Leads students/families through process of exploring all their post-graduation options including but not limited to self-assessment, career planning process, goal setting, programs and access to a wide range of opportunities to include community-based employment, access to adult OPWDD services, in accordance with the individual’s personal choice. Coordinates with our Work Based Learning (WBL) staff and the Adult Program team to ensure full transparency and awareness about what to do next. Assists with employer and industry research, job search skills/techniques such as resume/cover letter writing, application techniques, networking, professional branding, interviewing, etiquette, salary research, and school to career transition.
Collaborates with internal departments at Holy Childhood including WBL and the Adult Program to determine the technical and professional skills that students must possess to succeed in their chosen careers, including industry and employment trends, employer expectations, and tools for assessment of students' mastery of these skills. Must be able to work flexible hours Be able to adapt to a variety of work settings. Need to be highly organized (excellent time management) and able to work well independently and as part of a team. Need strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders. Need strong analytical skills and be a creative problem solver.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinating student support programs or services.
- Planning and developing programs.
- Educate families about the road map to post-graduation success and service options inclusive of workforce training and securing jobs.
- Providing customer service.
- Promoting services.
- Researching service delivery methods.
- Creating resumes and cover letters.
- Maintaining records.
- Using a computer and related software applications.
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
- Maintain confidentiality and follow Agency policies for protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of individuals.
- Take instruction from your supervisor which may include task analysis.
- Facilitate communication with employers as appropriate which may include, schedule adjustments, changes and feedback of individual performance.
- Attend Program staff and in-service meetings as required.
- Attend professional development workshops as required by supervisor.
- Must be sensitive to the cultural diversity of others and facilitate trusting relationships and partnerships with individuals, families, community members, and co-workers.
- Complete necessary paperwork to meet Holy Childhood, federal and state regulatory requirements, and subsequently to maintain the appropriate clearance.
- Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidates for this position will have: the ability to demonstrate, and provide examples of continuous personal development and improvement; person centered approach; excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Problem solving skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks/projects. Must be able to lift, push, and pull 50lbs. Candidate must have the ability to become and maintain an agency approved driver status. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license with daily access to insured personal vehicle to transport self and/or individuals as necessary.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service field preferred. High School Diploma or GED required. Two years of previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities providing career coaching and employment preparation programming.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Rochester School of the Holy Childhood, Inc., does not discriminate against applicants, students and other individuals on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic background, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation (the term "sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality), political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, genetic information, health condition, or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities.