UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

EMPLOYMENT TRAINING SPECIALIST 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7593 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Coordinate job development, placement and training of assigned clients with disabilities.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, coordinate job development, placement, training, and continued employment of assigned clients. Work with employers, parents, agencies and other support personnel to assure successful and equitable employment.

TYPICAL WORK

Through research and networking, identify and contact prospective employers and market services; negotiate contracts for future placements.

Evaluate each assigned client's skill level and match to the appropriate job and environment; conduct a task analysis of the proposed job, develop performance standards, and develop a daily task sequence; develop and implement individual client training plans that include behavior and task oriented goals;

Train clients placed in competitive jobs in the use of industry specific equipment and procedures; establish speed and quality performance standards required by the work place; develop clients' social and personal interaction skills; teach clients to use the transportation system;

Collect, record, and interpret data relating to client performance and progress on the job; summarize data using graphs, tables, or figures;

Negotiate with the employer to modify job tasks in order to conform to client's skill range and any special needs;

Provide education, training and consultation to employers regarding employment of clients with disabilities and legal issues related to employment; maintain ongoing contact with employers to provide ongoing feedback, receive progress reports, resolve problems that may arise, and monitor the employment contract;

Provide client progress information to funding agencies, parents, therapists, and home living instructors;

Refer clients to other professional services such as mental health, rehabilitation and independent living counseling as appropriate;

Advocate for the client's interests with employers, support personnel, and funding agencies to ensure equity and promote client independent living;

Ensure the provision of quality services by keeping informed of developments in the field and networking;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Bachelor's degree in special education, psychology, rehabilitation, vocational counseling, or related field

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

CSA
Effective 3-01-96
Revise Title: 1-05-98

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05