Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
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Outcome: Provide support to employees with disabilities and disadvantages and assist other members of the Training Team to be successful in developing their skills and the skills of the employees
they work with so that everyone will reach their potential
Serve as a lead support professional and main contact person within the Training Team. Provide services towards the development of appropriate and functional workplace skills, attitudes, and behaviors for employees of all ability levels where barriers to employment exist. This includes: individual training plan development, assessment of skills barriers, individualized on-the-job training, and supports so that employees understand their responsibilities, are assisted in making choices appropriate to their interests, and reach their full potential.
Essential Job Functions and Duties:
- Provide case management of up to 40 employees
- Coordinate the English Language Learning Program
- Serve as a facilitator for the Employee Advisory Committee
- Maintain regular communication with Training and Rehabilitation Supervisor
- Provide guidance and support to other members of the Training Team as needed
- Represent Training Team at meetings as assigned
- Oversee follow-through on projects by Training Team
- Complete additional projects delegated by Training and Rehabilitation Supervisor
- Develop individual training plans, including measurable goals and objectives
- Complete progress notes in accordance with training plan
- Complete assessments of vocational skills and areas of functional limitations, per requirements of Department of Economic and Employment Development.
- Maintain contact with external supports of employees including social workers and families
- Maintain contact with guardians and conservators per legal requirements
- Provide individual training for specific job tasks
- Aid in monitoring job performance, and work with individuals to correct quality issues, etc.
- Provide coaching, emotional support, and soft skills training for appropriate workplace conduct, such as conflict
management, problem-solving skills, and appropriate interactions with co-workers/supervisors to employees as needed
- Serve as an employee advocate by providing referrals regarding housing, social security, transportation, citizenship, job searching, and educational pursuits
- Help employees to do work safely, complete proper paperwork should an employee become injured or have an accident, and coordinate with security as appropriate
- Maintain documentation and confidentiality parameters in coordination of services by obtaining releases of information,
facilitating the completion of informed consent forms, and creating documentation (case notes), etc.
- Assist supervisor with recommending and witnessing Conduct Improvement Notices to employees with disabilities in
order to explain policies and guide employees towards successful employment experiences
- Follow mandated reporter requirements for vulnerable adults and people with severe disabilities
- Provide production goals to employees on an accurate and timely basis
- Complies to all CARF requirements to ensure certification
- Maintain regular communication with Human Resources to ensure employees needs are met
- Complete wage adjustments per DOL requirements
- Maintain on-going communication and partnership with Production
- Update and maintain company computer systems
- Special projects as assigned
- Help people in a measurable way to increase their human potential.
- Create a safe work environment for yourself and co-workers
- Deal effectively with stress and time pressures
- Work well with others and promote a team environment
- Respond to internal and external customer's requirements
- Other duties as assigned
Skill and Knowledge Requirements:
- Ability to attend meetings both on and off-site
- Effective organizational and time management skills
- Knowledge of barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged populations
- Knowledge of various disabilities
- Ability to use various computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel
Bilingual capabilities needed: Bilingual ability may be beneficial, but not essential.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in social work,
vocational rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, or related field; or one to two-years related experience and/or training.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures
, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. The ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public is very important.
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule for.
- In an 8-hour workday, an employee always talks/hears; usually is walking and standing with occasional sitting, and rarely stooping, kneeling or crouching.
- An employee's job requires occasional use of a standard telephone, viewing computer/monitor and typing, also with occasional handwriting.
- Occasionally lifts weights varying from 5 pounds to 10 pounds and occasionally lifts objects from 29"-65".
- Normal vision with depth perception, close and far viewing, peripheral and color vision are always required.
- The employee always works in a moderate noise environment with occasional loud noise exposure.
- Typically works near moving machine parts, forklifts, and conveyors.
- Driving may be required and be as needed.
- Operation of large machinery and use of small devices such as staplers, scissors, and tape dispensers is rare.
- Dust exposure, chemical exposure, or other requirements are usual.
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