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Employment Specialist

Company: Community options
Location: Morristown
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.

Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Your work will play a crucial role inassistingindividuals with learning physical, intellectual, emotional, and social life skills.

We are seeking aPart-Time Supported Employment Specialistin Morristown, NJ to work within a community-based employment setting to assist in supervising and training our individuals on how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skills needed for successful employment. The Employment Specialist is responsible for training individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the critical skills needed to gain and maintain successful employment.

Starting pay is $16.00/hour


  • Support individuals through the employment process, including developing a resume, applying to jobs, and interviewingwith potential employers
  • Teachindividualsindependent job skills and requirements utilizing job task analysis and job specific supports, including assistive technology and personal assistance
  • Work with individuals at their job to assist with analyzing tasks,breaking tasksdown into manageable components, and completing their assignments
  • Identify and help solve problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer, or coworkers
  • Build a support network between individuals and community members
  • Communicateprogress updates as needed to the employer,family,staff, andmanagement
  • Ensure program documentation and billable records are completed accurately and timely
  • Report program statusupdates on a regular basis
  • Cooperate with audits, inspections, and investigations
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned

    Minimum Requirements

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred
    • Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    • Complete all state and agency required training per state guidelines
    • Ability to work individually and with a team to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

      Why Community Options?

      • Competitive Insurance Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
      • Paid Holidays-Including a Birthday Holiday
      • Generous PTO
      • Employee Incentive & Discount Programs
      • 403b Retirement Plan
      • Incredible career growth opportunities

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        Community Options is an Equal Opportunity EmployerM/F/D/V

Keywords: Community options, Newark , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Morristown, New Jersey

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