Training and experience gained through graduation from a college or university with major study emphasis in vocational rehabilitation or other related fields. Five years practical/relative vocational rehabilitation experience appropriate in lieu of formal education. Prior experience in coordination of services with community agencies, job development and/or marketing is preferred. Valid drivers license, good driving record and insured vehicle available for daily use.
· Collaborate with community resources and utilizes varying techniques in accessing services and jobs for individuals with barriers to employment.
· Evaluate individual’s functional abilities in a variety of settings.
· Develop employment situations matching individual’s abilities and job preferences.
· Teach job duties and responsibilities in increments to adults with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
· Work and communicate effectively with people, verbally and written.
· Independently make decisions, plan, schedule time and workload.
· Generate on-the-job training for individuals and assign supports for individuals or groups at community work sites.
· Assume job related case management and coordination of services for clients within employment programs.
· Perform task analysis of job, job modifications, and job redesign when necessary.
· Follow procedures established by the U.S. and Wisconsin Departments of Labor.
· Establish working relationships between clients, employers, and co-workers to promote integration and foster success.
· Maintain professional standards and relationships with referring personnel, organizations, and agencies to cultivate program growth.
· Responsible for time card retrieval and timely submission to payroll for clients on caseload
· Act as an advocate in the community to remove attitudinal, architectural and other barriers facing people with disabilities.
· Maintain awareness of local job markets and provides maintenance of employer files.
· Responsible for awareness of other employment-related programs and employer incentive programs.
· Work cooperatively with all staff members to achieve the goals of the facility.
· Writing skills to create reports, maintain accurate up to date case notes and perform assessments and evaluations.
· Writing and case management ability to assist clients in developing measurable vocational plans.
· Works to meet the program and department budget goals.
· Works to meet program performance outcome goals.
· Record, report, and contribute to monthly billing process.
· Use computerized case management system.
· Provide crisis intervention, individual and group counseling.
· Act a public relations representative through contacts and presentations with individuals, agencies and businesses.
· Direct support staff to effectively facilitate employment goals of persons served.
· Follow ODC and funding agency case management and reporting procedures.
· Maintain case files with complete, up to date information, forms, reports and plans.
· Plan and direct meetings.
· Promote and develop new service provision opportunities.
· Effectively solicit and utilize input from persons served, funding agencies, and significant others.
· Utilize customized employment and a variety of techniques to develop and promote integrated community employment.
· Ability to facilitate, initiate and respond to verbal, written, computerized, telephone and fax communications.
· Ability to demonstrate, train and/or model job tasks/duties/responsibilities.
· Ability to perform quality inspection according to ODC’s and/or customer’s requirements.
· Mobility to access various locations within/outside ODC facilities.
· Physical ability to lift or transfer adults when providing personal care.
· Physical ability to provide and/or respond to behavior intervention.
· Lifting 25 – 35 lbs frequently – up to 60 lbs occasionally.