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New England Business Associates

66 Industry Ave
Suite 11
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
Website:nebaworks.com

Company Description:
Established in 1983 New England Business Associates (NEBA) is a nonprofit organization known nationally and internationally for its work in supported employment as well as supporting the integration needs and rights of people with disabilities and/or employment challenges. We are the recipient of many awards, including Best Practice from the national Association of People Supporting Employment First.

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, and currently serve more than 600 people annually through employment, self-employment, skill-building, and community inclusion programs. Individuals served have a myriad of skills, abilities and interests and are between the ages of 15 and 68.

NEBA has contracts with the Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Transitional Assistance, and local school systems for students transitioning from high school. NEBA is also a registered employment network through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.
Salary Range:Location:
Per Hour SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required
2+
Preference: Nice to have
Description:
New England Business Associates is seeking a full time (35 -40) hours per week) Employment Consultant to support job seekers with disabilities throughout Hampden County.

Employment Consultants support job seekers with disabilities to achieve their goals related to employment. This is accomplished by working with assigned job seekers on a one-to-one basis to assess their interests, preferences, strengths, and support needs. Employment Consultants provide direct support through job coaching, assessment and job development in the greater Springfield community.

In addition to direct support, Employment Consultants have case management responsibilities, including but not limited to; continual communication with the support team, ongoing reporting and daily documentation of a job seekers progress.

Employment Consultants also play an important role in building relationships with the business community to find the best possible job matches for the individuals we support. This responsibility (job development) includes networking and outreach to educate local businesses on the benefits of hiring a person with a disability and learning the hiring needs of area employers to refer job seekers to.

This variety of responsibilities requires that an Employment Consultant is a flexible and creative person. Employment Consultants are ready to work any time needed to help someone achieve their goals. This normally means weekday and daytime work, but needs may occur on evenings and weekends.

New England Business Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran.

As a federal affirmative action employer in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act as amended, New England Business Associates is required to report on our workforce by race, gender, and veteran status and to offer the opportunity for self-identification as to disabilities.

Please assist us by copying the following the link into a new browser page and completing the voluntary self-identification form:

http://nebaworkscom.ipower.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/selfidapp.pdf
Requirements:
Knowledge / Skills needed:

Possess interpersonal skills and professional appearance necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, individuals served, management and customers.
Excellent oral and written skills; display communication that is complimentary to teaching strategies with individuals who have developmental disabilities.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Travel to multiple locations daily and transport participants as needed utilizing own vehicle.
Ability to work independently with periodic guidance and direction.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employers and program participants.
Qualifications:

Previous experience working with people with disabilities or barriers to employment.
Must have strong writing and computer skills.
Previous experience with job development preferred.
Acceptable background checks & driving record required.


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