Interim, Inc. Employment Training & Development Specialist in Salinas, California

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the ETDS is responsible for providing Situational Assessment, Job Placement Non-Supported Employment Job Coaching and Employment Services for DOR clients accepted to the Case Services Contract.

AGENCY: INTERIM, INC. is the only agency in Monterey County which provides affordable housing, residential treatment, social support, homeless outreach and support, family outreach, and supported education, employment services and Case Coordination for adults who have psychiatric disabilities.

SALARY: $19.19-$24.99 per hour (7 steps); Medical/Dental/Vision plan; 403(b) plan; paid vacation and sick leave; non-exempt (eligible for overtime).

HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week; non-exempt (eligible for overtime). Hours may vary according to

program needs.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Required: High School Diploma + 2 years’ experience in related field or BA in related field; excellent English oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain paper work and computer-based information in an orderly and up-to-date fashion; ability to work cooperatively with other Interim, Inc. staff and with other agencies’ staff.

Preferred: Bilingual (Spanish); two years’ previous experience working as an Employment Training Specialist, or as a Job Developer, or working in social rehabilitation with individuals with psychiatric disabilities; experience or training in sales, public relations or marketing; ability to build and maintain effective job development sites; previously demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with psychiatrically disabled persons.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the ETDS is responsible for providing Situational Assessment, Job Placement Non-Supported Employment Job Coaching and Employment Services for DOR clients accepted to the Case Services Contract.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Complete Case Services Contract intakes and establish client files of DOR referred clients.

  2. Obtain relative medical records and other appropriate information from Monterey County Behavioral Health.

  3. Participate in collaboration meetings between MCBH, DOR and SEES regarding mutual clients.

  4. Assess client’s needs to seek and maintain employment. (Situational Assessment)

  5. Provide SSI advocacy with benefit issues on behalf of DOR clients Refer clients to Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL) or DOR for benefits counseling.

  6. Collaborate with DOR, referral sources, significant others, and/or SEES staff regarding services for DOR clients

  7. Complete written daily and monthly progress reports for all DOR clients participating in services.

  8. Advise DOR clients individually and/or in groups on methods of obtaining and retaining employment.

  9. Educate employers about various disabilities, necessary job accommodations and services provided by SEES.

  10. Provide employment preparation, job development, and placement and retention services. (Employment Services)

  11. Provide on-site job analysis, consultation, and recommendations for worksite and job modification, and assists employers in identifying on –the –job training needs of DOR clients.

  12. Provide on and off site Non-Supported Employment Job Coaching.

  13. Complete an Employment Placement report for all persons placed and a monthly progress report on placement activities.

  14. Maintain an organized system of recording job openings, including the names of employers, persons referred and actions taken.

  15. Contact employers to develop relationships which my result in job placement for DOR clients.

  16. Support and provide vocationally-related interventions that will assist individuals in identifying and remediating barriers to successful employment.

Other Job Functions Include:

  1. Facilitate group meetings.

  2. Participation in staff meetings.

  3. Work irregular work schedule when necessary.

  4. Conduct marketing and public relation activities as directed by Supervisor.

  5. Travel to employers’ place of business.

  6. Other duties as directed.

REQUIREMENTS: Over 18 (or having driver’s license a minimum of 2 years); valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; ability to pass physical exam as required by licensing; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.

*Applicants must complete an Interim Application for Employment in order to be considered for the position. To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at http://www.interiminc.org/employment/ .

Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interim, Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment shall discrimination or harassment be permitted because of sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individuals who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.