EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST/JOB COACH- THE GUILD SCHOOL (CONCORD, MA)

The Guild for Human Services

Concord, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2972816
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Transforming lives, realizing potential.

Come join our team if you desire to enrich students' lives!

Reports to: Department Head for Employment and Training Services

Please fill out an application and submit your resume/cover letter on the link below to be considered for this opening. Candidates who present with the appropriate background and skills as evidenced on their resume will be contacted to arrange an interview.

http://www.guildhumanservices.org/why-work-here/apply-for-a-job-at-guild-human-services/

The Guild's Mission is to provide high quality services, support and care for students with complex special needs through education, caring and respect. The Guild School provides its students and residents with the opportunities to grow and develop to their fullest potential


Basic Functions:
The employment training specialist provides direct services to students with disabilities to help find and keep competitive employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. This position coordinates and implements job development and placement programs; assists special education certified staff in the development of job plans related to assessment and training opportunities for individual special education students; consults area businesses for placement possibilities; provides extended assessments, job evaluations, training and placement for special education students in preparation for post-graduate employment.

Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
•Coordinate and implement job development and placement programs; assist individual special education students in developing job-related skills through assessment and training opportunities; consult area businesses for placement possibilities
• Responsible for development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Transition Planning Forms (TPF) relating to employment
•Collect data from the implementation of the IEP and TPF and write progress notes that are then presented to the team
•Assist with ongoing job development for caseload including but not limited to: resume and cover letter development, interview preparation, individual job search, job coaching, preference assessments
•Provide job coaching to students in community as appropriate
•Able to perform CPI during crisis intervention procedures
•Transport students to various job sites
• Provide direct instruction and support to students in the areas of social skills, self-care (ADLs), and vocational tasks
• Physical capacity and emotional maturity to work in potentially stressful situations


Salary/Benefits:
The Guild for Human Services offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefit package including medical and dental insurance, and a 403B plan in addition to tuition assistance.

Qualifications:
•A minimum of one year experience working with children and/or young adults with developmental disabilities
•Bachelor's Degree is preferred (those with similar experience in lieu of a degree will be considered)
•Must be dedicated, energetic and committed to making a difference in students' lives
•A valid driver's license
•Ability to pass CORI/DCF and national fingerprint checks (required for employment)
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Special Education Assistant
  • Welcome to The Guild for Human Services!

    Welcome to The Guild for Human Services.

    Parents and referral sources turn to The Guild when they have a child with intellectual disabilities, with or without autism and with behavioral/mental health challenges. The faculty and staff who work at The Guild’s day and residential special education school and The Guild’s adult residential services are guided by our core values of integrity, collaboration, excellence, diversity, and respect. You, therefore, will feel comfortable and confident when you choose the professionals at The Guild to care for and educate your child, teenager or young adult. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Guild for Human Services is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Please fill out an application and submit your resume/cover letter on the link below to be considered for this opening. Candidates who present with the appropriate background and skills as evidenced on their resume will be contacted to arrange an interview.

      http://www.guildhumanservices.org/why-work-here/apply-for-a-job-at-guild-human-services/

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Matt Carmichael
    • 521 Virginia Road
    • Building 1
    • Concord, Massachusetts 01742

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