VR Job Coach / Job Development

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"Our Strength Is Our Determination"

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Advantage Recruiting is committed to developing dynamic and innovative workforce strategies to
support our valued Vocational Rehabilitation clients in their employment goals of preparing for and
locating sustainable gainful employment.
 
Advantage Recruiting has a commitment to increase the service delivery and accessibility of
employment and training services to our disabled community in and around the Wasatch front.
Through partnerships with nonprofits, community-based organizations, The State of Utah
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, individuals will be able to enhance their ability to be
prepared for gainful employment, which is the ultimate gateway to self-sufficiency which fosters
self-esteem. 
 
Additional Works in Progress:

  • “Special Needs Business Program” with the employer community by educating employers of
    the minimal costs of assistive technologies, tax incentives, On-The-Job Training as well as
    recognize and share through employer testimonials those who have already embraced a
    disability-friendly spirit toward employment, accessibility, and service.
  • Development of local employment occupations for persons with disabilities. Advantage
    Recruiting will make available a list of employer positions that would accommodate persons
    with a disability once per month via e-mail to community-based, agencies, and advocacy
    groups that serve the population.
     
  • Develop linkages and build relationships with employment community by participating in
    groups such as the HR Association, local chambers of commerce, Leadership Utah, Salt
    Lake Regional Jobs Initiative (SLRJI) and others to promote and secure job placement
    opportunities for persons with a disability.
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    We are highly trained job coach / job developers who will work with you in the following areas:
     
    Work Strategy Assessment, which includes: 

  • In-person intake assessment assessing your Transferable Job Skills
  • Behavioral, Motivational and Interest Assessment as they relate to employment
    job seeking skills, career guidance
  • Life Skills Assessment, general work behaviors (social, communication, interpersonal, time
    management skills) in all settings
  • Life Skills Assessment as they relate to employment

  • Abilities and Aptitudes

  • Advantage Recruiting will complete a Work Strategy Assessment Report with
    Recommendations.
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    Assessment Areas:  

  • Work Site or Situational Work Assessment 
  • Independent Living Skills Assessment (Home Visit) 
  • Technical/Computer Skills Assessment
  • Mock Interview Assessment (Interview/Resume Skills) 
  • Other areas identified by VR Counselor, you and Advantage recruiting related to
    employment.
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    Work Site or Situational Work Assessment:

  • Conduct a work site or situational work assessment to assess client’s work ability 
  • Assess ability to show up on time, follow instructions, and complete job duties at the
    worksite to test work readiness skills related to the type of job they are interested in.
    Activities and or settings could include office, janitorial, cashier, restocking shelves, grocery
    list, lifting duties, construction, medical, customer service, retail, etc.
  • Observe Social Skills and Interpersonal Skills in all settings 
  • Possible client activity: Have you complete a Master Application and return to the
    Advantage Recruiting
     
    Independent Living Skills Assessment:

  • CRP Job Coach will meet with you in your home, and when possible with a family member,
    an individual living in the same residence, neighbor or personal support system member, to
    assess your system of support and learn more about your independent living skills
  • Observe Social Skills and Interpersonal Skills in all settings
  • Assess Hygiene/Dress – Work Ready Clothing
  • Complete Transferable Skills List 
  • Complete our Networking List and return to Advantage Recruiting
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    Technical/Computer Skills Assessment (Conducted at DWS, Community Center, Library, DI, or
    other sites)
      

  • Assess your computer skills as related to employment (register and search online for a job)
  • Assess your reading and writing ability by completing a Master Application to determine
    assistance needed to fill out applications for work  
  • Observe your Social Skills and Interpersonal Skills in all settings
  • Activity to login and create a Job Seeker Registration on jobs.utah.gov or registration on
    utahfutures.org, gadball.com or other employment site – to assess ability to navigate the
    internet, and conduct a job search
  • Complete a type test or other computer testing as appropriate to determine skills for work
  • Assess technical skills as related to the vocational goal
  • Also have you complete a 30 Second Commercial speech to share with employers
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    Mock Interview Assessment

  • Assess time management skills (follow a calendar)
  • Assess ability to interview, answer questions, etc.
  • Observe Social Skills and Interpersonal Skills in all settings
  • Possible client activity:  Have client dress for an interview for the next appointment with
    Advantage Recruiting
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    Other Areas for Assessment 

  • Observe Social Skills and Interpersonal Skills in all settings
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    It is our belief that you will recognize the merits of our overall program goals and aspirations.
    Should you have any questions, please contact me at (801) 995-0767 Rolland Brown- CEO

    AGENCY LINKS:
    Supplemental Security Income Disability Application
    Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    Guardianship Information
    Utah Independent Living Center
    Utah Parent Center
    DSPD