Navigator in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 7/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Navigator will address the needs of individuals with disabilities seeking training and employment opportunities through the Workforce Solution career offices. The Navigator will provide expertise and serve as a resource person to the workforce investment system and individuals with disabilities, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability and blindness beneficiaries. Navigators will have expertise regarding the Career Center partner programs, services, and information and Social Security Administration (SSA) work incentives and other employment support programs, including the Ticket to Work programs and SSA demonstration projects focused on improving employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Facilitates the development of Integrated Resource Teams (IRTs) to blend/braid services and funding around an individual customer’s needs.
  2. Acts as resource coordinator, facilitating team meetings to develop individual employment plans for job seekers with disabilities who are experiencing employment barriers, when applicable.
  3. Facilitates the Career Centers and State and Local Workforce Investment Boards participating in the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program
  4.  Develops linkages and collaborates individually or through the local workforce area’s business or employer relations representatives, as applicable, on an ongoing basis with employers and employer organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Leadership Network, to promote the hiring of individuals with disabilities and to facilitate their job placement, while complying fully with the legal requirements related to confidentiality.
  5. Serves as a resource to the workforce investment staff within the service area to ensure the availability of comprehensive knowledge on federal, state, local and private programs that impact the ability of individuals with disabilities to enter and remain in the workforce.
  6. Trains One-Stop Career Center staff and other staff on activities, services, and available resources.
  7. Works with Career Center operators to ensure that the career center facilities, services, programs and equipment are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  8.  Provides information on assistive technologies and/or referrals to organizations that can serve as a resource.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)