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Discovery Specialist 

The Vocation Depot is expanding our Discovery Services and we are actively looking for individuals who are Discovery Certified to work with our customers.  There are several opportunities throughout Florida.  If you are a Discovery Specialist and interested in pursuing a career with The Vocation Depot, please send your resume and credentials to discovery@vocationdepot.org

Employment Specialist 

 

The Vocation Depot is always looking for qualified and passionate Employment Specialists to augment our existing team to provide Employment and Supported Employment services.  Our Employment Specialists are focused on our core services, where they assist our customers with Resume Development, Job applications & searches, Interviewing skills and Career counseling to help them find meaningful Employment.  

If you are interested in pursuing a career as an Employment Specialist, or have questions regarding the requirements, please send your resume and/or questions to info@vocationdepot.org

Job Description

Employment Status:  Full Time, Salary + Commission

 

The primary focus of the Employment Specialist is:

1. Assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment

2. Assist customers with job searching and applications, resume development and interviewing skills

3. Identify challenges in obtaining and maintaining employment and assist with resolutions

4. Build and maintain relationships with local employment sources, assessing employer needs and matching qualified candidates to potential job openings.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Four years’ experience or employment in a public vocational rehabilitation program; experience in job placement, job coaching, or counseling; or other related experience working with persons with disabilities. OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics, from an accredited college or university and one year’s experience as described above. OR

  • A Master’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics, from an accredited college or university and six month’s experience as described above. OR

  • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an unrelated field, and two years’ experience as described above. OR

  • The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in the area of Community Employment Services: Employment Supports or Community Employment Services: Job Development.  OR

  • The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) in the area of Behavioral Health.

  • Valid FL Driver’s License and safe/reliable transportation for transferring clients,

  • Valid Auto insurance with 50/100 limits and a clean driving record,

  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a Level 2 background check

  • Selected candidate will need to obtain Supported Employment Certification within first 2 weeks of employment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Tracks client’s progress towards goals and objectives in accordance with organizational policies

  • Breaks job duties and assignments into specific steps to facilitate clients learning abilities

  • Monitor client’s level of performance including determining when support can be lessened

  • Serves as a liaison between employee and employer and facilitates appropriate worker to supervisor relationships

  • Maintains accurate records on job coaching services provided to each client

  • Documents and recommends any action necessary to overcome employment barriers

  • Responds to crisis in accordance to policy and training

  • Develops and maintains written documentation

  • Makes all decisions based on the organization’s Vision and Mission Statement,

  • Completes all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

The responsibilities described cover the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this position and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. 

 

 

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