Center for Specialized Services
  • 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Sep-2017 (CST)
  • Career Planning and Placement
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Do you enjoy supporting others with increasing their skills to reach their employment goals? Are you detail oriented and analytical? The Career Planning and Placement program is looking for a professional with previous assessing/evaluation experience (particularly in visually impaired populations) to provide vocational evaluation and career exploration services to program participants.

TITLE: Vocational Evaluator
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full time, 40 hours/week; Exempt
JOB PURPOSE: Provide direct services to consumers needing vocational/career exploration by assessing employment strengths, limitations, interests, disability adjustment and insight awareness using testing, simulated and actual-work experiences.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct vocational assessments utilizing standardized assessment tools as well as business/community-based sites to determine vocational plans and goals for people served.
  • Write functional and realistic objectives and goals.
  • Prepare and recommend individualized plans for employment.
  • Design appropriate pre-vocational tasks.
  • Develop and oversee volunteer sites and activities.
  • Understand and utilize knowledge of adaptive equipment and technology in the workplace by workers with disabilities.
  • Facilitate and share assessment results with client and stakeholders in formal staff meeting presentations.
  • Write reports with appropriate recommendations in a timely and effective manner.
  • Communicate effectively with referral sources.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience in working with disability population required, work experience with visually impaired population preferred. Experience and knowledge of evaluation tools and protocol, understanding of standardized testing and implementation, previous assessing/evaluation experience preferred. Working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, knowledge of assistive technology and job accommodations for job success, knowledge of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and knowledge pertaining to job service resources preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills required. Employment Service training certification required. CPR certification and first aid training required (these trainings will be provided upon hire along with required agency trainings).

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