Employment First Community Job Developer

Little City Foundation

Employment First Community Job Developer

Job Details

Job Location

Countryside Center – Schaumburg, IL

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

BA/BS Human Srvcs or related field

Job Shift

Business hours w/flexibility


PURPOSE:The Employment First Community Developer (EFCJD) is the primary linkage between the business community, job seekers and Little City Foundation. The EFCJD acts as the hub for all competitive community employment placements by networking with business entities to develop relationships which are mutually beneficial. The EFCJD ensures the development and delivery of employment and training program services that are customizable, individualized and built upon a foundation of choice, enhanced living and interpersonal work skills development. The EFCJD ensures that that LCF is better situated to meet the needs of the job market by properly matching jobs seekers, supported by LCF, with appropriate employment situations by utilizing which are compatible with the job seekers individualized employment plan .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

1. Act as the primary contact for a wide variety of community based employment sites, ensuring the ongoing good will and satisfaction of community employers as well as maintaining an up to date understanding of the job market and needs of local businesses.2. Evaluate program participant placement and employability potential to ensure appropriate job match.3. Performs work-site analysis and documents performance4. Maintains availability to meet demands of business and job seeker, including direct support of all new hires from assigned caseload for a prescribed timeframe5. Market and represent the agency and job seekers in a manner designed to increase positive agency exposure and maximize sustainable job placements6. The EFCD provides job support to people with developmental and other disabilities, in employment settings, assisting them to lead self-directed lives, achieve personal goals and contribute to the community.7. Ensure compliance with all applicable local, accreditation, State and Federal certification and licensure requirements and standards8. Ensure programs and employment linkages are designed to meet the specific needs of program and its participants and that they promote the health and safety of all involved parties.9. Meet all prescribed and impromptu deadlines for submission of documentation supporting employment activities10. Maintain American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR, if required.11. Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.12. Other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A Bachelor’s Degree in human services or business field is preferred, as well as a minimum of two (2) years of experience, or comparable knowledge, in either the field of disability services or marketing / sales. Knowledge of and experience in working with regulatory agencies and funding sources, including DRS and CARF standards. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities. Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral. Proficient in the use of computers, software applications, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Valid Illinois driver’s license with good driving record.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting for prolonged periods; frequently walks, stands, grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. Extended use of computer and typing is required. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when working and handling office equipment. The employee is subject to assist and support up to 25 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on a reoccurring basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate office equipment. No occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable diseases or other potentially infectious substances (Category I). Typical office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.