The Arc of Monroe Community PreVoc Specialist ArcWorks in Rochester, New York
Community PreVoc Specialist ArcWorks
Work directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide person centered support; promoting confidentiality, privacy, human dignity, uniqueness, and physical and emotional well-being while supporting the individual to lead a self-directed life. Support people to develop and maintain relationships, advocate for justice, fairness and equity and full community participation. A DSP will show respect, integrity and responsibility for the individuals they support, other staff members and the community they work in.
Other job duties will include:
Engages individuals and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of obtaining competitive employment in an integrated community setting. Provides coaching and feedback on the most effective way to support people in achieving and maintaining their individualized goals.
Supports individuals’ ongoing vocational success by developing goals to meet their needs and to challenge their growth. Observes individual’s progress and recommends new services and goals customized to the individual. Monitors and evaluates current and future trends and needs, recommend program changes to ensure services are adaptable to changing demographic, the needs of individuals, and changing funder requirements.
Ensures effective and appropriate coordination and communication with appropriate parties, including stakeholders, case managers, family and internal Agency staff to identify plan elements and facilitate a cohesive support team. Acts as a liaison with appropriate team members to support the individuals in items such as, but not limited to: training work skills, motivation, and vocational planning, performance agreement planning.
Collaborates with community partners, Program management and team members to ensure that activities are in alignment with overall goals of the service, it supports individual goals, and service needs are met. Provide coaching, training and mentoring customized to meet the learning needs of each person to improve vocational skills and effectively complete job tasks/activities in accordance with goals.
Contributes to the effectiveness of service plans by actively participating in their development, implementation and documentation.
Promote opportunities for individuals to make choices and decisions, learning to recognize individuals non-traditional expressions of preference, and encouraging the development of relationships with those other than paid staff and with other individuals with developmental disabilities.
Community Pre-Vocational Specialist - ArcWorks:
Supports a comprehensive evaluation; goal development, and delivers soft skill and readiness training and support in a manufacturing environment.
Provides exploratory community vocational opportunities
Develops supports in alignment with identified goals of people served.
Minimum Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field is required, plus one year working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid NYS driver’s license required. Must have access to timely and reliable transportation to transport self and individual.
Must maintain current required certifications as designated by the agency including but not limited to: First Aid/CPR
Community PreVoc Specialist - ArcDeli:Ability to be Level II Food Serve Safe
Ability to provide training/support both orally and in writing
Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining effective levels of consumer service
Ability to stay calm and level-headed under pressure and still perform well
Must demonstrate good judgment, sensitivity, objectivity and tact
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to foster teamwork between all team members via open communication, sharing of responsibilities, and a positive, constructive attitude.
Understands and implements vocational program services for individuals with developmental disabilities
Displays commitment to the future success of the individuals we serve, program areas, staff and agency
Ability to complete the agency’s on-boarding training program.
Basic computer literacy, including use of email, Microsoft office and internet
Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, reach, push, pull, lift, climb and kneel
Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.Working Conditions, Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
- This position works in various community sites and may be required to support people to work during inclement weather.
Must be flexible and dependable; may be required to work overtime as necessary.
May be occasionally exposed to individuals who have the potential to carry a communicable disease or blood borne pathogen
May be exposed to occupational hazards such as but not limited to heat, oil, cleaning solutions, chemicals, etc.
Rochester, New York, United States