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- Autism Spectrum Employment Development Specialist, VA, USA (password)

Autism Spectrum Employment Development Specialist

ServiceSource Inc.

Oakton, VA

$40,000 a year - Full-time, Part-time

ServiceSource is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce . We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If accommodation is needed in the application process, arrangements can be made with the local regional office http://www.servicesource.org/contact-us .We are an E-Verify Employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment background checks are required for all employment positions.



The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information


We are seeking entry-level Employment Development Specialists (EDS) - to develop, secure, and maintain job advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Northern, VA (NOVA). This posting is particularly for an EDS position to work with a caseload of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is a full time (40 hours weekly) non-exempt, hourly rate position starting at $19.24 per hour (around $40,000 annually).

This position will be responsible for:

Conducting intakes, inventories, and assessments to establish employment goals.
Conducting job search and placement activities
Providing job coaching and long-term support services.
Developing positive relationships with businesses, community agencies, other departments, and other vendors.
Providing general case management including detailed report writing.
Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements Include:

A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services/Social Science area.
1 to 2 years of volunteer, internship, or employment experience working with individuals with disabilities. At least 6 months of experience working directly with young adults/adults with autism spectrum disorder.
A strong interest in advocating for individuals with disabilities to gain and maintain employment and achieve independence.
Job, internship, and/or volunteer development/placement experience.
Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills.
Excellent verbal/written communication skills, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and self-manage a schedule.
Ability to effectively communicate with people of all cultures/backgrounds.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Have own transportation and willingness to drive throughout the Northern Virginia area.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite software.

Preferred Requirements Include:

Bilingual English/Spanish speaking and familiarity with Hispanic/Latino culture, challenges, and preferences.
Experience in marketing/sales.
Knowledge and/or experience in ABA therapy and/or positive behavioral support.

Employee Benefits Package:

Medical, dental, and vision plan.
Vacation, sick, and personal days: 24 PTO days in your first year + 11 paid holidays per year
Domestic partner/dependent coverage.
403(b) and Roth retirement accounts matched up to 3%.
401(a) retirement account funded by employer contributions after 1st year of working.
Company paid AD&D, life insurance, short term disability and long term disability
Health Savings Account (HSA).
Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
Dependent Care Account (DCFSA).
Nationwide Pet Insurance.
For eligible employees, tuition reimbursement for continuing education and career development.
Professional development and training opportunities offered at no cost throughout the year.
Staff mentoring programs.

Employee Assistance & Work/Life Balance Programs:

Service Source values a healthy work-life balance and offers the below programs to help you and your family successfully manage life’s challenges:

Flexible Schedule : Work arrangements to include flextime and reduced or part time schedules available after successful completion of introductory period and at your manager’s discretion.
Counseling: Cigna’s Employee Assistance -Program offers employees and their family members up to three (3) face-to-face sessions per issue, per year, with a mental health or substance abuse professional.
Child Care : Connecting you to all day, before/after school, during the summer, or back-up child care for unplanned events.
Financial Services & Referral: Free 30-minute financial consultation by phone and 25% off on tax preparation.
Pet Care : From vets to dog walkers, assistance with connecting you with the right people and places to ensure your pets are well taken care of.
Identity Theft : Free 60-minute expert phone consultation to learn how to protect yourself and respond correctly to identity theft.
Legal Consulting : Free 30-minute consultation and up to 25% off select fees.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and drive a vehicle; use hands and fingers to handle, type, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to occasionally lift or move items up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment changes regularly. The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet, but may be moderate or loud depending on each individual work site.

Job posted on 6 July 2018.

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