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Employment Consultant

Company: Best Buddies International
Location: Fresno
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy, and communication skills, and feel valued by society.Job Title:--Employment ConsultantDepartment:--State Operations and ProgramsReports to: Program Supervisor, Jobs# of direct reports:--0Position Overview:--The primary responsibility of the Employment Consultant is to ensure adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) are successful in their jobs. The employment consultant will assist a participant in securing a job, training them on the job and providing support during their employments. They work directly with program participants to support them with communication skills, social skills, self-advocacy, and helping them achieve their long-term goals. This includes developing strong relationships with individuals with IDD, their families, and their employers.--Job Requirements:Experience working with people with IDD in a supporting roleBachelor's degree or minimum 4 years' relevant experienceMust be adaptable and able to quickly and effectively develop and balance multiple relationships, and get results from a variety of peopleBasic presentation and facilitation skillsBasic project and time management skillsStrong written communication and project/time management skills, including attention to detailStrong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skillsAbility to work independently and as part of a teamBasic understanding of social media and familiarity with Microsoft OfficeMust be comfortable engaging with people with IDDMust be engaging and comfortable meeting new people and addressing sensitive issuesMust be comfortable with frequent local travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilitiesAccess to an automobile with applicable insuranceBilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not requiredJob Duties include, but are not limited to:ProgramsTravels to participant's job sites regularly to provides job coaching which involves providing instruction, training, and ongoing supportDevelops and maintains positive relationships with individuals with IDD, families, advocates, counselors and employersStays 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 relationsProvides participants with travel training and/or assistance with public transportationMakes 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 participantsProvides participants and their families assistance in dealing with social security issues, including explanation of work incentives such as Ticket to WorkWorks collaboratively with team to identify opportunities for additional positions at current job sites and in the communityAttends events to increase local awareness about Best Buddies and identify potential program participantsSupports participants with preparation for public speaking engagements and fundraising activitiesSupports assessment, job readiness process and job development for participants, when neededSupport school-based staff with job readiness and self-advocacy training, when applicableMarketingContributes content and images for social media platformsOperationsAssumes full responsibility for a caseload of employed participants, including documenting all services, paperwork, and communications in SET-Works databaseCompletes required paperwork in a timely and organized manner, including but not limited to Individualized Written Program Plan (IWPP), annual paperwork, safety exercises, and all reports required by local funding agenciesCollaborates with supervisor to ensure that all required billing documentation is completed accurately and in a timely mannerBest Buddies-- is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EOE and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational to Best Buddies International's core values and help the organization continue to achieve its mission. Here at Best Buddies, our goal is to lead and advocate for a more inclusive world.Best Buddies offers a comprehensive and generous benefits programs that include financial security, health and wellness and time off.

Keywords: Best Buddies International, Fresno , Employment Consultant, Human Resources , Fresno, California

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