Interim, Inc. Employment Training and Development Specialist in Salinas, California

JOB DESCRIPTION

The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing Situational Assessment, Job Placement Non-Supported Employment Job Coaching and Employment Services for DOR clients accepted to the Case Services Contract.

WHO WE ARE

Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community.

WHAT WE OFFER

An exceptional benefit package including; Medical/Dental/Vision/403(b) retirement plan and Life Insurance. Offers competitive vacation and sick time.

HOW TO APPLY

To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at http://www.interiminc.org/employment/.

SALARY

Competitive Compensation; Nonexempt; 40 hours/week; Eligible for overtime.

REPORTS TO

Program Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: High School Diploma + 2 years’ experience in related field or Bachelor’s in a related field; ability to maintain paper work and computer-based information in an orderly and up-to-date fashion; work cooperatively with other Interim, Inc. staff and with other agencies’ staff. Excellent writing skills.

Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish; two years’ experience working as an Employment Training Specialist, or as a Job Developer, or working in social rehabilitation with individuals with psychiatric disabilities; experience or training in sales, public relations or marketing; ability to build and maintain effective job development sites; previously demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with psychiatrically disabled persons.

Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Employment Training and Development Specialist will assist with the following duties:

  1. Complete Case Services Contract intakes and establish client files of DOR referred clients.

  2. Obtain relative medical records and other appropriate information from Monterey County Behavioral Health.

  3. Participate in collaboration meetings between MCBH, DOR and SEES regarding mutual clients.

  4. Assess client’s needs to seek and maintain employment. (Situational Assessment)

  5. Provide SSI advocacy with benefit issues on behalf of DOR clients Refer clients to Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL) or DOR for benefits counseling.

  6. Collaborate with DOR, referral sources, significant others, and/or SEES staff regarding services for DOR clients

  7. Complete written daily and monthly progress reports for all DOR clients participating in services.

  8. Advise DOR clients individually and/or in groups on methods of obtaining and retaining employment.

  9. Educate employers about various disabilities, necessary job accommodations and services provided by SEES.

  10. Provide employment preparation, job development, and placement and retention services. (Employment Services)

  11. Provide on-site job analysis, consultation, and recommendations for worksite and job modification, and assists employers in identifying on –the –job training needs of DOR clients.

  12. Provide on and off site Non-Supported Employment Job Coaching.

  13. Complete an Employment Placement report for all persons placed and a monthly progress report on placement activities.

  14. Maintain an organized system of recording job openings, including the names of employers, persons referred and actions taken.

  15. Contact employers to develop relationships which my result in job placement for DOR clients.

  16. Support and provide vocationally-related interventions that will assist individuals in identifying and remediating barriers to successful employment.

  17. Facilitate group meetings.

  18. Participation in staff meetings.

  19. Work irregular work schedule when necessary.

  20. Conduct marketing and public relation activities as directed by Supervisor.

  21. Travel to employers’ place of business.

  22. Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs.

Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.

This job description is intended to have an accurate reflection of the qualifications and job duties; current management reserves the right to revise the job at any given time when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous description for this position.

Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interim Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment practices shall discrimination be permitted because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, citizen status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic protected by state or federal law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individual who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.