Vocational Specialist – Employment Services

San Francisco

This position has been filled.

  • Reports to: N/A
  • Status / Level: Exempt
  • Starts: Immediately

Toolworks has an opening for a vocational specialist to support individuals with disabilities and employers in a variety of work settings. Qualified applicants will have previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a work or community setting, an ability to communicate professionally with employers, and be good at devising workplace strategies and accommodations tailored to each individual.

ASL skills highly desired. 20-30 hours per week. Ability to travel between sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Client Support Functions

  • Train and support people with disabilities on the job site ensuring the individual is as independent as possible performing his/her job duties
  • Provide HR-related support between individual with a disability and Toolworks’ Human Resources 
  • Provide training and support with issues that may impact job readiness and performance including: travel training, money management, and other supports
  • Provide ongoing case management for clients ensuring the access to generic resources as needed
  • Provide instruction regarding client rights and self-advocacy
  • Maintain positive business relationships with management/owners of businesses where clients are placed to ensure ongoing satisfaction of Toolworks’ services
  • Perform quality control inspections of work sites as needed

Administrative Functions

  • Monitors client’s progress in case notes, goal tracking, and Individual Service Plans
  • Complete Special Incident Reports as needed
  • Complete all HR-related documents as needed and all other assigned paperwork
  • Keeps First Aid/CPR current

Other duties as required

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Education and Experience Requirement:

  • B.A. in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with adults with disabilities required, preferably in a community setting.

Skills requirement:

  • American Sign Language, Spanish or Cantonese skills preferred. Some level of fluency for certain target populations may be required.
  • Fluent report writing skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to meet client needs.
  • Able to recognize unusual or threatening conditions related to persons with disabilities
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong time management skills, patient, detail oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Program requirements:

  • Fingerprint background check (Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Clearance)
  • First Aid/CPR certification required (within 30 days)

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