Occupational Communication Specialist Job Locations US-MN-St. Cloud Posted Date 16 hours ago (2/12/2021 12:51 AM) # of Openings 1 Category Health/Human Services Workforce Type Part-Time Hiring Manager Austin Beatty ID 2021-2361 Overview This position is for the Minnesota Employment Center for P eople who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing, a program of Rise, Inc. The Occupational Communication Specialist provides pre-placement, job placement, training and long-term employment support to Minnesotans with hearing loss who may also experience other barriers to employment. Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities. Rise offers competitive salaries, a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives! Responsibilities - Support persons served to obtain and maintain fulfilling and rewarding competitive jobs - Provide individualized job placement services through regular meetings with person served to work on job seeking skills, preparing resumes and cover letters and interviewing - Actively cultivate competitive job opportunities with businesses and employers in the community as appropriate - Equip and empower individuals to be successful in their new job opportunity through ongoing support and relationship with employers - Adapt communication style to effectively match that of the person served - Train individuals to meet employer expectations including appropriate behaviors and production standards - Help persons served manage their symptoms well at work site - Advocate on behalf of individual with employer regarding job accommodations - Responsible for maintaining a caseload of 8-10 people while tracking and documenting a variety of data about services provided as well as billing through electronic case management systems - Utilize person centered thinking and motivational interviewing to best engage with person served - Approach services with a trauma-informed lens Qualifications & Benefits Requirements: - Ability to communicate in American Sign Language at an advanced level (SLPI score of Advanced Plus - or ability to work towards this goal). A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check Ability to travel to meet persons served and other business needs on a daily basis with use of a personal vehicle; mileage reimbursed Ability to provide virtual support as needed (high-speed internet connection available) Preferred qualifications: - Knowledge of job training practices for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing - Familiarity in supporting individuals with additional barriers to employment - Degree in human services, vocational or social services - Knowledge of variety of supported employment systems and community based training program models Benefits: $750 Hiring Bonus! Medical - Single Employee Medical Coverage under $90/month. Dental under $17, matched 401(k). Life Insurance. FSA. PTO starts at 16 days a year, plus 3 float and 7 paid holidays. *A cover letter is required to apply. Please include it as one document with your resume when uploading.* An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer <h2 class="iCIMS_SubHeader iCIMS_SubHeader_Job"
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