The South Carolina Commission for the Blind helps blind or visually impaired residents of South Carolina gain independence and identify their strengths, abilities, skills, and resources to obtain employment. The commission provides adjustment-to-blindness training and job-placement services for thousands of South Carolinians each year.
Do you have a passion for helping others? Are you goal driven and skilled in career counseling? Does the idea of traveling across the State to establish partnerships with businesses sound appealing? If so, then you may be the person we are looking for to fill this role!
As a Workforce Consultant you will provide Customized Employment and Supported Employment (Place & Train Model) services including job development, job placement, job coaching, intensive time-limited ongoing support services, and phase out services, which leads to competitive integrated employment.
You will consult with businesses regarding the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and available support for people with vision loss. You will provide workforce recruitment assistance and provide assistance in accessing untapped labor pools of individuals with vision loss. You will evaluate consumer needs through assessments and direct observation for the purpose of establishing supported employment goals and job placement services.
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MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a related field and experience in career counseling or related case management.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences or Human Services and 1 year experience in career development and job placement. Training in Supportive Employment is a plus.
Must have above average knowledge of state and federal Vocational Rehabilitation laws and regulations, and knowledge of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or ability to learn. Ability to exercise judgement and discretion. Creativity and initiative. Experience with Microsoft Office and Internet Job Search Engines. Must be able to organize his or her casework and manage the caseload effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, businesses, and community partners. Possess effective communication skills to interact with consumers and potential employers to convey employment and training goals.
Employee must possess good verbal and written communication skills, and organizational skills. Must be able to work with minimal amount of supervision. This person must be able to work as part of a team. A great deal of judgement is required in order to adequately assess the skill levels and needs of each consumer served.
Work involves travel two to four days per week and occasional overnight travel may be required. May require evenings and weekend shifts. Employee will be responsible for meeting all designated productivity standards in a quality manner with minimal supervision. Professional attire is required for contact with business professionals.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to move files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
The South Carolina Commission for the Blind provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, veteran status, genetic information, sex -including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, disability or any other protected category.