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Employment Specialist – Phoenix area

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US
Type: Full Time
Beacon Group
DOE - Hourly

Beacon Group is a non-profit that for 65 years has been committed to providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. In Arizona, we serve nearly 1,600 people a year. We provide real work for a segment of our community where two-thirds do not work. Beacon is rapidly growing in the Phoenix market and need a dependable Employment Specialist who can support us in our mission.

The responsibilities of the Employment Specialist are to develop, implement, monitor and maintain career opportunities for clients including job skills training, career development/placement career retention and advancement services. Prior experience with Ticket To Work is preferred.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES Ability to operate a motor vehicle Ability to communicate and follow directions effectively Ability to work effectively independently and in a team-orientated environment Ability to obtain and maintain a fingerprint clearance Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel. Exceptional organizational skills a must.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year of full-time professional and/or volunteer experience in a social work setting and working with persons with disabilities; OR Associate’s Degree and two years full-time professional and/or volunteer experience in a social work setting and at least one year working with persons with disabilities; OR High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma and 18 credit hours of post-high school education in a field related to social work and two years of full-time professional and/or volunteer experience in a social work setting and at least one year working with persons with disabilities; OR High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma and four years of full-time professional and/or volunteer experience in a social work setting and at least one year working with persons with disabilities