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Community Employment Advocate for Adults with Disabilities

Company: Vistability
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Location : Richmond CA and Concord CA Hours : Monday - Friday, 8:00-3:30 pm (37.5 hour workweek) Compensation : $20.50/hour + great benefits! Benefits for these work hours include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, Paid vacation, Sick Days, and 11 paid Holidays plus a paid "holiday" on the employee's birthday. Employee Discount program for restaurants, shopping, travel.. even Disneyland! Assist adults with disabilities gain employment skills and advocate for their inclusion and independence through person-centered instruction. The Employment Advocate leads small groups of program participants who decide the activities and services they want to participate in. While the focus is on employment, the purpose of the program is to foster skills in self-advocacy, self-sufficiency, and independence in all aspects of the participants' lives. Additionally, the Employment Advocate works with participants to develop appropriate work-related skills and behaviors while eliminating tendencies that have been identified as barriers to employment. On a typical day, an Employment Advocate will... Lead small groups of participants in community-based activities (ex: volunteer work, paid employment, job exploration and training, mobility training, educational opportunities, and social skills training. Assists participants in developing a schedule of weekly activities that reflect their interests, needs, and goals. Assists in the development, implementation and review of participant program plans Monitors job placements and other community activities and provides support to ensure success. Records and report writing Communicate with family members, care providers, case managers Develop and maintain community contacts Activities include: Nice to haves: Bachelor's Degree preferred but can substitute for experience in relevant field. Knowledge of developmental disabilities. Strong written and verbal skills. Should be highly skilled in: leadership or coaching, conflict resolution, time management, cooperation/teamwork, developing positive professional relationships. Must haves: Two years experience providing direct services to persons with developmental disabilities or in community outreach or other social service settings. One year of continuous, verifiable experience in a relevant field such as rehabilitation, retail, production, or food service. Valid CA driver license and good driving record required. All positions open until filled. Keywords: Direct Support, DSP, advocacy, caregiving, sales, coach, activities, outreach Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Vistability, Richmond , Community Employment Advocate for Adults with Disabilities, Human Resources , Richmond, California

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