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Achieve Employment Training Specialist I in Binghamton, New York

Employment Training Specialist I

Binghamton, NY (


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Employment Training Specialist I

Part Time, 6-29 hours a week, 1st shift, flexible hours

Wage: $16.00-17.25/hr

TheEmployment Training Specialist Iis responsible for supporting individuals with disabilities to maximize their vocational skills within a site-based and/or 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:

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

  • Partner with individuals served to explore interests and employment goals; identify and assist with vocational opportunities; develop soft skills and practice work skills through a variety of volunteer/work assessment opportunities, work simulation experiences, and instructional activities.

  • 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

  • Obtain and maintain required agency training and OPWDD mandated training, staff development and agency meetings as required by the agency and/or State and Federal regulations


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

  • 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

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

  • A valid drivers license and record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier

  • Must have reliable vehicle and automobile insurance. May be required to transport program individuals in personal vehicle when an agency vehicle is unavailable.

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