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Supported Employment Specialist

Company: To The Rescue
Location: Parker
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Summary of position/Objective:

The Supported Employment Specialist provides employment support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Supported Employment Specialist role is to support the individual to thrive and maintain employment in the community. Supports include, but are not limited to, day to day completion of job tasks, employer training requirements, time off/accommodation requests and employer/employee communication assistance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adheres to and upholds To The Rescue's values and policies.
  • Manages day to day activities of each member assigned to your caseload to maintain and ensure that all supports for essential life services and entitlement programs are met.
  • Provides direct care according to the member plan and support needs.
  • Provides Medication Administration to members served as outlined by the member plan, and Policies.
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner to ensure billing of services can be completed.
  • Ensures all current goals and ongoing supports are provided as stated in the members plan.
  • Observes and supervises members' activities.
  • Attends training seminars, in-service sessions, and staff meetings.
  • Ensures the health and safety of members by monitoring activities, supervising, and intervening in crisis situations.
  • Honors all aspects of the Member Rights and adheres to all policies of confidentiality.
  • Represents To The Rescue in a positive and professional manner to all members, co-workers, interdisciplinary teams, and the general public.
  • Performs other additional duties as assigned associated with business needs and requirements to support To The Rescue.
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • 6 months experience working with individuals with disabilities is required.
    • Communication proficiency
    • Patience
    • Proficiency in writing skills
    • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems
    • Working knowledge of privacy laws and regulations
    • Ability to respond well under pressure

      The employee must provide and maintain a valid driver's license for the entire duration of their employment and be eligible for the agency's vehicle insurance.

      Work Hours:

      Hours are varied depending on the needs of the organization. This may include, but is not limited to days, nights, weekends and holidays.

      Hourly wage:

      $18-$20 an hour

      Work Environment:

      The work environment is variable, anywhere from office setting to a hospital/clinic to out in the community.

      Physical Demand:

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee at all times to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to speak and hear.
      • While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle daily tasks.
      • The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time.
      • The employee is frequently required to reach, bend, squat, stoop and kneel.
      • The employee continuously uses hand strength to type and operate computer controls.
      • The employee must frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds. Occasionally the employee will lift or move up to 50 pounds.
      • The employees will frequently push or pull items.
      • Specific vision requirements include close and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.

        Frequent travel within a 25-mile radius is expected for this position. Occasionally travel beyond a 25-mile radius may be required.



        To The Rescue is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: To The Rescue, Parker , Supported Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Parker, Colorado

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