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Job Development Coordinator

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

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Must have one of the following:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation, School Psychology, Social Services, Special Education, or Vocational Evaluation
  2. OR An Iowa license for Professional Counseling
  3. OR A current certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
  4. 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.


Working Relationships:

  • 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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Job Details

ID 549736
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Part Time
Pay $22.00-$23.00
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Clerical/Office Administration
Customer Service
Human and Social Services
First Shift
Second Shift

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Bachelors

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