If you have the desire to make a difference and if you have the ability to help people learn, DSDC may have an employment opportunity for you. DSDC is looking for people interested in helping people realize their aspirations. Previous experience related to the disability field is not required.
DSDC benefits include:
• 403(b) Retirement Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
COORDINATOR OF PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SERVICES
A Masters or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of successful experience in working with individuals with disabilities, preferably in employment, counseling, job placement, job coaching or public vocational rehabilitation program
A high school diploma and four years of successful experience and employment in working with individuals with disabilities in job placement, job coaching, counseling or business environment.
Must have the ability to work autonomously with demonstrated creativity, initiative and commitment;ability to work with external agencies, such as public schools and vocational service organizations; well organized; effective communications in program mediums; computer aptitude and effective paperwork skills, able to communicate effectively with people both orally and in writing; demonstrate a sensitivity to the needs of other people; demonstrate sales ability and persistence; possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license and be insurable under agency insurance programs.
Work mainly outside of premises. Schedule may vary, including some evenings and weekends. Work effectively with minimal supervision.
Must be physically able to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Duties, Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:
- Establish new relationships and maintain existing relationships with designated high schools, school administrators, teachers, families, and Vocational Rehabilitation staff.
- Actively recruit students, families, teachers, and school administrators to participate in the Pre-ETS program by making individual and group presentations, participating in transition fairs, meeting with school administrators, etc.
- Meet with students, families, and other personnel to obtain necessary referrals and other documentation necessary for service authorization.
- Teach Pre-Employment Transition classes from the approved curricula to eligible students (maximum of 10 students per class).
- Complete monthly reports for each student participating in the Pre-ETS program and submit to the appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation office.
- Complete and submit monthly and quarterly billing to the appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation office.
- Assure working knowledge of the employment process, including related paperwork; completing ongoing training for Supported Employment practices and approaches to support, including, consultation meetings, other VR endorsed meetings, training sessions, workshops, or conferences.
- Assure communication with all team members and other relevant agency staff, representatives of people supported (including families, conservators, advocates, independent support coordinators, etc.) and regulatory officials by establishing and maintaining open relationships; attending periodic Employment Team meetings; attending any other meetings related to persons supported; cooperating with the individuals supported by the team, their families, conservators/guardians, and other representatives, particularly in relation to the individual’s working life.
- Maintain a professional appearance and presentation at all times, effectively representing the agency within the business community.
- Assure the rights of people supported by actively recognizing and promoting the protection of those rights at all times; ensuring that people are supported in a manner which enhances their dignity and respect; ensuring all employment-related activities are conducted in a positive environment that is conducive to the growth and development of people supported.
- Assure confidentiality of all privileged information and records concerning persons supported their families, team members, or other agency staff, as well as any additional information concerning the agency, its staff, clientele, or operations which may be considered to be of a confidential nature.
- Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that will be assigned from time to time.