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Pre-Employment Transition Services - Employment Counselor

Company: Tempus Unlimited Inc.
Location: Stoughton
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Summary/Objective: The Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Employment Counselor will be responsible for teaching high school students pre-employment skills (one-on-one and in a classroom type setting) and to ultimately obtain an internship in a competitive integrated setting in the community. This role will cover the Southeastern/Boston, Massachusetts area. Bilingual preferred: Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole and Spanish 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 youth 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 Functions-- Supporting youth through the Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) through Workforce Innovation & Act Opportunity.-- Teach and run workshops which include resume writing/cover letters, how to properly fill out job applications, interview preparations, interview techniques, career research, career planning and workplace behaviors.-- Develop career plans that determine goals for employment.-- Assist high school students to obtain internships according to the Career Plan, and Secondary School Counseling.-- Assist to develop a community network of businesses to access on site assessment, and work base learning and/ or employment opportunities.-- Provide on and off the job support once youth is placed at an internship site.-- Support consumer in the method that is appropriate and least intrusive.-- Understand the On the Job Training process between Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and community businesses-- Submit documentation for monthly billing.-- Produce outcome of success in order to maximize Options annual contract and build upon the services.-- Maximize the independence of consumer during all services.-- Maintaining open communication with School, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), Coworkers, and Employment Service Manager, as needed.-- Documenting consumer visits, services and activities using the Zuke database.-- Assisting of the weekly Job Club, including preparing materials and creating topics/activities.-- Must report all suspected incidents of consumer sexual/physical abuse and neglect to the Disabled Person Protection Commission (DPPC)Requirements:CompetenciesPositive attitudeTeam player - Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics. Ability to effectively plan and organize your workloadReadily share useful information and knowledge with othersTreats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.Ability to build and maintain cooperative work relationships with othersEffectively collaborate in meetings and in informal interactionsDeals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.Strong organizational skillsPerform all other duties assigned by the Employment Services Manager. Preferred Experience-- Experience developing and writing lessons plan, vocational assessments, career planning, job placement and job coaching follow along services.-- Experience working with people with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation services-- Knowledge of MRC and DDS.-- Experience working with people with disabilities.-- At least 1year experience working with individuals with all types of disabilities.-- Fluency in reading/writing and speaking English language - bilingual preferred: Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole and SpanishRequired Education-- 2-4 year degree in human service field, education, social work, or related field, or at least 2-4 years of experience in teaching, vocational rehab, human service, and development disability field work.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.PI206692220

Keywords: Tempus Unlimited Inc., Boston , Pre-Employment Transition Services - Employment Counselor, Human Resources , Stoughton, Massachusetts

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