Employment Specialist–Full Time

Company or Organization
  Green Valley Enterprises
Location
  1223 Madison Street
Website
  https://www.greenvalleyinc.org
Job Description
  Green Valley Enterprises (GVE) has an opening for a full time Employment Specialist in our Employment Services Department.
A specialized case manager, the employment specialist facilitates a full range of employment services to adults with disabilities, with an end goal of community employment in some form. This position may involve occasional evening or weekend hours.
Work in this position primarily involves working directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of employment.
Responsibilities:
Develop individualized plans to meet client goals; review and update regularly per agreement(s) with funding partners.
Update case notes and DVR progress reports at least monthly; participate in staffings.
Receive referrals and responds by offering the most appropriate program(s) and services to promote client success; read, understand, and implement DWD 10-04-directed activities.
Communicate with job coaches to assure client progress and employer satisfaction.
Work with area employers to create community employment opportunities, temporary work experiences, and supported employment assessment sites.
Work well as part of a care team, including Client Learning Specialists, Client Managers and others, as well as those outside of the agency (for example, Care Wisconsin and DVR counselors).
Support regulatory compliance.

Skills
Extremely organized and detail oriented.
Completes paperwork in a timely manner and meets deadlines for completion.
Creativity and resourcefulness in marketing the agency’s employment services.
Ability to work well with area employers in establishing client placements with a high probability of success.
Effective business writer with good presentation skills. Able to assemble a convincing business case for an employer which persuades him/her to hire one or more of the agency’s clients.
Strong sales and organizational skills.

Abilities
.Ability to cold call and build relationships with employers.
Adapts well to shifting client attendance and schedules.
Develop and coordinate Master Schedule for a wide variety of client activities.
Able to develop jobs where none currently exist, and successfully present the benefits to an employer.
Works well with others; supports departmental and agency objectives.

SPECIFICATION
Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in a social services or related and useful discipline, and
Three or more years experience in the preparation for and arranging for community employment for adults with disabilities.
Significant knowledge about DVR, IRIS, Family Care, and similar programs and services available to agency clients.
Strong knowledge about and practical experience with the sales process.
Effectively use MS Office, Windows, and Google applications.
Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and be insurable by GVE’s insurance carrier.

Skills
Creativity and resourcefulness in marketing the agency’s employment services.
Ability to work well with area employers in establishing client placements with a high probability of success.
Effective business writer, good presentation skills. Able to assemble a convincing business case for an employer which persuades him/her to hire one or more of the agency’s clients.
Strong sales and organizational skills.

Abilities
Ability to cold call and build relationships with employers.
Adapts well to shifting client attendance and production work schedules.
Able to develop jobs where none currently exist, and successfully present the benefits to an employer.
Works well with others; supports departmental and agency objectives.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
Meet placement and revenue goals.
Accountable for client, caregiver, and customer satisfaction with GVE’s services.
Effectively and efficiently use agency resources.

Relationships

Reports to Manager – Community Integration
​GVE is an innovative mission driven employer based in Beaver Dam, WI