The Regulatory Specialist ensures Didlake’s compliance with AbilityOne regulatory requirements to complete an assessment of competitive employability for each individual with a disability who is included in Didlake’s AbilityOne ratio calculations. AbilityOne compliance requires an initial assessment of competitive employability, completed within 30 days of hire, for each new employee with a disability. Annual assessments of competitive employability for those disabled employees are required thereafter.
- Review documentation of disability for prospective new hires to ensure that the potential new employee meets the definition of significantly disabled in accordance with AbilityOne requirements and the documentation meets the requirements of 41 CFR Chapter 51.
- Review any required updated medical documentation from current employees to ensure the documentation indicates the current employee is significantly disabled in accordance with AbilityOne requirements and the documentation meets the requirements of 41 CFR Chapter 51.
- Tracks all required documentation of disability and tracks required updates to ensure documentation of disability is current and supports the conclusion the employee is significantly disabled in accordance with AbilityOne requirements and the documentation meets the requirements of 41 CFR Chapter 51.
- Within 30 days of a new disabled employee’s start date, completes an initial evaluation to determine ability to engage in normal competitive employment over an extended period of time.
- Works closely with supervisors, lead workers, job coaches, and the employee to create an initial On the Job Observation and an annual evaluation of the disabled employee’s ability to engage in normal competitive employment over an extended period of time.
- Develops, updates, and maintains a tracking system of evaluations of competitive employability to ensure Didlake meets the requirements of the AbilityOne Program.
- Ensures processes and procedures are designed and operating to provide reasonable assurance that Didlake’s maintenance of documentation of disability and assessment of competitive employability of all employees with significant disabilities meet AbilityOne requirements.
- Establishes and maintains regular contacts with Managers, Job Coaches, Employment Counselors, Workforce Support and Development, and other support sources to provide the plan for supports or accommodations proposed for the employee.
- Supports Didlake in all required compliance reviews.
- Provides training to internal and external audiences on matters related to AbilityOne compliance requirements in Didlake’s requirements for obtaining and maintaining appropriate documentation of disability and assessment of competitive employability.
- Provides leadership to staff by promoting a spirit of teamwork and continuous quality improvement; balances teamwork with individual responsibility, reliability, dependability, responsibility, strong business ethics, and professional code of conduct.
- Recognizes and promotes human rights for all consumers of services.
- Satisfactorily completes and maintains all regulatory compliance and Didlake required training.
Didlake, Inc. is a non-profit rehabilitation services organization. At Didlake, creating opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities is our mission. Since 1965, Didlake has served thousands of people with significant disabilities by providing training, job placement, employment opportunities and day support services. We provide rewarding and purposeful work.
- Associates degree plus 2 years related work experience/knowledge in vocational rehabilitation services or a related field; or High school diploma and 4 years of related experience in vocational rehabilitation services or a related field.
- Experience with medical terminology is preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- Great organizational skills with exceptional follow-through and attention to detail.
- Detail driven and quality-focused.
- Ability to research, analyze, and synthesizing information to formulate a decision relating to disability requirements.
- Thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures and the use of office machines, computers, and programs, preferably Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage competing interests and conflicts.
- Must possess strong communication skills including the ability to read and interpret documents such as compliance regulations; write reports and correspondence, and to present information to groups of people.
- Possess the ability to project a positive and professional image to the public, employees, and consumers with disabilities.
- Understands supervisory and general management practices.
- Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to changes quickly while meeting deadlines.