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Youth Transition Coordinator – Dane County

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Position Type: Full-time with Benefits

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. Office work can be completed at ERI’s office in Madison, WI with flexibility for some remote work. ERI provides all necessary computer, printer and telephone equipment and other essential work tools.

ERI welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences to apply for this opportunity. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters creativity, innovation, and a stronger sense of community. Join us in our commitment to creating a workplace that values and respects the unique perspectives and contributions of every team member.

Essential Functions

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 high school transition programs.
  • Take a leadership role with respect to community integrated employment efforts.
  • Discuss employment goals with youth and their caregivers and explore the services and support needed to reach these goals.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with transition teams to assist in obtaining appropriate supports and services needed for the youth to be successful on the job and in their community.
  • 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.

Administrative Duties:

  • Attend internal and external meetings to discuss clients’ progress and identify solutions to any barriers identified.
  • Attend training 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;
  • Demonstrated commitment that everyone has the skills to work in integrated community settings;
  • Five or more years of experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and community-based,
    integrated supports;
  • Demonstrated computer and software skills required; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Understand and apply confidentiality and privacy practices as they relate to HIPAA to maintain
    confidentiality of both client and staff information;
  • Strong communication, service coordination and interpersonal 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 while adapting
    strategies to meet deadlines and address problems that may arise in a calm manner;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of youth, families and professionals, and to change communication
    styles accordingly;
  • Ability to pass and maintain clearance related to criminal, caregiver and sex offender background check
    requirements; and
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and proof of personal auto liability insurance meeting
    Wisconsin’s minimum requirements and be able to travel throughout Dane County.

About ERI:

Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is a private, nonprofit organization located in Madison, Wisconsin. ERI provides a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and beyond. Since 1990, our mission is to practice and promote innovative services to advance employment opportunities, support personal choices, and enhance the well-being of people with disabilities.

Our services include employment and benefits counseling services to people with disabilities who are considering or pursuing employment. ERI also offers consultation, training and technical assistance to employers, human service professionals, disability advocates, government agencies and the public regarding disability and employment issues.

To Apply:

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 jobs@eri-wi.org.

The search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 10,

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