Want to work for a leading company? Do you want your efforts to have a positive effect on peoples' lives and society? Want to genuinely assist people of various backgrounds? Want to work for a company that truly practices promoting from within and provides opportunities for increased responsibility and growth to its' staff? Are you driven to perform to meet and exceed goals every day? If this sounds like you, we want to know you !!!!
America Works is an employment company working with clients of all backgrounds and experience. We have successfully matched candidates with ideal positions since 1984. Whether you are looking for employment, or looking for employees, America Works is here to make the connections that last.
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Join an incredible company of professionals who are passionate about embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for a person becoming self sufficient while learning how to navigate job searches and employment opportunities; and securing meaningful employment. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it !!
This position will provide you with a sense of purpose, unique challenges, and enable you to make a true impact on our business and the persons life you are enhancing.
America Works is an "innovative socially conscience company". We are currently recruiting dynamic individuals to join our team as Ticket to Work Specialist and Case Manager for America Works of Illinois office.
JOB SUMMARY: We are seeking a Case Manager to carry out the outreach responsibilities for this program. The Ticket to Work Case Manager provides comprehensive case management, direct job placement and retention to people receiving SSI/SSDI. Potential for full-time position if program permits.
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Solely responsible for placing Ticket to Work participants into employment and tracking their retention and specific milestones
Conduct all intakes, assessments, eligibility, and Individual Work Plans for the Ticket to Work Program
Conducts outreach efforts by phone and mail to individuals eligible for AW TTW program
Assists individuals in completion of assessments and program applications in person and via phone
Develop relationships with employers in area who are willing to hire Ticket to Work participants
Coordinate with referral agencies, identify community resources, and network with partnering agencies in order to recruit individuals who are on SSI or SSDI for Ticket to Work program
Mediate issues that may arise in the workforce involving clients and employers
Conduct weekly orientations and job readiness class for incoming clients or those who are interested in getting more information about the Ticket to Work program
Assist clients with resumes and navigating online applications
Provide other day-to-day support to clients as needed
Enter all data on time and correctly to support program evaluation and deliverable tracking
Ensure proper and timely documentation of services including case notes
Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization and within respective departments
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required
Must be able to pass federal background check
Three years of experience working with special populations
Start -up experience a definite plus
Experience working with adults who have mental health and substance abuse issues
Experience in creating and delivering service plans for participants
High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work
Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills
Excellent telephone communication skills
Strong clinical skills, and/or a desire to learn more about the effects of the Social Security field on the lives of adults
Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Excel