Arc of Monroe
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Community Prevoc Specialist - MCC
at Arc of Monroe
Work directly with adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide person centered support; promoting confidentiality, privacy, human dignity, uniqueness, and physical and emotional well-being while supporting each person to lead a self-directed life. Support people to develop and maintain relationships, advocate for justice, fairness and equity and full community participation. Show respect, integrity and responsibility for the people they support, other staff members and the community they work in.
This position is located at Monroe Community College, Downtown Campus and assists with the MCC Experience program.
Other job duties will include:
- Engage people in the program and forms positive relationships directed toward the goal of obtaining competitive/community employment.
- Provide coaching and feedback on the most effective way to support people in achieving and maintaining their individualized goals.
- Monitor and evaluates current and future trends and needs, recommend program changes to ensure services are adaptable to changing demographic, the needs of individuals, and changing funder requirements.
- Ensure effective and appropriate coordination and communication with appropriate parties.
- Act as a liaison with appropriate team members and community partners to support each person's individual needs and goals.
- Contribute to the effectiveness of service plans by actively participating in their development, implementation and documentation.
- Promote opportunities for each person to make choices and decisions, learning to recognize everyone's non-traditional expressions of preference, and encouraging the development of relationships with peers in the program.
- Monitor for changes in general health, behavior, appearance, and patterns of activities and follow reporting procedures for any changes.
- Participates as requested/needed in department activities; conducts all activities so that compliance with federal, state and local statutes, regulatory agency standards and agency policies are followed.
- Complete necessary paperwork and complies with regulations, policies and procedures to meet Arc of Monroe, federal and state regulatory requirements. Completes all data entry into appropriate database.
- Successfully complete required, on-going training requirements within mandated timeframes.
- Intervene immediately if abuse is suspected, notify the New York State Justice Center and follow the Code of Ethics set forth by the NYS Justice Center of the suspected occurrence.
- Ensure that behavior is professional and consistent with The Arc’s culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures, including treating individuals and others with dignity and respect.
Learn more about this position and the program in this video:
- Valid NYS driver’s license required. Must have access to timely and reliable transportation to transport self and individual.
- Must maintain current required certifications as designated by the agency including but not limited to: First Aid/CPR
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- Provide training/support both orally and in writing
- Manage multiple priorities while maintaining effective levels of consumer service
- Stay calm and level-headed under pressure and still perform well
- Must demonstrate good judgment, sensitivity, objectivity and tact
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Foster teamwork between all team members via open communication, sharing of responsibilities, and a positive, constructive attitude.
- Understands and implements vocational program services for individuals with developmental disabilities
- Displays commitment to the future success of the individuals we serve, program areas, staff and agency
- Ability to complete the agency’s on-boarding training program.
- Basic computer literacy, including use of email, Microsoft office and internet
- Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, reach, push, pull, lift, climb and kneel
- Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
Working Conditions, Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
- This position works in a day program working during inclement weather will be required.
- Must be flexible and dependable; may be required to work overtime as necessary.
- May be occasionally exposed to individuals who have the potential to carry a communicable disease or blood borne pathogen
- May be exposed to occupational hazards such as but not limited to heat, oil, cleaning solutions, chemicals, etc.
Minimum Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field is required, plus one year working with people who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience may be with a family member, friend, colleague, Special Olympics, AutismUp, or other time spent.