Community Options Inc.

Job Category:

Customer Service

Location:

East Syracuse, New York

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

13057

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Phone:

6099519900

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Employment Specialist

Community Options Inc. - East Syracuse, New York

Posted: 08/3/2018

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.  We believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.

We are seeking a dynamic Employment Specialist to work within a community-based employment setting to assist in supervising and training our individuals on how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skills needed for successful employment. 

Hours --> Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

Hours may fluctuate (evenings + weekend flexibility)

Employment Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Provide the necessary assistance for the individual to be placed in competitive employment and maintain employment.
  • Assist individuals in reinforcing essential skills, or teaching new skills appropriate to developing a resume, conducting a successful job interview, and completing a job application.
  • Work side by side with the individual at their job site to ensure it is broken down into manageable components.
  • Complete any unfinished work of the employee during the initial training process.
  • Identify and help solve problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer, or coworkers.
  • Build a support network between the individuals and community members.
  • Communicate employee’s progress to the employer, family, residential staff, and other professionals.
  • Accurately complete all in-house documentation.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years related work experience. 
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of employer expectations and local job market.
  • Valid Drivers’ License.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds (weight of average manual wheelchair when chair is empty).
  • Frequent lifting, stretching, and other physical exertion during positioning of consumers or equipment.
  • May transport participants in own vehicle (if applicable).
  • Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Insurance Options (Medical, Dental, Vision).
  • Paid Holidays—Including a Birthday Holiday!
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • Employee Incentive & Discount Programs.
  • 403b Retirement Plan.
  • Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities.

If interested, please click Apply Now or send resume to: resumes-sr@comop.org

Please Visit Our Website to Complete an Online Application!

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/COM1060COMOI/JobBoard/5cbca35a-adf1-993f-4fc9-41ad8639e2cb/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=6f976ef8-9ef5-4344-b7d4-904073a4a025

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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