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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Provides outreach to employers to develop employment
opportunities, as assigned.
+ Provides support during career exploration and assessment.
+ Provides interview practice and training around application
+ May also include the following:
+ Provides coverage to consumers at their job site during the
absence of primary staff or during the initial training
+ Provides direct services to consumers as needed including job
coaching, pre-employment skills training and assessment.
+ Experience developing and maintaining on-going professional
+ Experience supporting individuals with disabilities in
+ 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
+ Free mental health counseling sessions for you and members of
+ Annual health & wellness fair with free massage, cooking
demonstration, wellness seminar, and wellness gift raffles
+ 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
Career Advancement Benefits:
+ Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Local 1021, helping you advocate for employment terms that work for
+ 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
+ Paid sick leave for all employees, and paid vacation for
+ Paid holidays for all
+ Mileage reimbursement for on-the-job driving at 58 cents per
+ 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.