Employment Training Specialist
Open Position: Employment Training Specialist (Full Time)
Department: California CSP Program
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Employment Training Specialist in the Community Services Program–San Diego/Los Angeles is responsible for assisting with job development for deaf-blind consumers and providing job supports once employment is obtained. Specific duties include:
• Provides pre-ETS to youth in support of readiness for employment.
• Provides vocational training on all goals established in the individual’s assessment.
• Contacts and consults with potential employers regarding the development of substantial jobs for qualified deaf/blind workers in collaboration with the Placement Specialist.
• Obtains employment interviews and assists consumers at the interview, if needed
• Provides counseling information and training to consumers to master basic life skills, work skills and appropriate work behaviors.
• Provides systematic instruction for the consumer to learn the job skills at the work site.
• Makes job modifications when necessary to allow deaf-blind consumers to perform job successfully.
• Provide training to consumers, as well as co-workers and supervisors, in communication strategies on the job
• Provides in-service training to potential employers, co-workers, and support service providers about the consumer’s skills, potential, and support needs. Such training can be applied to competitive or supported employment situations.
• Provide follow-up services for the employer and consumer in order to achieve a long-term and successful placement
• Maintains necessary documentation regarding consumer progress, communicates regularly with Community Services Program colleagues, and completes required case documentation and reports in a timely fashion
• Required: extensive travel throughout the San Diego and Lost Angeles service areas. Meeting all job duties and responsibilities may require use of a personal vehicle.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Social Work, or related degree OR Associates degree and minimum of three to five years experience working with individuals who are deaf-blind, blind, or Deaf. Prefer knowledge of Braille and sign language. Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred or candidate must become proficient within two years of employment. Strong computer skills including MS Word and Outlook required.