As an Employment Specialist you will manage job development and job coaching. You will work with people on job hunting, interview preparation, resume writing and on-the-job coaching. You will support people at their employment locations throughout Monroe County and coach them through tasks, build relationships with employers and help them to be productive in the workplace.
Support people in their continued application of soft skills like job hunting, resume writing and interview practice.
Assist people in their role based on their level of support needed, with a person-centered approach.
Maintain relationships with people supported, families and employers.
Secure employment for Job Path participants using strategies such as job development, job search/matching, employer education, task analysis and advocacy.
Coach people on and off job site to ensure employer/employee satisfaction.
Monitor job performance and job-related skills.
Maintain up-to-date records, billable service notes and Arc Job Path documentation.
Personal and professional experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This can be in the form of volunteer or internship experience!
Valid NYS driver’s license required. Reliable transportation to transport self and Job Path participants.
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What our Employment Specialists have to say...
"The growth I have seen with the people I support, whether they went on to supported employment or into another program, always makes me so proud of the work I do no matter how big or small."
"I have made numerous placements and supported many people over my 8 years. The stories I share and cherish the most are the people that I've worked with in the past that continue to contact me even after we stopped working together. The way we are able to impact people's lives is a far more rewarding success than any other job."
"One person that I support was having a very hard time at work with some co-workers and his behavior. I was able to support him in conversations with managers and co-workers to help him feel more comfortable at work and be successful. When I visited him the other day he thanked me and told me how much he loves his job. I love my job that much too."