Prevocational Services Provider

Achieve of NY Norwich, NY
Position: Prevocational Services Provider

Hours: Generally Mon-Fri (40hrs/week) with some flexibility

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - The Prevocational Service Provider is responsible for supporting individuals with disabilities to maximize their vocational skills within a community based setting. Using a person centered approach, the individual will have opportunities to learn and practice job skills that will prepare him/her for future community employment opportunities. The specific duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following items specified in the five standards listed below:


* Provide direct supports, education and training to build and expand vocational skills, habits and personal outcomes related to the world of work

* Provide services and supports designed to support an individual to prepare for the world of work: explore vocational opportunities; develop soft skills and practice work skills through a variety of volunteer/work assessment opportunities

* Network with community resources to build individualized vocational experiences

* Transport and accompany individuals on community experiences

* Provide job readiness and soft skills training in group settings

* Foster and promote positive vocational skills and habits

* Assist with the development of service plans and implementing the plans as written

* Provide oversight to individuals during service hours to ensure their health and safety

* Ensure all incidents, accidents, observed or suspected situations which adversely impact on the health and safety of the individuals served are addressed in accordance with OPWDD regulatory requirements and agency policies and procedures

* Perform required duties in a productive and safe manner

* Act as role model to individuals

* Any additional duties as assigned


Possess good interpersonal, written, oral, and communication abilities and effective time management/organizational skills

Must be able to work scheduled hours that may include weekend and/or holiday timeframes and maintain an acceptable work attendance as defined in the agencys personnel policy manual and handbook.

Be computer literate with knowledge in agency operating systems and applicable software required for department needs.

Demonstrate sound judgment in normal work and emergency situations

Must physically be able to perform required certifications and lift 50 pounds

Possess a valid drivers license acceptable to the agencys insurance carrier


High School Diploma/GED with 2 years of experience working with the individuals with disabilities

* Or-

A combination of education and experience that in the opinion of the reviewing agency, exceeds the above standards of the program

ACHIEVE is pleased to provide a competitive benefit package. All benefits are available to full-time employees hired to work 30 or more hours per week.

* Medical: Generous Employer Contribution

* Dental: choice of 2 plans

* Vision: choice of 2 plans

* Group Term Life Insurance 100% Company Paid

* Long Term Disability 100% Company Paid

* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 100% Company Paid

* 401-K Retirement Plan

* Cellular Telephone Discounts

* Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

* Paid Holidays 11

* Paid Bereavement Leave

* Paid Jury Duty

* Several VOLUNTARY Plans available, such as Medical Bridge Plan, Critical Illness Protection, Accident Indemnity, Short Term Disability, Optional Term Life Insurance

NYSARC, Inc., Broome-Chenango-Tioga Counties Chapter, dba ACHIEVE complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-607-723-8361

ATENCIÓN : Si usted habla español , servicios de asistencia linguistic, de forma gratuita, están disponibles para usted. Llame 1-607-723-8361