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Employment Training Specialist I

Department: 27 Vocational Services: Cutler Pond
Location: Broome County, NY

POSITION - Employment Training Specialist I - Full Time

Are you seeking meaning and purpose in your work life? Do you want to help people discover their unique abilities, promote independence, create friendships, and make a difference every day? ACHIEVE has immediate openings for caring staff members who want to positively impact the people we serve!

Position: Employment Training Specialist I: You'll be working in a program designed to understand people’s interests, help them discover their capabilities through exposure to a wide array of business industries, and merge the two through a variety of community-based, skill building experiences.

Some of the things an Employment Training Specialist I does:

  • Provide direct supports, education and training to build and expand vocational skills, habits and personal outcomes related to the world of work
  • Provide services and supports designed to support an individual to prepare for the world of work: explore vocational opportunities; develop soft skills and practice work skills through a variety of volunteer/work assessment opportunities
  • 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
  • Ensure all incidents, accidents, observed or suspected situations which adversely impact on the health and safety of the individuals served are addressed in accordance with OPWDD regulatory requirements and agency policies and procedures

These are some Special Requirements of the position:

  • 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  
  • Possess a valid driver’s license 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.

These are the Qualifications needed for the position. Prior experience is not necessary:

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


A combination of education and experience that in the opinion of the reviewing agency, exceeds the above standards of the program

What attributes are we seeking???

Someone who has initiative and is: caring, respectful, positive, dependable, punctual, and likes to work as part of a team.

In addition to a competitive wage, ACHIEVE is pleased to provide a full benefit package to full-time employees hired to work 30 or more hours per week.

  • Medical: Generous Employer Contribution 
  • Dental: choice of 2 plans - Generous Employer Contribution
  • Vision: choice of 2 plans
  • Group Term Life Insurance – 100% Company Paid
  • Long Term Disability – 100% Company Paid
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – 100% Company Paid
  • 401-K Retirement Plan
  • Cellular Telephone Discounts
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays – 11
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Several VOLUNTARY Plans available, such as Medical Bridge Plan, Critical Illness Protection, Accident Indemnity, Short Term Disability, Optional Term Life Insurance

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