PROGRAM ASSIGNMENT: Employment Systems
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Administrator
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. or B.S. in Social Work, Counseling, or a similar human services area and one year of work experience with individuals with disabilities or post-secondary education and experience totaling five years.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Counseling or work experience with individuals with disabilities are preferred areas of experience and/or advanced training. Demonstrated organizational skills, proven leadership skills and the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing are required. The nature of the job requires that the employee be able to travel independently and to enter establishments throughout the community. A valid driver's license and a driving record that is acceptable from a risk management perspective may be required.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: To employ the resources of Employment Systems and the community in the development and implementation of the Individual Service Plans (ISPs) for the individuals being served to support their goals. Monitor supported employment placements for individuals on your specific caseload in conjunction with other staff to assure a successful experience for the employers and individuals as appropriate.
1. Coordinates with Staff Supervisors in the daily activities of the assigned staff to assure progress towards the achievement of an individual’s goals.
2. Works with Staff Supervisors to ensure that the assigned staffs are familiar with the ISP’s and the proper implementation of objectives and strategies for each individual.
3. Develops/maintains the ISP in accordance with individual’s needs and choices, policies and procedures, and service goals based on current, accepted practices.
4. Serves as a team member of each individual’s Interdisciplinary Team and takes a lead role when employment and day programming services are developed or reviewed.
5. Provides individual counseling when appropriate to assist the person receiving services resolve issues or problems.
6. Serves as a liaison for individuals to access both agency and community resources.
7. Ensures all case files are kept current, organized and maintained in accordance with agency policies and procedures, accrediting standards and funding regulations.
8. Coordinates services with residential staff and other support services.
9. Provides daily instruction at Employment Systems and/or community job sites when necessary.
1. Recommends changes in programming policies and procedures when the need for such change is recognized as a means to improve the quality of services.
2. Assures the staff schedule is prepared for services in conjunction with other ES staff.
3. Actively participates in Summit Team meetings, daily scheduling and other staff meetings.
4. Assists in the coordination of regular staff meetings.
5. Ensures that all procedures and record keeping as required by the agency, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Human Services and CARF are understood and followed.
6. Develops and proposes funding and/or fading plans to Interdisciplinary Team members and Case Managers, as appropriate.
7. Coordinates with the Employment Support Specialist (ESS) to ensure that all individuals are paid appropriately and according to Department of Labor regulations for work performed. Also coordinates with the ESS to ensure proper billing of community businesses with which we have an established contract.
1. Cooperatively oversees Staff Supervisors and direct care staff, potentially including but not limited to: monitoring training requirements and salary changes; regularly evaluating performance informally; formally completing 6 month/annual performance reviews in a timely manner; and, actively working with staff to improve our services for both individuals and staff as appropriate.
2. Instructs/trains Job Coach/Instructors on proper implementation of services and goals to ensure consistency with the ISP.
3. Coordinates supported employment activities with Job Coaches and the work sites. Serves as the primary contact for community job sites where individuals on the assigned caseload are employed and maintains positive working relationships with businesses while monitoring employment progress.
4. Responsible for insuring medication management control procedures are in place and followed consistently at applicable job sites.
D. POSITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT VARIABLES:
1. The position requires the performance of tasks requiring multiple communication abilities along with the ability to make independent judgments under the pressure of time and circumstance.
2. The position entails a high degree of accountability and consequence of error. Errors in judgments can result in severe consequences to the agency.
3. This is a full time salaried exempt position with normal office hours of 8:00am until 5:00pm. However, the nature of the position requires occasional work in the evenings and weekends.