The Competitive Employment Advisor (CEA) provides direct and indirect services to individuals with disabilities seeking to obtain and maintain employment. This includes the development of potential work sites, career development and placement services, on-the-job coaching, and retention services. Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate employment goals and schedules of individual receiving services and be on call when issues arise that warrant support or action. Support may include working onsite at different facilities, for specific lengths of time, at different times of the day. Services and supervision provided can be 1:1 ratio or for a team of new or established employees. The CEA should maintain a positive relationship with business partners and provide support and education to set a professional example through actions, attendance, dress and demeanor. Must be able to work independently with clients and have the ability to make immediate decisions in the best interest of their career goals.
Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Experience in the field of human services or supervision may offset degree requirement. CPR and First Aid certification required (training will be provided if non-certified).
3-5 years of experience in Employment Services is preferred. Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities desired, at least 3 years preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to multi-task and flexible schedule required. Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Physical demands will vary depending on the physical requirements of the work site. Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to perform essential functions. Ability to occasionally push or pull up to 50 pounds; lift and carry up to 25 pounds of dead weight (assistance if necessary). Ability to reach, turn and twist above and below the waist. Ability to stand for extended periods.
The work environment characteristics will vary depending upon the work environments of our clients. Specific characteristics, representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job will be described. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Director, Competitive Employment
Part Time, Summer Only
The summer Job Coach is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Summer Work Experience program operated through the BCI Skills Center. Responsibilities include work site training of the summer participants, maintaining quality instruction, administer onsite social skills training, and setting goals for the participants. He/She is responsible for the guidance and direction needed to intervene with participants one-on-one and set a professional example and expectation through their actions, attendance and dress. The Job Coach must act as an advocate on behalf of all participants and business partners under their direct supervision. The Job Coach must be able to work independently with their participants and have the ability to make decisions necessary to guide their participants to a successful and positive work experience.
High School Diploma required. Prior experience working with peoples with disabilities a plus. First aid/CRP training (we will certify if necessary) Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
Physical requirements will vary based on summer work site. Using fine and gross motor skills. Ability to push or pull up to 25 pounds. Lift and carry up to 30 pounds of dead weight. Ability to bend, stoop and reach is required.
The work environment characteristics will vary depending upon the work environment of the business partner. Specific characteristics, representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job will be described. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Summer Program Coordinator, Competitive Employment Director
In addition to competitive compensation, Skills Center offers a comprehensive benefits plan including paid leave, employer-subsidized Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, employer-paid Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with an immediately vested, employer-provided match of up to 4% of pay.
BCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)