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Employment Assistance Professional
Title:Employment Assistance Professional
Starting Pay:N/A
2nd Location:N/A
Classification:Full-Time Hourly
Work Schedule:M-F

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference?  Do you have a passion for helping others?  We may be the right organization for you:  VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS.
For over 100 years VOA Texas, a faith-based and non-profit organization, has operated with a mission of “Helping America’s Most Vulnerable Reach Their Full Potential” through various programs throughout Texas.  Programs are locally created, managed and delivered to provide a wide array of human services.  YOU can be part of the passion, mission and tradition!

Houston, TX

This Employment Assistance Professional is available in our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities program of VOATX that is responsible for the operation, coordination, instruction and supervision of individuals in the Life Enrichment Center facilities.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for achieving the individual's desired employment outcome.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides for the complete care of individual consumers, which includes direct supervision of activities of daily living as well as assisting the individuals in become work or job ready.
  • Identifies the individual's employment preference, job skills, and requirements for work setting and work conditions.
  • Locates prospective employers offering employment capatible with the individual's preference and skill.
  • Provides reinforcement of counseling and therapy activities.
  • Conducts training related to an individual's assessed needs specific to his/her employment.
  • Performs job analysis to determine if a potential job meets the interests and needs of the individual.
  • Assists the individual with job applications, pre-employment forms, practice interviews, and pre-employment testing.
  • Accompanies individuals to job interviews.
  • Maintains records of employment and other required documentation for the program.
  • High school diploma plus two years experience. 
  • A reasonable combination of the following is required: knowledge of behavioral patterns and problems of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Knowledge of basic homemaking skills; availability of community resources; identification of consumer training needs; development and implementation of training plans; and documentation of care and training; and physical ability to assist or respond to consumer needs in their personal environment.
  • Tolerance, patience, consistency, flexibility and creativity in dealing with individual consumers and families are strongly preferred and very important to success.
  • Must have valid Texas Driver License (Must be received within 30 days of employment) and ability to be meet company insurance requirements (with satisfactory MVR record); valid Vehicle Liability if driving personal vehicle.
Volunteers of America Texas offers a rich benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, Life Insurance, Vacation and Sick time, other optional benefits and a retirement plan.  VOA TX also provides some benefits for part-time employees.

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