This position is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities for the Rutland region Project SEARCH program. This includes planning and teaching the Employability Skills curriculum along with building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and community partners; and driving metrics which support program outcomes.
- Plan, prepare, and teach the Project SEARCH Employability Skills curriculum. Curriculum tailored per need for all interns.
- Assists student interns with interviewing skills, resume and portfolio development
- Coordinates and implements the Employment Planning meetings. (There is program expectation of at least 2 meetings during each internship).
- Develops internship sites with the Job Coaches.
- Ensures that the student interns learn competitive, marketable, transferable skills and achieve maximum productivity and quality while on their internships.
- Provides employer education about disability awareness and supervising individuals with disabilities.
- Advocates for and helps to facilitate internal job development at the host business.
- Supports the recruiting process to find individuals who would benefit from participating in this program.
- Consults around the development of marketing materials for program.
- Markets program to local schools and agencies. Arranges information sessions for families, host businesses and schools.
- Create and implement all graphic design in relationship to Project Search.
- Attends meetings with community partners, stakeholders and staff of host site as necessary.
- Coordinates the Family Involvement Program with the Family liaison and other family members.
- Plans and facilitates monthly Steering Committee. Ensuring goals set at National Level are being met.
- Prepared and onboarding participants at host site. Ensure all aspects for participants to start are in place (i.e. Open file in Vocational Rehab, Ensure uniforms are purchased).
Qualifications and Competencies:
- Bachelor's degree in related field preferred; equivalent experience may be considered.
- Previous experience in development disabilities preferred.
- Previous experience teaching or coaching preferred.
- Must be able to meet pre-employment drug screening expectations of host site.
- Proficiency with computers.
- 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.
- Ability to resolve problems and find creative solutions.
- 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.
CCN is an equal opportunity employer.