FLATHEAD INDUSTRIES Job coach/employment specialist in KALISPELL, Montana

Flathead IndustriesPOSITION DESCRIPTIONAn Equal Opportunity EmployerPosition Title: JOB COACH/EMPLOYMENT SPECIALISTDepartment: Career ConnectionsSalary: $14.50 per hourBenefits: Healthcare Insurance, Paid Time Off and Sick Leave, 401KReports to: Associate Director of Vocational ServicesWork Schedule: 40 hours per week; flexible schedule. Monday through Friday. Nights and weekends as needed.Posted: March 13, 2019Closes: March 27, 2019SummaryThis position provides direct client supports in the areas of employment counseling, occupational evaluation and training, job development/placement, on-the-job supports, referral to community resources, and advocacy services for individuals seeking community employment. Maintains daily case-notes, record billable services, and prepare monthly case reports; and performs related duties as required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:1.Manage the responsibilities of their individual caseloads while working as a cohesive team to assure all clients receive excellent employment supports.2.Provide one-on-one assistance to clients in job development, job placement, intensive skill training at the job site; including skills related to maintaining community employment such as transportation, hygiene, and/or socialization.3.Assess, design, write and implement client objectives, employment and placement plans, and document client data, perform assessments to assist clients with achieving their individualized employment goals. 4.Attends Personal Support Plan (PSP) meetings per caseload and assist clients with writing individualized vision, outcomes, actions, and career plans.5.Attend all Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) meetings. Coordinate employment goals and objectives with the state VR system's rules and regulations. 6.Maintain daily case notes, record billable services, maintain a minimum of 75% billable activity, complete job analysis/task analysis, and prepare case reports as needed. 7.Provide advocacy and assistance in any area which may impact on-the-job performance and employability. Work with clients, families, agencies, and employers to coordinate efforts to remediate any identified employment barriers by offering alternative solutions.8.Establishes and maintains excellent professional relationships with clients, case managers, family members, guardians, community businesses, co-workers, VR counselors, PSP team, and with representatives of public service agencies.9.Operate corporation vehicle to provide transportation to consumers.10.Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.11.Knowledge of computer and software programs; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.12.Other related duties as assigned.Required Minimum Qualifications:1.The position requires education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree, in human services or behavioral sciences; OR equivalent work experience in the delivery of vocational and/or day services for persons with disabilities. 2.Knowledge of the Developmental Disability Program funded services, Vocational Rehabilitation process, training program management and practices, policies and procedures for DPHHS, principles of community integration and normalization. Training acquired through completion of College of Direct Supports, INVEST, Flathead Employment Career Path.3.Skills and certification in First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), managing non-aggressive and aggressive people (MANDT System). Training available in-house.4.Skill in effective communication which includes the ability to write clearly and speak in public. Must be capable of giving, receiving, interpreting and applying verbal and/or written instructions and directions.5.Must be able to remain flexible regarding work schedule; night and weekend work may be required.6.Valid Montana Driver's License, maintenance of a good driving reco