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Employment Coordinator at Albertina Kerr Centers

Employment Coordinator

Albertina Kerr Centers Portland, OR Full-Time
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As an Employment Coordinator, you'll act as a liaison between the people supported by the Albertina Kerr Center (AKC) day programs and external businesses to facilitate and obtain appropriate employment for persons served by implementing the principles of individualized job development. Work directly with Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) to refer individuals and provide employment related services.

Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. Join our team, get a $2,000 sign-on bonus!

All Kerr employees are required to be fully vaccinated or meet the requirements for a medical or religious exception prior to beginning work.

Essential Duties

  • Develop and maintain written Vocational Profiles for all individuals receiving job development services.
  • Utilize the principles of individualized job development to negotiate jobs for people in all day programs, as well as those referred to AKC by Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationship with Vocational Rehabilitation Divisions in all five counties that maximizes VR funding for Supported Employment. 
  • Communicates on a regular basis with support services personal agents, co-workers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, families, county case managers, and networks of support to report progress and identify solutions to  employment barriers.


  • Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits
  • Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability
  • Paid internal training and career development
  • Paid holidays and generous time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with up to 4% employer match
  • 24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
  • Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • At least three years’ experience working with persons with developmental disabilities in an employment setting preferred.
  • Ability to pass a criminal history check and meet agency driving requirements.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with community businesses in an effort to place AKC participants in community jobs.
  • Ability to interact with the people served in a manner that demonstrates respect, enhances dignity and self-esteem, and encourages personal choice.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and a working knowledge of computer databases.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to relate and communicate effectively with people receiving services, other team members, outside agencies and businesses.
  • Ability to problem solve and exhibit sound decision making in the absence of direct supervision.
  • Ability to speak publicly and make presentations to various community groups.
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Portland, OR

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Human Resources


3 years

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