Disability Career Navigator – Spanish Fork

State of Utah

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The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) is seeking a motivated and skilled individual to fill the position of Disability Career Navigator in the Spanish Fork Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) office. You will work in collaboration with VR staff, disability service providers, Local Education Agencies (LEA) and employers to provide training and guidance to youth and adults with significant disabilities in the areas of career exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness and social skills support, independent living skills and self-advocacy training. You will also primarily work in offices, schools and community settings to serve individuals with significant disabilities.

Principle Duties
The Disability Career Navigator will perform the following tasks:

Provide career counseling, information and referral services to individuals with disabilities employed at subminimum wage.
Identify individuals who need individualized, ongoing support and refer to vocational rehabilitation.
Provide workshops and training in an individual, classroom and community-based setting.
Assist students with most significant disabilities in accessing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS).
Develop and coordinate opportunities for individuals to receive and participate in work-based learning and internships in the community.
Educate and provide individuals with information on post-secondary training opportunities, including attending campus tours/meetings with students.
Conduct outreach activities for school personnel, individuals with disabilities, family members, institutions of higher education and business partners.
Coordinate and collaborate with other state agencies, community partners and business partners.
Assist with the development and coordination of career fairs, mentoring events and job shadowing activities at local businesses.
Collect, track and report information into a database management system.
Provide soft skill instruction on worksites and follow up with employers about student performance.
Assist in the development and modification of forms, letters and materials required for activities, presentations and counseling sessions.
The Ideal Candidate
The model applicant for this position is someone who has:An associate degree or higher in a human service field, counseling or special education.
Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
Experience providing training in a classroom or group setting.
Experience developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external partners.
Availability to travel and meet with individuals in person.
Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of helping individuals with disabilities you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work life balance.

The Agency
The mission of Workforce Services is to strengthen Utah’s communities by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce. Today, more than 2,200 Workforce Services employees assist individuals in preparing for and finding jobs, meeting workforce needs of Utah businesses, administering temporary assistance, and providing economic data and analysis. Through a collaborative approach, the department has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. To learn more about Workforce Services, click here.
 

Supplemental Information
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.

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