Company: La Frontera Center Inc.
Posted on: May 17, 2022
Job Description SUMMARY Supports clients in pursuit of
educational or employment goals. Provides supported education and
supported employment services. Assists with job searches and
applications for employment. Facilitates groups and Work
Exploration Class. Interacts with Vocational Rehabilitation
counselors, employers, teachers, student advisors, and others in
the service of seeking and maintaining employment and educational
goals. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Customer service/sales experience;
knowledge of Tucson job market, employment opportunities, and other
community employment resources. Associates degree or H.S. or GED
diploma and two years of experience with customer service, job
coaching/training, personnel, college relations or student
advisement experience; Or, Any equivalent combination of
experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
Must be able to pass fingerprint clearance. We offer a competitive
wage that includes shift differential and bilingual differential
pay for some positions, as well as the below generous benefit
packet for full-time employees . Medical, dental, vision insurance.
Flexible spending Accounts Health savings account with employer
contribution. 403b retirement account Tuition reimbursement up to
$5000 per year (accessible after first 90 days of employment).
Allowance added to pay to supplement additional benefits in the
amount of --- 2% of salary the first year and increasing every 2
years. 15 days of PTO in the first 2 years, increasing by an
additional 5 days every two years. 10 paid holidays. Short-term &
Long-term Disability. Bereavement Leave KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
ABILITIES Previous work experience in social service providing
employment support/services to adults with a serious mental illness
or other barriers to employment. Proven success securing preferred
competitive employment opportunities, volunteer positions or
educational opportunities for individuals with a serious mental
illness or other barriers to employment. Proven ability to
effectively identify and respond to the needs of persons with a
serious mental illness or other barriers to employment. Proven
ability to prepare reports within ADHS, BHS, RBHA and DES/RSA
guidelines. Proven ability to professionally disseminate
information through written communications, informational
literature and public presentations. Proven ability to effectively
collaborate with co-workers, sponsors, consumers, VR counselors,
case managers, family members and other stake holders. Knowledge of
career planning practices and techniques. Knowledge of interviewing
techniques and related career and job search skills. Knowledge of
human behavior, individual differences, motivation and attitudes.
Fingerprint Clearance May need to work evenings or weekends on
occasion Ability to complete certification in First Aid and CPR.
Ability to pass Physical Exam and T.B. Test DUTIES Interviews
applicants for employment services to discuss career planning
and/or employment opportunities, requirements, interests and
procedures. Provides job development and job coaching services to
assist clients in securing and maintaining employment. Provides
assistance in applying, registering and asking for accommodations
for educational goals. Interacts with Disabled Student Resources
advisors in the development of accommodations/supports for
successful educational experience for clients. Evaluates
work/school performance and coaches client as needed to improve
performance. Facilitates job preparation/exploration classes. May
provide benefits counseling and assist client with application for
benefits through the SOAR process as appropriate. Develop job
shadowing, volunteer or informational interview experiences for
clients. Assists in constructing resumes and cover letters.
Completes documentation of client services/encounters. Provides
services within guidelines of various grants. Maintains accurate
records, files, and submits reports as required. Interacts with and
maintains relations with clinical teams and outside agencies
involved in the support of the client. Assist with preparation of
grant proposals as needed for funding and/or funding continuation.
Employee must be able to monitor client activities, with or without
a reasonable accommodation. An individual may qualify for the
position if the individual is able to ---perform safely--- the
essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable
accommodation. ---Perform safely--- means to perform without
causing a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual
or others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation, as
defined by 42 U.S.C. 12111(b) and the EEOC---s regulations, 29
C.F.R 1630.2(r). Performs other related duties as assigned.
Keywords: La Frontera Center Inc., Tucson , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Tucson, Arizona
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