Requisition Number: PA049-EMPLS-H-11-2019-01
Job Title: Employment Specialist
City: Bensalem
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: 13.00-14.00

Employment Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Employment Specialist is a job support/job coaching position. This role supports clients while they are working in a retail environment. Those with with retail experience are strongly desired. 


  • Assist the clients in performing job duties in the community.
  • Support the clients to maintain appropriate work place conduct while working in the community.
  • Support the client with counting money and giving the correct change to customers.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thorough and compliant documentation.
  • Maintain 1:1 ratio at all times.
  • Insure that the employers’ productivity and safety requirements are met.
  • Performing task analysis and job analysis
  • Facilitating open and smooth communication between client and employers.
  • Supporting the client to complete job logistics to the satisfaction of the employer.

Required Experience

  • Retail experience
  • Must be able to stand for retail sales activities for 2-4 hours
  • Minimum 1 year experience serving individuals with IDD, Autism, SMI in community inclusion, technical skills acquisition and employment
  • Technical expertise in any of the following:
  • Preferred: CESP Certification and/or ACRE
  • Preferred: Experience with OVR placement cycle
  • Minimum education: GED or HS Diploma.
  • Required: Reliable transportation and drivers’ license

Required Education

HS Diploma or GED

Required Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • ACRE or CESP Certification Preferred

Program Summary

The mission of IDEATE is to support our clients to break the cycle of poverty by providing highly vulnerable and underserved individuals person-tailored pathways to careers using technology and community engagement.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.