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Signing Employment Specialist

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Hampton
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Employment Specialist to join our team. As an Employment Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting individuals with disabilities in finding and obtaining meaningful employment opportunities within the Hampton Roads Area. You will work closely with clients, employers, and community resources to develop job placement strategies and provide ongoing support to ensure successful employment outcomes. A glance at our benefits:

  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k option with employer match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • PTO and holiday payResponsibilities:1. Client Support:
    • Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify clients' education, skills, interests, and employment goals.
    • Develop individualized employment plans in collaboration with clients, identifying potential barriers and proposing strategies to overcome them.
    • Provide career counseling and guidance, helping clients explore career options and develop job- search skills (r----sum---- writing, interview preparation, etc.).
    • Offer ongoing support and coaching to clients throughout the job search process, including assistance in networking, job applications, and access to training opportunities.
    • Operate a motor vehicle to various work sites in order to train individuals with disabilities
    • Provide hands-on, one-on-one training during days, nights, weekends and holidays when necessary to ensure sustained employment of individuals with disabilities 2. Job Development:
      • Cultivate relationships with employers and community organizations to identify job opportunities for clients.
      • Match clients' skills, interests, and qualifications to suitable job openings and act as a liaison between clients and employers.
      • Negotiate job offers, ensuring fair compensation and appropriate accommodations, if necessary.3. Employment Placement and Retention:
        • Coordinate job placements, including arranging interviews, conducting follow-up meetings, and supporting clients during the transition into employment.
        • Develop and facilitate job readiness workshops, covering subjects such as workplace etiquette, conflict resolution, and career advancement.
        • Provide ongoing support to clients upon employment, assisting with workplace challenges, conflict resolution, and skill development.
        • Monitor clients' progress in their new positions, ensuring job satisfaction and addressing any concerns that may arise.4. Reporting and Documentation:
          • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of client interactions, services provided, and employment outcomes (placements, retention rates, etc.).
          • Generate reports on client progress and program effectiveness, identifying areas for improvement and recommending modifications to enhance outcomes.Qualifications:- Bachelor's degree in Human Services is preferred. Supported Employment certification a plus.- Proven experience (at least 1 years) as an Employment Specialist, Job Developer, or similar role while working with individuals with disabilities.- Knowledge of the job market and employment trends, including an understanding of various industries and their related skills requirements.- Familiarity with community resources, vocational training programs, and social services.- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to establish rapport and effectively engage with a diverse client population.- Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.- Proficient in using technology, including databases, career assessment tools, and Microsoft Office Suite.- Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. If you are passionate about helping individuals secure meaningful employment and possess the necessary skills and qualifications, we invite you to apply for the position of Employment Specialist. Join our team and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Hampton , Signing Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Hampton, Virginia

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