Employment Specialist

Ventura, CA

SALARY: $20- $22 per hour

JOB TYPE: Full Time

LOCATION: Ventura

Up to $750 Sign On Bonus

JOB TITLE: EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST, INDEPENDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Momentum WORK, Inc. provides services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our Individual Employment Services provide job development and placement for job seekers with disabilities. We match the talents of workers with the needs of employers. Once hired, we provide the worker with ongoing supports such as on- or off-site job coaching, when needed. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and monitors proper implementation and documentation of the Individual Service Plans for each program participant
  • Develops and maintains positive business relationships with businesses within the community
  • Develops job placements and or assessment sites that meet the guidelines of each person’s Individual plan for employment.
  • Coordinates the overall implementation of the program as it relates to the goals of each program participant in their ISP
  • Ensures that program components meet the assessed needs of the program participants in their ISPs
  • Assists in compliance with agency policies and CARF regulations
  • Responds promptly to emergency situations
  • Uses crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations when program participants are in danger of injury to themselves or others
  • Ensures that all required documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Completes intakes for job development and assessment referrals with the Case Manager
  • Acts as a liaison between community partners (including employers, persons served, families, business organizations, funding sources and Momentum WORK, Inc.
  • Attends scheduled meetings and in-service trainings as required
  • Handles approved petty cash disbursement as it relates to program implementation
  • Complies with all Momentum WORK Inc. policies and procedures
  • Completes all required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Other related duties, responsibilities, job coaching and special projects on an as needed basis

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to stand, sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to go up and down stairs
  • Ability to walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to push or pull wheelchairs when necessary
  • Ability to speak, read, hear, and understand technical written materials
  • The employee is frequently required to climb, stoop, twist, or bend and lift up to fifty (50) pounds, using proper body mechanics to minimize injuries to self and people served
  • Full awareness of environmental stimuli
  • Ability to implement Crisis Management, Safety & Pro Act techniques (training included)

Note:  ADA accommodations available.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one (1) year of experience working with persons with developmental and/or other disabilities in individual and/or group settings preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality regarding persons served and other related information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
  • Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and understanding because people served may have intellectual, emotional, or behavioral challenges, in addition to physical limitations
  • May need to be available during any disasters, per disaster plan
  • Must have reliable phone
  • Valid CA Driver’s License: must have an acceptable driving record as determined by criteria established by the Agency’s insurance carrier and by Agency policy
  • Valid certification in CPR/First Aid (Training included)

BENEFITS:

  • Incentive bonus for most placements
  • Paid Time- Off
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Friends & Family Referral Bonus
  • Direct Deposit
  • Anniversary Bonus
  • On-the-job Training Provided

We strive to employ dedicated employees who will be passionate about fulfilling our vision of inclusion, access, and opportunity for all