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Laradon Employment Coordinator for Adults with Disabilities in Denver, Colorado

Position: Employment Coordinator

Schedule: A flexible work schedule and ability to work extended shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Based on a 40 hour work week.

Starting Salary Range: * $21.00/hr-$23.00/hr

*pay is based on education and experience

If you genuinely care about providing youth and/or adults with a sense of direction and hope, then you’ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of youth and/or adults, but the community as a whole. Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in supporting the well-being of the individuals that we serve.

As an Employment Coordinator you will be a valuable asset to Laradon’s mission by p roviding supported employment services for a caseload of individuals that may include work related assessments, job development, job seeking skills training, job placement, travel training, job coaching, job retention, and/or other vocationally related services needed per individual.

No day is ever alike but you can generally look forward to the following responsibilities:

  • Works with, establishes, and maintains a network of contacts and resources for potential jobs and of allied agencies such as Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

  • Performs job duties and responsibilities within agency and regulatory guidelines.

  • Maintains and submits required documentation and employment data to Assistant Director of Employment Services or program management as needed or requested.

  • Collaborates with program management to complete referral and intake process with referred individuals and assists with making enrollment recommendations.

  • Assesses participant vocational support needs.

  • Communicates and obtains necessary authorizations from funding sources prior to start of service.

  • Prepares vocational reports and plans according to needs and requirements of funding agencies.

  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with Assistant Director of Employment Services, program management, other Employment Coordinators, Laradon team members, Employers, as well as other entities to benefit the supported individual as needed or required.

  • Provides support to participants consistent with the funding authorizations and to the individual’s service or work plan.

  • Completes and/or obtains all required paperwork needed for participant records according to Laradon policies and procedures, including information needed for billing, support plans, consent information, etc.

  • Plans and manages effective scheduling to cover all caseload authorized/billable units and services.

  • Maintains and tracks utilization of assigned participants and requests changes when needed.

  • Provides crisis intervention including coordinating and communicating with others and working on behalf of the individual to complete required documentation.

  • Provides support to employers as well as participants when marketing and performing Laradon’s employment services.

  • Maintains reliable personal vehicle or transportation to accomplish in-person, face to face, weekly, or as needed, individual employment site visit requirements.

  • Maintains effective written and oral communication with Laradon personnel and external entities.

  • As Laradon is a small employer and employees work in a collaborative, team environment, employee must be physically present in the office to perform his/her job functions; except as approved at company’s discretion on a limited basis.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    We proudly support our employees by providing the following benefits for this position:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance/FSA

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Short Term Disability

  • 401(k) + 4% Match

  • 11 Paid Holidays and 16 Days Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Bilingual Pay Differential

  • Wellness Reimbursement - $100 per calendar year

  • Tuition and Certification Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Assistance

  • Development, job growth, and internal training opportunities

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated

  • CDC and CDPHE protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees

    We believe in providing continuing education and development opportunities for our employees. To start you off right in your position, we’ll make sure you are trained in the following:

  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon

  • Orientation

  • Mandatory Reporting

  • MANE

  • Incident Reporting

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Safety Care

  • Defensive Driving

  • Person Centered Training

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Job Shadowing

    We ask that you bring the following assets to our workplace:

  • BA in Human Services, related field, or three years’ experience working with the intellectual and/or developmentally disabled population.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 25 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, driving, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full workdays; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.

  • Valid Colorado driver's license, reliable transportation, clean/clear motor vehicle record, and at least 21 years of age.

  • Valid auto insurance to cover passengers required.

    Our commitment to you once you get here:

    Laradon is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DEI policy supports and strengthens Laradon’s mission of promoting advocacy, community access and independence for the individuals we serve and celebrating the unique differences and abilities of our employees. We honor and celebrate the contributions of ALL individuals in our workplace and in the community.

    To provide culturally competent services to individuals, students, guests, and staff/employees, our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel a sense of belonging and value. We applaud everyone.

    Our Values:

    Inclusion | Compassion | Advocacy | Respect | Empowerment

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