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Employment Specialist (Disability Inclusion) - $3,000 sign-on bonus

Company: Aspire Chicago
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Hourly Rate: $20/hourPosition Summary:The Employment Specialist will collaborate with an integrated training and employment team to prepare individuals with developmental disabilities for job placement and assist them in maintaining retention. Position is primarily remote, with occasional in office touchpoints. This is a client facing role and will assist in the execution of inclusive employment consulting engagements with community partners, under the direction of the Director of Community Employment. Position Responsibilities:Assist individuals in securing employment by conducting mock interviews, developing resumes, cover letters, and assisting with the submission of applicationsScreen employer requirements and individual's skill level and abilities to secure a successful employment match, and serve as a liaison between employers and the individuals at worksiteBuild a network of relationships with employers and identify job leads, cold calling, and networkingManage caseloads and document participant progress and activity via case notes, job coaching reports, staffing and progress reports according to the Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)Attend team and staffing meetings according to the Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) requirementsMaintain an awareness of local job market and opportunities in various industries and market Aspire's employment services with employers and referral sourcesConduct job analysis with attention to job details and environmental and social factorsProvide ongoing job retention support to ensure the success of placements while developing natural supports at each community-based work locationCreate adaptive supports as needed, including but not limited to, checklists, social stories, visual prompts and aidsProvide transitional job coaching and continued coaching as neededExecute components of inclusive employment consulting engagements as well as create support fade out plansProvide one-on-one Virtual Supports job readiness trainings on an as needed basisMay be required to transport participants as neededCommute to businesses and meeting to develop relationships and networkCooperates with compliance and quality improvement initiatives and protocolsAdditional duties as assigned

Qualifications:High School diploma or equivalent- requiredBachelor's degree in related field -preferredMinimum of 1-year related work experience in related fieldExperience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities -preferredValid Illinois Driver's License with good driving record-requiredProfessional demeanor while client facingStrong relationship-building skills with exceptional attention to detailEffective oral and written communication skills and ability to write reportsAbility to maintain confidential informationFlexible schedule with availability to work evening and weekendsAbility to deal tactfully, engaging and courteously with Individuals, employees at all levels, families and the general publicFull Time Benefits (regularly scheduled to work at least 37 1/2 hours per week)Health InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceBenefit Time (Vacation, Sick, Personal)13 Holidays403(B) Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributionDisability InsuranceLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Voluntary Insurances availableAspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community. In 2019, we joined forces with NorthPointe Resources to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin areas.Voted as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago. Together, We're Better!Aspire is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law PM22 Career SpecialistEmployment SupportEmployment Development SpecialistLake CountySocial ServicesRecruitingPI190682590

Keywords: Aspire Chicago, Waukegan , Employment Specialist (Disability Inclusion) - $3,000 sign-on bonus, Human Resources , Waukegan, Illinois

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