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Rockland Workforce Resource Coordinator

BRIDGES

Full-Time

04/29/2022

Rockland Workforce Resource Coordinator

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must have ability to work with diverse populations including people with disabilities
  • Identify training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the community and beyond
  • Develop and implement workshops/training with local businesses, employers, Workforce Development Board and Rockland County Career Center on ADA, Disability etiquette, identifying invisible disabilities, and the provision of reasonable accommodations, with a special focus on employing individuals in Rockland’s priority sectors
  • Increase the enrollment of youth and adults with disabilities – including Social Security beneficiaries and individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities – in the Career Center system via outreach and recruitment activities
  • Provide benefits advisement and work incentive counseling to Social Security beneficiaries in their transition to work
  • Train Rockland County Workforce Development Board (RWDB) members, Rockland County Career Center staff, businesses, Rockland Community College stakeholders, and other training providers on such topics as employer’s rights and obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its subsequent statutes and regulations, Ticket to Work (TTW), workplace accommodations, assistive technology, and assessments.
  • Provide educational sessions on employer hiring tax credits, ADA reasonable accommodations, and assistive technology
  • Ability to arrange and facilitate meetings, presentations, and counseling in a virtual environment
  • Obtain and maintain a credential to provide benefits advisement and work incentive counseling to job seekers in receipt of Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits (e.g., Social Security Disability)
  • Draft and distribute newsletter to highlight employers servicing individuals with disabilities, with tips and advice to employers on how to integrate disabled employees into their workplaces
  • Conduct outreach to businesses & provide a minimum of 2 training opportunities per quarter
  • Place individuals with disability in work experiences (internships, on the job training, summer work)
  • Place and retain youth/adults with disabilities in occupational skills training and integrated employment
  • Develop sustainable relationships with business owners and business groups throughout Rockland County
  • Coordinate career pathways services across disability-focused and other agencies through local Integrated Resource Teams (IRTs)
  • Support business education, outreach and engagement strategies with resources to assist employers in adapting and modifying their workplace policies and procedures
  • Plan, organize, and execute career Expos that include “Meet the Employer” sessions where youth and adults explore career pathways in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and other in-demand industries
  • Hold hiring events where youth and adult participants engage in interviews with business representatives, such as the “Reverse Career Fair” model
  • Serve as a resource to disabled individuals interested in pursuing entrepreneurship, career readiness and financial literacy training and workshops
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Preferred) in career development, counseling, education, psychology occupational therapy, human services, vocational rehabilitation, or social work.
  • 3-5 years working with the underserved (e.g. individuals with disabilities, individuals with involvement in criminal justice system, disadvantaged youth, low income individuals, English language learners)
  • Capable of communicating with and in a manner that is culturally sensitive to individuals
  • A valid NY State Driver’s License or a reliable transportation source to travel locally (Note this position will involve working offsite 3 days/week at Rockland Works & 2 days/week at BRIDGES
  • Excellent presentation & facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of SSA work incentives, and how work affects government benefits.
  • Relevant program management experience in order to create, implement and monitor sustainability strategies and continuous quality improvements
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, policy and procedures relating to equal opportunity and non-discrimination employment of individuals with disabilities and other protected classes
  • Ability to engage and build relationships with the community
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Maintain strong work ethic and strict adherence to code of ethics, standards of conduct and confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong knowledge of job search processes (e.g., resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, networking) and how to teach them to job seekers
  • Effective and collaborative team player