Pre- Employment Transition Services Site Coordinator
DAWN Center for Independent Living

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Post Date: Mar 24, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 42000
Location: US - New Jersey
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Description
The Pre- Employment Transition Services Site Coordinator is a member of the Pre-Employment Transition (Pre-ETS) and Independent Living (IL) Team. In collaboration with team members, the Pre-ETS Site Coordinator is responsible for delivering a system of structured employment readiness services that will give students with disabilities opportunities and the tools to make a successful transition from high school to additional education, training or competitive integrated employment. He/she will assist consumers to access the full scope of services offered by DAWN Center for Independent Living (CIL), and assist in developing and promoting these programs and services.
Essential Duties:
•        Assist in developing curriculum-based, customized pre-employment transition services, IL life skills training, and other related programs and services
•        Assist in developing and cultivating partnerships with schools, community-based organizations, parent organizations and local post-secondary education institutions to strengthen transition programming for youth with disabilities.
•        Recruit students through referrals and contact with school system, agencies, etc.
•        Deliver content of pre-employment transition services and IL life skills or other instructional programs and services and/or customized content in groups or individually.
•        Implement instruction of participants in career paths, resume building, job search, interviewing techniques, appropriate work habits and interpersonal skills necessary for success in competitive employment
•        Assist student participants in developing individualized educational/career plans based on appraisals of aptitude, interests, personality and other relevant vocational factors
•        Oversee development, coordination, and implementation of activities including orientations, workshops, job shadowing, job sampling, site visits, internship placements, student seminars, and career exploration trips in accordance with WIOA Guidelines and Guideposts
•        Work closely with local DVR offices to coordinate referrals, assessments, and additional services as needed
•        Assess barriers/modifications at internship sites; educate employers on reasonable accommodation
•        Oversee evaluation of internships at work site and determine if changes are necessary
•        Maintain positive, constructive relationships with consumers, educational systems, referring agencies, funding sources, business community, families and the community at large
•        Maintain detailed and accurate service records of all consumer contacts, as per contractual obligations
•        Write, compile and submit reports, evaluations, progress notes and other required documents in a timely manner
•        Facilitate workshops and public forums relating to services provided
•        Keep abreast of all local, state and national policies, initiatives, programs, and services relating to employment and transition for people with disabilities.
•        Conduct outreach efforts to create an awareness of Independent Living, Transition and Employment readiness topics, best practices and challenges relative to youth in transition.
Education and Experience:
•        Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a Social Services field - and a minimum of two years of experience providing transition related services to youth with disabilities. Experience may be substituted for education on a year-to-year basis
• Previous experience working with individuals with disabilities required and ideal candidate must have access to reliable transportation


Skills
•        Knowledge and support of Independent Living Philosophy
•        Ability to relate to and communicate with people with disabilities, other stakeholders
•        Experience using workplace technology
•        Strong team player willing to take direction, initiate business activities
•        Self-starter
•        Professional demeanor and presentation;
•        Effective spoken and written communication skills.
•        Ability to organize work and set priorities
•        Ability to cope with moderate to high levels of stress.


Notes
Professional development and continued learning opportunities offered. Benefits include employer sponsored health benefits, vision and dental. Access to mileage reimbursement, paid time off, sick days, paid holidays, life insurance and 403b retirement plan. Job contingent upon proof of a valid driver license and auto insurance coverage limits of at least $100,000 / $300,000. DAWN Center for Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cover letter and resume required.


Contact Details
Name: Kristen Carew
FAX: 973-625-1942
Email: jobsdawn@dawncil.org