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Employment Specialist

Fedcap Rehabilitation Services Portland, ME
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $32,400 to $36,720 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Dental

What it means to work at Fedcap

The Fedcap Group is a family of companies that provides programs and services that changes the lives of persons with barriers. We help individuals move toward independence as valued members of their communities and in the workplace. Fedcap was one of the first vocational rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled in the United States and has broadened its services to address many more people who are marginalized. An organization started in 1935 by three World War I veterans who came home from war and could not find work because of their injuries, has become a vibrant organization where the opportunities are endless. Fedcap employees take pride in their work and enrich the lives of others. We are each a part of a team that makes a difference every day and provides the "Power of Possible."

Fedcap's Breaking the Cycle program has had a remarkable impact on needy families in the State of Maine.

Purpose of the Position:

The Employment Specialist is responsible for vocational assessments, developing FCA's, assuring participants adhere to FCA, assuring participants have support services, supporting participants on job sites, helping job seekers locate suitable job training programs and employment, helping resolve work related issues

Essential Functions:

  • Intake, Vocational Assessments, Career Counseling, Outreach Specialist, Job Developer, Liaison, Mentor, Troubleshooter
  • Observes all policies and procedures and attend all required trainings and certifications as scheduled
  • Interviews, motivates, guide, and counsels job seekers
  • Reviews the FCA and Functional Capacity Outcome (FCO) to individually and holistically provide guidance and direction to job seekers leading to employment
  • Conducts an intake interview for all referrals documenting all processes and identifying next steps for job seeker
  • Provides subject matter expertise in supportive resources and services that include Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Childcare Tax Credit (CTC), retention incentives, TANF disregards and activities related to Work Participation Rate (WPR)
  • Reports employment information for working participants through retention unit while assisting in obtaining employment verification
  • Observes (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) HIPAA compliance in all record keeping and job seeker interaction
  • Identifies and addresses job seeker needs and barriers to employment including child care, transportation, housing, and reasonable accommodations
  • Coordinates job seeker reimbursement for transportation and other supports with the Office
  • Family Independence (OFI) Unit in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Monitors case identifiers - 2-parent and single parent status for assignment of proper TANF activities
  • Provides intake and orientation services to assist job seekers with understanding and exploring needs, strengths, interest, aptitudes, experience, capabilities, career goals and family status and work to develop a proper FCA
  • Stresses urgency and ownership of the job preparation process by guiding job seekers through a learn by doing process
  • Provides counseling, intervention and program action planning

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in job development, human relations, employer relations
  • Experience in workforce development
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation field
  • Demonstrated history of ability to place job seekers in jobs

Requirements:

  • achelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation or special education, social work, psychology or
  • related field
  • Master's degree a plus
  • Performance of at least one year in developing and implementing vocational programs
  • Knowledge of state and federal program guidelines
  • Proficient in OFI and management systems
  • Three years of case work experience and implementing vocational programs
  • Knowledge of state and federal program guidelines
  • Proficient in OFI and management systems

Fedcap Rehabilitation Services

Why Work Here?

We Are a DYNAMIC and Growing organization! We operate in over 22 different states and the United Kingdom!!!

The Fedcap Group is a family of companies that provides programs and services that changes the lives of persons with barriers. We help individuals move toward independence as valued members of their communities and in the workplace. Fedcap was one of the first vocational rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled in the United States and has broadened its services to address many more people who are marginalized. An organization started in 1935 by three World War I veterans who came home from war and could not find work because of their injuries, has become a vibrant organization where the opportunities are endless. Fedcap employees take pride in their work and enrich the lives of others. We are each a part of a team that makes a difference every day and provides the "Power of Possible."

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