Salary: $19.00 per hour, 24 hours per week. Pay rate will increase as training is completed.
Education/Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a Bachelors’ Degree or High School diploma/GED and two years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities; ability to work independently; ability to establish and maintain relationships with consumers, employers and members of other organizations.
Communication Skills: Must be able to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing with consumers, all levels of staff, family members and other persons in the community.
Judgment/Initiative: Must be able to use good judgment in dealing with consumer issues/emergencies, as well as staff related issues. Must work well independently and maintain a good working relationship with the supervisor(s).
Valid New Jersey drivers license.
CPR and First aid certification.
Physical and negative Mantoux or chest x-ray every year
Essential Functions: Assist consumers to obtain and maintain competitive employment in a respectful and safe manner.
Know, understand and follow all Arc policies, procedures and practices as described in The Arc Manuals, DDD Supported Employment and Day Program Manual and by supervisory staff
Successfully complete the Supported Employment Specialist Training(s) or equivalent DDD pre-service training; Arc Orientation; CPR and First Aid; Preventing Abuse and Neglect; Medication; Medication Administration; Behavior Modification; and any other training required by the supervisor, within 120 days of date of hire
Assess each person with developmental disabilities assigned, to clearly identify the goals and abilities of the individual
Assist residential staff with coordinating transportation to and from the job or to provide travel training to assist the person to get to his/her job independently
Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of disability laws, Social Security regulations, work incentive guidelines available to individuals with disabilities and their employers
Maintain a professional liaison and communication with families, residential staff, employers, community members, etc.
Coordinate with residential programs, families and other staff to ensure development of pre-placement skills, e.g. personal hygiene, personal appearance, interview skills, social skills, self medication skills and budgeting
Participate in the IHP process and attend IDT meetings as a member of the individual’s interdisciplinary team
Initiate and maintain contacts with perspective employers
Work with employers to restructure jobs to match the goals and abilities of individuals with developmental disabilities
Conduct job site job and task analysis and identify modifications and accommodations appropriate for individuals with disabilities
Support the individual with disabilities in selecting a job, which matches their desires and abilities
Work with the employer to provide the on the job training and the initial support needed to learn the job
Identify and develop the supports required for individuals with disabilities to maintain employment, including natural supports on the job (e.g. co-workers)
Troubleshoot any problems that arises during the course of employment
6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 609.485.0800
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