Community Integration Coordinator
The Society for Handicapped Citizens of Medina County Inc. (SHC)
Job Title: Community Integration Coordinator
Position Summary: This position is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to support community integration through employment, volunteer and social opportunities for individuals attending the Link and LBS programs in Medina.
- Responsible for assisting individuals in identifying and developing areas of community life in which they would like to participate.
- Responsible for procuring jobs for participants of the Link sites and Link Business Services. This includes identifying job placement opportunities, assessing work performance, following up with employers, resolving expectation gaps, and working through transportation challenges.
- Point of contact for LBS contracted sites.
- Identifies schedules and organizes volunteer opportunities for attendees of SHC’s Link programs.
- Participates as a member of the Individual Collaborative Team. Assists individuals in identifying their interests and skills.
- Completes in depth community/vocational assessments for each individual annually, which will facilitate matching individuals with job and volunteer opportunities within their skill level and interest.
- Must know individuals well enough to match job and volunteer opportunities with client interests and/or skills.
- Demonstrates teamwork, cooperation and effective working relationships with clients, family members, coworkers, supervisory staff, subordinates, professionals and others to facilitate service delivery and a positive agency image.
- Adheres to agency policies and acts as a role model in adherence to these policies.
- Must have the ability to work flexible hours.
- Performs all other essential duties as assigned.
- Works to satisfy the needs of all stakeholders (i.e. individuals seeking job opportunities, business community, community supporters, etc.) by monitoring performance and soliciting feedback from employers.
- Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
- Supports individuals in the development of self-employment enterprises through LBS.
Bona-fide Occupationally Required Competencies and Credentials:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field or experience working with people with developmental disabilities is a plus. Examples of a related field include education, vocational rehabilitation, and business development.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
- Must have completed online Job Coaching course through Employment First or complete within four months of accepting position.
- Ability to self-motivate and motivate others. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Displays basic knowledge of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities regulations.
- Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions. Must have basic computer skills.
- Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, good driving record and carry the proper liability insurance amounts required by the SHC.
Location: Main Campus
Travel: Travel is required between agency sites and within communities.
Reports to: Operations Manager, Day Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Works with: Operation Managers, Day Program Supervisor, Direct Care Staff, QIDPs, SSAs, and Nurses.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Physical demands: While performing duties of the job, employee is required to stand, walk, sit, drive, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
General Sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all SHC policies and act as a role model in
adherence to these policies.