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Employment Specialist

Company: East Bay Innovations
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

East Bay Innovations- Employment Specialist

About our Organization:

Established in 1994, East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a nonprofit human services organization that supports people with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and cerebral palsy. Our person centered services support people to live in their own homes, make choices about how they live, work in jobs of their choosing, and enjoy being part of their communities. We seek to further the human rights and empowerment of people with disabilities, and hire people who care about social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Employment Specialist (TDS)

Our Supported Employment Team is seeking an Employment Specialist to support individuals with disabilities participating in Tailored Day Services. Supporting EBI clients to be prepared for and obtain employment. This position provides training and support to individuals with disabilities at their employment, assessment, internship sites and during travel training, as well as resume development, employment placement, employer outreach, task analysis, and vocational plan development.

This position is compensated at an hourly rate of $20.08. An Employment Specialist works a full-time schedule, usually Monday through Friday, but will include occasional early morning, late evening and weekend assignments. Maintaining a valid California driver's license, registration, and auto insurance is a requirement for this position. All driving on the job will be reimbursed at .58 cents per mile. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience in employment services.


+ Assists consumers to perform tasks crucial once employed or within internships to manage and report wages in regards to Social Security benefits as well as understand the impact of wages on benefits. (Initial wage reporting to Social Security, buying work clothing, union memberships, etc.)

+ Provides assistance to the job developer with Tailored Day Services.

+ Assists to develop vocational sites to provide External Situational Assessments, provides support and evaluation during the assessment period and completes paperwork and final reports.

+ Brings all concerns to the supervisor and shares all development, progress or identified barriers with the primary job coach or job developer.

+ Assists Director of Employment Services with billing and reports.

+ Assists with program evaluation, and service surveys.

+ Sets up files, performs filing, updates files and mailing lists for consumers and supports.

+ Attends all required training and staff meetings as assigned.

+ Provides outreach to employers to develop employment opportunities, as assigned.

+ Provides support during career exploration and assessment.

+ Provides interview practice and training around application interview/onboarding process

+ May also include the following:

+ Provides coverage to consumers at their job site during the absence of primary staff or during the initial training periods.

+ Provides direct services to consumers as needed including job coaching, pre-employment skills training and assessment.


+ Experience developing and maintaining on-going professional networks

+ Experience supporting individuals with disabilities in vocational settings

+ Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Zoom, database management, and basic accounting skills

Health & Wellness Benefits:

+ Medical coverage for those working 30 hours a week or more, with three different health plans for you to choose from

+ Dental and vision coverage for both full-time and part-time staff

+ Free mental health counseling sessions for you and members of your household

+ Annual health & wellness fair with free massage, cooking demonstration, wellness seminar, and wellness gift raffles

Pre-Tax Benefits:

+ Flexible Spending Account so you can use pre-tax dollars to cover your medical expenses

+ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, allowing you to use pre-tax dollars to cover childcare expenses

+ Commuter benefits, allowing you to save big on BART and bus with pre-tax dollars loaded onto your clipper card

Investing in Your Future Benefits:

+ 403(b) retirement plan so you can invest in your future

+ Free financial coaching from an expert advisor to help answer any financial questions you may have

+ Education Assistance Fund, providing reimbursement for tuition, fees, and supplies for education and self-enrichment courses

Career Advancement Benefits:

+ Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021, helping you advocate for employment terms that work for you

+ Ability to view and apply for supervisory position openings before they are advertised to the general public - we love to promote from within!

+ Many opportunities for training so you can feel confident in the work you do and prepare for future career opportunities

Other Benefits:

+ Paid sick leave for all employees, and paid vacation for full-time employees

+ Paid holidays for all

+ Mileage reimbursement for on-the-job driving at 58 cents per mile

+ Free legal consultation for any legal concerns you may have outside of work

+ Staff appreciation month with a BBQ, a party, daily raffles, and more, to celebrate you and the important work that you do

*East Bay Innovations is an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: East Bay Innovations, Berkeley , Employment Specialist, Other , Berkeley, California

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