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VOCATIONAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST 

On-the-Move is seeking to hire an experienced individual to provide customized employment support services to individuals engaged in our competitive employment services program.

Position Summary:

The Vocational Support Specialist works with job-seekers and/or employed individuals one-on-one or in small groups who have disability-related barriers to employment. The primary purpose of the Vocational Support Specialist is to facilitate the successful transition of job-seekers into competitive, community-integrated employment through social and professional skills development, career discovery, direct job coaching supports, and the development of natural supports in volunteer and competitive work environments.

Schedule:

This position requires some flexibility since it is based on the work schedules of the individuals we support. The Vocational Support Specialist could be working any shift, Monday through Sunday, including holidays. At the present time, all support needs fall within the M-F, 9 am-5 pm time frame. Currently this is a full-time position direct support role with progressive administrative and leadership opportunities.

Essential Functions:

• Support employed individuals to learn the job tasks and grow in their job performance by tailoring coaching strategies to needs and abilities.

• Support job-seekers in small group, community-based work experience activities.

• Provide on-site training and initial/ongoing support to the individual and employer as needed.

• Cultivate natural supports and natural cues that will empower the individual to work independently to the extent of their abilities.

• Create a systematic strategy for "fading" from the workplace.

• Facilitate the development of ongoing positive relationships and natural supports with key co-workers in our supported customer's place of employment.

• Maintain up-to-date case notes, records and other assigned paperwork.

• Submit invoices and progress reports on a monthly basis for billing.

• Carry out additional responsibilities as identified and assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

• High School Diploma or GED

• Valid Driver's License with clean driving record and auto insurance, or the ability to efficiently travel throughout Greater-Portland metro area.

• CPR and First Aid certified and maintained throughout duration of employment.

• Ability to pass criminal background check.

• Compliance with Mandatory Abuse Reporter status.

• Flexibility in work schedule to accommodate needs of participants, including occasional evenings and weekends.

·   Two years of experience working with individuals who experience intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, required.

• One year of Job Coach, skills training, or teaching experience, preferred.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Completion of DHS-approved competency-based employment training within first year of employment (employer pays for the training).

• Experience working with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Personal Agents and Service Coordinators, preferred.

Pay/Benefits:

$14.50-$16.50/hr. depending on demonstrated outcomes and experience. Medical/Dental benefits available for full-time employees (30+ hours/week).

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest and your resume to hire@onthemovepdx.org. In the subject line, type "Vocational Support Specialist (Your last name)."


COMMUNITY INCLUSION PROGRAM MANAGER

On-the-Move is looking for a dynamic leader to manage our award-winning Community Inclusion program. This person will have a desire to think, create, share, and grow while appreciating our grassroots style and upholding our culture of compassion, professionalism, and wholeheartedness. The ideal candidate is versatile; able to lead outdoor excursions, write policies, develop people, problem-solve, and have fun.

Position Summary:

Working under the supervision of our Executive Director, the Program Manager will develop, oversee, and coordinate all aspects of the Community Inclusion Program. This individual will be responsible for supporting a team of Inclusion Specialists by modeling the organization’s shared values and NADSP Code of Ethics©. The Program Manager will oversee the professional development of team members, and ensure the ongoing development of participant-directed goals and program efficacy.

Schedule:

This position spends the majority of time in the office overlapping OTM’s Community Inclusion program hours, which are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Program Manager is expected to provide direct support in groups between 6-10 hours per week. The Program Manager shares on-call duties 1-2 Saturdays per month between the hours of 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Program Coordination (40%): Ensures quality services and compliance with applicable rules and laws of the Community Inclusion program.

  • Monitors daily group scheduling and accurate, active monthly calendar with frequent adjustments

  • Monitors accurate and complete documentation in daily activity log.

  • Assigns support roles for team members (e.g. cleaning, LIFTS, Progress Summaries, etc.)

  • Tracks staff absences and coordinates appointment coverage.

  • Communicates program needs and challenges in constructive manner to Leadership Team.

  • Develops, informs and implements plans for program improvements.

  • Supports collaboration with community partners who align with mission.

  • Provides direct support in groups or individually, as needed.

  • Coordinates and/ or attends outreach events for employee recruitment.

Staff Development (40%): Supervises inclusion specialists; communicates clear and achievable expectations, and fosters a positive work environment which reflects organizational values.

  • Coordinates and implements professional development plan for inclusion specialists.

  • Oversees new hire recruitment, training and orientation process.

  • Provides one on one supervision time for 8-10 Inclusion Specialists.

  • Provides clear, effective feedback for Inclusion Specialists.

  • Maintains time-off requests in accordance with program needs.

  • Monitors inclusion specialist performance and conducts semi-annual performance evaluation process.

  • Facilitates monthly team meetings and plans staff retreats in collaboration with Leadership Team.

  • Contributes to Leadership Team in developing plan for program growth.

  • Promotes organizational culture proactively through direct modeling, communication, and team meetings.

  • Employs a multi-cultural approach to promote equity and inclusion in accordance with OTM’s strategic plan.

Other Administrative Tasks (20%): Supports and maintains organizational development.

  • Models and maintains organizational policies, procedures, and handbook materials.

  • Reports abuse, as necessary in accordance with Mandatory Abuse Reporting requirements; ensuring proper reporting documentation, timing, and processes.

  • Other administrative tasks, as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices and management of a nonprofit organization with an emphasis on the needs of small organizations

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate staff meetings and retreats

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise fiscal responsibility and simple accounting principles

  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, concepts, and a vision for programs that align with On-the-Move’s vision.

  • Must demonstrate a deep passion for On-the-Move’s mission and a commitment to our values.

  • Ability to examine situations and interpersonal relationships through a multi-cultural lens.

  • Ability to understand racial identity, and the impact of their own racial identity on themselves and others.

  • Ability to identify and model professional, healthy boundaries.

  • Ability to identify systems of power, privilege, and oppression with a commitment to understanding and applying an informed diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to their role.

  • Exercises good judgment and decision-making capabilities.

  • Possesses a superior commitment to quality service as part of a strong team environment.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exercise diplomacy and discretion.

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice.

  • Knowledge of the Brokerage Support system and a historical perspective of disability rights.

  • Demonstrated application of Medicaid HCBS regulations, Oregon Administrative Rules, and expenditure guidelines.

  • Excellent organization, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate conflict resolution.

Experience & Education:

  • Three years of F/T experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, preferred; equivalent experience in teaching or counseling field plus one-year experience with I/DD required.

  • At least two years of progressively responsible professional experience in management with demonstrated supervisory skills, required.

  • High School Diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s degree in special education, public administration, social work, psychology, or closely related field, preferred.

  • Must pass a criminal background check

  • Ability to provide physical assistance to participants

  • CPR/ First Aid certified

Pay/Benefits:

$35k-$42k depending on demonstrated outcomes and experience. Medical/Dental benefits available through Kaiser. Up to 4 weeks of paid time off.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest and your resume to hire@onthemovepdx.org. In the subject line, type "CI Program Manager (Your last name)."