WORK AT KUHN

Do you have experience in the human services field?  Can you demonstrate significant skill in the areas of direct care and vocational support?  Do you have a passion to help make the lives of program participants rewarding and meaningful, fostering increased self-esteem and independence each day?  If you believe you have what it takes to be a successful Kuhn team member, we want to talk to you!

Kuhn Employment Opportunities is a non-profit human services agency committed to helping persons with disabilities find and retain employment.  We serve people with developmental, intellectual, and psychiatric disabilities in Meriden, CT and the 20 towns surrounding it, helping them gain self-esteem, earn a paycheck through work, and become independent, productive, and valued members of the community.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION

Kuhn Employment Opportunities is actively seeking talented candidates to fill the open jobs that are listed below.  These are full-time jobs providing competitive pay and a generous benefits package.  We are accepting resumes from qualified individuals who seek a great employment opportunity with a reputable human services agency.  Please click on the job that interests you, and complete our online application.

 
Employment Specialist - Middletown Based 
Employment Specialists are responsible for assisting individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness to become competitively employed in the community and to reach their maximum vocational potential. This involves, but is not limited to, vocational assessments, job seeking skills training, issues related to personal appearance/presentation, entitlements training, time-limited job coaching, interview support and job development with the business community. Must be able to provide employment related support to individuals with a wide range of skills/abilities. Must be able to be flexible with work schedule to meet the needs of program participants and their employers. Must be able to communicate effectively with other service providers to coordinate service delivery for program participants.
Facilitator - Community Experience Program 
Responsible for the development and implementation of behavioral programs for up to three participants and/ or as required by participants’ supervision guidelines in Community Experience Program. Facilitator is a hands-on, direct care position.
Job Coach – 1st Shift 
Responsible for job skills training to individuals with disabilities. Including transportation, hands on instruction and supervision of job operations, quality control, work flow and material handling to meet production demands in assigned job sites. Participates in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plan goals/ Behavior Plans to maximize each assigned client’s ability to function independently.
Job Coach - 2nd Shift 
Responsible for job skills training to individuals with disabilities. Including transportation, hands on instruction and supervision of job operations, quality control, work flow and material handling to meet production demands in assigned job sites. Participates in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plan goals/ Behavior Plans to maximize each assigned client’s ability to function independently.
Transportation Driver 
Drivers are responsible for the safe operation and general maintenance of company vehicles. This involves, but is not limited to, transportation of passengers, as well as making material deliveries. Additional responsibilities include maintaining detailed and accurate records regarding passengers and vehicles. Must be able to provide safe transportation to individuals with a wide range of disabilities.
Manager of DDS Group Supported Employment Program  
Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, manages the day-to-day operations and supervision of program personnel for the DDS Group Supported Employment Program (GSE). Responsible for implementing and monitoring agency policies and procedures to achieve program outcomes. Works in conjunction with the Chief Program Officer to ensure appropriate client service delivery and, with the Manager of Contracts and Employment Development to ensure GSE staff follow-through with site employers’ expectations/ contractual obligations. Provides input to the program budget development process as needed and manages services within budget guidelines. Acts as a liaison with stakeholders to promote Kuhn in a positive manner within the community.
Employment Specialist (Rushford-Based) 
Employment Specialists are responsible for assisting individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness to become competitively employed in the community and to reach their maximum vocational potential. This involves, but is not limited to, vocational assessments, job seeking skills training, issues related to personal appearance/presentation, entitlements training, time-limited job coaching, interview support and job development with the business community. Must be able to provide employment related support to individuals with a wide range of skills/abilities. Must be able to be flexible with work schedule to meet the needs of program participants and their employers. Must be able to communicate effectively with other service providers to coordinate service delivery for program participants.
Manager of Human Resources  
Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources (HR) for the organization, maintain compliance with all State and Federal regulations and HR related legislation. Supports the agency’s mission and administrative functions
Accounting Manager 
Responsible for training and supervision of accounting personnel. payroll oversight, financial reporting and monitoring, preparation and reconciliation of schedules for financial audit, oversight of agency’s assets and inventory as well as monitoring for accuracy and timeliness payroll taxes, certifications, fuel tax reimbursement and sales tax and assisting CFO in other essential duties
Recovery Support Specialist (Employment) 
Recovery Support Specialists are responsible for assisting individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness to become competitively employed in the community and to reach their maximum vocational potential. This involves, but is not limited to, vocational assessments, job seeking skills training, issues related to personal appearance/presentation, entitlements training, time-limited job coaching, interview support and job development with the business community. Must be able to provide employment related support to individuals with a wide range of skills/abilities. Must be able to be flexible with work schedule to meet the needs of program participants and their employers. Must be able to communicate effectively with other service providers to coordinate service delivery for program participants. Must be willing to utilize lived experience as a recipient of mental health and/or addiction services to benefit participants in meeting their employment goals.
Workforce Navigator 
The Workforce Navigator will be responsible for assisting and/or making the necessary linkages for program participants to select a career path, enroll in any needed training to gain necessary skills for their chosen profession and obtain and maintain a position. This involves but, is not limited to, career planning, assistance with training registration, job matching, job development and placement, and follow-up support for program participants. Must be able to provide employment related support to individuals with a wide range of skills/abilities. The Workforce Navigator will also be responsible for creating activities designed to further prepare individuals within the Group Supported Employment Program for a higher level of independence. This will include the development and presentation of periodic evening Informational Sessions for individuals and their families to address the barriers to employment. Must be able to be flexible with work schedule to meet the needs of program participants and their employers. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff at other service provider agencies and training providers to coordinate effective service delivery to program participants. Position requires personal vehicle use related to some participant transportation needs. Kuhn offers mileage reimbursement for this purpose and for all business use needs.
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