|Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist|
Outcome: Provide support to employees with disabilities and disadvantages and assist other members of the Training Team to be successful in developing their skills and the skills of the employees they work with so that everyone will reach their potential
General Summary: Serve as a lead support professional and main contact person within the Training Team. Provide services towards the development of appropriate and functional workplace skills, attitudes, and behaviors for employees of all ability levels where barriers to employment exist. This includes: individual training plan development, assessment of skills barriers, individualized on-the-job training, and supports so that employees understand their responsibilities, are assisted in making choices appropriate to their interests, and reach their full potential.
Essential Job Functions and Duties:
• Provide case management of up to 40 employees
• Coordinate the English Language Learning Program
• Serve as a facilitator for the Employee Advisory Committee
• Maintain regular communication with Training and Rehabilitation Supervisor
• Provide guidance and support to other members of the Training Team as needed
• Represent Training Team at meetings as assigned
• Oversee follow-through on projects by Training Team
• Complete additional projects delegated by Training and Rehabilitation Supervisor
• Develop individual training plans, including measurable goals and objectives
• Complete progress notes in accordance with training plan
• Complete assessments of vocational skills and areas of functional limitations, per requirements of Department of Economic and Employment Development.
• Maintain contact with external supports of employees including social workers and families
• Maintain contact with guardians and conservators per legal requirements
• Provide individual training for specific job tasks
• Aid in monitoring job performance, and work with individuals to correct quality issues, etc.
• Provide coaching, emotional support, and soft skills training for appropriate workplace conduct, such as conflict management, problem-solving skills, and appropriate interactions with co-workers/supervisors to employees as needed
• Serve as an employee advocate by providing referrals regarding housing, social security, transportation, citizenship, job searching, and educational pursuits
• Help employees to do work safely, complete proper paperwork should an employee become injured or have an accident, and coordinate with security as appropriate
• Maintain documentation and confidentiality parameters in coordination of services by obtaining releases of information, facilitating the completion of informed consent forms, and creating documentation (case notes), etc.
• Assist supervisor with recommending and witnessing Conduct Improvement Notices to employees with disabilities in order to explain policies and guide employees towards successful employment experiences
• Follow mandated reporter requirements for vulnerable adults and people with severe disabilities
• Provide production goals to employees on an accurate and timely basis
• Complies to all CARF requirements to ensure certification
• Maintain regular communication with Human Resources to ensure employees needs are met
• Complete wage adjustments per DOL requirements
• Maintain on-going communication and partnership with Production