Employment Specialist (16990)

Lutheran Social Service Of Minnesota Bemidji , MN 56619

Posted 3 weeks ago


Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans. Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve. We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees. Consider joining us!

This position will work in the Walker/Akeley/Park Rapids Area.

As an Employment Specialist, you will support people with disabilities to gain and keep community employment. This position will be geographically centered in a community and surrounding area to support a caseload between 2 - 10 individuals. Major responsibilities include; Job Development activities to assist individuals to find community-based employment that matches interests and skills. Job Coaching activities to assist and support individuals with job coaching and training to learn job skills and meet the expectations of the employer. Job Retention activities to assist and support individuals through regular face to face contact to keep community job placement. Teamwork activities to serve as the primary employment contact for the individual and service team. Professional activities such as attending planning meetings, participate in professional community employer events, participate in industry events.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 3 years relevant experience required including experience working with vulnerable populations

  • Knowledge of business community and job markets is required

  • Experience in business relationships including cold-call experience

  • Ability to understand and effectively interact with employers, team members, and community members

  • Knowledge of employment services/rehabilitation concepts, specifically job placement concepts

  • Knowledge of intellectual disabilities, brain injury, mental health conditions and related conditions

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Driver's license and Motor Vehicle Check clearance along with access to dependable transportation required

  • BCA clearance is required

  • Adept reading, writing, math, problem solving and computer skills

  • Creative team member who can suggest and implement strategies to enhance and grow services

  • Demonstrated patience, self-control and flexibility; motivated self-starter

  • Interact with a variety of people in a cooperative and constructive manner

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.

Additional Posting Information:

Walker Area

LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.

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Employment Specialist (16990)

Lutheran Social Service Of Minnesota