Position: Pathway to Employment (Caminos) Assistant Coordinator;
Supported Employment (SEMP) Job Developer
Department: Supportive Employment Services (Caminos and SEMP)
Position reports to: Day Habilitation and Employment Services Director & Assistant Director
Scope of Position: Under the supervision of the Employment Services Directors, makes an active and organized effort to maximize each employment service participant’s vocational development. Coordinates and implements employment services, supervises Employment Specialists, and records progress and needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Coordinator/Job developer will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Coordination of Services: Coordinates billable services according to OPWDD requirements and agency protocol. Acts as liaison for the participant between parents, peers, advocates, other agency employees, and employers.
- Supervision of Employment Specialists: Provides oversight, support, and training to ensure quality service provided by program employees. Contributes to the selection of and periodic performance evaluation of Employment Specialists.
- Readiness Training: Direct service interventions may include vocational counseling, advocacy, and job skills training, as indicated by individual’s service plan.
- Job Development: Utilizes a variety of Job Development techniques to meet program participant and employer/volunteer site needs by identifying and analyzing the work to be performed, aiding the participant in mastering job duties, ensuring that work performed by the participant meets employer expectations, and documentation of progress, noting stabilization and recommending any transitional supports needed.
- Vocational Assessment: Assesses the participant’s ability to function in both the work environment and community of residence, identify areas for improvement and developing strategies to target these areas.
- Job Coaching: Provides supervision and guidance to program participants at work sites.
- Refers participants to other agencies for supportive services based on client's eligibility for services offered.
- Uses a team approach to share information on participant progress or other relevant information to Employment Services team.
- Is responsible for documentation of services provided, case notes, and notable occurrences, and processing of time sheets and attendance records to ensure compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations.
- Demonstrates good judgment in the supervision of program participants and staff.
- Periodically reviews application files to ensure that applicants in need of employment services are being screened for potential enrollment.
- Participates in ongoing training to improve skills in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills, and work behaviors.
- Speaks before groups or serves as a resource person at conferences and other meetings, as required.
Serves as a role model for all Agency staff in promoting the Agency Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles:
- Fosters Agency and program wide cooperation and teamwork through use of positive/constructive communication techniques.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality in regards to all people served and personnel records.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, consumers, families and outside contacts
- Must be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality
- Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and appropriate software and E-Mail system
- Knowledge of equipment typically used by persons receiving services, including wheelchairs and adaptive devices.
- Ability to analyze problems and determine corrective measures.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Associate’s Degree in a Human Service’s, business and/or Psychology discipline. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- At least five years of managerial experience, preferably with the developmentally disabled population
How to Apply for Internal Job Postings:
If you are interested in applying for the above internal positions and meet the eligibility criteria under Sinergia Internal Transfer Guidelines (Employee MUST be an employee in good standing, CANNOT be on Probation for Conduct or other Employment Standards, Require recommendation of current supervisor), please submit a letter of interest together with your manager's name and your most updated resume to the HR Office before March 10, 2017
Attn: Lenny Moise, Director of Human Resources Email address: email@example.com
Tel: 212-643-2840 Ex 337 Cell: 646-477-7510 Fax:212-999-4982
Residential: Currently we are seeking per diem positions for Direct Care Professionals. This position involves working directly with adults with disabilities in their homes and accompanying them to appointments and recreational activities in the community. The position calls for the candidate to be able to work various shifts throughout the week, including nights, overnights and weekends. Candidates should have at least a GED. Prior experience, certifications in medication administration, CPR, First Aid, etc. are a plus, but are not required.
Respite: Currently, we are seeking per diem positions for Direct Care Professionals. This position involves working directly with adults and/or children with disabilities in our Respite apartment located in Uptown Manhattan. The position may also call for accompanying consumers to activities in the community during their respite stay. The position calls for the candidate to be able to work various shifts throughout the week, including nights, overnights and weekends. Candidates should have at least a GED. Prior experience is a plus, but is not required.
Information about other possible positions can be obtained by calling the Human Resource Department at 212-643-2840. Resumes with cover letters can be sent by:
*Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Fax to 212-999-4982
*Mail to Sinergia, Inc., 2082 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10035
Attn: Human Resources
References, background check, and State Clearance will be conducted on potential candidates selected for employment by Sinergia, Inc.
Affirmative Action Policy: It is the policy and intent of Sinergia that no otherwise-qualified individual with a disability shall, soley by reason of his or her disability be subject to discrimination in employment as a result of such disability. Sinergia shall seek and employ qualified personnel at all locations and facilities and will provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation and benefits, promotion, transfer and termination. In addition, qualified parents and family member of persons with disabilities will be recruited and hired for employment. To achieve this, Sinergia will advance its affirmative action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities, and will administer all personnell action without regard to disability and base all such decisions on vaild job requirements. We will ensure that applicants and employees with disabilities are informed of the contents of its policy statement. Employees and applicants shall not be subject to unlawful harassment.