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Position: Employment Specialist Schedule: Full-time

Location:
Denver, CO
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Position: Employment Specialist Schedule: Full-time, time spent on campus and in the community Starting Salary Range: * $17.00/hr-$18.50/hr *pay is based on education and experience If you genuinely care about providing youth and/or adults with a sense of direction and hope, then you’ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of youth and/or adults, but the community as a whole. Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in supporting the well-being of the individuals that we serve. As an Employment Specialist you will be a valuable asset to Laradon’s mission by a ssisting individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) in obtaining and maintaining competitive community based employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. The Employment Specialist will assist a participant in securing a job, training them on the job and providing support during their employment. They work directly with program participants to support them with developing job seeking skills, communication skills, social skills, self-advocacy, and helping them achieve their long-term goals. This includes developing strong relationships with participants, their families, funders, and their employers. No day is ever alike but you can generally look forward to the following responsibilities: + Develops and maintains positive relationships with individuals with IDD, families, advocates, DVR counselors and employers. + Attends IP, IDT, DVR, and other meetings. + Travels to participant’s job sites regularly to provide job coaching which involves providing instruction, training, and ongoing support. + Conduct assessment, job readiness process and job development for participants. + 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. + Conducts outreach to employers in the community through a variety of methods including: cold calling, arranging meetings, and attending networking events. + Works collaboratively with team to identify opportunities for additional positions at current job sites and in the community. + Assumes full responsibility for a caseload of participants, including documenting all services in Evolv and completing reports required by DVR. Completes required paperwork in a timely and organized manner. + Assesses employer’s needs to identify positions that are valuable to their enterprise and in alignment with participant's skills, goals, and support needs; this could include creating a job description and finalizing with employer. + Manages existing employer relationships and follow through on established leads. + Assists with developing, presenting, and maintaining a job seeking skills training course for individuals with IDD. + Models safe work practices through the utilization of site-specific and company safety procedures. + Communicates effectively with staff and supervisors regarding pertinent issues. Consults with managers to create efficiencies and improve work procedures. + Represents Imagine! Employment Services in an appropriate and effective manner in the community. + Maintain regular and punctual attendance + As Laradon is a small employer and employees work in a collaborative, team environment, employee must be physically present in the office to perform the different job functions. + Other duties as assigned. We proudly support our employees by providing the following benefits for this position: + Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance/FSA + Voluntary Life Insurance + Company Paid Short Term Disability + 401(k) + 4% Match + 11 Paid Holidays and 16 Days Paid Time Off (PTO) + Bilingual Pay Differential + Wellness Reimbursement - $100 per calendar year + Tuition and Certification Reimbursement + Student Loan Assistance + Development, job growth, and internal training opportunities + The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated + CDC and CDPHE protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees We believe in providing continuing education and development opportunities for our employees. To start you off right in your position, we’ll make sure you are trained in the following: + All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon + Orientation + Medication Certification + Mandatory Reporting + Incident Reporting + First Aid/CPR + Safety Care + Defensive Driving + Person Centered Training + Trauma Informed Care + Job Shadowing We ask that you bring the following assets to our workplace: + High School diploma or GED. + Must be 21 years of age. + Valid driver’s license and good driving record. + Two years of direct experience with individuals with developmental disabilities. + Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full workdays. Our commitment to you once you get here: Laradon is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DEI policy supports and strengthens Laradon’s mission of promoting advocacy, community access and independence for the individuals we serve and celebrating the unique differences and abilities of our employees. We honor and celebrate the contributions of ALL individuals in our workplace and in the community. To provide culturally competent services to individuals, students, guests, and staff/employees, our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel a sense of belonging and value. We applaud everyone. Our Values: Inclusion | Compassion | Advocacy | Respect | Empowerment Powered by JazzHR
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Laradon
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May 27 on WhatJobs
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