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Employment & Training Specialist

Location: Hempstead
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Employment & Training Specialist Regular Full-Time Hempstead, NY, US Since 1893, Helen Keller Services (HKS) has been committed to improving the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired or have combined hearing and vision loss. Employment & Training Specialist Responsible for the execution of HKS's Mission, goals, and objectives through the evaluation and development of participant's/consumer's vocational skills, interests, and experiences to develop meaningful employment opportunities in an integrated setting. - Employment Training Specialists are also responsible for providing pre-vocational services to teens to prepare them for the world of work. They maintain positive communication with participants/Consumers, corporate employers, non-profit organizations, CBVH staff and HKSB employees. Employment Training Specialists must demonstrate a sincere commitment to HKSB's Mission and Values and conduct him/herself at a high professional level at all times and project a positive image of HKSB internally and externally. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assess participant's/consumer's vocational skills, interests, experiences, needs and appropriate services via a review of previous case documents and reports. 2. Schedule face-to-face/ virtual appointments with participants to better understand their vocational desires, abilities, challenges to work, and needs. 3. Assess their interpersonal skills in a one-to-one setting and group setting, either in person or using a virtual format. 4.Train and facilitate our Employment Empowerment Groups (Soft Skills) and our Foundations (holistic work readiness) program in all Helen Keller locations either in person or utilizing a virtual platform. These workshops will help our vocational participants to refine their communication skills and to provide them with an understanding of the workplace. 5. Assist with Youth, Pre-vocational Skills training, if need be 6. Coordination of all aspects of the adult vocational/employment process such as a job placement assessment, work experience training, job seeking, and job development services for assigned consumers/participants. 7. Monitor participant's on-the-job performance with supervisor via on-site visits, telephone, email and or a virtual platform. 8. Establish a rapport with NYSCB counselors and professionally communicate verbally or in a written format regarding services that are being provided for their participant. 9. Conduct all programs in Brooklyn, Hempstead and Islandia. 10. Perform case management services required with opening and closing participant cases. This includes all work required on CIS. 11. Maintain monthly roster and calendar of services provided to participants and any associated reporting. 12. Attend all HKSB staff meetings and any meeting or training that the Associate Executive Director deems appropriate. 13. Assist in obtaining contract goals. 14. All placement staff are expected to travel and perform services in our Brooklyn, Hempstead and Islandia offices, and to visit WET and competitive employment job sites, and attend meetings, trainings and conferences. 15. *During a crisis situation certain aspect of our training curriculum can be provided remotely, utilizing a virtual format. However, a face-to-face meeting with consumers/participants must be conducted in order to close authorizations as per the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB). EDUCATION : BA in the field of human services (sociology, psychology), or human resource experience, and or job coaching and development experience.

Keywords: HELEN KELLER SVC FOR THE BLIND, Hempstead , Employment & Training Specialist, Human Resources , Hempstead, New York

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