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Career Services - Career Counselor/Employment Specialist

Company: Open Sky Community Services
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Career Services - Career Counselor/Employment SpecialistUS-MA-WorcesterJob ID: 2024-9083Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings: 2Category: Supported Living / Case Management288 Grove Street - AdministrationOverviewAt Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL. At Open Sky, you'll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond. As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives. Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today! Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training OpportunitiesGenerous paid time off plan - you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan403b Retirement Plan with Employer MatchLife Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program And more! Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status. PM24ResponsibilitiesOpen Sky Career Services is a wrap-around service model which provides active participation in high level collaboration, coordination and communication with all partners that serve individuals receiving supports through Competitive Integrated Employment Services. Our goal is to work with job seekers in developing employment goals and assisting them in finding employment opportunities and maintaining meaningful, sustained employment. Career Counselors follow the guidelines and components of the Competitive Integrated Employment Services model to support individuals in stabilizing their employment and reach successful employment outcomes. They also assist individuals with integrated employment opportunities specific to individuals in their Career Plan based on their interests, skills, abilities, and needs. Other Key Responsibilities: Collaborate with MassAbility and Department of Transitional Assistance to determine individuals employment and/or educational goals.Determine individuals' vocational readiness through the development of relevant skills including completion of job applications, resume writing and interview preparation.Operate as a representative of Open Sky in meetings with funders related to work responsibilities and support for individuals served.Assist individuals in accessing and obtaining information about their benefits such as SSI, SSDI and others. Help individuals understand how benefits may affect their employment.QualificationsHigh School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required. Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field, highly preferred. Valid Driver's License, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation, required. Minimum of two years experience working with individuals with disabilities (including behavioral health challenges), required. Must be able to work in an independent work environment with proven ability to manage time and tasks, required.Must be able to comfortably use technology for documentation and organization.Bicultural/Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply! Compensation details: 21 Hourly WagePI45d2340740bf-25660-34287505

Keywords: Open Sky Community Services, Worcester , Career Services - Career Counselor/Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Worcester, Massachusetts

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