Our mission is to assist persons experiencing disabilities to develop to their highest potential and achieve fulfilling lives. Employment Consultants bring this mission to life by working side by side with our clients to help them overcome obstacles and find meaningful employment.
Having a paying job is something many of us take for granted. Imagine having the desire to score your first real job; the satisfaction of your own responsibilities, the bonding and growth from being part of a team, and the reward from someone telling you "Good job!"
What if you had the skills to do the job, but not to get your foot in the door? What if there was a resource to advocate for you, make introductions, and help you get past the first-day jitters?
That's what makes being an Employment Consultant amazing. You get to build bridges between people seeking fulfillment through employment, and employers who value diversity and inclusion.
A "Regular" Day as an Employment Consultant
Well, there is no such thing. If you're looking for structure, and routine, this is not the job for you. If you are creative, driven, wanting to try new things to make an impact, and willing to fly by the seat of your pants when needed, read on...
Our Employment Consultants help real people in the real world. That means needing to be available for real situations, which might come at 5:00 AM, or 8:00 PM. Generally you would be working 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Tasks might including meeting a client on his or her first day on the job, helping to set-up their workspace; or meeting another client at the eleventh-hour on Friday to finish the last bit of their routine successfully.
This uncustomary schedule works great for individuals with flexibility and those who need flexibility. Our Employment Consultants team supports each other by restructuring schedules and lending a hand when needed. If you've ever been chained to a workstation with rigid schedule expectations, then you might value the freedom of managing your own time.
How To Be A Successful Employment Consultant
Understand, and be able to communicate to business leaders in our community, the value of hiring MV Advancements' clients.
Build professional connections with Yamhill county's various business owners and managers, from business suits to blue jeans.
Be tenacious in finding, molding, and creating new employment opportunities.
Be an Employer to Employee Liaison, troubleshooting potential obstacles and developing solutions.
Working with our clients other supporters, to help facilitate long-term success in job placement.
Apply patience in establishing business relationships, and encouraging clients toward their goals.
Train into and utilize our client support training processes, including hand-over-hand work instruction when needed.
Complete progress reports and miscellaneous documentation as needed.
Bring with you either a degree in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field; OR the equivalent in related work experience, as well as a sense of adventure!
BONUS: Fluency in English/Spanish speaking, reading, writing, and translating would be helpful in expanding our services to those whose primary language is Spanish.
Read the full Employment Consultant Position Description here.
Want to know more? See our mission in action by searching MV Advancements on Facebook, or visit our website at MVAdvancements.org. Call our Recruitment Recruitment Team at 503-687-2504. with any questions you may have about the position! Bilingual English / Spanish a plus!
Full-Time employees receive:
Paid Personal Time Off (1st Year: 80 hrs.; 2nd Year: 120 hrs.; up to 240 hrs. each year)
7 paid holidays
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance benefits at a minimal cost to the employee
100% employer paid Short-Term Disability
Group term life and AD/D insurance
An opportunity to participate in our company sponsored 401(k) with potential contributions from employer
All employees and their immediate family members are offered access to our robust, 100% employer-paid Employee Assistance Program. Part-Time employees receive adjusted benefits.
We take the care and support of our clients seriously. To obtain a position, applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen (we are a drug-free workplace, we are federally funded so this includes testing for marijuana), and be approved through our agency-specific DHS background check. If you have questions regarding your ability to qualify, please feel free to call our office at 503-687-2504. MV Advancements is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Want to know more?
See our mission in action by searching MV Advancements on Facebook, or visit our website at MVAdvancements.org. Call our Recruitment Recruitment Team at 503-687-2504. with any questions you may have about the position! Bilingual English / Spanish a plus!
Ready To Apply?
This job is all about heart. Consider submitting a cover letter with your application!