Employment Consultant/Full Time

Develops opportunities to place participants with disabilities or other barriers to employment into competitive jobs within assigned geographical area.
Essential Functions:
o Plan and develop a strategy to place assigned caseload into competitive jobs
o May be required to transport participants to job interviews
o Conduct ongoing market research to determine available jobs
o Provide job related counseling to assist participants in obtaining and maintaining employment
o Market On-the-Job training, subsidized employment, tax incentives and job coaching to employers
o Provide monthly report of activities and other data as requested o Maintain client files in accordance with established standards, documenting client progress or issues in accordance with established standards
o Conduct ongoing customer satisfaction in order to retain participant's employment
o Adheres to and enforces safety and loss prevention procedures to prevent injury to personnel and damage to property, equipment and inventory OTHER
o Required to perform job-coaching duties o Works cooperatively with referring agency to review participant's vocational, educational and employment plans
o Actively participate with business affiliated organizations (i.e., Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Councils, etc)
o Performs other functions as directed by assigned supervisor REQUIRED
o Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation, Business, Marketing, or related Human Services plus one (1) year documented experience providing employment services, or;
o High School Diploma or GED certificate of completion, PLUS seven (7) years of documented experience providing employment services to individuals.
o Must pass Job Placement Specialist Course if working with DARS participants o Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
o Must be a self starter and self-motivated
o Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent short deadlines
o Able to read and write English and use communication skills with diverse customer base to provide prompt and courteous service
o Must have valid Texas driver's license, clean driving record and carry the minimum liability coverage as required by the State of Texas; must provide own transportation
o Must pass pre-employment background check and Drug/Alcohol test
PREFERRED Qualifications:
o Knowledge of computer technology, word processing
o Bilingual
o Sales experience helpfu
o Prefer experience in working with people with disabilities and/or disadvantaging conditions PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING
o Must be able to work flexible days/hours
o Vision and hearing corrected within normal limits
o Ability to lift minimum of 50 pounds
o May be required to stand or sit for long periods of time

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