Variety Works Employment Specialist

Variety Works Employment Specialist

JOB TITLE:
Variety Works Employment Specialist

REPORTS TO:
Director of Programs

CLASSIFICATION:
Full – Time Salary Position (Exempt)

Organizational Overview:
Headquartered in Worcester, Montgomery County, PA Variety – the Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia is an independent 501(c)3 corporation which is chartered by Variety International. The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence, self-confidence and prepare them for life. Variety serves children with disabilities throughout the five-county Philadelphia area, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Position Summary:
The Variety Works Employment Specialist will work with the Director of Programs to develop, implement and manage community employment services offered by Variety – the Children’s Charity. The Variety Works Employment Specialist will be responsible for assisting individuals with disabilities in learning job skills necessary to gaining and maintaining a job in the community at no less than minimum wage. The Employment Specialist will provide services for individuals with intellectual disabilities within the context of authorized service definitions, which includes requisite training, implementation of the Variety Works’ standards model, Office of Developmental Programs and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation requirements, individual progress notes, and billing. This position requires the development of relationships with Community Business Partners, identifying available jobs, matching jobs to individuals, modifying the employment environment to be accessible to the individual, and training the individual on his/her job duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Develop the Variety Works Employment Specialist program model, in conjunction with the Director of Programs.
– Ensure the health and safety of participants during services.
– Coordinate employment opportunities with businesses, individuals and their teams.
– Maintain documentation and ensure compliance with ODP and OVR funding streams.
– Attend trainings as necessary to acquire and maintain certifications.
– Provide a positive experience for individuals while receiving services.
– Administer all areas of ODP and OVR compliance and billing, and maintain appropriate service provision including waiver compliance, incident/risk management, quality management, Provider Qualification compliance, HCSIS and Promise Enrollment compliance, SSD maintenance, and Claims Management and Fiscal Reconciliation.
– All other duties as assigned by the Director of Programs and Chief Executive Officer of Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley.

Requirements:
– BS or BA degree or equivalent experience.
– A minimum of 3 years professional experience with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
– Effective and efficient oral and written communication skills.
– Valid Driver’s License – Job will be located in Worcester, PA, but travel to and from other locations on a regular basis is required.

Compensation:
The Variety Works Employment Specialist will have base salary commensurate with experience plus health and dental benefits. This is a full-time, year-round position with occasional nights and weekends.

To Apply:
Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Variety’s Director of Programs Heather Rothman at heather.rothman@varietyphila.org.

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