Job Title: Employment Specialist
Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Vocational Counseling, Rehabilitation/Human Services, Special Education or a related field and one year of experience working with individuals with an intellectual disability. -One year of related experience may be substituted for education. -Sales and business experience will also be considered. -Valid Driver’s License and the ability to get to various employment locations in Centre County. Have and maintain a safe personal driving record. -Pennsylvania Criminal History check (Act 33/34). -Demonstrate the ability to work independently and complete job responsibilities. -Physical Examination & TB Test Required. -Demonstrated ability to maintain a flexible schedule including early morning, evening, weekend and holiday shifts.
About This Job: The Employment Specialist is responsible for providing supportive employment services to individuals with a disability who are seeking or who have obtained competitive community employment. The Employment Specialist provides vocational planning services, including evaluation and employment preparation, job development, job coaching, and follow-along services. The overall goal of the Employment Specialist is to support individuals in each step of the employment process therefore allowing the individual to fully develop and utilize his/her vocational skill set.