Employment Specialist (Job Coach and Business Developer)

Gatepath - Burlingame, CA (30+ days ago)3.8

This is not a human resources position. It is a Job Coach who does business development in the community, job training for clients with special needs.

Opportunities to earn placement bonuses! We are looking for a real go-getter, someone who will show initiative and creativity in representing our job seekers.

Gatepath places more than 100 adults with disabilities in jobs throughout San Mateo County each year. Our employment services provide individuals and groups with community employment based on their individual skills and experience; employers benefit from a reliable and highly trained workforce for hard-to-fill positions that reflect the diversity of our community.

The Employment Specialist works with people to find well-matched jobs and assists them to become successful at work. The Employment Specialist establishes relationships with community employers to create job opportunities and works with job seekers to provide job preparation training, job placement, on-the-job coaching, on-going support and case management to ensure people reach their employment goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Engage in job development activities: e.g. networking, marketing, and identification of potential placement opportunities touring of companies, identification of business decision makers, building and maintaining business relationships, and securing positions for trainees.
  • Provide on-site and off-site job coaching and training to clients teaching them specific job tasks as well as their work responsibilities and professional behavior.
  • Oversee case management, schedule and facilitate participant annual meetings, assist in developing and implementing training programs

Essential qualifications:

  • AA/AS or BA/BS in related field including social service, marketing and business (degree in progress will be considered)
  • Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities
  • Experience working in the private, business sector is desirable
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with participants/job seekers, employers, parents, caregivers, internal team, and external partners
  • Computer skills especially, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook

For more information: https://www.gatepath.org/Employment-And-Job-Assessment

Gatepath is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving children, youth, and adults with special needs and developmental disabilities and their families in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships. Gatepath has been an established local nonprofit for more than 96 years and has experienced substantial growth over the last several years. The organization continues to partner with various local nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and third-party providers to bring the best quality of service to those receiving services, and their families. Together, we are working to create a world where people of all abilities are fully accepted, respect and included in all aspects of life – in the classroom, the workplace and in our communities.

Job Type: Full-time


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