Employment Services Professional

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Apr 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department TEACCH - Employment Services-427481
Career Area Other
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 04/03/2024
Application Deadline 04/16/2024
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Human Services Prog Spprt Tech - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN05
Working Title Employment Services Professional
Position Number 00059749
Vacancy ID P018897
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Located in Greensboro, NC
Work Location Greensboro, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $33,540 - $39,000
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Position Summary Information

Be a Tar Heel!
This Employment Services Professional position is located in the Triad area of North Carolina. Our main offices are located at 925 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, though most of our work is performed in the community in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties. We provide employment related services to roughly 180 individuals on the autism spectrum in competitive employment that are spread throughout a 7 county region. The candidate selected for this position will work with the autism population, employers, families, and the rest of our dedicated team to help people realize their career goals. Join us and be a member of one of the best, if not the best, autism specific employment program in the world. Due to the work schedules of our clients, this position does require some evening and weekend work.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The TEACCH Autism Program began in 1972 as a system of university-based regional centers to serve children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)and their families. As part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the program has an active clinical, teaching, and research program. TEACCH operates seven community regional clinics across the state. Each center offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the needs of individuals with ASD, and their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina. Also, part of TEACCH are the Carolina Living and Learning Center, a residential/vocational training facility for autistic adults as well as an Employment Supports program providing Job Coaching and related services to adults on the spectrum. TEACCH is part of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program and faculty are actively involved in student and professional training activities within the state, nation, and across the world. All TEACCH programs are coordinated through a central administration and research unit in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. TEACCH provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for individuals with ASD and supported employment. In addition, TEACCH conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines. Research activities include psychological, educational, and biomedical studies.
Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to assist individuals who have an autism spectrum diagnosis to meet employment needs. This position further involves coordination of responsibilities involving planning program services/activities, monitoring, evaluating, and modifying program activities; and developing resources.
As part of the TEACCH and Employment Services philosophy, all staff members including administrative staff members will work directly with adults with autism as part of their job. This position is not center based, and all services are provided in the community. We are required to travel great distances, sometimes at a moment’s notice. Individuals in this position are required to work alone in the community providing support to autistic adults.
In addition to working with autistic adults, we work closely with the other support systems of the individual. This includes but is not limited to, additional family members, employers, other provider agencies, medical staff, residential providers, and local mental health agencies and other providers of funding for the services provided by TEACCH Employment Services. As a result, members of the staff must display excellent communication skills to maintain positive relationships with the community at large.
This position provides employment supports for approximately 25 people on the autism spectrum, who are already in stable job placements, but who are spread out over a large geographical area. They set their own schedules to meet client needs, and interface with many different agencies and companies. They need to work quickly to solve problems with minimal supervision, as they work more independently than Entry Level HSPSTs, but still operate under direct supervision for more complicated issues. Their case load remains mostly stable with a few changes throughout the year.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Knowledge of the autistic population.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience working with people on the autism spectrum and/or with intellectual/developmental disabilities. 
Required Licenses/Certifications
Valid Driver’s License
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Must be able to work in person and perform the same job duties as the client, with or without accommodation, as demonstration of work skills is a part of this position.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally
Special Instructions
This position serves the Triad area. Due to the work schedules of our clients, this position does require some evening and weekend work.
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Contact Information

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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