VR Summer Employment Specialist- Lee’s Summit

at Preferred Family Healthcare
Published March 7, 2023
Location Harrisonville, MO
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


We're a Good Family to Know:

Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) is a community-based healthcare organization that offers a full array of integrated services, serving more than 100,000 individuals each year in nearly 100 locations throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois.

Our greatest reward has been the opportunity to serve families and communities in need for the past 40 years. At PFH, our future is brighter than ever! With changes in leadership, focused priorities and strong core values, PFH remains a “Good Family to Know!”

Your role at PFH:

As a VR Summer Employment Specialist, you will be responsible for providing a work-based learning experience in a competitive integrated setting for eligible VR clients who are enrolled in high school.

You will:

  • Coordinate students' work-based learning experiences within the Pre-Employment Training - Work Experience Program with VR.

  • Facilitate on-site support for students who will work a total of 16 hours at the identified worksite(s) over the course of four days within each week, with a target of 4 hours worked per day.

  • Conduct classroom style learning experiences for students on the fifth day of each week. Classes will consist of 4 hours to provide soft skills training and review/discuss on site experiences.

  • Support students on the worksite by facilitating individuals' full integration into the worksite and serve as a mediator between co-workers and supervisors as necessary.

  • Prepare plans, reports, and other paperwork as needed.

  • Obtain information about student through intake process, including meetings with students and their families, VR Counselors, and school personnel in order to understand and know the student's strengths, skills, capacities, needs, vocational and other interests.

  • Coordinate students' new hire paperwork, orientation and weekly timesheets.

  • Transports students to and from the worksite as needed.

  • Reports worksite outcomes and other relevant information regarding progress/activity of student to Manager, Director and/or referral source as required.

We think you'd be great for this role if you have:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Preferably has experience in employment services, job coaching, business, sales, human resource or human services.

You'll love being a part of our family because:

Our associates are our most valuable asset! We understand the role their satisfaction plays in the quality of services they provide. Through encouragement, our associates are empowered to optimize their strengths through ongoing training to ensure they are equipped and feel competent to serve our clients.

Our eligible associates enjoy some of the following PFH Perks:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability plan options

  • Competitive 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan – up to 5% match!

  • Company paid basic life insurance

  • Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

  • Emergency Medical Leave Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – healthcare and dependent child-care

  • Health & Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • License/Certification Reimbursement

Our human resources team wants to let you know what's required:

Employment is conditional upon the receipt of appropriate background checks. Upon offer of employment, you must grant permission for Preferred Family Healthcare to verify accuracy, legitimacy, and results in regards to the following conditions of employment:

  • Background check that includes criminal history and abuse/ neglect.

  • Motor vehicle driving record check.

  • Education and license/certification verification (if applicable).

  • Employment and/or personal reference checks.