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disAbility Connections, Inc.
JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:  Pre-ETS Coordinator  

SUPERVISOR:  Youth Services Director

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Pre-ETS Coordinator works with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) and local school districts in Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee counties to explore/build identified students’ employment and independent living skills.  The Coordinator works in a variety of group settings and with individuals as needed to help them develop their skills to the best of their abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRMENTS

  • Education and training required:  Associate degree in a human services or related field of study.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Personal experience with disability and/or knowledge of disability issues and the consumer/community-based IL philosophy.  Must also possess excellent communication skills and word processing skills.
  • Work experience required:  Three years’ experience in human services field and familiarity with local community resources and employers preferred. Youth education or training experience preferred.  Experience with management, leadership and organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple tasks, prioritize work effectively and use judgment and discretion in decision-making.  Must have a commitment to and ability for continuous improvement and mastery of the relevant body of knowledge related to this position.

    ESSENTIAL WORK SKILLS AND TASKS

    • Demonstrates ability to use a variety of training techniques as required by the skill level of the student, exhibiting patience and has the ability to clearly instruct/reinstruct students.
    • Ability to speak in public to large groups.
    • Demonstrates ability to work flexibly and independently in community settings including schools, possible job sites, and community.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Engage in discussions with a variety of students and partners.
    • Able to integrate elements of youth leadership into client instruction.
    • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and database entry.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work with identified students to develop Independent Living skills and plans through visiting concepts in the ILP Questionnaire.
    • Works with students who have disabilities to assess skills, identify employability skills.
    • Present Skills to Pay the Bills curriculum to help students develop soft skills needed in the work place and independent living.
    • Coordinate student sessions with area teachers.
    • Research materials to help further present materials in Skills to Pay the Bills.
    • Work closely with supervisor in developing materials and administering the program.
    • Communicate and work closely with MRS counselors to secure and accurately bill authorizations for service.
    • Assist participant in successful completion of employment/education/independent readiness skills training.

    IMPORTANT SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS

    • Complete and maintain all Consumer Services Records in compliance with the Federal Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators.
    • Model integrity, personal and professional ethics and maintain consumer information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
    • Articulate the disAbility Connections, Inc. mission and IL goals and accurately describe its program services and outcomes.
    • Demonstrate commitment to and ability for continuous improvement and mastery of the relevant body of knowledge related to this position.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the IL philosophy and disability culture.
    • Model teamwork by giving credit where credit is due, accepting responsibility, welcoming input from others and checking with co-workers regularly to ensure that work flows smoothly and lines of communication remain open.
    • Maintain a positive working relationship with consumers, co-workers, volunteers and referral sources.
    • Demonstrate resourcefulness, initiative, and follow through as required for the effective delivery of IL services.
    • A Solid Contributor. A productive and conscientious worker who takes on a fair share of the workload. Takes initiative to assist others during periods of less intense workload. Is helpful when special projects require additional work.
    • Completes and maintains all Consumer Services Records in compliance with the Federal Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators in the required data collection tools.
    • Maintains a positive working relationship with consumers, co-workers, referral sources, and others to encourage positive relationships. Arrives at job, appointments, meetings, on time and prepared.
    • Articulates the disAbility Connections, Inc. mission, IL goals and accurately describes its program services and outcomes.
    • Maintains a neat and orderly office.
    • Meet outcomes listed in the Fiscal Year Work Plan as outlined in the disAbility Connections Performance Evaluation

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this job description.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of the essential functions.

    • Ability to enter and retrieve information from the computer.
    • Bending, stooping and reaching to access office files, materials and equipment.
    • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The employee will work in several settings based on the needs of each client.  Settings will include but are not limited to: disAbility Connections main campus, fix-dis, Jackson Intermediate School District (JCISD) Career Center, various schools, various employers, and community locations.  The locations will change frequently throughout the program. The employee must be able to travel from setting to setting independently.

    This is a nonexempt; full-time position at 40 hours per week.

    Send resume to hr@disabilityconnect.org



    disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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