JCFS Chicago

2 job(s) at JCFS Chicago

JCFS Chicago 6639 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
Aug 31, 2021
Full time
Job Details Description JCFS Chicago is currently hiring an Employment Specialist who assists clients in locating appropriate employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. They may refer clients to other agencies or community services. The Employment Specialist evaluates client placement and employability potential and additionally provides job coaching on an as needed basis. Responsibilities Schedules clients' appointments via telephone, letter, or computer. Interviews clients to obtain pertinent data; evaluates clients' vocational needs and funding requirements; recommends specific Agency or external programs and services. Coordinates services to/from DRS and other appropriate referral sources; coordinates and teaches job readiness training classes according to program needs; maintains ongoing communication with funding sources for additional training and employment service programs. Utilizes Customized Employment techniques in all aspects of services; to evaluate client potential, develops employment goals, job development and retention. Identifies clients' skills interests and contributions. Assists clients in acquiring job search skills and counsels them on job search goals and issues. Creates client visual resumes with client input. May teach job readiness training classes or job clubs, as needed.  Arranges staffings with the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and/or other stakeholders and maintains monthly communication with same. Communicates with DRS counselors regarding job retention issues of clients. Completes funder required information and reporting requirements. Initiates telephone and/or face-to-face contacts with potential employers to introduce and explain Agency services, describe clients served, and learn about current job openings. Refers clients to job opportunities, sets up interview appointments, may arrange interpreters and coordinate with appropriate internal and external personnel, and follows up with clients and employers after interviews. Provides on-the-job training, job coaching and follow-up services to clients through employment site visits, individual meetings during free time (lunch, before/after work hours), phone contact and correspondence. Maintains accurate and updated records and files of employer and client contacts, including client follow up. Obtains and evaluates all pertinent information about each assigned client, including employment restrictions, qualifications and assets, health, availability, etc. Maintains current and accurate records, including funder databases, according to COA standards. Provides outreach/recruitment to local, targeted community agencies, government entities and schools to market the program to potential referral sources. Consults and coordinates with agency and community resources to accommodate a wide range of individual needs. Carries a case load of 20 or more clients depending on client abilities Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Follows prescribed safety procedures. Acts to ensure safety for self, co-workers and clients. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with professional standards. Works cooperatively with co-workers and maintains congenial relationships with Agency employees, clients/clients, and outside representatives. Where appropriate, demonstrates empathy and concern in client/client interaction.  Complies with all appropriate Agency policies and procedures. Performs other duties as required. Requirements Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university. Completion of Customized Employment training from nationally recognized trainer preferred. (for Customized Employment focused position only) Minimum one to two years related experience. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license, and have reliable transportation to locations that may not be accessible via public transportation. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, to write routine reports and correspondence, and to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organization. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's and to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. JCFS Chicago offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance. Please visit us at   http://www.jcfs.org    JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area.  Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS  Chicago provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application
JCFS Chicago
Aug 12, 2021
Full time
Job Details Description Under direct supervision, supervises workers with disabilities performing janitorial work in a government/commercial setting.  Participates in the evaluation of work behavior, tolerance and overall performance of assigned workers in terms of physical, mental, emotional and other occupational capabilities.  Assists in relating workers' progress through work evaluation, work adjustment, and other relevant programs at community-based contract sites.  Complies with assigned contractual statement of work.  Completes paperwork related to contract and trainee progress/performance.  On-site supervisor for the three (3) O’Hare Air Traffic Control Towers (Main/North/South) located on O’Hare Airfield property, which are 24/7 facilities. Responsibilities Complies with JCFS contractual responsibilities related to janitorial tasks and frequencies as outlined in statement of work to assigned government contract site(s). Assigns and instructs workers with disabilities in specific tasks. Observes and records performance, including but not limited to attendance, punctuality, personal hygiene, and productivity. Monitors quality and quantity of client productivity according to acceptable competitive employment levels and the requirements and expectations of the contract, including coordinating subcontractor services if applicable. Maintains a professional and/or business atmosphere in the work environment. Assists in developing and implementing individualized program plans that prepares workers to achieve the highest level of vocational development. Oversees training of consumers in conjunction with Case Manager or other related staff. Provides worker evaluation documentation and participates in appropriate meetings/staffings to identify vocational and occupational obstacles. Produces regular Agency and/or contractual documentation/reports, including but not limited to quality control inspections, safety inspections, payroll, service/utility call logs, line-item/project work sheets, and client rehabilitation and productivity reports, through handwritten and/or electronic process. Provides back up to Program Case Manager in support of client issues. Follows prescribed safety procedures.  Acts to ensure safety for self, client workers and government employee personnel. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with professional standards.  Works cooperatively with co-workers and maintains congenial relationships with Agency employees, clients/consumers, government employees and outside representatives. Demonstrates empathy and concern in client/consumer interaction.  Complies with all appropriate Agency policies and procedures.   Requirements High school diploma or general education degree (GED); minimum 3-6 months related experience/training/education in the field. Red Cross and CPR training preferred. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, and to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before consumers or employees of organizations. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, and to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. May be called upon to address emergencies, cover direct labor if necessary, etc. Weekend work will be occasionally required. JCFS Chicago offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance. Please visit us at   http://www.jcfs.org    JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area.  Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS  Chicago provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application