Company: Centers for Independence
Posted on: November 15, 2023
MCFI Main Campus - Milwaukee, WI
This position is responsible for the overall care and service
delivery for individuals enrolled in IPS supported employment
programming. This position promotes the value of a diversified
workforce and makes known the untapped labor source to be found in
the hiring of persons with disabilities. This position networks
with local business and industry, creates partnerships, and
presents qualified candidates from the IPS program to the
appropriate employer match.
Essential Job Functions:
Serves as the Employment Specialist and vocational expert on the
IPS interdisciplinary team.
Manages an intensive caseload of up to 20 individuals with mental
health and AODA barriers.
Leverages braided funding to provide wrap around supports for
individuals participating in the program. Understands the
requirements and technical specifications of each funder and the
services that can be provided under each umbrella. (CCS and
Fully understands and practices the Eight Principles of IPS model
and is acutely aware of the 25 fidelity markers by which competency
and program success is measured.
Effectively creates and manages employer relationships leading to
the placement of individuals served within the IPS program.
Provides career assessment and exploration as well as job
preparation and development services for individuals seeking
community based, integrated employment.
Accurately completes all required documentation in a timely manner
to uphold the integrity of the client record. Documentation is
person centered and comprehensive in nature meeting established
documentation standards and funder contractual obligations.
Maintains necessary authorizations for service and assures that
activity is being properly billed at the end of each month, to the
Interfaces with the employer, funder, client and support persons to
provide information, elicit feedback and maintain consistent and
Identifies and introduces assistive technology, work
accommodations, compensatory strategies to behavioral contracts as
indicated to improve client presentation and/or performance.
Represents MCFI and advocates for people with disabilities through
participation in professional and community organizations and
interactions with community partners.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Technical Skills, Experience, Education, and
A Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Business
Management, HR/Sales or other related field preferred. A mix of
post-secondary schooling and pertinent work-related experience can
Knowledge of case management principles and practices.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethical standards for
Must have strong oral and written communication skills and
demonstrate computer literacy.
Skill and ability to interpret observational data to make objective
and impartial written/verbal reports.
Must be comfortable conducting business in a wide array of local
industry and interacting with Human Resource and management level
Knowledge of a variety of disabling conditions and helpful
accommodations, strategies and assistive technology that will
assist the individual on the job.
Understanding of behavior modification techniques, compensatory
strategies and accommodations.
Current First Aid certification or completed within first 90 days
Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification or completed
within first 90 days of hire
Current negative TB test.
Knowledge, skill and ability in operating computers and word
A personal vehicle, a valid Wisconsin driver's license and
insurance in conformity with agency limits.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
The work environment and physical demands described here are
representative of those that an employee may experience or must do
to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:
Light lifting lift and carry up to 20 pounds, standing and walking
on a frequent basis.
Exposure to temperature variations (heat/cold)
Intensive interaction with person's presenting with behavioral and
cognitive challenges or significant barriers to work
Twisting, turning, reaching, squatting, bending, pushing and
pulling throughout day
Hours of general business operation are 8:00am 4:30pm, however,
schedule will be modified as needed to meet the needs of
programming and client care.
This is a general outline of the essential functions of this
position and shall not be construed as an all-inclusive description
of all work requirements and responsibilities that may be inherent
in this position. The employee may be required to perform other
job-related duties as requested by the designated work leader(s).
All requirements are subject to change over time. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions of this position.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.
Keywords: Centers for Independence, Kenosha , Employment Specialist-IPS, Human Resources , Kenosha, Wisconsin
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