Vocational Specialist — Employment Services for Adults with Disabilities

San Francisco

This position has been filled.

  • Reports to: Director of Business Development
  • Status / Level: Exempt
  • Purpose: Responsible for individual and/or group vocational counseling for a caseload of adults with disabilities.
  • Starts: Immediately
Toolworks, in partnership with people with disabilities, is a human service agency dedicated to providing the tools and resources that promote independence, equality, and personal satisfaction. Toolworks provides a number of programs including: job placement and training, community integration, and supported living services.   Our agency also runs several social enterprises that make up approximate half our income. A portion of this position’s responsibilities will be job coaching clients in our recycling division.   Duties and Responsibilities Client Support Functions
  • Train and support people with disabilities and/or hearing impairment on the job site ensuring the individual is as independent as possible performing his/her job duties
  • Provide HR-related support between clients 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
  • Provide interpreting support between deaf individuals and hearing employers in the community
  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.
  • Strong interest in the environment and recycling a plus
    Skills Requirement
  • American Sign Language required.
  • Spanish or Cantonese skills a plus
  • Fluent English 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 – Word, Excel and Outlook
  Program Requirements
  • Fingerprint background check (Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Clearance)
  • First Aid/CPR certification required (within 30 days)
  • Clean DMV printout and proof of auto insurance
    Compensation and Benefits Compensation
  • Depends on experience
  Benefits (eligibility dependant on scheduled hrs)
  • Paid employee medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k contribution
  • Twelve days of paid vacation accrued annually
  • Twelve sick days accrued annually
  • Ten paid holidays annually
  • Birthday holiday per year
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee wellness program