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Employment Consultant at Best Buddies International

Employment Consultant

Best Buddies International Baltimore, MD Full-Time
$35,000.00 - $38,000.00 / year
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Salary Range: 35000.0000 To 38000.0000 (USD) Hourly

Job Title: Employment Consultant

Department: State Operations and Programs

Reports to: State Director

# of direct reports: 0


Position Overview: The primary responsibility of the Employment Consultant is to ensure adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) are successful in their jobs. The employment consultant will assist a participant in securing a job, training them on the job and providing support during their employments. They work directly with program participants to support them with communication skills, social skills, self-advocacy, and helping them achieve their long-term goals. This includes developing strong relationships with individuals with IDD, their families, and their employers.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with people with IDD in a supporting role
  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum 4 years’ relevant experience
  • Must be adaptable and able to quickly and effectively develop and balance multiple relationships, and get results from a variety of people
  • Basic presentation and facilitation skills
  • Basic project and time management skills
  • Strong written communication and project/time management skills, including attention to detail
  • Strong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic understanding of social media and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Must be comfortable engaging with people with IDD
  • Must be engaging and comfortable meeting new people and addressing sensitive issues
  • Must be comfortable with frequent local travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities
  • Access to an automobile with applicable insurance

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

Programs

  • Travels to participant’s job sites regularly to provides job coaching which involves providing instruction, training, and ongoing support
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with individuals with IDD, families, advocates, counselors and employers
  • Stays in regular communication with employers/supervisors and advocates for participants' rights to equal treatment and pay from employers while encouraging self-advocacy and maintaining positive employer-employee relations
  • Provides participants with travel training and/or assistance with public transportation
  • Makes sound decisions about participants' welfare on the job site and follows all established health and safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all participants
  • Provides participants and their families assistance in dealing with social security issues, including explanation of work incentives such as Ticket to Work
  • Works collaboratively with team to identify opportunities for additional positions at current job sites and in the community
  • Attends events to increase local awareness about Best Buddies and identify potential program participants
  • Supports participants with preparation for public speaking engagements and fundraising activities
  • Supports assessment, job readiness process and job development for participants, when needed
  • Support school-based staff with job readiness and self-advocacy training, when applicable

Marketing

  • Contributes content and images for social media platforms

Operations

  • Assumes full responsibility for a caseload of employed participants, including documenting all services, paperwork, and communications in SET-Works database
  • Completes required paperwork in a timely and organized manner, including but not limited to Individualized Written Program Plan (IWPP), annual paperwork, safety exercises, and all reports required by local funding agencies
  • Collaborates with supervisor to ensure that all required billing documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner


 

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