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Employment Specialist - Job #545

North Los Angeles County Regional Center
Chatsworth, CA 91311
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The Organization

North Los Angeles County Regional Center NLACRC is a private, non-profit agency that is contracted with the State of California, Department of Developmental Services, to provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NLACRC is one of the largest regional centers in California and has proudly served the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Antelope Valley since 1974. We serve individuals across the lifespan from infants and toddlers, school age children, transition-age youth, to adults and aging adults.

SUPERVISION: Receives supervision from the CMS Project Evaluator Manager and receives technical guidance, direction, and support from interdepartmental management staff (Community Services Director and Chief Financial Officer).


Responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of services that lead to competitive integrated employment in partnership with our community partners, staff, consumers, and their families.

  1. Provides leadership in accordance with the Centers Mission and core values.
  2. Creates and assists in the implementation of processes that provides oversight of internships and employment and the achievement of employment outcomes over time.
  3. Represents the Center and participates in community outreach, presentations, meetings and other activities.
  4. Creates, maintains, and distributes information material, policy and procedures for use by regional center, service providers, consumers, and their families.
  5. Develops a system to track and maintain internship and employment data in order to assist with the preparation of performance contract measures. Annually, use the data collected to prepare reports regarding internships and employment for use by the Department of Developmental Services.
  6. Act as the liaison to local providers of employment services. Participates in the development of paid internship and employment opportunities for consumers.
  7. Coordinates with case management staff, community services staff, and fiscal staff regarding the payment to service providers for the achievement of internships or competitive employment goals.
  8. Develop and implement an internal and external communication strategy that promotes outreach and provides continuous education to employees, service providers, consumers and their families regarding integrated competitive employment, Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA), and internships. Provide trainings to staff, consumers and families, service providers, and community partners.
  9. Develop benchmarks and metrics to measure success of individual programs. Use the collected information to develop reports for NLACRC.
  10. Develop relationships with the business community to help promote job opportunities.
  11. Performs all other assigned duties as needed

Employment Standards

Bachelors degree in rehabilitation counseling, social work or a closely related field; three years of experience working in programs providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities and two years of experience in employment recruitment or job development.

Skills and Abilities

  • Specialized working knowledge of developmental disabilities; prior Regional Center, Department of Rehabilitation, or related agency experience preferred
  • Experience with employment recruitment or job development
  • Has experience with fostering and developing relationships within communities
  • Ability to perform accurately and timely in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze complex material and provide clear oral and/or written communication to staff and senior management
  • Ability to develop and foster teamwork
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups
  • Experience in training and public speaking
  • Experience in developing policies and procedures
  • Experience using and applying statutes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Proven record of excellent organizational, communication and time management abilities
  • Intermediate computer skills, database experience preferred

Essential Requirements

Reliable transportation, valid CDL and acceptable driving record (or acceptable substitute) required.

NLACRC Offers an Excellent Benefits Package:

We offer employees a variety of health and dental plans.

  • Health Insurance - NLACRC pays the full cost of coverage for certain Medical plans for employee only. We also provide a generous contribution to additional plans that the employee may select for employee only or employee and dependents costs.
  • Dental Insurance NLACRC pays the full cost of the Dental DMO Plan for employees and eligible dependents. We also offer a Dental PPO plan with a low employee monthly contribution for employees and eligible dependents
  • Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account for eligible health care expenses
  • Pre-Tax Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account for eligible dependent care expenses
  • No cost Life, Accidental Death & Disability, Long Term Disability Insurance for employees
  • No cost Vision plan for employees and eligible dependents
  • Retirement plan - NLACRC is a member of CalPERS which is a defined benefit plan that provides a monthly retirement allowance for eligible employees
  • NLACRC offers two (2) deferred compensation plans - 457 and 403(b)
  • Participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • Paid Time Off Eligible for 3 weeks of accrued vacation in the first year, 8 hours per month sick time, education, wellness and sabbatical time
  • Holidays NLACRC offers 13 paid holidays throughout the year
  • Most positions are offered a hybrid remote option

Professional Development Opportunities & Growth

NLACRC values the professional development of staff! Many Consumer Services Supervisors gain experience and enter into Manger or Director positions.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At NLACRC, we value and celebrate diversity! In September 2021, NLACRC launched an initiative to enhance and strengthen our commitment to diversity and belonging.

Covid-19 Job Requirements

Upon job offer acceptance, candidates will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. A reasonable accommodation may be requested for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

This position is non-exempt. Regular Salary: $20.89 $23.61 per hour. Please note that this position is subject to a temporary "add on" enhancement of 9.85% for qualified compensation. For more information, please contact Human Resources.

NLACRC is an equal opportunity employer. Further, NLACRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.



Posted: 2022-09-23 Expires: 2022-10-25

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