Employment Resources, Inc., a Madison-based nonprofit agency that advances the employment, health and financial security of people with disabilities, is seeking a Youth Transition Coordinator to work in Dane County with youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families as they prepare to transition from high school to community integrated employment.
The Youth Transition Coordinator must be able to travel throughout Dane County. Currently, ERI team members are working remotely. Applicants will need to have a suitable location to properly complete their work. ERI provides all necessary computer, printer and telephone equipment and other essential work tools.
Please note, ERI requires a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. To learn more about ERI, visit our website: eri-wi.org
Provide Transition Coordination and Employment Counseling Services
- Coordinate with schools and transition teams, as well as long-term care agencies to ensure effective transitions to community integrated employment and support services for young adults exiting area high school transition programs.
- Take a leadership role with respect to community integrated employment efforts.
- Create documentation and write reports to inform teams and other professionals about the individual to aid in finding employment and facilitate a smooth transition to the adult services support team.
- Discuss employment goals with youth and explore the services and supports needed to reach these goals.
- Coordinate with transition teams to assist the client in developing essential employment skills such as timeliness, attendance, attire and grooming, interactions with supervisor and co-workers, and following directions and completing assigned tasks.
- Assist with job search activities including skill, interest and ability identification, resume creation including visual resumes, job search activities, communication with employers, and starting a job.
- Outreach to potential employers and work collaboratively with teams to support client success.
- Attend internal and external team meetings to discuss clients’ progress and identify solutions to any barriers identified.
- Attend trainings and outreach events.
- Document client and collateral contacts, and other program administration, as requested.
Other Duties as Assigned
- Perform other duties as requested by supervisor or management.
- Adhere to all confidentiality, security and privacy protocols to ensure reasonable efforts to prevent loss, theft, or unintended disclosure of personal health information or other confidential or sensitive information.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, human services, vocational rehabilitation, special education, or related field;
- Five or more years of experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and community-based, integrated supports;
- Demonstrated commitment that everyone has the skills to work in integrated community settings;
- Demonstrated computer and software skills required; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
- Understand and apply confidentiality and privacy practices as they relate to HIPAA;
- Ability to understand and empathize with the clients’ situations and the complexity of these programs for the clients;
- Strong communications and interpersonal skills;
- Strong service coordination and facilitation skills;
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision;
- Ability to team with co-workers and community partners;
- Ability to prioritize and continually meet numerous deadlines for high-volume tasks;
- Ability to change and adapt strategies to meet deadlines and address problems that may arise in a calm manner;
- Ability to efficiently and creatively approach and work through problems;
- Ability to work with a diverse group of youth, families and professionals, and to change communication styles accordingly;
- Ability to hold oneself and others accountable for one’s actions;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of both client and staff information;
- Ability to pass and maintain clearance related to criminal, caregiver and sex offender background check requirements; and
- Ability to travel within Dane County; must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and proof of personal auto liability insurance meeting Wisconsin’s minimum requirements.
Job Type: Full-time with benefits
ERI is an equal opportunity employer with talented staff, a creative and flexible work environment. ERI practices and promotes innovative services that advance employment opportunities, support personal choices, and enhance the well-being of individuals with disabilities across Wisconsin.
Please respond by providing a cover letter regarding your interest and skills related to this position and your resume outlining your experience with the above qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered. This position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 5, 2021.
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