• Employment Coordinator - Clubhouse

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/10/2018 1:08 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1464
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Case Management
    Schedule
    Mon-Fri 8a-4p
    Minimum Pay Rate
    USD $14.42/Hr.
    Maximum Pay Rate
    USD $14.42/Hr.
    City
    Brockton
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02301
  • Overview

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    The Employment Coordinator provides necessary supports to enable members to acquire and maintain community based employment in business and industry, including job development. Provide service within the Recovery Model utilizing a person centered approach.

     

    High School Diploma Required with at least 3 years of experience providing services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities. A valid driver's license in state of residence and own means of transportation.  Bachelor's Degree preferred.

     

    The Clubhouse is designed to facilitate recovery through individual assistance, group support, member involvement in daily operations, peer support, and advocacy. Clubhouse staff provides assistance and support in many areas including community linkages, employment services, education assistance, life skills, housing supports, health and wellness, social and recreational services and outreach

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

     

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
      • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
      • 11 paid holidays
      • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

    Responsibilities

    General Statement of Duties: Provide necessary supports to enable members to acquire and maintain community based employment in business and industry, including job development. Provide service within the Recovery Model utilizing a person centered approach.

     

    Responsibilities:

    1. Job Development:
      • Identify job sites for Supported Employment and Transition Employment placements.
      • Negotiate with companies for potential Employment placements.
      • Manage implementation of job placements in conjunction with the Program Director and member.
      • Promptly identify the need for resources to address social skill development techniques and implementation strategies in conjunction with the community business to ensure needed supports are in place.
      • Provide one-to-one supports to individuals on site, off site and through telephonic outreach to encourage engagement in employment related activities. Meet any challenges, including emergency procedures as required.
      • Attend trainings related to enhancing employment opportunities, industry trends, etc.
      2. Training and Supervision:
      • Provide ongoing member training and supervision as required to ensure all needed skills are acquired in order to successfully maintain employment.
      • Participate in the development of each assigned members Action Plan utilizing a person centered approach.
      • Conduct group training that supports job readiness such as interview tips, developing a resume, asking for a raise, good work habits, etc.
      • Attend training seminars as requested.
      • Provide a positive role model for members in work related skills (i.e. attendance, punctuality, etc.).
      • Perform all job duties in a professional, respectful and courteous manner.
    2. Data Collection:
      • Maintain complete and current records according to BAMSI, DMH and employer policies.
      • Collect new data as assigned.
      4. Quality Control:
      • Assist individuals in maintaining quality job performance, consistent with employer expectations.
      • Maintain quality standards of employers by modeling appropriate adherence to policies and procedures of companies.
      5. Coordination of efforts with community employers:
      • Facilitate development of positive relationships between members, their co-workers, and employer.
      • Work closely and cooperatively with company managers, line leads and/or supervisors.
      • Support members to follow policies and procedures of specific companies.
      • Participate in individual evaluations and monthly progress updates as assigned.
      • Facilitate opportunities for members integration and use of natural supports.
      6. Coordination of efforts within Employment Services:
      • Participate in scheduled meetings, addressing members weekly schedule.
      • Attend staff meetings as required.
      • Attend Action Plan meetings as assigned.
      7. Maintain a safe work environment:
      • Provide appropriate assistance to ensure the safety and mobility of consumers at their jobs.
      • Intervene in crisis situations as needed or assigned.
      8. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
      9. Perform duties consistent with agency/program policies and procedures.
      10. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalency. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
      • At least three years work experience providing services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
      • Basic computer literacy, including the ability to record data, use electronic time and attendance software and receive and send electronic mail, as needed, is required.
      • A valid driver's license in state of residence.
      • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with persons served, families, service providers and case managers.
      • Demonstrated ability to interpret vocational rehabilitation evaluations and individual service plans and to conduct situational assessments.
      • Demonstrated understanding of the employment rights of individuals with disabilities
      • Demonstrated ability to market and outreach to employers.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of Assistive Technology regarding Job Accommodations
      • The ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods and to move equipment and supplies (up to 30 pounds) from floor level to approximately four feet above floor level
      • The manual dexterity and visual acuity to promptly and effectively complete keyboarding tasks on a personal computer, and to effectively use the telephone system, mobile devices and other office equipment
      • Ability to ascend and descend stairs while transporting supplies
      • Must be able to drive up to 2 hours per day

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