Career Facilitator

Aspire of Illinois - Hillside, IL3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $33,000 - $44,000 a year
Position Summary:
Develop and implement curricula designed to promote employment skills for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to enhance employability. Creates customize curricula based on the Individual worker's strengths and needs. Provide coaching and guidance to direct support team members in the delivery of activities.

Position Responsibilities:
Participant in on the job training for Industry specific norms, and develop/create task analysis of S.O.P.'s (Standard Operating Procedures).
Develop curricula in career areas to met industry specific standards/norms.
Prepare lesson plans and training schedules.
Train PA's and Individual's served on industry's S.O.P's.
Evaluate/assess Individual for career interests, dreams, goals, skill strengths and areas of needed skill development.
Develop plans and recommendations for Individual ISP that meet individual career interests, dreams, skill strengths and areas of needed skill development.
Ensure proper record documentation by Completing and monitoring Individuals goal tracking.
Takes an active role as member of the Career Team; working with Associate Director, Manager, Job Developer, Coordinator, Job Placement Coaches, QIDP's, & PA's.
Develop and maintain corporate relationships in assigned industry area.
Create and score an outcome measurement tools.
Maintain familiarity with individualized behavior programs and implement accordingly
Monitor Individuals health, behavior, clothing and hygiene and take corrective action when necessary.
Communicate concerns to appropriate interdisciplinary team members in order to support individual needs, goals and growth.
Attend professional development sessions.
Monitor and/or create incident reports as needed ® Transport participants as needed
Perform and assist with personal care, including by not limited to, toileting, transferring, feeding, showering, as needed.
Complete all required paperwork and assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Bachelors degree in related field plus 2-3 years experience.
Experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities preferred.
Valid Illinois Drivers License with good driving record.
Ability to obtain and maintain PACE certification.
Minimum 23 years of age.
Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports.
Ability to maintain confidential information.
Ability to deal tactfully, engaging, and courteously with participants, employees at all levels, families, and the general public.

Physiological Factors:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; bend or stoop; walk and climb stairs; reach with hands and arms, push, pull; talk, hear, and observe.

Work requires heavy physical exertion and may include lifting up to 75 pounds.
Duties are performed primarily in the Career Training Center, agency office, and the community. Work areas are restricted to non-smoking.

Psychological Factors:
The psychological demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Ability to maintain pleasant working relationships with all stakeholders.
Ability to interact positively with individuals who are verbally/physically aggressive.
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work.
Reasonable accommodations will be considered to otherwise qualified employees to perform the essential functions of the job.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The content of this job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

I acknowledge and understand that:
Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind.
The job description provides a general summary of the position in which I am employed, that the contents of this job description are job requirements and, at this time, I know of no limitations which would prevent me from performing these functions with or without accommodation. I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform my supervisor at any time that I am unable to perform these functions.
Job duties, tasks, work hours and work requirements may be changed at any time.