy of the above job description and understand the responsibilities fully. I understand that the preceding job description will be reviewed/updated at least annually; more frequent updates will depend on contract needs.


Wage Range - $16.67-$20.29/Hour, Based on education and experience 


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