FULL-TIME 35-40 HOURS A WEEK
$15.00 – $20.00 HOUR
PTO and Holiday Pay included
AVAILABLE: MEDICAL, AFLAC, DENTAL, VISION and 403B Retirement
Challenge Enterprises of North Florida is a nonprofit organization that believes in the Power of People and Possibilities for individuals living with different abilities. Challenge Enterprises has proudly placed thousands of people with different abilities in job positions where they thrive, are happy, and make a difference. We open doors to employment that otherwise may have remained closed. We are passionate about ensuring that the people involved in our programs who seek career success have the ability to get great jobs with great employers. Our strategic partnerships with local and national businesses, government agencies, and other private entities provide sustainable job opportunities.
Job Description: The Supported Employment Program provides opportunities and assistance for people with disabilities to find and retain employment. This position assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining, and advancing in community paid employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. Duties include getting to know people and their interests, assisting with resumes and job applications, approaching perspective employers to hire individuals, support during interviews, assistance during hiring and on the job training. This position also maintains excellent communication with the participant, the referring agency, family, guardian, and other involved parties. This position must secure job performance feedback from employer and make appropriate adjustments to individual’s employment plan to enhance job performance. This position supports training opportunities in the Club Challenge in Orange Park and Adult Day Training Program in Green Cove Springs.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Responsibilities and duties of this position include but not limited to the following: • Promotes the mission of the agency “The Power of People and Possibilities for individuals living with disabilities.” • Follow all Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.’s policies and procedures as set forth in the Board of Directors approved Personnel handbook. • Participate in Challenge Enterprise orientation. Employment Specialist: • Provides individual counseling and on-going support to participants, employers, and advocates assisting and resolving employment related issues. • Demonstrates adaptive techniques to employers which will be beneficial in maintaining employment for participants. • Works closely with employers and participants to ensure continued successful performance by each individual, including counseling and job coaching • Establishes and maintains relationships with employers regarding problems, complaints, and progress of participants and recommends and implements corrective actions. • Identifies need for and assists in development of auxiliary services to assist participants in obtaining and maintaining employment. • Provides training to employed participants related to goals identified in their personalized Support Plan and or Individual Plan of Employment. • Completes all required documentation to satisfy and maintain state compliance standards. • Completes and submits all required documentation for billing using approved electronic system • Participates in monthly screening and referral meeting for Supported Employment candidates. • Must attend mandatory training and staff meetings as assigned. • Responsible for entering payroll data into electronic timekeeping system. • Other duties as assigned. Club Challenge Orange Park: • Recruit retired and retiring employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities from the work contracts. • Recruit adults on the APD waiting list for Clay County and on the Westside near NAS Jacksonville. • Recruit young men and women that have graduated high school in Clay County and do not have a job. • Facilitate person-centered planning with members, staff, and the community. • Engage in and facilitate outings with members providing safe and meaningful activities as directed by member’s personal goals and interest. • Access and incorporate Clay Transit for community outings on regular basis as indicated by scheduled events. • Nurture natural supports and facilitate safe social integration between members and the community. • Provide supervision and support for members in collaboration with community professionals. • Provide training for the members to enhance daily living skills, social skills, and self-advocacy. • Maintain excellent communication with supervisors and staff. • Report all incidents following the approved Incident Reporting Procedures. • Attend and participate in all mandatory and recommended training. • Work cooperatively to provide a safe quality person-centered services, and to meet the goals as identified by the member’s personal goals. • Coordinate the monthly calendar and social media posts with the Activity Assistant. • Verify daily attendance. • Verify daily documentation following the approved procedures. • Submit monthly reports following the approved procedures to the Project Manager. • Other duties as assigned. Adult Day Training – Green Cove Springs: • Provide training support as needed Duties and responsibilities may change, as agency needs change. Additional tasks will be delegated as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS • Meet State and Federal requirements for background check • Current 3-year clean driving record • Creativity and flexibility • Excellent basic math and writing skills • Excellent communication and organizational skills in English • CPR, and First Aid certified preferred
Education and Experience
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Must meet one of the following: • Four years’ experience or employment in a public vocational rehabilitation program; experience in job placement, job coaching, or counseling; or other related experience working with persons with disabilities. OR • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics, from an accredited college or university and one year’s experience as described above. OR • A Master’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration or economics, from an accredited college or university and six month’s experience as described above. OR • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an unrelated field, and two years’ experience as described above. • And Must be a State of Florida certified Employment Specialist or eligible to obtain certification
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