Placement Specialist – Hannibal, MO/Quincy, IL

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted on September 22, 2022

Website Challenge Unlimited

Challenge Unlimited

Job Description

Would you like to be a part of helping individuals with disabilities work, live, and participate in the community? Challenge Unlimited, Inc. is the perfect place for you to work. Come join our team!

The Company

Challenge Unlimited, Inc., has over 50 years of experience serving individuals with disabilities while earning a reputation as a trusted business partner to private commercial companies and federal and state government agencies. Challenge Unlimited employs over 900 employees, of which approximately 600 are individuals with disabilities, throughout 6 states (IL, MO, WI, OH, SC, MS).

  • Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour + Full Benefits!
  • Weekend differential of $1/hour for Sat/Sun hours
  • Bonus of $50 for each job placement the employees achieve
  • Hours: Full-time/ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday- Friday/ Flex Includes Some Weekend and Evening Hours
  • Location: Hannibal, MO/Quincy, IL

This position is responsible for providing vocational exploration, discovery, vocational counseling, and job-seeking skills training for clients with disabilities seeking community employment. The Placement Specialist is responsible to establish and maintain relationships with public and private organizations in geographic service areas to develop job opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Job Duties:

  • Provide vocational assessment, exploration/discovery, vocational counseling, and job-seeking skills training for clients seeking community employment: Teach job-seeking skills training to clients in Placement Services. To provide training in competencies including appropriate worksite communication, application skills, interview skills, and job retention skills. Assist clients with resume writing, application/assessment tests, interview skills, job-seeking skills training. Job Club topics and sessions are o on a rotating schedule as assigned.
  • Provide job development/employer contacts for placement of clients: Place 2 or more clients per month into competitive employment to meet milestones and outcomes of the funding contract. Conduct job search support including meeting managers to discuss job openings, employer personnel needs, ways to assist clients, and job-related needs. Maintain ongoing contact with managers of clients currently working to check on client progress and assist with any concerns or problems. Track employer contact information and job leads each week.
  • Conduct job analysis/job matching and provide on-site training, work assessment, job coaching, and orientation to clients at community job sites: Help clients when starting a new job to learn about safety, policies, procedures, complete orientation, and learn about job tasks expected of employees and ensure quality and satisfaction with the employer. Demonstrate tasks for the clients, monitor performance, and provide feedback. Travel to assigned sites to provide support services and on-site job coaching for each client. Complete on-the-job assessments, including assessment reports.
  • Provide case management to designated clients: Assist clients with work skills and behavior to improve performance. Monitor client’s progress and gather feedback from worksite supervisors. Maintain information updates on clients with company supervisory staff and funding agencies. Advocate on behalf of the clients and assist clients in resolving issues. Track hours of services and documentation services provided. Advocate for clients in each program to assist with positive outcomes.
  • Maintain case files with up-to-date information: Generate reports for funding agencies including progress reports, chronological notes, Individual funding agencies including progress reports, chronological notes, Individual Employment Service Plans (IESP), service hours, and staffings. Maintain information related to the DHS grants and other contracts. Perform other related duties and assignments as required.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or High School Diploma or G.E.D. plus 2 or more years of experience working with people with disabilities and background in job placement related work and sales/marketing skills
  • CPR, 1st Aid, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training provided by the company must be successfully completed within the first 4 months to be certified and annually thereafter for CPRA, 1st Aid, and CPI to maintain the position
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must pass various State and Federal registry checks.
  • Must pass a driving history check and Company policy criteria, maintain a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older to drive.
  • Company travel using a personal insured vehicle is required.
  • Must pass DCFS Abuse and Neglect Tracking System check

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development