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Employment Coordinator (Essex County) at Family Resource Network in Newark, New Jersey

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Employment Coordinator is responsible for providing services and support to individuals with disabilities in their quest to pursue career choices based on interests, experience and goals.


  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a manner that is both respectful and empowering to families and individuals with disabilities.

  • Establish and maintain a positive rapport with referring agency personnel in order to build productive consistently high referral source.

  • As part of the assessment process, obtain and read all pertinent client information (Individual Plan for Employment, Medical, Evaluation Reports, etc.) and conduct an interview with both the referral source and job seeker.

  • Develop an Employment Plan that is consistent with both existing Individual Employment Plans, other existing assessments, the referral sources input, and the job seeker’s interests, aptitudes and stated employment goal.

  • Provide employment related preparatory training, such as resume development, interview skills, job search options, networking skills and on-the-job relationship protocol.

  • Aid in actual job search, application submission, interviewing and assistive technology assessment and procurement.

  • When necessary, negotiate with employers to obtain reasonable accommodations for job seekers.

  • Work to make certain that all job seeker supports are in place in order to ensure job retention.

  • When placement is made, provide any hands-on training enhancement necessary and set up any necessary natural supports.

  • Refer job seekers for any other expert assistance needed in order to maintain supporting benefits, such as SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid, Supportive Housing and SNAP.

  • Only engage in activity that relates to one or more of the goals outlined in the job seeker’s employment plan.

  • Complete accurate reports, database entries, case notes, and documentation, etc. in a timely manner as required.

  • Ensure that at least 85% of all activity is billable.

  • Alert supervisor of any case issues or successes as soon as possible, following each issue or success.

  • Maintain credentials that are required for the position/duties.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • 2 or more years of experience preferred.

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Bilingual preferred.

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