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compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Artisans is a non-profit organization providing services necessary for individual job development, employment support and employment opportunities in the community for persons with disabilities. Artisans has been a proud partner of the Spokane community since 1987. Our team strives to create opportunities and enrich lives by developing careers, relationships, and communities.

Artisans is seeking candidates to help further our mission. If interested in applying, please send a cover letter, copy of your resume and your schedule availability. Resumes submitted WITHOUT a Cover Letter will not be considered.

The Job Developer position provides direct and indirect support to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to identify and develop employment opportunities in the Spokane Community. Assist participants in obtaining employment and acquire needed skills and competence to maintain job status. Support individuals receiving employment services and team members assigned to help assist individuals to maintain successful employment in the community. This position requires professional collaboration with community businesses, service providers, case managers, team members, parents and/or guardians, and participants receiving employment services.

Essential Duties: Develop consistent, ongoing relationships with assigned participants in order to assess skills, job preferences, support and training needs, and employment goals. Perform market research, develop job leads, and provide information about services and participants to employers in the community. Promote interest in hiring persons with developmental disabilities among employers and community members. Assess potential employment sites for feasibility and accessibility. Arrange and provide support for job interviews for candidates with prospective employers. This may require transporting participants to interviews, and observation or assistance with interview process. As needed, conduct analysis of job to develop general training plan for participant, provide work-related training, and transportation training to provide sufficient support for successful employment. Ensure participant knows and understands employer’s policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, work-place procedures and emergency procedures. Maintain contact with participant and employer after job placement to support participant with job retention, maintain successful job performance and determine areas needing improvement. Document and track case notes in a timely manner pertaining to all job development activities including, but not limited to, participant interviews, meetings, contact with participant and related persons or entities, and employer contact and visits. Complete required plans and reports in a timely manner. Communicate effectively in written form and verbally with individuals receiving employment services, employers, parents and/or guardians, support providers, and team members. Must have reliable transportation and be proficient with computer technology.

Minimum Education Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old and have a HS Diploma or GED. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Prior experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred.
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