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Various positions available – Employment Specialist, Job Coach, Job Readiness

If interested please contact April at 210-270-7701 or email her at [email protected]

Employment Specialist
Responsibilities:
Vista Vocational Resources Center Inc. is currently seeking a full-time
Employment Specialist to work specifically with our Deaf and Hard of Hearing
caseload. The major responsibilities of this position includes working directly
with individuals who are disabled and seeking assistance in finding competitive
employment. Our clients are referrals from state and federal programs;
coordinating with Vocational Rehabilitations Counselors to establish and plan
services is a major responsibility of the position. An Employment Specialist
should be a dynamic individual who has both the business acumen to develop
business relationships with local employers and the desire to assist individuals
with disabilities in overcoming barriers to employment. You will be a resource
of information for job seekers by maintaining updated knowledge of the local job
market, possess the unique ability to create professional resumes, assist with
applications, and provide interview preparation and assistance for your clients.
Additional responsibilities include professional writing ability, computer
proficiency, as well as the ability to multi-task and adapt to changing
schedules to meet the needs of your client base. A typical client caseload is
about 15 to 30 clients and you will be expected to work in-office, make home and
employer visits, conduct phone or videophone appointments and transport your
clients, if necessary, to job interviews, job fairs, etc. As this position is
needed specifically to work with our Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload, fluent
American Sign Language skills are required; evaluation of ASL skill level is a
prerequisite to employment.

Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Rehabilitation, Education or Business related
area as well as experience working with individuals with disabilities,
specifically with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.
Training and certification are requirements of the position and are provided via
online courses and on-the job training provided by the Employer. A valid Texas
Driver license is required for this position as well as current insurance.

Compensation
This position provides a competitive salary based on experience plus bonuses,
Medical, Dental and Life benefits, paid training, and mileage reimbursement. The
hours are typically Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. although flexibility
is required to meet the needs of the client.
Job Coach
We are also seeking a part-time job coach, who will work directly with clients
in their workplace, providing assistance with learning job duties, completing
employment training and facilitating communication with employers. You are also
required to complete professional job coaching logs documenting your
interactions with clients. This position requires a Texas Driver license,
insurance, a high school diploma and at least one year of experience providing
direct assistance to individuals with disabilities. This position pays $11.00
hourly, provides mileage reimbursement, and paid training. The work hours change
depending on the client you will be working with and a flexible schedule is
needed. There is a need for job coaches who are able to communicate in English,
Spanish and/or ASL.
Vocational Adjustment Trainer / Job Readiness Instructor
We are seeking a part-time (32 hours) Instructor/Trainer to instruct both the
Vocational Adjustment and Job Readiness courses. The Vocational Adjustment
course is a unique and comprehensive class that assists job seekers in preparing
for the workplace and the expectations of employers. The instructor will work
individually or in a group setting providing training in subjects such as:
appropriate workplace behavior, workplace conflict resolution, employer
expectations, positive work values and ethics, grooming and hygiene
expectations, ADA rights and disclosing disability, requesting accommodations
and communications skills. The Job Readiness course is specifically designed for
our visually impaired and Blind case load and provides comprehensive preparation
for the job seeking process. Subjects in this course include: interview
preparation and practice, resume development, job application training,
discussing disability in the interview and job retention skills.
These courses run from one to two weeks and the instructor is required to
complete a thorough report summarizing the client’s progress and needs. The
curriculum and training is provided. Office hours are 8:30 to 2:30, Monday thru
Friday. Competitive hourly pay plus bonuses, and mileage reimbursement.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in rehabilitation or
education, experience instructing similar curriculum and working with
individuals with disabilities. Preference will be given to individuals who have
multi-lingual ability including a need for English, Spanish and/or American Sign
Language.

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