State of Utah
The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) invites you to consider an enjoyable and gratifying employment opportunity with our School. We are looking for a knowledgeable, caring and innovative Employment Specialist – Job Coach. This position will be working in Ogden.
*This is a part-time position (with the potential to become full-time). Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, 181 days per school year.*
The Employment Specialist -Job Coach provides performance-level counseling, guidance, training, and job placement services to blind and visually impaired students who are in job training placements.
Other job duties include:
Acts as a USDB representative in the community and other agency settings and works with the USDB to ensure that we are meeting our contractual obligations.
Monitors, and participates in the development and implementation of Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE), Individual Plans for Employment (IPE), and Person-Centered Support Plans (PCSP), and other employment plans for people with disabilities.
Completes required paperwork, keeps records, carries out curriculum, services, and provides direct service to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.
Provides information concerning rights, options, benefits, services, goals, and expectations.
Assesses student needs and develops and implements plans to meet those needs.
Ensures progress towards objectives and vocational goals; evaluates students’ abilities and disabilities.
Helps with transportation to various job sites.
Works under the direction of the Vocational teacher in implementing/supporting independent/life-skills students and curriculum.
Provides assistance and/or on-the-job training.
Conducts training needs assessments and recommends training programs.
Designs and/or prepares training/instructional materials, teaching aids and devices.
Develops business and collaborative relations in the community to promote employment for people with disabilities.
Provide career counseling and employment search strategies to assist job seekers.
The Ideal Candidate:
The Ideal Candidate for this position will:
Have knowledge of information and techniques needed to provide career guidance, agency and community resources and services.
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism.
Communicate clearly and effectively.
Maintain strict confidentiality.
May require assisting students in personal hygiene and needs.
Successful completion of criminal background check is required for this position.
Why You Should Join Our Agency:
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind employees make a positive difference to the lives of USDB students and for their families and enjoy seeing the difference they make every day.
To learn more about the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, please click here.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack. (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.)
Travel to various job sites is required. Must be able and willing to drive as necessary. Must have, or be able to obtain, and maintain a valid Utah driver license and clean driving record.
This is a part-time position. Work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, 181 days per school year.
To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.