If you love variety, challenge and the chance to change lives this is the rewarding career for you!
Vadis is looking for a professional, energetic self-starter who has a passion for helping people with disabilities find their perfect job match. While field experience is welcome, we have many co-workers who have taken skillsets from other professions and with ample training, applied them successfully at Vadis. From day one, you are supported within a learning environment and by managers that care, co-workers that inspire, the best technology to do your job, and a workplace that encourages organizational advancement. If work/life harmony is important to you we ve got you covered with that, too!
Each day varies as an Employment Consultant with Vadis and includes many of the following activities:
Conduct outreach and orientation activities relative to prospective clients. Determine appropriateness of services and funding for individuals. Make recommendations to leadership.
Facilitate intake for those accepted into Individual Employment (IE) services, including review of services, orientation checklist, and preparation of case file.
Facilitate person centered employment planning. Assist the client in creating vocational goals and methods to achieve those goals (i.e.: paid employment, volunteer opportunities if needed, community inclusion, formal training, etc.) Conduct meetings and client review sessions with representatives of involved agencies and families.
Assist the clients in building a network of support. Coordinate with those people involved in the client s life.
Develop personalized activities for unemployed clients to build skills such as work readiness, work ethics, social skills, self-advocacy and self-motivation through individual coaching, and as appropriate formal education or volunteer opportunities.
Implement a variety of sales and marketing strategies to secure jobs. Use similar techniques, as appropriate and needed to develop work trials, and volunteer opportunities.
Develop strategies for maximizing new and repeated business contacts utilizing good communication and customer service skills. Approach prospective businesses, nonprofit and public agencies.
Facilitate clients job starts, volunteer opportunities and work experiences. Provide one-on-one direct, on-site training, guidance, and supervision to both the businesses and clients.
Determine and implement assistive technology, adaptive tools and training materials that enable clients to perform tasks to the optimum efficiency and productivity.
This is a full-time position with an entry level non-exempt salary starting at $2946 per month. Benefits include incentive bonuses, medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) retirement and many other perks along with opportunities for advancement.
Hours of work typically run Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm. However, because we support our clients working within the community, it is important that our employees have flexibility for evening and/or weekend assignments, as needed.
Proper COVID-19 protocol is important at Vadis. While occasional remote work opportunities are possible following a 6-week training period, it is important to know that this position is not considered remote as we support our clients working in the community. All safety precautions are taken, along with PPE needed to do your best work. COVID-19 training and in-house communications are strong.
Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent, driver s license with reliable transportation and insurance to drive daily to meet with clients and businesses (mileage reimbursed), favorable driving record, and ability to pass initial and ongoing criminal background checks.
You will hit the ground running in this position if you also have the following qualifications:
Knowledge, ability, and desire to work respectfully with people with disabilities.
Knowledge and experience in learning theory, training methods and positive behavioral supports.
Ability to relate to a diverse set of situations and individuals.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups or individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds.
Professionalism and business acumen that enables you to adapt to the needs of employers in varying industries.
Vadis has a statewide reputation for providing progressive employment services for adults with disabilities. Be part of a leading company with over 40 years of growth and contribution. If you are a creative and motivated individual who wants to help others reach their full economic and human potential, we would like to hear from you!
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy and intent of Vadis to comply with all Federal and State laws concerning non-discrimination, equal employment and service opportunity, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression) age (except where age is a bona fide occupational qualification), marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Disability, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability, Supported Employment, Education, Social Work, Social Services, Human Services, Job Coaching, Rehabilitation, Diversity, Advocacy.