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Pre-Employment Training Coordinator - Springfield, MA

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Springfield, MA

Easter Seals Massachusetts


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Published 26 days ago

September 28, 2020

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING COORDINATOR - WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS


Easterseals serves 1.4 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services at 74 affiliates nationwide. We change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day, helping our clients build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work and play.

Join a great team and make a difference! Easterseals Massachusetts (headquartered in Worcester) is expanding this program to Springfield/Greenfield/Western MA. Positions are available immediately.


The Pre-ETS Training Coordinator provides individualized pre-employment transition services for students with disabilities enrolled in high school and/or post-secondary educational programs and provides job development and placement services in the Springfield/Greenfield Massachusetts area.

Essential Functions:

·        Provides instruction of pre-employment skills in an interactive classroom setting, in person and remotely (via Zoom) utilizing an existing curriculum

·        Demonstrates proficiency in creating webinars based on topics given, showing creativity and classroom management

·        Provides assistance to families, guardians and students with Zoom and remote learning

·        Builds relationships with local Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) offices and school personnel for efficient referral processes

·        Confers with MRC Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors on a regular basis for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and acting as a team member to troubleshoot any issues that might arise

·        May assist clients in the consistent and appropriate use of assistive technology as outlined in the students Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) for the purpose of developing greater self-sufficiency and functioning

·        Develops strategies for contacting potential employers

·        Reviews job descriptions and identifies the skills required to perform the job

·        Supervises interns at their worksites on a weekly basis, ensures intern payments, and provides job coaching when needed

·        Maintains on-going documentation related to monitoring and evaluating intern progress

·        Effectively communicates with youth, employers, educators, clients and disability professionals

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling or related degree in the human services field. We will consider equivalent specialized training and experience
  • Knowledge of job placement of persons with vocational/occupational barriers, including physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual disabilities
  • Experience with transition-aged youth with disabilities
  • Ability to teach classes in a manner that is energetic and interactive to people with various learning styles
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access), Zoom and Teams
  • Ability to teach classes in a manner that is energetic and interactive to people with various learning styles
  • Ability to adapt communication style to communicate effectively with professionals and clients with various disabilities and communication abilities
  • Willing and able to travel extensively in Western Massachusetts
  • Able to work flexible hours; occasional nights and weekends
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English helpful

Easterseals Massachusetts is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. We base all employment decisions on each individual's capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other legally protected characteristic.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING COORDINATOR - WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS


Easterseals serves 1.4 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services at 74 affiliates nationwide. We change the way the…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Easterseals Massachusetts offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, company paid STD/LTD/Life Ins, 403b, flexible spending accounts, PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement & continuing ed, 35 hour work-week, and much more!

Easterseals Massachusetts offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, company paid STD/LTD/Life Ins, 403b, flexible spending accounts, PTO, paid…

Location

Springfield, MA

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