Who We Are
The Price Center, founded in 1977, is a non-profit human service organization in Newton Highlands. We are a values based and team focused organization offering residential services, employment supports and day habilitation programs. Our mission is to support and enhance the lives of individuals by encouraging personal growth and active participation in the community, and respecting individual preferences and diversity. For more information on The Price Center, please go to our website at: http://www.thepricecenter.org
~~Work with individuals with developmental disabilities in the Employment Services department to help him/her realize his or her vocational goals through job development and job placement. Program development and administrative responsibilities, knowledge of job development, planning and implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist Director in managing and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Employment Services Program.
• Assist Director with formulating, implementing, and monitoring program goals and objectives
• Participate in planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of off-site employment placements.
• Monitor and ensure the health, safety, rights and dignity of individuals to encourage their independence while in the program, at community work sites and in the ~~community, in accord with individual choice and human rights.
• Coordinate logistics for off-site placements, including scheduling, transportation, work performance and training.
• Complete vocational profiles, task analysis, job matching, and assessments for community work placements.
• Insure all job coaches complete case management duties for assigned individuals, including advocacy, team planning, and liaison with other agencies and families.
• Insure all Progress Notes, Support Strategies, Vocational Assessments, Community Integration Logs and other required documentation utilized within the program in a timely manner.
• Model a professional appearance and demeanor while at the program and at community work sites, treating all recipients, staff, and families as valued adults.
• Use own vehicle to transport individuals to and from
~~work sites, travel training, developing alternative transportation and monitoring of the same.
• Develop natural supports and promote networking and positive peer relations for long-term supervision and advocacy for all individuals placed.
• Develop partnerships and alliances within the local community in order to further the mission of the Employment Services Program.
• Collaborate with CBDS staff to ensure quality vocational preparation programming for all individuals in the Work$mart program.
• Complete initial and annual reviews for job coaches.
• 2 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities in job development and/or job support services.