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Employment Specialist in Elkridge, MD at Community Options

Date Posted: 4/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.

We are seeking a Full-Time Employment Specialist to work within a community-based employment setting to assist in supervising and training our individuals on how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skills needed for successful employment. 

Starting Rate: $14/hr

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide the necessary assistance for the individual to be placed in competitive employment and maintain employment.
  • Assist individuals in reinforcing essential skills, or teaching new skills appropriate to developing a resume, conducting a successful job interview, and completing a job application.
  • Work side by side with the individual at their job site to ensure it is broken down into manageable components.
  • Complete any unfinished work of the employee during the initial training process.
  • Identify and help solve problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer, or coworkers.
  • Build a support network between the individuals and community members.
  • Communicate employee’s progress to the employer, family, residential staff, and other professionals.
  • Accurately complete all in-house documentation.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 1 year of experience working in related field, OR
    • High School Diploma/GED plus 3 years’ experience working in related field
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of employer expectations and local job market.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Valid Drivers’ License.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds (weight of average manual wheelchair when chair is empty).
  • Frequent lifting, stretching, and other physical exertion during positioning of consumers or equipment.
  • May transport participants in own vehicle (if applicable).
  • Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.

What We Offer:

  • Paid training: CPR, First Aid, OSHA, Medication Administration, within the first 90 days of employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Tremendous opportunity for advancement
  • Training on the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Preventive training of Abuse and Neglect
  • Comprehensive benefits, including Medical, Dental and Supplemental Insurance options.

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/D/V

If interested, please click Apply Now or send resume to: resumes-hw@comop.org