Placement Specialist (Full Time)
Open Position: Placement Specialist (Full Time)
Department: California CSP Program
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Placement Specialist for the Community Services Program supports Deaf-blind consumers in their job search by providing vocational assessment, counseling,and job placement services. Essential duties include:
• Conducts vocational assessments in collaboration with Employment Training Specialist and Community Services Program–San Diego/Los Angeles Coordinator.
• Performs situational assessments to identify consumers’ current level of employability or as part of short term trial work experience.
• Provides training classes in Work Readiness (Personal, Vocational, Social adjustment) for small groups of consumers or one on one in conjunction with Employment Training Specialist.
• Provides vocational rehabilitation counseling to consumers to ensure personal, familial, residential, behavioral, and medical needs are being met so that greater vocational success can be achieved.
• Contacts and consults with potential employers regarding the development of substantial jobs for qualified deaf/blind workers in collaboration with the National Business Relations Specialist.
• Actively engages in employment preparation, job development and employment retention with consumers based on their vocational goals and interests.
• Obtains employment interviews and assists consumers at the interview, if needed in collaboration with the National Business Relations Specialist
• Provides job coaching services and works collaboratively with Employment Training Specialists.
• Provides in-service training to potential employers, co-workers, and support service providers in regard to the consumers skills, potential, and support needs. Such training can be applied to competitive, sheltered, 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 reports in a timely fashion
• Required: extensive local travel throughout the San Diego and Lost Angeles service areas. Meeting all job duties and responsibilities will require use of personal vehicle.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Guidance or related field preferred. Two years of experience working with Deaf-blind, deaf, or blind in employment services. 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.