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Employment Specialist/ Community Integration Specialist

Job Locations US-MA-Worcester
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
2024-10556
Organization
HMEA
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
30-35
Business Unit
Developmental Services

Overview

*Starting rate $21.50/hour*

 

Promote the values, dreams and potential of individuals with developmental disabilities through education and meaningful activities.

 

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday during the day (11am-6pm) and some Saturdays

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, agency mission and values.
  • Ability to develop meaningful community schedule focusing on individual’s choices and preference.
  • Work one on one for a minimum of a 3 hours shift with the client in their local community.
  • Ability to think creatively to engage the client and help each person try new opportunities.
  • Ability to source volunteer opportunities.
  • Help clients with their schedule flexibility, effective communication and skill development.
  • Pick client up from their home and work with them on their pre-determined goals and objectives while accessing the community.
  • Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.

 

Competencies:

  • Problem Solving- identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully. 
  • Respect –shows respect for self, coworkers and the individuals supported.  
  • Interpersonal Skills- maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things. 
  • Oral communication- speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations demonstrates group presentation skills. 
  • Written Communication- is able to read and write information to communicate. 
  • Planning/organizing- prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans. 
  • Quality control- demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality. 
  • Adaptability- adapts to changes in the work environment and deals with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. 
  • Dependability- is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance. 
  • Safety and security- actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly. 

Qualifications

  • Associates degree preferred.
  • At least 1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities/autism.
  • Medical experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license along with an acceptable driving status.
  • Use of a reliable vehicle, which seats two passengers.
  • Additional specific experience may be required.

HMEA, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of affirmative action.

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