New England Business Associates
66 Industry Ave
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
Established in 1983 New England Business Associates (NEBA) is a nonprofit organization known nationally and internationally for its work in supported employment as well as supporting the integration needs and rights of people with disabilities and/or employment challenges. We are the recipient of many awards, including Best Practice from the national Association of People Supporting Employment First.
We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, and currently serve more than 600 people annually through employment, self-employment, skill-building, and community inclusion programs. Individuals served have a myriad of skills, abilities and interests and are between the ages of 15 and 68.
NEBA has contracts with the Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Transitional Assistance, and local school systems for students transitioning from high school. NEBA is also a registered employment network through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.
|Salary Range:||Location:||Per Hour||SPRINGFIELD, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Human Services|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|High School or Equivalent|
Preference: Nice to have
- Preference: Nice to have|
|New England Business Associates (NEBA), a non-profit employment support agency, is seeking an Employment Consultant to support job seekers referred by the Department of Transitional Assistance. This is a 30 hour per week position with full time benefit eligibility. The schedule is primarily daytime, weekday hours but could vary with the needs of the program.|
Employment Consultants support job seekers to achieve their goals related to employment. This is accomplished by; assisting individuals with developing career plans, providing career workshops, searching for and obtaining employment opportunities for participants, and providing individualized initial job training and on-site support as needed. This role includes case management responsibilities such as daily documentation and continual communication with participants enrolled and with the support team.
Employment Consultants also play an important role in building relationships with the business community to find the best possible job matches for our participants. This includes networking and outreach to learn the hiring needs of area employers to refer our participants.
This variety of responsibilities requires that an Employment Consultant is a flexible and creative person. Ideal candidates will be outgoing, empathetic, enthusiastic, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and have good negotiation skills.
Knowledge / Skills needed:
Possess interpersonal skills and professional appearance necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, individuals served, management and customers.
Excellent oral and written skills; displays communication that is complimentary to teaching strategies with program participants.
The ability to guide people with challenges/barriers/difficulties towards being successfully employed.
Strong planning, organizational, and time management abilities.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
Previous experience working with individuals with barriers.
Must have strong writing and computer skills.
Previous experience with job development preferred.
Acceptable background checks & driving record required.
Must have a reliable vehicle and valid drivers' license.
New England Business Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran.
As a federal affirmative action employer in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act as amended, New England Business Associates is required to report on our workforce by race, gender, and veteran status and to offer the opportunity for self-identification as to disabilities.
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