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“Amy” is an amazing young lady who came to HCRS in 2007; she had been placed in residential school due to her uncontrolled behavior issues and inconsistent home life and had a State appointed legal guardian. With the help of HCRS, Amy was placed in more stable home environment with a family that she had already established a relationship with during emergency respite care. With natural supports and the supports from HCRS; Amy has been able to establish a safe and more consistent relationship between herself and her biological family; she has been able to maintain gainful employment; and just last year was legally appointed to be her own guardian. Amy started working part-time at a grocery store and a department store. In 2010, Amy successfully completed a 3 month internship as a front desk clerk. This internship opportunity really helped build Amy’s vocational skills and professional self esteem. Since this internship, Amy has flourished at work and socially.

Employment Specialist

Job Code 1043
Date Posted April 01, 2015
Program Employment Specialist
Hours / Week 37.5

Full time 37.5hours/week position is available in Springfield area to provide one-on-one employment support and training for adult clients with developmental disabilities. 

Required Skills Flexibility, positive attitude, strong organizational and customer service skills are required. Related experience is required. Experience working with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness preferred. Clean driving record and vehicle insurance required.
Education Experience working with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness preferred
Location Springfield
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