Student HireAbility Navigator in Arlington, TX at ResCare

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Arlington, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/2/2018

Job Description

ResCare 

Title: Student HireAbility Navigator

Job Category: Operations Management

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Student HireAbility Navigator.

About this Line of Business

ResCare Workforce Services is the nation's leading and most comprehensive provider of services and solutions designed to help put people to work.  

With more than 400 urban, suburban and rural ResCare-managed operations throughout the nation, ResCare's team of more than 4,500 workforce professionals sets the industry's best practices, assisting approximately 1 million job seekers a year, states and state job boards and thousands of employers.

Within this business, Workforce Services offers a combination of career center operations, Job Corps centers, business services and family support functions, and is the largest for-profit collection of workforce solutions in the U.S.  Through the six elements of our world-class service delivery model, our team of experts have an enhanced ability to connect employers with qualified job seekers.

As a(n) Student HireAbility Navigator you will: 

The Student HireAbility Navigator will improve access and opportunities for training and employment services for students with disabilities who are in the early phases of preparing for transition to post-secondary education and employment.  This position, based in the Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT), will support, expand, and enhance the provision of pre-employment transition services that are provided by TWC-Vocational Rehabilitation and other partners and programs.  By working in capacity building and systems development; partnering and collaboration; and informing and engaging employers, the Navigator will increase the likelihood of students’ independence and inclusion in communities and competitive integrated workplaces, and their successful participation in post-secondary education experiences.

In addition, some specific duties of this role include:

  • Increase community and system awareness of the resources and activities available to students with disabilities in job (career) exploration counseling; work-based learning experiences, which may include in or after school opportunities, or experience outside the traditional school setting (including internships); counseling on opportunities for enrollment in transition or post-secondary educational programs; workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living; and instruction in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with the school districts and Education Service Centers to promote awareness and availability of services and resources through TWC's Labor Market and Career Information Department to schools, parents, and students.
  • Convene and/or attend work groups, committees, coalitions, and cross-agency teams.
  • Develop and/or disseminate information and resources to Workforce Solutions and VR staff, local education agencies, employers, community partners, parents, and students.

OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES:

  • Complete all required reporting requirements for the position, including a three-year action plan to achieve contract deliverables and program objectives and quarterly reports to TWC.  
  • Comply with federal and state requirements regarding confidentiality of student and employer data.
  • Ensure that state and/or local VR staff receive the data and information necessary to fulfill federal reporting requirements.
  • Ensure that resources and materials developed are available in accessible formats for students who use screen reader software, screen magnification software, large print, and Braille.
  • Work with workforce and VR staff to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available and provided as requested for parent and student participation.
  • Participate in meetings called by TWC for training, information sharing, and Student HireAbility Navigator Program development and improvement.

Position Requirements

Education:

  • Four-year College or university degree required.
  • One additional year of full-time qualifying experience may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of the required education.

Qualifications:

  • Four years of full-time work experience.
  • Work experience in the fields of education, vocational rehabilitation, workforce development programs, human services programs, or non-profit organizations serving students or persons with disabilities is preferred.
  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required qualifying experience.

Moderate travel required.

Additional Information



Benefits

ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

624 SIX FLAGS DR STE 245 , ARLINGTON, TX 76011-6370 USA