Requisition Number: 14087
Job Title: EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SPECIALIST
City: SHALIMAR
State: FL

EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SPECIALIST

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Description/Job Summary

Global Connections to Employment (GCE), a nonprofit that provides job training and employment opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities.  We exist to provide opportunities so people can experience meaningful employment.  Our organization’s Mission is “Helping People throughout Life’s Journey,” and what better way to do so than through employment which leads to independence and self-sufficiency. 

We collaborate with partners who share a sense of responsibility for improving the world we live in. From a business perspective, we see opportunity in employees who have positive attitudes and are enthusiastic not only about performing their jobs, but more importantly, meeting the expectations of our customers.  We continue to learn, innovate, work hard, respect and value the relationships we have in numerous communities in the US.

Overview

The Employment Transition Specialist is responsible for helping young adults with disabilities transition from the high school setting into the workforce. The ultimate goal is to obtain and maintain successful employment. This position will: facilitate the training and integration of a young adult with disabilities in a worksite internship and/or competitive work environment; assist with the recruitment of individuals with disabilities seeking employment; assess the vocational supports and preferences needed for success; establish a person-centered employment plan; coordinate employment opportunities between individuals with disabilities and employers; determine what supports and/or adaptations may be needed for training and successful employment; provide on-site job retention services to ensure training and workplace accommodations are in place to support successful job retention; provide pre-employment training; provide aspirational job development and placement services.

Qualifications

 Education/Experience Requirements: 

  • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an unrelated field, and three years’ experience as described above.
  • OR A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics, from accredited college or university and one-year experience as described above.
  • OR A Master’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics, from accredited college or university and six months experience as describe above.
  • All employees who will provide Supported Employment Services must also have a training certificate in Supported Employment from a state or nationally recognized Supported Employment Program.
  • Experience assessing and documenting workplace accommodations and supports
  • Experience in employment outreach/recruitment activities.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license in the state they reside, have a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable under corporate policy.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing this job's duties, the team member will be required to travel to various community sites and events. The team member will be required to provide oral presentations to small and large audiences. The team member will be required to operate computer equipment and other basic office equipment. The team member may assist with diffusing stressful situations in the workplace using approved conflict resolution techniques. May occasionally be required to lift up to 20 lbs. 
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that a team member must meet to perform the essential functions of the job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply:

Interested applicants please visit our Career Center @ www.gce.org and complete our on-line applications. Our toll free number is (866) 236-3981. Day shift 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

GCE is putting our employee health and safety first by following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Global Connections to Employment, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING REQUIRED.

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Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer including Vets and Disabled. For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement. For reasonable accommodation, please email us at LCIEmployment@bhcpns.org.