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Employment Consultant

Company: Best Buddies International
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Salary Range: 45000.00 To 45000.00 (USD) AnnuallyJob Title: Employment ConsultantDepartment: State Operations and ProgramsReports to: Program Supervisor, Jobs# of direct reports: 0Position Overview: The primary responsibility of the Employment Consultant is to ensure adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) are successful in their jobs. The employment consultant will assist a participant in securing a job, training them on the job and providing support during their employments. They work directly with program participants to support them with communication skills, social skills, self-advocacy, and helping them achieve their long-term goals. This includes developing strong relationships with individuals with IDD, their families, and their employers. Job Requirements:* Experience working with people with IDD in a supporting role * Bachelor's degree or minimum 4 years' relevant experience* Must be adaptable and able to quickly and effectively develop and balance multiple relationships, and get results from a variety of people* Basic presentation and facilitation skills* Basic project and time management skills* Strong written communication and project/time management skills, including attention to detail* Strong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills* Ability to work independently and as part of a team* Basic understanding of social media and familiarity with Microsoft Office* Must be comfortable engaging with people with IDD* Must be engaging and comfortable meeting new people and addressing sensitive issues* Must be comfortable with frequent local travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities* Access to an automobile with applicable insuranceJob Duties include, but are not limited to:Programs* Travels to participant's job sites regularly to provides job coaching which involves providing instruction, training, and ongoing support* Develops and maintains positive relationships with individuals with IDD, families, advocates, counselors and employers* Stays in regular communication with employers/supervisors and advocates for participants' rights to equal treatment and pay from employers while encouraging self-advocacy and maintaining positive employer-employee relations* Provides participants with travel training and/or assistance with public transportation* Makes sound decisions about participants' welfare on the job site and follows all established health and safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all participants* Provides participants and their families assistance in dealing with social security issues, including explanation of work incentives such as Ticket to Work* Works collaboratively with team to identify opportunities for additional positions at current job sites and in the community* Attends events to increase local awareness about Best Buddies and identify potential program participants* Supports participants with preparation for public speaking engagements and fundraising activities* Supports assessment, job readiness process and job development for participants, when needed* Support school-based staff with job readiness and self-advocacy training, when applicableMarketing* Contributes content and images for social media platformsOperations* Assumes full responsibility for a caseload of employed participants, including documenting all services, paperwork, and communications in SET-Works database* Completes required paperwork in a timely and organized manner, including but not limited to Individualized Written Program Plan (IWPP), annual paperwork, safety exercises, and all reports required by local funding agencies* Collaborates with supervisor to ensure that all required billing documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner

Keywords: Best Buddies International, San Francisco , Employment Consultant, Professions , San Francisco, California

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