Job Development CoordinatorArea Residential Care, Dubuque, IA
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Area Residential Care is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1968 and headquartered in Dubuque, IA. Area Residential Care serves people with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Several residential options are offered to meet individual needs as well as vocational programs that create opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in the workforce. Services are primarily provided to residents of Dubuque, Jackson, Delaware, Clayton, and Jones counties in Iowa. Area Residential Care serves 250+ individuals and employs over 200 staff members.
MISSION STATEMENT It is the mission of Area Residential Care to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.
VALUE STATEMENTS Area Residential Care is committed to values that support its mission statement
Must have one of the following:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation, School Psychology, Social Services, Special Education, or Vocational Evaluation
- OR An Iowa license for Professional Counseling
- OR A current certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
- OR A current certification/Registration from the Professional Vocational Evaluators or Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialists
Primary Job Duties:
- Actively outreach to at least 20 local businesses per year; develop relationships to seek and promote employment opportunities for job candidates
- Place at least 10 individuals in community employment; provide job coaching and supports following placement.
- Work with the University of Dubuque to develop job skills classes
- Obtains advance approval from IVRS prior to providing an employment service
- Provides opportunities for the job candidate to identify, demonstrate and share their interests, contributions, talents as applied to potential employment tasks
- Provides opportunities for the job candidate to discover occupations of interest and skill match
- Convenes the rehabilitation team after each service/activity to discuss with the job candidate what was learned and the next steps
- Assesses the job candidate’s interests, aptitudes, preferences, achievement, and transferable skills to provide an appropriate recommendation, utilizing local labor market information, for an employment goal
- Coordinates and conducts comprehensive planning meetings as requested by the IVRS counselor to develop a plan that addresses the job candidate’s needs in living, learning and working environments
- Develops assessment sites and jobs within the local community, taking into account each job candidate’s abilities and their specific requirements for transportation
- Initiates stipend payments to a job candidate when real work is performed
- Initiates business contacts and relationships to obtain information to inform the placement process
- Communicates regularly with the job candidate and IVRS regarding progress
- Provides follow-up to determine the job candidate’s stabilization on the job
- Provides job coaching at the level identified by the partnership to assist the job candidate to learn the job and achieve stabilization
- Assist with workplace modifications
- Markets the job candidate to employers
- Documents successful completion of the Performance Measures and produces billing statements and reports required for each service
- Encourages job candidate’s success at work
- Provides crisis intervention if necessary
- Provides training as identified
- Monitors job candidate performance, outcomes, and timely payments
- Constantly ensures that individuals practice personal rights.
- Attends departmental and agency meetings and training as requested by his/her supervisor.
- Remains productive with minimal supervision.
- Constantly monitors health and safety conditions in each individual’s environment and trains him/her in healthy/safe practices.
- Maintains positive, professional relationships and effective communication with individuals served, agency staff, members of the community, service providers, and participants.
- Reports directly to Employment Supervisor
- Positions that report to the Job Development Coordinator: None
Hours/Days of Work and Working Conditions:
Hours may vary between first and second shift, Monday-Friday. Some weekends may be required. Must be flexible to meet the needs of the individuals. This is a part time position that has the potential to become full time upon development of successful employer-candidate relationships
Equipment Used to Perform the Job:
Miscellaneous office equipment such as telephone, answering machine, computer, fax, copier, and calculator; may require use of agency vehicles.
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