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Pre-Employment Transition Services Mentor  

Category Fine Arts  
Description

SUMMARY

The Pre-ETS (pre-employment transition services) Mentor will be responsible for the provision of training and advocacy support for students with disabilities enrolled in Pre-ETS programming. This role will provide instruction of curriculum through three delivery methods: in-class direct instruction, day camps, and oversight of a PAES (Practical Assessment Exploration System) Lab. The Pre-ETS curriculum covers five required targets, including job exploration and counseling, post-secondary, workplace readiness, self-advocacy, and work-based learning. The Pre-ETS Mentor will provide enrolled youth with tools for independence and growth toward the next steps after high school.

Embrace Opportunity Village's core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture, supporting the choice and creativity of clients and of staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist enrolled Pre-ETS participants with developing skills in the areas of self-advocacy, career development, workplace readiness, awareness of postsecondary programs, and independent life skills.
  2. Plan and prepare curriculum and activities for direct instruction and scheduled camps.
  3. Provide career coaching/counseling to a diverse population, including but not limited to assessments, career exploration, career decision-making, resume development, interview strategies, and job search strategies.
  4. Provide supervision and guidance in the PAES lab.
  5. Collect pertinent data on participation in the Pre-ETS program.
  6. Develop and maintain relationships with community partners to enhance available curriculum and activities related to Pre-ETS instruction.
  7. Prepare all necessary documentation, including but not limited to department monthly reports; incident reports; ID notes; weekly training reports; daily attendance.
  8. Responsible for assuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and company policies and procedures.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no staff supervisory responsibilities.

 
Position Requirements

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers, and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Must possess social perceptiveness to assess and understand others’ reactions and behaviors.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Sound judgment; confidence in decision-making skills.
  • Good coaching and working effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to network and establish relationships within and outside the agency.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Required: Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Required: Two (2) years of verifiable work experience or education in special education or a related field.
  • Required: A valid Nevada Driver’s License and reliable transportation, and the ability to operate a 10-passenger van.
  • Preferred: Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Preferred: Bi-lingual, Spanish-speaking

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity in operating office equipment and examining documents, records, and files.
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have read and understand and have been given the opportunity to ask questions regarding this position, and agree to perform these responsibilities and duties to the best of my ability.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay $16.00/ Hourly  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FIN-22-00004  
Open Date 11/29/2022  
Location Engelstad Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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