HOMESTEAD LIVING/LEARNING CENTER Vocational Service Employment Specialist in PLEASANT HILL, Iowa

Vocational Services Employment Specialist - Full Time - CampusThe Homestead is growing and we want you to join our team! We are looking for a Job Coach who will get to teach and support adults with autism. You would be inspiring personal growth, teaching self-care, social skills development and in some cases, vocational skills.Job Duties: Communicate professionally to promote and educate outside entities on The Homestead's mission, vision and core values in interactions with others (person served, staff, families, legal guardians, business contacts, members of the community, allied professionals and governmental agencies) to ensure excellent education and outreach. Focus every day on supporting people with autism as they gain higher levels of independence, including skills related to: hygiene, personal care, building social relationships and networks, communication, vocational, and community involvement as needed. Develops cooperative relationships with other allied profession and community agencies to pursue goals related to vocational programming, opportunities and successful employment for people with Autism. Assist with assessment of person served in employment opportunities in the community according to State and Federal laws and other regulatory guidelines.Requirements: Highschool Diploma or GED and 6 months of experience OR Associate's Degree in Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales or Business The person must also hold nationally recognized certification (ACRE or College of Employment Services (CES) or similar) as an employment specialist OR must earn this credential within 24 months of hire. Must maintain certification through Continuing Education of 4 hours per year. Driver's license and auto insuranceFull Time Hours (40 hours/week): Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm Friday: 8:00am-5:00pmNights and weekends only on an as needed basis.We will conduct a pre-employment physical, drug screen, OIG, MVR and background checks, as well as an E-Verification of employment. The Homestead is an equal opportunity employer.For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.