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Community Employment Specialist

Job Title and Job Description

Community Employment Specialist

Work with mentally handicapped individuals as a case manager and help them find community placements.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Teaching basic skills such as: safety skills, hygiene skills, interviewing skills, job coaching, and techniques for keeping a job.

What new technology will be important?

Assistive technology. Autistic support.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Bachelor Degree in Social Work. Internship for 1 year in the field.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

I simply suggest a college education. Although you do not need a degree for my job, it is very helpful. It is also very helpful to have experience in the field.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No. I entered college undeclared, but changed to Social Work in the middle of my freshman year.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Athletic / Physical 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Bilingual 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Logical Thinking3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Math 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Mechanical Understanding 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Sales and Negotiation 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Scientific and Experimental 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Verbal Communication 1-Not Important  
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Understanding Yourself 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
 

Interview By: AT