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Day and Employment Services Job Developer
Summary
Title:Day and Employment Services Job Developer
ID:JP_Halas
Department:Client Services
Description

Envision Unlimited is a large non-profit agency with locations on the north and south sides of Chicago. We provide day program, residential, case management, career, and therapeutic services to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or mental illness in our continued commitment to provide persons with disabilities or other special needs. We emphasize quality services which promote choice, independence and community integration. Through the collaborative efforts of an interdisciplinary team, our members receive person-centered services aimed at improving functionality and practical application of social, financial, and emotional skills. We work to build partnerships with our community to enrich the lives of our members by creating lasting opportunities that will strengthen relationships for a lifetime.
 

Envision Unlimited is excited to bring aboard a Job Developer to expand community relationships and create employment opportunities for our clients with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in our Day Training Division.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, or related social service field.
  • One year of full-time related work experience as a Job Developer.
  • Must be able to complete the requirements for placement on the State of Illinois Direct Support Persons Registry.


PURPOSE: The basic functions of the Job Developer are to develop, implement, and manage client cases to ensure that client contracted training programs and job-related performance standards are met effectively.
 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
 

  • Coordinate, supervise, and monitor staff and client job placement activities to ensure that work performance is adequate and is correctly implemented.
  • Design, develop, and prepare initial, semi-annual, and annual client program plans; analyze individual skills and abilities, and establish goals and methods to achieve planned objectives.
  • Develop, schedule, and implement a variety of client staffings; initiate and conduct staffing meetings with I.D. Team; analyze client activity records, review program plans and evaluate progress toward achievement of client goals and objectives.
  • Meet with parents, community living staff and other significant individuals as necessary to review client activities and needs for special services and follow up on planned objectives, refer for services, as necessary.
  • Assist clients in obtaining benefits, residential services, placement and advocacy services, completing all referral for service and other forms.
  • Ensure that client programs and activities are in compliance with funding source requirements and arrange special staffings with funding source representatives.
  • Act as liaison between employers to resolve staff or client problems related to meeting work schedules and quality standards.
  • Train, and assist staff, have input concerning staff to ensure performance and expectation standards are met.
  • Respond to medical and behavioral emergencies following appropriate health & safety and crisis prevention procedures.
  • Monitor staff activities to ensure that required documentation is maintained, staff plans are implemented, and supplies are available as needed and that client personal care, hygiene and medical needs are met.
  • Maintain, prepare and submit periodic reports and records related to client activities. To include sign-off on case notes, required documents and client payroll.
  • Plan, establish and modify department work priorities coordinating work schedules with job placement staff, and reviewing with supervisor.
  • Respond to client emergency situations, analyze problems, and take corrective action.
  • Maintain good housekeeping conditions and safe operating practices job placement. Ensure required office and work supplies are ordered and in good supply.
  • Maintain effective relationships with funding source, employers, referral agency, and staff personnel.
  • Maintain current client habilitation files in accordance with case file organization and retention schedule.
  • Participate in staff training as assigned and maintain continuing education (including Q designation by meeting annual CEUs as required.
  • Ensure weekly / monthly billing and reporting of client attendance and Title XX activities are completed accurately and on time.

Office located on the south side of Chicago.
Hours are 8:30am -4pm but may change based on the needs of the program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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