Must be comfortable in community, comfortable transporting individuals in personal vehicle if needed, helping with personal hygiene and able to meet DDS state requirements - PMT/CPT/First Aid
Under the direction of the Community Inclusion Program Manager, the Transitional Services Coordinator is responsible for providing direct services to individuals enrolled in the Transitional Services program. The Transitional Services program provides career discovery and career exploration opportunities to individuals in need of developing skills in the pursuit of future employment. Transitional Services assist individuals to prepare for participation in the workforce including acquiring or improvement of life skills necessary to be a successful participant in community based employment. Transitional Services start the day and end the day at the work center but the majority of services take place in community settings. Works closely with Community Inclusion Manager in coordinating community based work experiences for individuals enrolled in program. Acts as Case Coordinator for individuals in Transition Services. Ensures that programs meet the vocational habilitation and rehabilitation needs of persons served with an emphasis on person-centered services and the primacy of the individuals served right to self-determination.
Monitors the development, implementation, and documentation of individual plans for all individuals in Transition Services.
Oversees all documentation and materials specific to Stakeholder’s Standards. (DDS, CARF, BRS)
Attends meetings and case reviews as assigned.
Provides trainings and in-services to Community Inclusion Specialists to ensure accountability for the efficient implementation of consumer’s programs.
Conduct interest inventories and assessments to establish an individual’s career goals.
Conduct various career exploration activities with program participants including job shadowing, informational interviews and volunteer experiences.
Conduct various career preparation activities with program participants including resume writing, video portfolio, application assistance, mock interviews, transportation training, and professional image review. Benefit analysis and review to determine impact of future earned wages.
Financial literacy skill building.
Facilitate groups (Social Skills, Travel Training, Anger Management, etc)
Research, develop, and implement individualized habilitative, vocational and volunteer options for individuals in program.
Initiates and maintains ongoing contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives to develop volunteer, Internship, and/or job sites.
Perform other related duties as required.
Displays and upholds Easterseals core values of collaboration, respect, caring, excellence and accountability. Consistently demonstrates caring for the community we serve, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie.
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Familiar with goal directed, outcome oriented work in a vocational habilitation and rehabilitation environment.
Excellent computer skills, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Clear and effective communication skills.
Display good sound judgement.
Work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
This position may be authorized to have access to protected Health Information (PHI) to perform specific job duties.
Valid driver’s license, good driving record, personal vehicle and appropriate insurance.
Associates Degree in Human Services or related field required. Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred.
A minimum of three (3) years of work experience providing employment/vocational services to the target population and/or persons with similar needs required.