Project SEARCH Skills Trainer

The Arc of New Jersey

Job Description

  • Provide quality employment and life skills training to students in local High Schools as they prepare for transition from school to the world of work.
  • Communicate and develop positive working relationships with the Project Search onsite team to assist and enable effective service to the clients served.
  • Plan and submit for approval to Supervisor all lesson plans for classroom instruction.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely and accurate manner as required by funding agencies, The Arc and/or accrediting agencies.
  • Identify and contact employers within the target area to assess interest in training and employing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Place individuals into competitive employment that reflects the individuals’ skills and interests, in a timely manner within agency standards
  • Successfully complete all mandatory trainings within allocated timeframes as required by funding source and/or The Arc of NJ.
  • Represent The Arc of New Jersey and all persons receiving services in a professional and reputable manner
  • Be available to work weekend and evening hours, when required.
  • Use person first language in all The Arc of New Jersey communications and activities
  • Abide by The Arc of New Jersey’s Code of Ethics
  • Comply with Project HIRE standards
  • Promote Project HIRE’s vision in the region to staff, funders, participants and other stakeholders
  • Ensure adequate vehicle insurance coverage for use of personal vehicles during work hours
  • Utilize technology to increase efficiency and organization practice
  • Perform any additional assignments or duties as requested by your supervisor

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred in related field of social work; experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities a plus. A valid driver’s license, insurability by The Arc of NJ’s automobile insurance carrier, valid vehicle insurance and reliable vehicle. A criminal and personal background check clearing the employee to work as Skills Trainer.

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