Alvord Taylor
  • 01-Mar-2018 to 31-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • Administration
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, etc

Position Summary

The job developer is responsible for creating job opportunities in the local job market and helping suitable candidates get acquainted with these opportunities. This position requires an energetic and organized person with proven knowledge, skills and abilities in achieving quantitative placement goals, knowledge and experience preparing clients for employment, developing unsubsidized jobs with private and public employers, placing individuals into jobs, and providing follow-up support services to assure job retention.


Essential Functions

  • Provide employment readiness training to people supported by Alvord-Taylor, Inc who has expressed a desire to obtain community employment and to those who are already employed by facilitating Employment Group regularly. 
  • Works in conjunction with the Employment team, especially the Job Coaches/Certified Employment Specialists, to identify needs and to develop a job coaching/support plan once a placement is secured.
  • Searches for appropriate placements for job seekers within in the community through cold calls, walking into companies, contacting existing employers and networking.
  • Adapts or modifies environments to ensure optimal independence when necessary.
  • Maintains professional and regular contact with employers, families, guardians, and funding sources. Presents information regarding any person served in a professional manner.
  • Makes sound clinical decisions and appropriate interventions but seeks assistance from a supervisor when necessary.
  • Completes and maintains written records as assigned by supervisor: Prepares all paperwork as required by the funding source for the plan of the person served, maintains data, writes and submits progress notes or other documents within the identified time frames as required.
  • Professionally communicates in both written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrates and implements knowledge of Alvord-Taylor, Inc policies, Employment Department standards as well as funding source regulations and OARs.
  • Follows HIPPA, security regulations and / or guidelines and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • B.A., B.S. in psychology, sociology, special education, sales, marketing or related field preferred and/or three to five years' experience working with adults who are developmentally disabled or other related experiences.
  • Certified Employment Support Professional certificate required
  • Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and in some cases physical disabilities preferred. 
  • Dedicated and team approach appreciated with attention to established protocol.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs, stand for 1 hour uninterrupted, bend and push wheelchairs.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language is helpful but not required.
  • Proven abilities in:
    • Providing effective programs for people with developmental disabilities
    • Accepting responsibility and acting professionally in performing the duties of the position
    • Being people-oriented, open-minded, flexible and self-motivated
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Effective communicator in both person and writing. Team player, ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends (if applicable). Must be able to communicate in English and/or ASL via direct communication.
  • Work environment changes daily. Job Developer works in office space, program areas, at the employer of the person served, at volunteer sites, in vehicles and in various locations out in the community during outings. Job Developer must help to maintain a safe working environment as determined by Alvord-Taylor, Inc policies. Must participate in and implement all Alvord-Taylor, Inc standards related to health and safety.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid Oregon Driver's License and be insurable by the agency's carrier
  • Good computer skills
  • The ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced office environment
  • Experience communicating effectively with management team, supervisor and direct reports
  • Must have a valid Oregon driver's license and be insurable by the agency's liability insurance carrier.
  • Must maintain all relevant certification and training requirements.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Alvord Taylor
  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share this Page