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Employment Specialist

Company: Bridgewell
Location: Peabody
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Bridgewell strengthens communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training. We're committed to helping people in need, from those with autism to people with substance use disorders, become engaged members of their communities. Bridgewell is also the industry leader in developing innovative offerings in response to unmet or emerging needs. The Position: We are seeking a full-time Employment Specialist You will assess individuals on career options and assist and train them on paid on-site contract work as well as off-site employment opportunities. Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (40 hours) Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate with Program Director regarding Individual Service Plans. Implements an individualized program, based on each person's needs in accordance with their Individual Service Plan. With support from Full time Employment Specialist. Maintain data on designated objectives per the Individual Service Plan. Administer, tabulate and interpret work related assessments to determine each person's career choices. Participate in job site tours. Assist in evaluating each individual's job performance semi-annually. Assist with upkeep and maintenance of the program, follow cleaning schedule, report any maintenance issues, etc. Maintain all appropriate certifications (i.e. First Aid, CPR, PAC, Fire Safety, PABC, Human Rights, etc.) Other duties as assigned. Required Education/Experience: One year of experience working with individuals with disabilities. Experience with contract work, and off site employment helpful. Required Skills/Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of principles of normalization, behavior management and human rights Valid driver's license and one year of driving experience. Basic computer skills. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, employee is frequently required to climb stairs. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to drive a vehicle. Must have a normal range of eyesight with or without corrective lenses. Must have a normal range of hearing with or without corrective equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Bridgewell Offers: Excellent health benefits-medical, dental, vision. We believe our benefits package is one of the most competitive Generous paid time off includes your birthday (that's right, we even give you your birthday off) Collaborative work environment that values new insight and personal contributions With over one hundred programs in the North Shore, Lowell and Merrimack Valley we provide excellent opportunities for training and professional development Why Should You Apply: If top benefits alone don't sway you, then our compassionate and collaborative work environment should Bridgewell is committed to training and developing staff and provides opportunities for you to have a positive impact on the work you do. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Requires acceptable CORI results according to Bridgewell policy. Bridgewell is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Keywords: Bridgewell, Peabody , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Peabody, Massachusetts

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