Job Developer

Holy Childhood | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 3/17/2023



Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts and relationships with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote creation of opportunities for participant placement. Support school age and adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. Explains the benefits to community-based employers of placing individuals into training/employment, and employment support services which will be provided by programs to employers, including meeting employer’s particular needs. Research internet, newspapers, agencies, and other resources for job leads. Collects data from employers related to completion of job requirements and skills. Refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions.  Must be able to work flexible hours including evening and weekends, as needed. 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. Must be able to develop collaborative relationships with employers and have the skills to navigate diverse business cultures.  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. Able to provide instruction on and off the work site. The Job Developer is responsible for activities relating to job cultivation with habilitative staff to identify and place individuals most appropriate for particular experiences.




  • Initiates and maintains personal contacts with business and industry representatives to set up recruitment profiles and provide orientations; Schedules and visits potential and existing employers to identify and develop positions for students and adults.
  • Researches, seeks, and completes applications and attend job fairs with and without the individual.
  • In conjunction with School Work-based Learning and Adult Services habilitative/employment teams, assists individuals in contacting employers
  • Job development schedules and completes assessments as assigned.
  • Contact and develop relationships with at least 5 new employers a week
  • Develop a shared employer database
  • Works closely with the assigned Employment Specialist and Work-based Learning Job Coaches
  • Provide soft skills and job readiness trainings on a regular basis(group and one on one)
  • Assist individuals create and update their resume
  • Provides and attend preparation for interviews, on-site trainings, and other employment preparation needs in conjunction with employment specialists
  • Documents Job development and Job readiness activities in a daily note
  • Completes all required documentation ( discovery items for better determination of interests)
  • Identify supports and adaptations as needed.
  • Understand each individual’s needs and develop vocational objectives designed for the work site.
  • Maintain confidentiality and follow Agency policies for protecting the health, safety, and well-being 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.
  • Serve as a link between the agency and community work site setting.
  • 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.  




Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Human Resources, Education, or Psychology . High School Diploma or GED required. Two years of experience working to establish jobs in the community for students and adults preferred.




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.



Salary45,000.00 - 55,000.00 Annual
Employment Type
Full Time

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