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Employment Specialist

Company: Community Options, Inc.
Location: Drums
Posted on: November 26, 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 *Drums, PA.* 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. *This position requires travel throughout *_*Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Monroe Counties*_*Requirements: ** Bachelor's degree in related field preferred. High School Diploma/GED required.
* 2 year experience in related field
* Valid driver's license with good driving record
* Satisfactory criminal background *Responsibilities: ** Provides the necessary assistance for the individual to be placed in competitive employment and maintain employment.
* Teaches the employee independent job skills and requirements utilizing job task analysis and job specific supports, including assistive technology and personal assistance.
* Assists individuals in reinforcing essential skills, or teaching new skills appropriate to developing a resume, conducting a successful job interview, and completing a job application.
* Works side by side with newly placed individual at the job site, analyzing the job and breaking it into manageable components.
* Completes any unfinished work of the employee during the initial training.
* Identifies and solves problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer or co-workers.
* Builds a support network between the individuals and community members.
* Communicates employee's progress to the employer and support people, including family, residential staff and other professionals.
* Accurately completes all in-house documentation. *Why Community Options?** 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 Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V _#IND-PO_ Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Pay: $17.50 per hour Schedule:
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability Work Location: One location

Keywords: Community Options, Inc., Scranton , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Drums, Pennsylvania

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