Full-Time Employment Specialist

Red Wing

 

Are you passionate about helping others in the growing human services field?  If so, come and join an energetic team committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities.  ProAct Inc is a private, non-profit organization looking for talented people with solid verbal and written communication skills and creative problem solving abilities.

Requirements: *Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Marketing, Business, Human Service or Vocational Rehabilitation related field; and two years experience working with people with disabilities or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Applicants must:

*Be able to pass CPR and 1st Aid Certification.

*Pass DHS background study.

*Possess valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; must be insurable at non-risk rates.

*Be willing to use personal automobile for company business.

*Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

*Be flexible and open to learning new skills.

 

Preferred Skills:

*Experience working with people with disabilities.

*Positive work history with human services experience.

Job Description: The Employment Specialist position is an entry level position to assist people with disabilities find community employment.  You will provide on-going support for individuals looking for employment and/or support them in maintaining employment.  The Employment Specialist seeks out job opportunities, develops relationships with employers and coordinates the placement activities to ensure goals are met.  You will also act as a member of the support team for participants ensuring all recordkeeping is current and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.  The ideal candidate should:

*be able to work independently

*have reliable transportation

*be creative, energetic and social

*be willing to promote, develop, and network with community employers

and team members

*experience with Customized Employment techniques preferred

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (hours may vary)
Pay Scale: $15.16-$17.00/hour
Benefits: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Health/Dental/Life/LTD, 401(k) plan

 

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