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Employment Specialist

Company: Community Options, Inc.
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

*Community Options, Inc.* is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.We are seeking an *Employment Specialist* in *San Antonio, TX. * The Employment Specialist uses best practices and technology within a community based employment setting to supervise and train people with developmental disabilities on how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to perform specific job tasks, work routine, and personal life activities critical to employment success. Using the least intrusive methods possible on the job, their objective is to gradually reduce the time spent at the job site, as the individual becomes better adjusted and more independent.We are offering a *$1,000 FT Sign on bonus opportunity for New Hires! *_(Must complete 90 days of satisfactory employment to be eligible)__$14/hr to start with an increase to $20/ hr upon completion of _ University of North Texas for Supported Employment and vocational programs credentialing*Responsibilities** Support individuals through the employment process, including developing a resume, applying to jobs, and interviewing with potential employers* Teach individuals independent 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 tasks down 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* Communicate progress updates as needed to the employer, family, staff, and management* Ensure program documentation and billable records are completed accurately and timely* Report program status updates 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* Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with individuals receiving supports* Ability to exercise good judgment and remain calm in crisis situations* Excellent verbal and written communication skills* Excellent time management skills*What We Offer: ** Insurance Options (Medical, Dental, Vision)* Paid Holidays Including a Birthday Holiday* Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)* Employee Incentive & Discount Programs*403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match* Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities*If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the friendly staff at our San Antonio office!**Phone Number: * *(210) 212-4969*#IND-SACommunity Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer _M/F/D/V_Job Type: Full-timePay: $14.00 $20.00 per hourBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Professional development assistance* Referral program* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to Friday* On callWork Location: On the road

Keywords: Community Options, Inc., Pasadena , Employment Specialist, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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