Skills Trainer (Project SEARCH)

Organization/Company Name: 
Albertina Kerr
Position Description: 

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. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care.


As a Skills Trainer for our Project SEARCH Employment Internship programs you'll provide 1:1 onsite coaching in job rotations, as well as assisting with classroom teaching. Additionally, you'll complete task analysis when required; communicate with business’ Department Manager/Hiring Manager to assist in a successful internship, assist with job development for all interns at the end of the internship, and complete all necessary billing and documentation. Also, this position provide pre-employment activities such as resume assistance, online applications, and learning soft skills. This position is based in downtown Portland at the Five Oak Building for a full-time, Monday-Friday position for nine months of the year and a varying schedule during Summer.


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

- Arrive to work on time and with the tools/material necessary for the job.

- Coach our participants in the host business.

- Work with interns to help them build interview skills.

- Problem-solve interpersonal issues and poor work behaviors, as needed.

- Complete task analysis templates for each department in the program and fill out the task analysis form for each intern.

- Complete monthly BR and Brokerage progress notes for each intern.

- Assist participants in learning task as independently as possible and work cooperatively with each person’s vocational team to create plans and/or obtain tools that would improve their capacity to learn their job.

- Work with job seekers/ interns in pre-employment paperwork and online applications.

- Assist Job Developer as necessary and required.

- Maintain progress notes and time sheets.

- Ensure that each participant’s personal and medical information is always current in their work file, discovery forms and/or relate any changes to supervisor.

- Maintain clear communication with community employment manager and others as part of the ISP team.

- Attend required trainings and ISP meetings.

- Relate any change and/or concerns to your supervisor.

- Perform other tasks as required by your supervisor.


Position Type: 
Full Time
$18.98 /hr.

- Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits

- Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability

- Paid internal training and career development

- 7 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)

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

- Three years’ experience working with persons with developmental disabilities in an employment setting preferred.

- Ability to pass a criminal history check and pre-employment drug screening.

- Ability to meet agency driving requirements.

424 NE 22nd Ave
Multiple Locations
Portland, OR 97232
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
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Position Address: 
209 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204