Coordinator of Supported Employment

  • Job Tracking ID: 512714-657002
  • Job Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 08, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:


The Coordinator of Supported Employment (SEMP) is responsible for overseeing and supervising all activities related to OPWDD SEMP and ACCES-VR services. Ensuring that the services are properly developed, implemented and executed in alignment with agency’s mission and goals.


Management Responsibilities

  • Supervises Team Leader, Employment Specialists, and Job Coaches
  • Supervises interns and volunteers
  • Participates in the selection process of new hires
  • Disciplines, trains, and assigns subordinates
  • Reviews Life Plans upon receipt of ensuring OPWDD compliance
  • Actively monitors billable activities on a daily basis
  • Establishes and appraises performance levels of subordinates
  • Monitors compliance with on-site policies and procedures pertaining to, but not limited to: Medicaid billable services, timesheets, attendance records, incident reporting, quality assurance regulations, fire safety, and employee conduct
  • Constantly maintains high professional standards at work with regard to personal behavior and interactions with other staff, individuals and outside agencies
  • Provides for staff development and training, including orientation, in-service trainings and use of community resources
  • Participates in professional development and community and inter-agency committee to remain current on changing trends and program requirements
  • Provides consultation, supervision, and instruction to staff though individual and group conferences in order to assist staff in development of service skills
  • Participates in Agency planning and services development
  • Participates in the development of Agency policies and procedures
  • Assist the Agency with marketing, public relations and general efforts to increase community awareness of our services
  • Consistently complies with all Agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

OPWDD Supported and ACCES-VR

  • Oversees the provision of ACCES-VR and OPWDD Supported Employment Services
  • Acts as point of contact between OPWDD and ACCES-VR liaison
  • Ensure compliance with all OPWDD’s and ACCESS-VR regulations for employment services
  • Ensures that all applicable, billable services are completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ensures that all records that substantiate the vendor’s billings are retained
  • Arranges intake/screenings for individuals seeking employment services and determines need, appropriateness and placement direction
  • Ensures completion of ACCES VR, OPWDD SEMP service plans for individuals with input from multi-disciplinary team including ACCES-VR Counselor and community employers
  • Ensures coverage at service plan meetings among individuals receiving services, family, employer, care coordinator, staff and other significantly involved individuals as needed
  • Provides linkage and referral to address individuals receiving services when appropriate
  • Conducts staff meetings to review individuals receiving services progress and ascertain future direction of placement and participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • Incorporates relevant regulatory changes and/or new program requirements
  • Timely prepares monthly billing for all services rendered and reviews same for accuracy and submits to Associate Director of Employment Services
  • Oversees the development of jobs with local employers, businesses, industries and agencies to maintain present placements and procure future placements
  • Maximized utilization of services for all current contracts, monitors individual unit balances, requests additional services when needed
  • Establishes ongoing communications with service providers and professional agencies
  • Trains staff in employer incentives and tax credits

Experience and Skills:


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • A sufficient level of skills, training, and knowledge in supported employment service delivery techniques
  • Experience in teaching or training others
  • Experience in developing instructional plans
  • Knowledge and understanding of employee incentive and tax credits


Preferred: Highly qualified individual who has expertise in supported employment service delivery for persons with disabilities. Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, or related human services field; three years of direct service experience with the disabled population and two years of supervisory experience.

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, or related human services filed with five years paid direct service experience with the disabled population; and two years of supervisory experience.

Valid New York State driver’s license, New York Automobile Insurance, registered reliable motor vehicle required

Job Benefits:

Extensive Benefits Package



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