For Job Seekers
We are looking for positive and passionate individuals. If you have a passion for working with people with disabilities, join our team! You’ll work to help individuals with disabilities move towards greater independence by supporting their employment goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Vocational specialists provide direct client services utilizing actual work sites to identify client’s current level of employability through a short term trial work experience. Other direct client services a Vocational Specialist may provide include areas of vocational assessment, assessing client’s current education and vocational levels, abilities and interests. Further services may include assisting and training clients in developing or re-establishing skills, attitudes, personal characteristics, interpersonal skills, work behaviors, and functional capacities to achieve and maintain positive employment outcomes. Vocational specialists also work as job coaches to provide employment support services directly to adults with disabilities. Work includes training clients in learning new job duties, routines of employment, and facilitating their inclusion in the workforce.
Vocational specialists also maintain accurate and complete client records; prepare comprehensive reports that summarize the work done with clients; work collaboratively with external agencies, coworkers, supervisors; participate in meetings and trainings; provide one on one training tailored to meet the needs of the client, and more.
Challenges for people with disabilities in the workforce include:
- Unemployment or underemployment
- Lack of understanding by employers and the public
- Assumptions of individual’s capabilities
- Fears of costs of employing an employee with a disability
- Lack of opportunity for career exploration
- Underdeveloped pre-employment skills.
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