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Community Employment Associate



An AA degree in a Human Services discipline or one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.




The Community Employment Associate is responsible to individuals participating in the Employment Program for providing individualized support to maintain employment.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist individuals to access transportation for work by:

    • teaching individuals to use the public transport system.

    • assisting individuals to arrange car pools or provide transportation if needed.

  • Teach job skills to participants.

  • Assist Employment Instructional Associate in developing training procedures on the job site.

  • Assist company personnel, i.e. supervisors and co-workers, to implement training procedures.

  • Provide systematic on-the-job training for two participants.

  • Collect data as necessary.

  • Provide follow-up support to participant and employer as necessary.

  • Ensure assimilation and integration of the participant into the work environment.

  • Assist two participants in the Employment Program to manage personal finances.

  • Other duties as assigned by the director.

  • Adhere to agency Policies and Procedures, federal, state, and local regulations and applicable standards promulgated by Accreditation Council. The Employment Associate reports directly to the Associate Director.



  • Completion and demonstration of techniques taught in the Behavioral Principles and Strategies (BPS), Medication Technician and CPR/1st Aid trainings.

  • Successfully complete annual recertification of the BPS.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record free of any moving violations for the past two (2) years.

  • Driver license, defensive driver training, must operate own vehicle and CSS vehicles as required




Must be able to bend and lift up to 40 lbs.


Employee must be able to effectively use non-adverse physical intervention strategies with individuals with autism of varying heights, weights and levels of physical strength according to the guidelines presented in Behavioral Principles and Strategies training.


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