Supported Employment Specialist

Link Associates

Not for Profit-Charity | Full Time | Onsite | West Des Moines

Posted: 12/13/23

Job Description

Support assigned Supported Employment sites to assure quality services are provided in compliance with all accreditations, auditing and organizational standards. Instruct and coach persons served in Supported Employment and Skills Training Program positions with outside employers and/or businesses. Act as a liaison between persons served and employer and/or internship site providing feedback to support persons served continued success. Provide observation and feedback on the daily operations of assigned locations including employee performance concerns and the needs of persons served to the Employment Supervisor/Administrator. Assist in the development and ensures the implementation of the CCSP & MCO Plan and the required documentation for persons served. Must demonstrate flexibility in work hours (including evenings and weekends) and locations, to meet the various support needs of persons served. This position will work at least 20 hours of Direct Care hours per week.

Deadline to Apply 3/31/24


1452 29th Street

Essential Job Functions

Lead area staff to manage implement programs and services consistent with licensure and accreditation bodies, evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically report results to the Supported Employment Supervisor/Administrator.
Interpret policies and procedures to area personnel.
Provide on-going instruction to assigned personnel in day-to-day responsibilities to meet the needs and interests of persons served.
Maintain records to assure overall compliance with licensing, accreditation, auditing and agency standards.
Represent Supported Employment services and Link Associates to internal and external stakeholders, persons served and the community in a professional manner.
Attend routine staff meetings to review goals and support needs of persons served.
Confer with persons served and stakeholders to evaluate, market, and promote services.


AA Degree in Human Services or a related field with one (1) year related experience. Exceptions must receive prior approval from the Executive Director.
Must meet agency policy on transportation, background checks and provide on-going proof of personal vehicle insurance.
Must meet agency medication manager certification.
Possess ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office, shop and home equipment.
Proven proficient ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relation skills, team working skills, and organizational skills.
Position will contain Medium physical work consisting of occasional 2-handlifting from floor to waist of up to fifty (50) pounds and occasional 2-hand push/pull of up to sixty (60) pounds of force. This position consists of frequent standing, walking and reaching. The position requires frequent forward bending or crouching or stooping. The employee will need to occasionally climb stairs without the use of railings and occasionally sit.

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Robin Stewart

Deadline to Apply 3/31/24

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