Employment Specialist - Worthington

Worthington, Worthington, Minnesota, United States of America Req #633
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Hope Haven is an accredited resource for disability services and advocacy. We offer service programs and support to meet a broad range of needs for children, adults, and families – from physical, mental, and intellectual to residential, vocational, and spiritual.

We are looking for a full time Employment Specialist to engage our clients and the communities we serve and form lasting partnerships with local companies.  Position is Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p.  

Candidate will represent the philosophy of Hope Haven and “Employment First” principles to promote integrated, competitive employment as the first option for youth and adults with disabilities. Job responsibilities include aligning clients with work environments that are mutually beneficial, encouraging and empowering clients to make positive choices about their work and employment, as well as managing, monitoring, and documenting the process as it develops.

To be our next Employment Specialist, eligible candidates must have the following:

  • BA or BS degree in Human Services or related field or commensurate experience.
  • Must hold a nationally-recognized certification (ACRE or CES or similar) as an employment specialist or be able to earn this credential within 24 months of hire.
  • Must have certification in Employment Specialist Training or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire.
  • Ability to complete four hours of annual continuing education coursework.
  • Skills in applying knowledge of mental, physical, and social impairments and their probable effects on vocational, personal, social, and community environments.
  • Confident writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, documentation, and interpersonal skills
  • A valid Class C driver’s license (unless site requires Class D), reliable transportation, & proof of insurance.
  • Ability to pass a health assessment & criminal background check

 Benefits: (contingent on hours scheduled and eligibility requirements)  

  • Health Insurance coverage by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Free $15,000 Term Life Insurance Policy
  • 403B Retirement Plan with 8% employer match after one year
  • Flex Spending – put aside pretax dollars used for medical & dependent care reimbursement.  
  • Supplemental Benefits:  Accident, Critical Illness, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Voluntary Life.  
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Temporary Medical Leave (TML)
  • Holidays based on status of employment
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
  • BVU Partnership Educational Benefits
  • Pay on Demand with Dayforce Wallet

If this all sounds like a good fit, you are here for a reason. Apply today. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and scheduling. And you’ll be able to put your gifts to good use, which comes with its own amazing rewards.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Worthington, Worthington, Minnesota, United States of America