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Full-time, Part-time

Newton, MA 02456

**positions available throughout the state**

 

Currently seeking to expand our fully community based vocational program with opportunities state wide. Employment Specialist must have access to their own vehicles to use when working with participants, mileage will be reimbursed. Both part time & full time opportunities available.


 

Program exclusively works with participants with a history of Acquired or Traumatic brain injuries and supports them in gaining community employment, volunteer opportunities or even starting their own businesses. Each Employment specialist will be give a small caseload of participants to work with throughout their week. This is a unique opportunity to work with adults with disabilities without being stuck inside a building all day.


 

Under the general supervision of the Program Director, the Employment Specialist supports the participant(s) assigned in reaching their individualized learning goals that may include providing peer support, pre-vocational training and/or support for meaningful employment. These activities could include connecting with the local community and building relationships in meaningful ways; improving employment or volunteer skills; and/or finding and successfully engaging in competitive employment.


 

Person Centered Planning and Case Management:

  • Support participants to secure and maintain community based employment
  • Ensure that participants’ choices, interests and needs are supported and facilitated when planning and coordinating employment activities.
  • Provide case management services to assigned participants.
  • Utilize curriculum, assistive technology, and provide accommodations as appropriate for each participant.
  • Support participant in exploring and engaging in the local community.
  • Create a weekly schedule with participant to include daily community access.
  • Assist participant throughout all phases of employment including career exploration, job seeking, interviewing, employment coaching and job shifts.
  • Assist in initial orientation and oversight of quality control at work sites.
  • Act as a liaison between the worksite supervisor(s) and residential support(s) and participate in problem-solving, written and oral communication needs, coordination of tasks and other duties in accordance with worksite and MAB policies.
  • Provide job coaching and work closely with participants’ workplace supervisor(s) to ensure job retention and success.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of support strategies to accomplish ISP and MabVoc goals and objectives for assigned participants.
  • Prepare, accompany and support each participant for the work experience and other community –based meetings/interviews and perform follow up activities. Modify schedules to eliminate schedule conflicts. Modify instructional methods to meet learning needs of each participant.
  • Provide eyes on supervision of participant(s) throughout the assigned shifts'
  • All hires must be Covid-19 vaccinated to work at MAB.

Required qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred qualifications:

  • 16 years or older
  • Valid driver's license

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Posting ID: 774515925 Posted: 2022-11-24 Job Title: Employment Specialist