Employment & Community Services Specialist (ECSS)
The Employment and Community Services Specialist (ECSS) is responsible in providing comprehensive and individualized services to the individual supported at Development Homes. ECSS will develop strategies to help overcome any obstacles the individual supported may face in their life. This position will implement strategies through community-based opportunities, which are educational in the support of helping each individual supported attain their personal desired goals.
- Supports all program participants across several environments in the achievement of their personal outcomes.
- Promotes an environment which is healthy, safe, and free from violence.
- Displays effective and professional communication both in writing and while speaking to people served, peers, customers etc.
- Understands and follows the policies and procedures for Development Homes, Inc.
- Conducts oneself in a professional and respectful manner while displaying a solution seeking approach, at all times while working for and representing Development Homes, Inc in all business matters.
- Accurately completes and follows processes for documentation related to oneself, people served, and departmental functions (timesheets, objectives, incident reports, etc).
- Establishes relationship with community businesses, clubs, civic groups, and organizations and arranges quality individual community participation.
- Makes introductions and serves as a bridge builder between community members and persons assigned.
- Displays adaptability and is able to quickly switch gears and apply methodology across a
- Coordinates any supports or training needed to maintain community relationship including travel training, interpersonal skills, or family support.
- Provides education, consultation, and support to community members as needed.
- Understand and implement the methodology of Person Centered Planning and the CQL.
- Personal Outcome Measures across all services applications.
- Provides supports in a flexible manner that is most comfortable and effective for the person
- Provides supports which recognize gifts and talents.
- Actively advocates for individuals rights, wants and needs
- Provide people served with opportunities to make their own choices.
- Supports and encourages personal growth
- Participates with team members and all staff in the continued evaluation of the effectiveness.
- Works with and supports team members to obtain required level of productivity and outcomes.
- Provide pro-active, goal-oriented support to supervisor and co-workers
- Demonstrate ability to receive and express detailed information through oral communication, visual acuity, and the ability to read and understand written directions.
- Demonstrates effective computer/ technology skills for daily office use such as Microsoft.
- Determine best practices when providing protective oversight in relation to each person's served health and safety needs.
- Provide therapeutic interventions for inappropriate/unacceptable behaviors by helping people served identify what s/he needs and new ways of handling the situation.
- Understand and know how and when to apply various job coaching techniques such as modeling, shaping, chaining, priming, task analysis, prompts etc.
- Ability to work creatively, effectively, and efficiently with minimal direction and supervision.
- Attends and participates in scheduled department meetings, and trainings.
- Develops expertise in DD/ASD by demonstrating understanding and applying various DD/ASD specific behavioral strategies/ methodologies.
- Completes DD/ADS specific competency based training.
- Other non-essential duties may be assigned.
All ECSS can expect to work between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Depending on the needs of the client may be expected to to work one weekend a month every other month or every other weekend with 1-4 hour shifts.
- Any combination of training and/or experience which demonstrates ability to perform essential duties.
- Previous work experience working as a job coach or Direct Support Professional (DSP).
- Experience working with Developmental Disability population.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Current and valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and completion of motor vehicle report within company guidelines.
- Successful completion of criminal background, child abuse and neglect checks and pre-employment drug test.
What we offer you:
- Health and dental - Single plans covered at 100%
- 401k Plan
- Sick and vacation.
- Educational scholarships
- Cell phone bill discount.
- Rewarding and dynamic work environment.
- Casual dress code policy.
- Too many more to list.
- Additional $1.00 for weekend incentive available.