Quest, Inc

Vocational Evaluator - Employment Services

US-FL-Orlando
2 weeks ago(11/28/2017 11:44 PM)
Job ID
2017-1364
Category
Employment/Job Coaching
Work Schedule
1st Shift

Overview

Quest, Inc., makes a difference in the lives of nearly 1,000 people each day. For over 50 years, Quest has supported Central Floridians with developmental and intellectual disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play. Quest offers a wide range of services and support for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Our company can be a valuable resource by providing a safe place to call home, quality long term care, education, therapy and early intervention services for children, employment for youth and adults and a place for retreat and respite. Quest's mission, through quality and innovation, is to build communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals. Each Quest team member plays an important role in providing the individuals we serve with superior service, care and support.

Responsibilities

At Quest, the Vocational Evaluator is responsible for the development of training programs and use of evaluation methods to aid in establishing meaningful vocational goals.

  • Complete Comprehensive Vocational Evaluations as needed for Employment Services Department such as, but not limited to Discovery evaluations which will bring revenue to the department.
    • Make observations, conduct interviews, and administer/score various tests or assessments to determine work potential, academic skills, work behavior, interests, and aptitudes.
    • Conduct vocational research using D.O.L. information, job analysis, work history, and labor market information
    • Prepare and submit timely evaluation reports indicating vocational strengths and weaknesses, rehabilitation needs, and recommendations for attaining goals.
      • Track and ensure that Vocational Rehabilitation’s payment was received for said Discovery/evaluation services.
  • Develop and implement new techniques and methods to improve the evaluation process.
  • Complete intakes in a timely manner.
  • Enter referrals into database for all Vocational Rehabilitation services.
  • Write Individualized Employment Plans and Individualized Career Plans conferring with the client, VR counselors, and other concerned parties to aid individual in selecting/meeting meaningful vocational goals and which, will bring revenue to the Employment Services Department.
  • Create/implement classroom instruction activities (including opportunities for hands-on learning) for pre-employment training programs and/or “Job Club” which promote pertinent work readiness skills and meet the requirements of Vocational Rehabilitation/Medicaid Waiver/CARF (for all sites identified) and possibly bring revenue to the Employment Services Department.
    • Compose/send monthly pre-employment and/or Job Club training letters/calendars to individuals and maintain an updated mailing list for pre-employment and/or Job Club training class attendees.
    • Develop creative/alternative ways to adapt and differentiate teaching methodologies to facilitate the learning needs of the individuals.
    • Provide written summaries for pre-employment and/or Job Club training programs documenting group activities, topics covered, and information regarding individual performances.
    • Develop and implement performance measures and tracking systems to test the success of training activities.
  • Travel off site, as needed, to conduct pre-employment training activities, mobile vocational evaluations, and required training sessions.
  • Work flexible hours to accommodate needs of the job duties/organization.
  • Performs other duties as requested/required.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Eligible to legally work in the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Successfully complete a background check and drug screen
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Valid FL Driver's License with a clean driving record
  • A minimum of 50,000/100,000 automobile insurance coverage
  • CVE/PVE certification; required
  • Discovery Trained; preferred

Education/Training (including vocation, Jr. College, etc.):

  • A copy of a Master's Degree or Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university and written documentation (resume) of one year of successful experience and employment in counseling, job placement, job coaching or public vocational rehabilitation program; OR,
  • A copy of an Associates in Arts Degree from an accredited college or university and written documentation (resume) of two years of successful experience and employment in counseling, job placement, job coaching or public vocational rehabilitation program; OR, 
  • Written documentation (resume) of four years of successful experience and employment in counseling, job placement, job coaching or public vocational rehabilitation program. Experience can be substituted for education.

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