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Vocational Rehabilitation Career Advisor

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC152675403
Company Name
Goodwill - NNE
Physical Address

Topsham, ME 04086
Job Description
  • Workforce Solutions
  • VOCAT08473

Full-Time

Topsham, ME, USA #02101

Topsham, ME, USA

  1. Description

Feel good about where you work!

Join Goodwill NNE as a Vocational Rehabilitation Career Advisor as we work together to expand workforce services to individuals with disabilities who are accessing Vocational Rehabilitation services. As a Career Advisor you will work one-on-one with clients to develop and support their career goals.

Your day includes meeting with your clients to assess job competencies and barriers, working toward both short-term and long-term employment and training related goals, and connecting your clients with opportunities that result in sustainable employment. This is rewarding work, sharing in the successes of your clients is priceless.

Goodwill Northern New England – good works here!

In addition to employment that is fulfilling, meaningful and supportive, Goodwill employees also receive:

  • Medical, Dental, Life and Vision insurance offered
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid Short & Long Term Disability
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • 30% Employee discount at Goodwill stores in ME, NH & VT
  • Valuable job training with growth potential
  • Discount on personal cell phone plans
  • Local community discounts

One full-time position based out of Topsham, Maine, 40 hours per week, travel required throughout specific region of Maine

Working Hours: *Monday-Friday, business hours, occasional evening/nights may be required

Starting Rate: * $17.09 per hour

Job Summary:

1) Works with customers to assess work related abilities, skills and knowledge while assisting the customer in developing and carrying out a personal plan which may include resume writing, interviewing, and financial stability strategies. Builds and maintains partnership with referral providers of work related services. Provides job assessments and employment opportunities for customers as outlined in their personal plan. Establishes and maintains connections and relationships with community businesses to promote and further the Agencies services.

  • Develops and provides work related assessments of personal aptitude, abilities, skills and knowledge.
  • Coordinates services for participants with other internal and external programs, service providers, community organizations and training providers.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate customer personal plans, progress summaries, progress notes and other documentation as needed.

2) Represents the Agency in all interactions with other members of the Goodwill community and with the general public, supporting the agency Vision of creating sustainable communities that thrive through the fullest participation of their diverse residents.

3) Furthers the organizational commitment to triple bottom line results: integrating social, economic and environmental goals into thinking, planning and actions.

  1. Essential Functions:

Communication

  • Develops and provides work related assessments of personal aptitude, abilities, skills and knowledge.
  • Coordinates services for participants with other internal and external programs, service providers, community organizations and training providers.
  • Connects customers with potential employers and communicates extensively with Job Connection team.
  • Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of relevant businesses to promoting programs for customer placement; locates jobs for customers.
  • Recruits companies to participate in Job Connection services including training and workshop facilitation.

Knowledge

  • Solid working knowledge of positive work behaviors and skills, job development and coaching techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of Labor Market Information and knowledge of referral providers of work related services.
  • Compares and contrasts trailing programs and providers to ensure most efficient and highest quality occupational skills training for customers.

Administration

  • Prepares and maintains accurate customer personal plans, progress summaries, progress notes and other documentation as needed.

Financial

  • May be responsible for Agency Purchase card at the discretion of the supervisor.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to travel as required to worksites, training locations, partner agencies and client access points
  • Valid driver’s license permitting operation of a vehicle with a safe driving record
  • Criminal background check that meets Agency standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in business, human services, human relations or related fields
  • Experience supporting clients with barriers to employment
  • Fluency in American Sign Language and multi-lingual, as well as knowledge of blind and visually impaired and hard of hearing and deaf cultures
  1. Qualifications
  1. Skills

Required

Customer Service

Advanced

American Sign Language

Intermediate

Goal Setting

Intermediate

Problem Solving

Intermediate

Empathy

Intermediate

Documentation

Intermediate

Confidentiality

Intermediate

Communication – written

Intermediate

Communication – verbal

Intermediate

  1. Behavior

Required

Team Player:Works well as a member of a group

Preferred

Leader:Inspires teammates to follow them

Enthusiastic:Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Dedicated:Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  1. Motivation

Preferred

Self-Starter:Inspired to perform without outside help

Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

  1. Education

Required

High School Diploma/GED or better

Bachelor’s Degree – Related field or better

  1. Experience

Required- Commitment to serving individuals with disabilities.

Preferred- Knowledge of blind and visually impaired and hard of hearing, and deaf cultures

  1. Licenses & Certifications

Required

Drive. Lic. – Class C

Posted: December 30, 2019


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