Ibero-American Action League, Inc.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Employment Specialist is responsible for providing service to consumers who are participating in the Employment programs.  

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with staff from other agencies as well as staff from Ibero programs.
  • Provides assessment and on-going service to a caseload of 4-7 clients.
  • Maintains accurate records and progress notes for each client.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of individual's vocational goals.
  • Assist the program coordinator in job development and recruitment of program participants.
  • Attend formal and informal training seminars relating to the Supported Employment Programs for Developmentally disabled adults.
  • Provides advocacy according to the participants needs.
  • Organize and implement training on job readiness as well as independent living skills.
  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.        

                                                                                                             

Authority:

The employee exercises considerable initiative and independence in scheduling meetings with program participants, referring agencies, and attending training seminars. Maintain the competitive framework of this program as established by policies and procedures of the agency and OPWDD.

Skills and Abilities:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Current NY State driver's license.
  • Experience working with community human service providers and working with Developmentally Disabled population.
  • Knowledge of community human service providers.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • A combination of training and experience other than the specified, if judged to be adequate for the job, may be considered.

Physical Demands:

The position does require occasional standing, squatting, lifting of up to approximately 10 lbs.

 

Ibero American Action League is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
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