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Issue Date:  Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Advertisement Period:  Wednesday, July 07, 2021 - UNTIL FILLED
Application Deadline:  5:00 PM, Sunday, July 25, 2021
Advertised No.: 3

TITLE Skills Trainer
Project SEARCH / York, NE
M-F 8:00am - 3:30pm / 9 month position
  This is a Classified Position
GENERAL INFORMATION The York General Project SEARCH Skills Trainer works with York General Human Resource, York General department directors, and the Project SEARCH instructor to develop internship sites, write job descriptions, task lists, job analysis and plan for necessary modifications for the internships and competitive jobs. The Skills Trainer also works with young adults with disabilities in multiple settings; training, internship, and community.

·         Performs travel training with interns when utilizing public transportation.

·         Participates in basic Skills Trainer training (Systematic Instruction, Lean and other appropriate training) and continual staff development.

·         Is responsible for reporting to instructor when late or absent.

·         Works with instructor to assess student skills and gather baseline data.

·         Works with business liaison, department managers, instructor and fellow Skills Trainers to develop internship sites, write job descriptions, task lists, job analysis and plan for necessary modifications for the internships and competitive jobs.

·         Works with managers and co-workers to educate on disability awareness.

·         Reinforces employability skills and assists intern to understand and interpret work culture.

·         Assists in training intern in interview process (unique to each host business) in order for interns to gain both internships and competitive positions.

·         Learns the internship duties and make any modifications (label cabinets, simplify written instructions, etc.) necessary to the successful completion of the job.

·         Attends job orientation with the intern and clarifies information with the intern as necessary.

·         Teaches the essential tasks/duties/core skills of the job to the intern

·         Each Skills Trainer is assigned several students and will provide individual support depending on each intern and job task needs.

·         Because the goal is independence, the Skills Trainer builds natural supports
and reduces the amount of time spent with each intern as core skills are developed.

·         Teaches safe practices according to the work environment.

·         Models appropriate workplace behavior.

·         Works with manager to determine new skills as intern gains competencies and confidence.

·         Meets with the manager and peer mentor regularly to discuss issues and solve problems.

·         Assesses student progress and gives feedback to intern and team members.

·         Completes necessary evaluations, reports and other documentation.

·         Provides new internship ideas to team.

·         Investigates alternative methods of long-term support such as Ticket-To-Work or PASS Plans for those not eligible.

·         Attends monthly Professional Team meetings (as needed).

·         Attends monthly Intern Team meetings to know interns' strengths, interests and challenges (as needed).

·         Attends Family Nights &/or Information Nights.

·         Regular and dependable on-site attendance is an essential function of this job.

QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Current NE Driver's License.
SALARY RANGE Commensurate with education and experience
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING Mail, email or fax ESU 6 application, cover letter, & resume: Educational Service Unit 6; Attn: Nichole Hall, Director of Human Resources; 210 5th St.; Milford, NE 68405; Email:; Fax: 402-761-4331. All applications will be reviewed. Materials received after the application closing date may be given full consideration depending upon the number of applications received and other factors.
Benefits Include: Health/Dental Insurance, Vision Service Plan, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Payflex (FSA), 403b, Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System (NPERS), Wellness Program, Paid Sick, Personal and Bereavement Leave.
Documents you will need to apply for this job:
ESU 6 Employment Application - doc download
ESU 6 Employment Application - PDF download
Project SEARCH Skills Trainer Job Description download

Educational Service Unit 6 is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Milford Office: (main office) | 210 5th St | Milford, NE 68405 | Ph: 402-761-3341 | PH: 800-327-0091 | Fx: 402-761-3279
Geneva Office: 225 N. 17th St | Geneva, NE 68361 | Ph: 402-759-3143 | Fx: 402-759-4864