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Employment Specialist

  • Location

    Rockville, MD
  • Posted On

    August 17, 2021
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Case Management
  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

General Overview:

JSSA’s Specialized Employment team is seeking a full-time Employment Specialist to join our growing team. Our team was recently honored as the Disability Employment Provider of the Year in the State of Maryland and our innovative programs have been featured in regional and national media. We have given hope to and made a significant difference in the lives of many adults with disabilities who seek meaningful employment.  Our program has a well-designed methodology for assisting our clients to obtain and retain meaningful employment and self-sufficiency. Vocational Assessment, job readiness training, one on one job development, coaching, employer advocacy and transitioning youth and pre-employment training are but a few of the services we provide.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Employment Specialist.  The Employment Specialist will be responsible for assisting with job search, job readiness training, employment counseling, case management and on-site employer advocacy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years of proven experience providing job readiness training, job development and job retention support to individuals with disabilities.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in special education, psychology, social work, human resources or other related and relevant course of study required.
  • A track record of successful employment work with individuals with disabilities.
  • Exceptional customer service, communication skills, passion for results and ability to
    work in a fast paced, collaborative environment with rigid deadlines are necessary attributes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detailed oriented and able to accurately complete monthly reports on time
  • Occasional evening hours, weekends and holidays may be required.
  • Reliable independent transportation is a requirement and candidate will work out of our Rockville and Silver Spring locations.
  • Successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge in working with individuals on the autism spectrum and in DDA programs.
  • Spanish speaking and ASL are a plus.

Competitive salary and benefits package:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance /FSA account
  • 403(b) retirement savings plans and agency contribution
  • Generous holiday schedule
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • Work-Life balance and collaborative team environment
  • Many opportunities for personal growth and professional development

How to Apply

Apply on our website or email resume to

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.