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Job Coach and Employment Counselor - Southeastern MA and Boston Area

Company: Tempus Unlimited Inc.
Location: Stoughton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Summary/Objective: The Job Coach/Employment Counselor will provide employment support to people who have disabilities that can include autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities . This includes support around employment goals as well as on the job support. To succeed in this role you will have good time management skills, good writing skills, strong organizational skills and prior Human Services experience, 1-2 years' experience working with adults with disabilities preferred. A 2-4 year degree in Human Services, Psychology or related field preferred, but experience may substitute for education. All candidates for this position must be at least 21 years of age, have held a valid US Driver's License and willingness to flex daily schedule and use personal vehicle. Essential FunctionsPerform job coaching duties. Assist with identifying accommodations to support consumer requests of employers pre-employment and post-employment.Maintaining open communication with employers, coworkers, and Employment Service Supervisor, as needed.Assisting with working one-on-one with consumers creating or updating resumes, cover letters, and applying to open positions.Assisting with working one-on-one with consumers practicing interview skills, including questions, answers, and behavior.Documenting consumer visits, services and activities using the Zuke database.Assisting with regularly scheduling/re-scheduling consumer visits to potential employers as needed.On the job support to maximize consumer independence at work - conducting task analysis, adaptive tools and instructions as needed.Assisting in creating consumer portfolios which include copies of the consumer's resume, an interview do's and don'ts packet, and a Job Application Log.Assisting of the weekly Job Club, including preparing materials and creating topics/activities.

Preferred ExperienceAt least 1 year experience working with individuals with all types of disabilities.Fluency in reading/writing and speaking English language - bi-lingual preferred Cape Verde Creole or Spanish preferred. Required Experience and Education2-4 year degree in human service field, education, social work, or related field preferred. At least 2-4 years of experience in vocational rehab, human service, and development disability field work may be substituted.Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role will be regularly in the field.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.TravelThis position requires an employee to be on the road as a primary function. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.Work Authorization/Security ClearanceAll offers of employment made by Tempus Unlimited are contingent upon satisfactory background check results. Pre-employment background checks will be conducted on all candidates that are offered a position at the agency in compliance with program policy as well as state and federal regulations. From time to time, these checks may be conducted on current employees to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and contracts.EEO StatementEqual Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle at CP where employment from recruiting through the end of employment is based upon professional capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, disability or any other characteristic as established by law.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.Other DutiesNote this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.PI175488143

Keywords: Tempus Unlimited Inc., Boston , Job Coach and Employment Counselor - Southeastern MA and Boston Area, Human Resources , Stoughton, Massachusetts

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