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Employment Specialist- DMHAS

Company: Ability Beyond
Location: New Milford
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

At Ability Beyond, you can be Accepted, Celebrated, & Impactful!

Location: Danbury & New MilfordHours: M-F 8:00-4:00 FLEX (Full Time)Salary: $ 42,000 annuallyTravel Requirements: Around 100 to 150 miles a week (Gas milage reimbursement) -Responsibilities:

  • Provide vocational supports to adults with disabilities with their employment goals. Funded through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
  • No day is the same in career development, which keeps it exciting! As an Employment Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting clients in finding integrated, competitive employment.
  • You will network to identify opportunities in the individual's preferred field, provide supplemental training for the clients on the job, and provide support to help clients maintain their employment.
  • Responsibilities include goal setting, resume writing, interview skill building, soft skills and job coaching, and networking with businesses through job developing.
  • You will provide transportation to clients to job sites for interviews in a safe manner.
  • Documentation includes consistently and accurately completing all require Ability Beyond and funder documentation to expected standards.
  • You will provide ongoing follow up for each job placement including site visits, and arranged meetings away from work sites.
  • This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get into human services, recent college graduates, someone looking for a non-office-based role, or anyone looking for a career change.Benefits:
    • Extensive paid training and certification program
    • Generous benefit package (medical, dental, vision, pet insurance)
    • Paid time off (increases over years of service)
    • Self-directed retirement plan options (503B)
    • PSLF loan forgiveness eligibility
    • Flexible work schedules and overtime available that allow for work life balance
    • Access to an Employee Assistant Program including mental health resources
    • Ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging initiatives
    • Accredited certification programs in direct care, leadership, and other specialties
    • Employee mentorship program
    • Opportunities for growth and advancement
    • A culture of appreciation, respect, and teamworkQualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in the human service field. May substitute no less than eight (8) years of related work experience for the Bachelor's degree. -
      • Valid Driver's License is required
      • Requires daily use of registered, insured vehicle for transportation of clients served
      • Experience or interest in human services or health services preferredTo learn more about Ability Beyond, check out our YouTube Channel: Keywords: Employment Specialist, Location: New Milford, CT - 06776

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