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Vocational Services Professional

POSITION: Vocational Services Professional
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Vocational Services Professional (VSP) is responsible for ensuring vocational/employment services are delivered in accordance with person-centered planning approaches and adherence with Medicaid, HCBS Waiver and other funding regulations/requirements. This positions specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the subsequent items, and are characterized in the following five standards of performance, defined as below:
JOB KNOWLEDGE
Deliver vocational services (Pathway to Employment, Site or Community-Based Prevocational Services) utilizing strength-based, person-centered approaches to include community-based vocational explorations, work-readiness training, and facilitating a process of Discovery
Provide training, counseling and assistance to individuals to develop, maintain and/or improve desired vocational/employment outcomes
Develop, implement and monitor individual vocational action plans and collaborate with supervisor related to the same
Communicate with families, care providers, and/or advocates in provision of services and coordinate team planning meetings as appropriate
Network with community businesses to identify new vocational partnerships and promote vocational/employment services and supports
Act as a positive role model to individuals receiving services and maintain a professional presentation in all aspects of the position
Any additional duties as assigned
TEAMWORK
Encourage and maintain a positive, collaborative working relationship with all departments in the agency, staff, program participants, parents, and community partners/employers
Communicate all health, safety, program concerns, sensitive situations and incidents to supervisor
Attend and participate in all required and/or requested departmental or agency meetings
DOCUMENTATION
Complete required documentation in conformance with State and Agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures and billing practices
Perform documentation reviews to ensure records are maintained in conformance with State and Agency rules, regulations, policies, procedures and billing practices
COMPLIANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY
Identify and report any untoward incidents
Identify, report and/or correct all safety hazards that include physical site and/or work practices or concerns, assist with investigating all work-related accidents as requested
Participate in any investigations as required
Comply with all State and Federal regulations along with agency policies and practices
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Obtain and maintain required agency and other required training for this position
Attend all required training, staff development programs, committees and meetings as required by the agency and/or State and Federal regulations
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possess strong interpersonal skills including effectively communicating ideas/directions, maintaining professionalism, and being receptive to guidance/direction from supervisor.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Be computer literate with knowledge in agency operating systems and applicable software required for department needs.
Demonstrate sound judgment in normal work and emergency situations.
Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals.
Experience interfacing with business community and/or for non-for-profit agencies.
Able to work scheduled hours that may include overtime, weekend and/or holiday timeframes and maintain an acceptable work attendance as defined in the agencys employee policy manual.
Must physically be able to perform required certifications and lift twenty-five (25) pounds.
Possess a valid drivers license acceptable to the agencys insurance carrier.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation or related Human Service field
Or-
Associates Degree in Business; Liberal Arts or Human Services and two years applicable field experience
Or-
A combination of education and experience that, in the opinion of the reviewing agency, exceeds the above standards of the program.
ACHIEVE is pleased to provide a competitive benefit package. All benefits are available to full-time employees hired to work 30 or more hours per week.
Medical: Generous Employer Contribution
Dental: choice of 2 plans Generous Employer Contribution
Vision: choice of 2 plans
Group Term Life Insurance 100% Company Paid
Long Term Disability 100% Company Paid
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 100% Company Paid
401-K Retirement Plan
Cellular Telephone Discounts
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Paid Holidays 11
Paid Bereavement Leave
Paid Jury Duty
Tutition Assistance Program
Several VOLUNTARY Plans available, such as Medical Bridge Plan, Critical Illness Protection, Accident Indemnity, Short Term Disability, Optional Term Life Insurance



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