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Disability Employment Specialist

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Job Path, Inc.
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New York, NY
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Published 16 days ago

Job Path supports people with developmental disabilities as they make choices about their lives and play valued roles in their communities. Job Path encourages people to explore what they want out of life and to chart their own journeys. Whether it’s finding a job, making a contribution in a volunteer role, establishing a home, or being part of the community, the goal is to assist the person to lead a full and active life.

Job Path is seeking an energetic, responsible, and creative person to manage a caseload of people who are currently employed. The Disability Employment Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the people they support are able to maintain and grow in their jobs and careers. Disability Employment Specialists must be proactive and persistent, seeking out ways for a person to grow on the job and by identifying issues before they jeopardize a person’s employment. Disability Employment Specialists must be reliable and punctual; in order for the people we support to be successful in their jobs.

The ideal candidate will be able to envision possibilities and opportunities for the individuals, and serve as a motivator for the members of a person's circle of support. The Disability Employment Specialist may provide direction to the members of the circle, giving them tasks to follow through on so that all may have a stake in the process of connecting the person to meaningful work.

Job Path is seeking a creative and energetic person to work with participants in Job Path’s Supported Employment program to customize jobs for the people we support. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following tasks:

  • Providing initial and ongoing support to a caseload of 10-12 people
  • Implement a Discovery process whereby Job path learns the strengths, interests and needs of an individual, through visits to the home and community and by interviewing teachers, parents, and others close to the individual
  • Create a vocational profile for participants served and a portfolio which describes the participant in text and pictures for potential employers. 
  • Network with personal contacts and circles of support to expand and further develop a pool of connections with potential employers 
  • Research businesses in NYC connected to people’s interests
  • Establishing and facilitating new partnerships 
  • Work with employers and organizations to customize jobs that meet the employers’ needs and capitalize on the skills and talents of individual participants.
  • Provide on-the-job training and support to people on and off their job sites 
  • Provide ongoing job coaching support to individuals with significant developmental disabilities at their worksites. 
  • Be a liaison with employers to ensure satisfaction with Job Path’s services. 
  • Provide documentation of all services rendered and guarantee all regulatory requirements are being met.

Documentation and Billing

  • Complete a daily hours chart to document all services provided 
  • Submit detailed case notes for all billable services on a daily basis into the electronic record keeping system
  • Complete a monthly summary that details services provided and progress for each person on a caseload 
  • Attend and provide feedback at Life Plan meetings twice a year for each person we support, creating and submitting Staff Action Plan

Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and at least one year of experience working with individuals with special needs or in job development

Location: At the present time, this is a hybrid remote position, requiring some presence in Job Path’s midtown Manhattan office. This position requires travel around the city to develop employment and support people on the job.  Once the public health emergency is over, the job will be office-based with some flexibility.


Salary: $38,000 per year, non-exempt from overtime, $40,000 per year with Masters Degree

Benefits: 

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Policy
  • Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pre-tax commuter and medical plans
  • 403b retirement plan with 5% employer match after two years of employment
  • Generous vacation policy

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to via our jobs board. Please note that we place special emphasis on the content in the cover letter:        

Or, send via fax to 212-921-5342 or mail to:

Job Path 

Attn: Aimee Althoff

256 West 38th Street 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10018


*Please note: Only applicants we feel meet requirements of the position will be contacted for an interview. No calls please. 


**Job Path is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on races, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, employment, or citizenship status.**

Vaccination: Job Path has implemented a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof as to their vaccination status in order to work on-site. Therefore, all new hires, prior to their start date, will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., receive both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) and provide a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card, or (2) or receive an accommodation exempting them from the vaccination requirement. Job Path will keep any information about an employee or applicant’s vaccination status confidential in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law.

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Job Path supports people with developmental disabilities as they make choices about their lives and play valued roles in their communities. Job Path encourages people to explore what they want out of life and to chart their own journeys…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Salary
USD $38,000 - USD $40,000
/ year

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Policy
  • Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pre-tax commuter and medical plans
  • 403b retirement plan with 5% employer match after two years of employment
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Policy
  • Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pre-tax commuter and medical plans…

Level of Language Proficiency

Written and Spoken English

Written and Spoken English

Location

On-site
New York, NY 11385, US

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