GENERAL SUMMARY: Develop, coordinate, and manage all aspects of Community Integrated Employment for Long Term Service (LTS) participants. Interacts closely with participants who may have difficulty advocating for themselves. It is the expectation of GICW that these interactions are aimed at assisting participants in achieving their behavioral, social, and/or vocational goals and will be performed with the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
- Educate GICW staff, participants, and other stakeholders about the community employment process and their role.
- Assess, in conjunction with Case Managers, the participant’s skill level pertaining to community employment.
- Help participants with job readiness training and other activities related to their employment transition.
- Develop business relationships which lead to integrated community employment opportunities for GICW’s LTS participants.
- Educate and work with employers/businesses to remove potential employment barriers and resolve issues related to community integration and independence.
- Establish informational interviews. Take participants to interviews and/or ensure these occur.
- Assist employers with task analysis for accommodations as needed.
- Provide and develop on-the-job training to participants at community job sites. Establish relationships with employers to institute ongoing natural supports.
- Train Skills Trainers on tasks at community jobs and provide job coaching services as necessary.
- Maintain confidentiality of LTS participant information.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and other funding and referral sources.
- Provide excellent customer service to all internal and external stakeholders.
- Foster and demonstrate a positive team environment.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- A Bachelor’s Degree with course work related to sales and marketing and one year of documented experience working with individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities; or a Bachelor’s Degree in social services and a minimum of one year experience in sales and marketing or documented experience working with individuals with disabilities.
- Possess knowledge of best practice methodologies for job development.
- Ability to give and understand instructions, learn new things, make proposals, ask questions, and convey information with ease.
- Proficient with Windows environment including MS Word, Excel and Outlook, sufficient to enter data in established forms.
- Function independently and in a team environment.
- Must have a valid driver’s license which reflects a driving record that meets GICW standards.
- Must be able to provide own transportation.
- Job qualifications may be subject to change as mandated by Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations regarding employees providing direct services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Must pass a drug screening test and background check.
- Work is primarily performed in an office environment and community work sites.
- Travel throughout the service area is required.
- May be exposed to individuals with unique behavior patterns.
- Moderate adaptability required: Work environment occasionally hectic (fast paced) with irregular short deadlines and a limited number of critical or unusual situations.
- DOT Strength Classification – Light.