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.
Vocational Specialist 
The Vocational Specialist is responsible for assisting individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness to become competitively employed in the community and to reach their maximum vocational potential. As a team member of the Gilead Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program, the Vocational Specialist will focus on specific areas related to supported employment for ACT clients including engagement, assessment, job development, job placement, job coaching and benefits counseling. 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.
Employment Specialist 
Employment Specialists are responsible for assisting program participants to become competitively employed in the community and to reach their maximum level of vocational potential. This involves but, is not limited to, career planning and job matching, job development and placement, on the job training and follow-up support for adults with disabilities, as well as, other pre-placement activities deemed necessary such as, job seeking skills and travel training. 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 Inter-disciplinary Team members to coordinate effective service delivery to program participants. Position requires personal vehicle use related to some client transportation needs. Kuhn offers mileage reimbursement for this purpose and for all business use needs.
Bilingual Employment Specialist - Meriden 
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 Contracts and Employment Development 
Reporting to the Director of Support Services and Employment Development, responsible for new site development, work procurement and coordination of job development activities. Establishes and maintains quality assurance/ improvement measures for customer satisfaction and ensures compliance with Department of Labor regulations. Implements and monitors policies, procedures and outcomes to insure quality services for participants served. Participates in program budget development and manages contracts within budget guidelines. Works in conjunction with the Program Managers to make certain sufficient and appropriate work opportunities are available to meet participant needs. Promotes the mission of Kuhn as it relates to employment opportunities within the business community and acts as a liaison with stakeholders to promote Kuhn in a positive manner within the community at large.
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