If the thought of making an impact on the lives of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and those on the Autism Spectrum brings a smile to your face, then make a meaningful career choice and become our next Vocational Coordinator. Devereux New Jersey touches the lives of nearly 400 children, adolescents, adults, and their families with special needs, from outside the New York skyline to the Southern New Jersey shoreline. Individuals with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities are served via a broad spectrum of treatment settings including community-based homes and apartments, vocational training programs, family care homes, and consulting services.
As a Vocational Coordinator you will Inspire hope and Empower lives by:
- Assisting in overseeing daily operation of vocational programs, ensuring compliance with guidelines established by regulatory agencies and Center management
- Ensuring completion of documentation and duties of Employment Training Specialists and Vocational Aides.
- Assisting in creating flexible operation procedures to facilitate economical and effective use of time and resources.
- Scheduling assignments of Employment Training Specialists and vocational aides to ensure daily ratio compliance.
- Participating in personnel processes including the orientation of new Employee. Assesses employee job performance, conducts staff meetings, and provides supervision to vocational staff.
- Researching community businesses and industry, initiates contacts to promote program goals and production capabilities, secures contracts, and monitors production to ensure that contract work is completed in a timely manner in accordance with agreed upon specifications.
- Monitoring appropriateness of programs in meeting the vocational, emotional, social, clinical, and physical needs of assigned individuals.
- Ensuring that individuals are paid in accordance with federal, state and local wage laws.
A Vocational Coordinator role with Devereux will offer you:
- A comprehensive benefit package described in the Additional Details section as well as on our benefits site at http://learn.devereux.org/benefits
- Internal training in the behavioral healthcare field on Safe and Positive Approaches and New Directions annually
- Training for all DDD pre-certs including CPR, First Aid, Overview of Developmental Disabilities, Preventing Abuse and Neglect, and Medication Administration needed.
- Additional job related trainings and conferences and opportunities for education development
- Stability within an organization that has been providing services for over 100 years and a network that has 15 centers in 11 states.
- Hands on experience assisting in the running and oversight of a vocational program for DDD consumers
- Opportunity for internal growth and development including higher level management roles.
- 90 day and annual evaluation of performances with ongoing coaching conversations.
Keywords: Vocational Coordinator, Assistant Vocational Coordinator, Vocational, DDD, Vocational Manager, Developmentally Disabled, Autism, Community Based Residential Treatment
Devereux is a leading non profit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.
The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.
The accomplished individual will possess:
- Certification and background in Employment Services for persons with disabilities.
- Bachelor’s degree OR at least three years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in an educational/vocational setting. At least two years supervisory experience preferred.
- Have a clear understanding of the demands and expectations in business and industry..
- Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to consistently meet deadlines, ability to prioritize, multi-task and flexibility.
- Previous experience and knowledge of monitoring and managing fiscal responsibilities of a vocational or residential setting.