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Employment Specialist

Company: JSSA
Location: Rockville
Posted on: January 12, 2022

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with job search
  • Providing job readiness training and employment counseling,
  • Providing case management and on-site employer advocacyPosition Qualifications:
    • At least 2 years of proven experience providing job readiness training, job development and job retention support to individuals with disabilities.
    • Bachelors or Master's 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
    • 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#SES

        The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 31,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, specialized employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services. We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. AA/M/F/D

Keywords: JSSA, Rockville , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Rockville, Maryland

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