Career Developer

General Summary:

The Career Developer carries out the services of the Individual Support Plan and Career Support Plan by identifying individuals' strengths, abilities, and interests, and develop a strategic plan to match career opportunities for individuals with local employers. In addition, this position will provide direct support to individuals that is consistent with their employment and career goals who are on their case load.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Identify individuals' strengths, abilities, and interests, and develop a strategic plan to match career opportunities for individuals with local employers.
  • Develop and implement appropriate strategies to create natural work supports for the individual in the work setting.
  • Assists individuals in finding and retaining employment.
  • Assists Service Coordinator in the development of employment goals.
  • Develops Career Support Plan in a timely fashion.
  • Provide career training to individuals within their employment site.
  • Engages individual and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in integrated job settings.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medical, social, and behavioral needs in order to address support needs.
  • Ensures that individual choices with regard to employment are respected and acted upon in a meaningful and constructive manner.
  • Provide general education around supported employment to employers as needed. 
  • Provides direct support for individuals on case load at employment site.
  • Maintains daily/monthly paperwork requirements for individuals on assigned caseload.
  • Attends Staff meetings as required.
  • Maintains a flexible schedule in order to meet the employment requirements of the individuals.
  • Responds to employment, job site issues, etc. in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Provides transportation to individuals as necessary.
  • Works collaboratively as part of an integrated team to ensure continuity of services across all service domains.
  • Maintain knowledge and skills consistent with current best practices
  • Assure compliance with applicable regulations, policies and standards.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), bachelor's in human services or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in developmental disabilities required.
  • Proficiency with computers, experience entering data into electronic medical records (EMR) program.
  • Ability to work with others in a positive, responsible manner.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills in order to receive and convey information in efficient and effective manner. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility, dependability, and ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to community inclusion and individual choice.
  • Able to flex schedule as needed.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation with personal automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the State of Vermont.
  • *Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.

Community Care Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.