Employment Consultant for OPWDD Services

Full Time / $16 per hour

Position Summary: 

The Employment Consultant will work in our Employment Services department and will provide pre and post-employment skill development and employment opportunities for individuals who have an intellectual/developmental disability.


Essential Job Functions:


Required Skills:

1. Deliver person-centered services from a special education perspective.

2. Assess and document participant's skills, needs, and interests to determine appropriate supports.

3. Perform situational observations and assessments of participant in several settings.

4. Assist in job-related discovery and job development.

5. Teach employability skills.

6. Provide Job Coaching.

7. Teach and train adults to perform necessary work-related tasks.

8. Research, develop, and create competitive internships and employment opportunities.

9. Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses, human resources groups, and employment networks.

10. Attend and participate in staff meetings, agency trainings, and contractually required trainings.

11. Deliver and complete all necessary documentation.

12. Communicate all relevant information to supervisor and support team.

13. Work a flexible schedule to provide support to clients.

14. Maintain high regard for participant privacy in accordance with agency and state/federal privacy policies and procedures.

15. Complete OPWDD trainings.

16. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills:

Positive attitude and genuine interest in adult learners.

* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

* Self-motivated with strong organizational skills.

* Timely, reliable, and accurate record keeping abilities.

* Be open to change and considerable variety in daily work activities.

* Strong communication skills, oral and written.

* Skills required include:  active listening and effective speaking, time management and critical thinking to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternate solutions or approaches to problems.

* Computer skills - experience with and knowledge of computer operation; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and database applications.

* Knowledge of web-based data base systems for management of client records.


* Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Education, or related field preferred.

* Experience working with individuals who have a disability.

* Must have & maintain a valid NY state driver's license in accordance with the agency vehicle & driving policy.

Send Resume and cover letter to hr@launchcny.org.