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Vocational Guidance Services Rehabilitation Specialist (DSP) Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Details Job Location Southwest - VGS - Cleveland, OH Education Level HS Diploma/GED   Salary Range $16.00 - $16.00 Hourly Job Shift Other - see details in job posting Description Location: 4720 Hinckley Industrial Parkway Cleveland, OH 44109 Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm Employment Status: Full Time, Hourly FLSA: Nonexempt Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) changes lives and strengthens our communities through services that educate, empower, and provide the opportunity to earn a paycheck! VGS is a highly acclaimed, successful, private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) vocational rehabilitation agency with over 130 years of dedicated experience serving persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment. We are currently seeking to hire a Rehabilitation Specialist to assist individuals referred from CCBDD and Medicaid funding sources to meet their basic living skill goals. The Rehabilitation Specialist will be responsible for performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned depending on area, individuals' personal needs, and agency needs. Develop and implement programming designed to increase daily living skills, personal and social behaviors. Assist in ensuring that individuals develop and understand important job keeping skills such as attendance, punctuality, planning, grooming and hygiene and activities of work and daily living. Collaborate with co-workers to design and execute individual's person-centered plans. Develop vocational training curriculum and/or adult day activities, depending on individuals' program of service, areas of interest, and person-centered plan. Develop, implement, and document community engagement and vocational activities (i.e. outings in the community) weekly and/or bi-weekly dependent on the ISP and person-centered plan for individuals supervised. Must drive an agency vehicle to take individuals on outings in the community. Using electronic record keeping system to write and develop detailed, accurate, and SMART goals and case notes on activities for each individual assigned to your supervision. Electronic records must follow Medicaid and CARF requirements. Maintain a caseload of up to 16 individuals including case notes, ISP revision dates, documentation, recommendations for transition to next opportunities etc. and keep supervision up-to-date regarding individual progress. Caseloads are built based on acuity, agency needs, and individual's skills and interests. Act as liaison to referring Support Administrator, family, guardians, and other individuals who are actively involved in the individual's life. Provide on-the-job guidance and support to help move the participant toward attainment of targeted behaviors. Use modeling techniques to instruct individuals and groups in proper work methods and positive work behaviors and how to improve work quantity and quality. Write monthly reports regarding an individual's progress. Participate in annual and/or quarterly ISP meetings for all individuals supervised. Maintain documentation and case files in accordance with Medicaid and CARF accreditation. Continue professional development (membership in organizations like ORA or NJSST, workshops, and seminars). Minimum requirement of 15 hours of professional development per year outside of in-service dates. Requirements can be met through RELIAS training modules as well. Maintain regular attendance according to VGS Policy. Ensure that individuals are paid under contract and license of federal, state, or county agency or by piecework according to contract, and enters required documentation related to payroll. Ensure that the participant is kept clean and unsoiled, and in the case of a